Microsoft may be on its way to vanquishing Linux in the war to dominate netbook operating systems, but the ground could be shifting against Windows.Read more »
Cutting costs is crucial for computer manufacturers and the buying public, which explains the flourishing popularity of Netbooks -- mini-sized and budget-priced laptop computers. But how can manufacturers dice the price even further? Hewlett-Packard might have the answer: use Google's Android OS instead of Microsoft's Windows. The combination is perfect for three reasons.Read more »
Honestly, I was expecting Ubuntu Portable to be quite resource hungry, but you should see somewhere around 12 MB of RAM used when running it. Of course, opening other applications will increase this, but not by much.Read more »
Microsoft might be betting big on Windows 7, the next version of its flagship operating system, but to Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth, the upcoming release is really an opportunity for Linux to shine.Read more »
The same application performs differently on different platforms. Differences include compiler brand (Microsoft Visual C++ vs gcc), compiler version (gcc 3 and 4), operating system characteristics, and file systems. These OpenOffice.org 3.0 benchmarks measure vanilla OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, Go-oo, and Portable OpenOffice.org on 3.0 on Microsoft Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex).Read more »
I started using the PCLinuxOS Linux distribution around 5 years ago. One day in a moment of disgust with Microsoft XP I downloaded a copy of PCLOS .92 and ran it on my PC.Read more »
A not so brief response to Andrew Brown’s article “Linux is still an adventure game, but now it’s really worth playing” in the The Guardian, Thursday 19 March 2009:
Reading your article, I almost cried, not because what you wrote was inherently untrue, but because for some reason people still like to compare apples with oranges, assuming that being round, they are basically the sameRead more »
Everyone has an opinion on this one. Why do so many people care?Read more »
Linux the cool factor
As I wrote in my last post, I think Linux is not perceived as cool by enough people.
While Linux is definitely very cool!
Last time I mentioned compiz, which gave very different responses. Some people think it's great others hate it. Today I'll throw in something completely different.
The next thing that I think makes Linux cool, is the command line!Read more »
I was looking today at the packaging of my new Sabrent 3.5" internal card reader and noticed something very interesting on the front of the box. Do you see what I see? That's right, it lists Windows Linux.Read more »
But, man.... I just couldn't resist the temptation of asking myself "... then how much power is spent on Windows implementing DRM protection mechanisms?". It has been disputed that it be a lot of energy to implement DRM mechanisms. It has been argued that this is not too much of an effort... that DRM in Vista is rougly a couple of LOC on the whole system. I just couldn't care less about it..Read more »