Going Back To Windows?

March 11, 2012 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: FOSS, linux, opinion, Ubuntu, windows 

I just read a great article on the current state of desktop Linux over at dedoimedo.com called "Screw this, I'm going back to Windows!" I really think it's worth the time to read for anyone who's involved in the Linux community, whether you're a developer, or just a casual user like me.

The author doesn't have comments enabled on his site, so I sent him an email. Here's a copy. Read more

Apple Screws iPhone Customers… Again

January 20, 2011 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: news, opinion 

It seems as though Apple Inc. can't be satisfied by booming sales and record profits. Cupertino's evil empire has decided that it would be best to put tamper resistant screws into the iPhone. Of course that may be best for Apple's bottom line and not necessarily best for their customers.

Now, when faithful Apple customers bring their iPhones into an Apple store for a warranty repair, the standard Phillips screws are to be replaced with "Pentalobe" screws. Read more

Dear Linux Users, Kimberly-Clark Doesn’t Want Your Business

October 27, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: linux, news, opinion, web development 

I became a father this past June. If you're a regular reader of my site, you've probably noticed my decrease in posting frequency since then. Much of the time that used to be spent tinkering with Linux is now spent changing diapers, buying diapers, feeding my daughter, etc. Read more

Free vs. Proprietary and HTML5

July 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: news, opinion 

I just read a couple of articles (x264Dev and Phoronix) about the latest open source decoder for the recently open sourced VP8 codec from Google/On2. It turns out that the new ffvp8 decoder library from the FFmpeg developers is already outperforming the libvpx decoder that was released as open source by Google back in May.  Read more

From The “WTF, Apple?” Dept.

May 19, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: news, opinion 

I just saw a story on ABC news tonight about Apple refusing to sell their beloved iPad's for cash. They would only sell them to credit card customers. They claim that it was to cut down on gray market sales.

Well, sorry Apple Geniuses. Have you ever taken a moment and read the words on a dollar bill? Read more

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