There’s Always One Bad Apple

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: General, news, opinion 

I've been following the story of the lost iPhone 4G prototype since the story broke on April 19 in technology blog Gizmodo. In the early days after the incident, it appeared that Apple was taking it all in stride. It even appeared that they had a good sense of humor about the whole situationRead more

Re: Selling vs. Shaming

October 11, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: linux, news, opinion 

I read a post today on Zonker's blog called Selling vs. shaming. In it, the author argues that it's better to have non-free software loaded on a mostly free software system if it pleases the user, rather than have a pure free software system that doesn't meet the user's wants or needs. I couldn't agree more. Read more

Three More Reasons Not To Use Linux

September 20, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: humor, linux, opinion 

Last week I read a half-witted blog post citing "3 Reasons why we shouldn't use Linux". I've got one tip for TechBirdy, the blog author.

sudo apt-get a clue

TechBirdy's reasons are either borne out of complete ignorance, or from a desire to spread pure FUD. Read more

Open Source Apps for Windows to Introduce Users to FOSS

August 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: linux, opinion, windows 

There is an article on InfoWorld today listing the author's 10 favorite FOSS applications for Windows. One of the great things about Open Source is that someone can take that source code and compile it for another platform. These free programs are a great way to spread the word about the vast world of Free Open Source Software that is available to today's computer user. As users get accustomed to using these non-proprietary programs, it becomes much easier for them to make the transition to Linux. Read more

Name The Next Apple Product

August 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: news, opinion 

Yesterday, CNET had an article about the rumored new tablet computer from Apple. They're running a poll for the suggested name of the new computer. As of this writing, "iDon'tCare" is the leading suggestion with 36.5% of the vote. Read more

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