Self-proclaimed "avid, loyal Windows user" and PC World editor Tony Bradley spent 30 days immersing himself in Ubuntu Linux,
and chronicled his experiences as a Linux newbie. His previous project: 30 Days with Google Docs
OS X is X today!
Meanwhile, Bertrand Serlet, father of OS X, is leaving apple
has quickly become the number one Linux distro
for the desktop. Not only is it free, but it has also made Linux easier to use than ever. Now, Wubi
enables Windows users
to install Ubuntu just like any other application, so you no longer have to mess around with partitions, burning CDs, etc. [more inside]
Inventor of CTRL-ALT-DEL ridicules Bill Gates.
"'I may have invented CTRL-ALT-DEL, but Bill Gates made it famous". Video clip of the episode, via TUAW
, who say "The funniest part is the expression, or lack thereof, on the face of Bill."
Whizzkid develops Linux application for Windows
[...]The significance of the development is that Linux and Windows are able to work in parallel on the same computer or server. To[sic] now, the computer world is divided into systems that operate either with Windows or with Linux. [...]
SCO is at it again
... this time they've asked a federal judge to declare that Linux's general public license — a backbone of the free software movement — unconstitutional.
Let's hope the judge has more sense than SCO.
Is it me, or does Mac Mentor
sound like the name of a comic book super-villian? (Say it slow.)
Wal-Mart Ships PCs with Lindows
Wal-Mart has stood up to MicroSoft's monopoly with its latest computer offerings, being sold sans
Windows. The retailer is selling its super cheap boxes either without an OS or with the upstart LindowsOS. I guess I'll have to start shopping at WalMart to show my support!
Free Radio Linux
is about to go online, reading the entire Linux kernel over the internet using the Ogg Vorbis
codec. Free as in beer.
Every OS sucks...
A nice little ditty (requires either windows media player or flash player).
is a cool tool that lets you strip most of bloat from Windows 9x (Me) installations. While trying to find the correct website, 98lite.net
, I stumbled into 98lite.com
, which is trying to sell pirated software for $25.00
The fine people at 98lite.net also offers a freeware IEradicator
, which will cleanly uninstall any versions of IE from your Windows machine.
Codeweavers, Windows software on Linux.
I think the average consumer might be very interested in Linux, if they could run their current Windows programs on it. Another step closer to the end of Bill Gates' evil rule.
a decent stab by Stephen Levy from Newsweek/MSNBC at summarizing the changes afoot in desktop OS GUIs. Credit where credit is due for some notable Apple alums; more faith than is justified in .NET.
Lord, thank you for this.
Mac users our prayers are being answered. No longer will the plagues of type 11 errors and system freezes rule over the people. The writings is on the wall
and it is time for us to reign
RedHat Linux security problem uncovered.
Today, apparently it was discovered that if you install the Piranha package with RedHat 6.2 (ostensibly part of the default installation, but there's controversy over this), a default password is installed that would give anyone access to the Piranha configuration package; from there, it is apparently trivial to execute any command on the box that you want.
I find it very interesting that the fact that Microsoft had a "backdoor password" in a DLL made huge
news (and it turned out to be patently false), yet this has gotten almost no
press. I'd like to think otherwise, but I know it's because people hate Microsoft, and thus are eager to deride it... and yet here's proof that even the mighty Linux is susceptible to the same exact problems.
Next time you reach for the keyboard to cry out "nyah nyah!" at the discovery of some problem with Windows, remember this...
BeOS 5 will be free
for download later this quarter. Smart move. I can't wait to try it out.