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Debunk: Steve Ballmer not speaking at WWDC (Engadget)

May 27th 2010 2:50PM There must be a joke about Trip Reports in there somewhere

New Chromium OS build brings full NVIDIA Ion acceleration, hope for the future (Engadget)

Feb 19th 2010 4:51PM It's not just Ion, it runs great on my desktop with an 8800GTS even with HD iPlayer/YouTube.

Previously Chromium OS was unusable without nvidia drivers

AIS' ultra-rugged PDA is so ugly it's beautiful (Engadget)

Feb 18th 2010 12:02PM Chloe, I need a visual; upload the schematics to my PDA

Lenovo announces all-in-one, multitouch-enabled C315 desktop (Engadget)

Feb 11th 2010 5:41PM Shame about the DVD player; it's a chunky monkey.

I guess the target audience still uses physical media

HP's new Mini 1000 and MIE Linux make netbooks fun again (Engadget)

Nov 2nd 2008 11:33AM I think those are the extra-thin ones

Flipping the Linux switch: KDE, the K desktop environment (Download Squad)

Feb 14th 2008 2:35PM s/make/making/g


Flipping the Linux switch: KDE, the K desktop environment (Download Squad)

Feb 14th 2008 2:23PM For the record, I think I got Dreamworks and Pixar mixed up in my earlier post.

Dreamworks made Shrek and it is Dreamworks who are famous for make all there films using Linux.

Flock 1.1 beta will add web Email, Picasa and more to your web browser (Download Squad)

Feb 2nd 2008 12:19PM I can change the default search engine to Google perfectly well.

Using 32bit build on Ubuntu 64bit Linux

Flipping the Linux switch: KDE, the K desktop environment (Download Squad)

Dec 31st 2007 6:04PM grrr this is to Joe, why can't we reply to replies?

"Considering Linux has like a 0% market share"

Which market?

We OWN the supercomputing space, 7 out of the top 10 supercomputers run Linux. (other 3 run unix). I don't think windows is in the top 50.

We OWN the embedded space, things like Netgear adsl routers/gateways, TIVO, SatNav, Mobile Phones.

We OWN the internet server space, GOOGLE, AMAZON, PAYPAL etc all run on Linux. You use Linux everyday unless you live in a cave.

We OWN the third world. So what if 800million plus run windows, the planet is 6billion+ and growing. You think China is going to be beholden to MS? You think Brazil is going to grow it's fledgling industry (which barely has dialup) on vista? You think Africa can even afford to buy software?

We OWN the new sub $400 notebook space. ASUS eeePC? Prices will only come down further too. When the OS and Office become more than cost of the hardware things change.

We OWN the science space. You think NASA runs on windows?

We OWN the secret space. You think NSA runs on windows?

We OWN the distributed space. PIXAR makes all their films on Linux. You think SHREK was made on windows render farms?

We OWN the geek/early adopter space. Compiz Fusion baby.

Businesses and average Joes are late adopters and are stuck in the world of malware and viruses and DRM and forced upgrade policies and restriction.

But those business who have embraced open-source do not shout it from the roof tops because they would give up their competitive advantage. Why would they find an edge and then broadcast it to their rivals?

The whole industry is soo young it's unbeliveable. Look ahead 50-100 years. We will OWN the desktop too. If it even exists.


Flipping the Linux switch: Desktop environments vs. window managers (Download Squad)

Dec 19th 2007 6:11PM Even though I have a monster 8gb PC I still play around with lightweight software in the search for lower latency and instant response times.

Lately I've been trying tiled window mangers such as AWM (awesome window manager). Tiled windows don't float but automatically maximise to fill the space, you usually have one big pane on the left and two or three small panes on the right.

No overlapping. No alt-tabbing. It's an interesting model and works great with multiple xterm sessions.