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Blackberry Bold release dates, pricing leak out UPDATE: just estimates (Engadget)

May 16th 2008 11:47AM thats bullshit that Vzw gets this in September. I can't believe they would release the curve and the bold so close together. and I am pissed my 8703e broke so I bought a curve and now the bold is coming out in 3 months. I hate vzw

Flipping the Linux switch: Disturbingly easy installs, now with sound and action (Download Squad)

Mar 23rd 2008 8:56AM So I tried installing Linux about a year ago with no avail. I used an old Dell laptop because it was lying around and I read the same things, "Linux is amazing!" Or "Linux is simply great!" Now, I am no computer programmer or electrical engineer. I am, however, a very smart guy with a great knack for computers. To me, Linux is something for the computer programmers and technological "wiz-kids" because I found it to be a total headache. I spent HOURS reading forums and trying different workarounds just like others have posted here. In the end, I couldn't get my wireless card to work. That virtually rendered the laptop useless in my opinion. When I looked online and found photos of amazing looking desktops with fantastic "themes," I quickly learned that for someone like me it would take hours to get my computer looking like that. To be honest, I don't know if I could ever do some of what these people had done.

In the end, to me Linux is NOT easy and beautiful. It is an operating system for programmers and those of the like. It is nowhere near ready for the general population, especially if someone like me can't wrap their head around it with hours and hours worth of work.