Updating Linux still is problematic. That’s a problem if “traditional” Linux is going to break out from the desktop.
After well over a year of delays, Oracle has finally shipped consumer-friendly versions of Java 7 SE for Apple’s OS X. But, you need this primer to understand it all.
I’ve tried valiantly, since the day OS X Lion was released, to get used to Versions. And, I can’t take it anymore. I finally penned Apple a passionate request to offer an off switch. I do totally understand why Apple does not want to offer an off switch. Apple wants Mac users to get used [...]
Have an old Mac? Like many, I asked Apple to follow Microsoft (for once) and offer a legacy OS for PowerPC systems, so they could continue to serve some use. Microsoft actually offers this to corporate customers, in the form of Windows Fundamentals. If you haven’t heard of Windows Fundamentals, it’s basically a scaled down [...]
Today you may have heard some bad news about AIR on Linux. I want to set the record straight. Right now, the vast majority of Linux utilization of Flash comes through the Flash plug-in itself. Not AIR. Putting it bluntly, most Linux users don’t appreciate, let alone need AIR. It costs Adobe a ton of [...]
I’ll be at LinuxWorld 2008 most of this week. I’ve just posted the announcement over at the PhoneNews.com Blog. Why am I posting this here? Well, if you’ve got something cool to show off Linux-wise, or if you just want to hear what I think of the pros… and cons… of all-things-Tux, this would probably [...]
LinuxDevices.com said over two years ago “The day when WiFi cards “just work” under Linux may be fast approaching.” Sorry, hasn’t happened yet. This is one of those things that hardcore Linux users scoff at, and everyone else says “exactly!” I have never been able to make a secure Wi-Fi connection (WPA or WPA2) on [...]
Finally, a Linux distribution gets proprietary drivers right. For those of you that aren’t fully versed on GPLv2 vs GPLv3 wars, and all the other open source wars… the Linux community has been having trouble with graphics drivers and various other device drivers. Specifically, they refuse to include drivers made by NVIDIA and ATI, due [...]