A few weeks ago, I called for Ubuntu to have a new package system. Either I’m Miss Cleo, or someone was listening. So, what’s next?
Updating Linux still is problematic. That’s a problem if “traditional” Linux is going to break out from the desktop.
I’ve always said that if OS X implemented a walled garden, that would be my last day as a Mac user. Long ago, I kicked iOS to the curb, only keeping enough devices to do software development and consulting for the platform. Now that Windows 8 RTM has implemented a walled garden on Windows Metro [...]
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 [...]
For those of you living under a rock, I’ll prime this article with the information that you should already know. One, there’s a Linux-based platform called MeeGo. Two, it was formed by a partnership between Intel and Nokia. Three, Nokia bailed on it after Microsoft gave them a billion in cash and resources. Four, MeeGo [...]
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 [...]