Noocyte’s Weblog

September 30, 2008

Linux Hater’s Blog: Mini-Rant

Filed under: Link, Personal — Tags: , , — noocyte @ 8:33

A lot of the posts on this blog are a bit over the top, foul language and completely biased opinions, but this quote is hilarious:

If you upgrade your version of Windows and an application breaks, it’s Microsoft’s fault. If you upgrade your version of OS X and your application breaks, it’s the ISV’s fault. If you upgrade your version of Linux and your application breaks, well, that’s your own damn fault.

Linux Hater’s Blog: Mini-Rant

July 22, 2008

We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200. Help Us Build It.

Filed under: Link, Personal — Tags: , , — noocyte @ 10:16

We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200. Help Us Build It.

I’m tired of waiting – I want a dead simple and dirt cheap touch screen web tablet to surf the web. Nothing fancy like the Dell latitude XT, which costs $2,500. Just a Macbook Air-thin touch screen machine that runs Firefox and possibly Skype on top of a Linux kernel. It doesn’t exist today, and as far as we can tell no one is creating one. So let’s design it, build a few and then open source the specs so anyone can create them.

Yes. That’s it, bring it to me now. Yes. Do this now! 🙂

July 18, 2008

Windows Update versus Ubuntu Update

Filed under: Link — Tags: , , , — noocyte @ 14:09

Windows Update versus Ubuntu Update | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

The reality? All modern operating systems used as mainstream business and consumer platforms are “works in progress” and require frequent updates to fix bugs and resolve security issues (and occasionally to add features). Many of those bugs and security issues don’t surface until the code gets deployed widely, and even then it sometimes takes detective work to figure out where the actual problem is.

As long as an update process is smooth it doesn’t really bother me if it needs to download 100 or even 500 updates. With my line I’ve got plenty of bandwidth (10Mbit synchronous line), so even the size of the updates doesn’t bother me too much. But if I have to reboot and answer yes to all sorts of questions and there are multiple update processes that bothers me. I wonder if Microsoft allows other (ISVs) to interface with Windows Update? So, could Adobe and Apple use Windows update to update Itunes and Acrobat? Now that would fix a lot of the issues I’ve got with Windows today.

October 22, 2007

SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu. | APC Magazine

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Link to SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu. | APC Magazine

Martin Woodward: Getting Ubuntu 7.10 working in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

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Link to Martin Woodward: Getting Ubuntu 7.10 working in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

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