If you are like me, someone who google’s his name everyday to see if anyone cares; you are in for a pleasant surprise. Today google broke down and I had nothing to do with. Search for anything with Google and it will tell you that “This site may harm your computer” on the search result and will go as far as blocking you when you try to visit the site. Go ahead try it yourself, if you don’t believe me. I suspect that someone installed KDE 4.2 in all of the Google servers. Now that’s a scary thought. :)
Update: seems to be going back to normal (checked several data centers).
On our last poll we asked you about your preference in desktop environment. Not so surprisingly, Gnome was your pick with the most votes – which is used by the most popular Linux distribution Ubuntu – regardless of your choice of linux distribution. Surprisingly, there was 355 votes (5%) for “Others”, I can’t help but wonder what “other” DE they might be using.
Anyways, I thought this might be a good time to start a new poll; since the last poll was up for quite some time. In this new poll we are asking you to tell us if you use Linux as your only OS of choice or any combination of Linux, Windows and Mac OS. Personally I use Linux as my primary OS but I also use Windows for work related activities and Mac out of curiosity. Do share with us your choice, both in the poll and in comments. RSS readers will have to visit the site and vote on the poll located on the sidebar.
Michael Arrington of Techcrunch today gave an update on their pet project to build a sub-$200 touchscreen tablet, named Crunchpad. This prototype B, now has a fully functional webkit browser running on Ubuntu with a Via Nano processor – 1 GB Ram and 4 GB flash drive. Though it looks a bit bulky on the video, the enclosure is very likely to be refined and thinner with the finished product. Hopefully the price will stay around that range, and even $300 would be a good price for a device like this and I would gladly pay for it. Check out the video and definitely check out their blog post.
Okay, maybe it didn’t rhyme the way I was hoping for…
But seriously, what’s with all the talks about windows 7 being a Linux Killer? A long time Linux user has very little to no reason to “switch” to Windows from Linux. Unless of course you are a recreational Linux user who occasionally tries out Linux in the form of virtual install or a separate partition. To understand why this is so, you have to understand why people use Linux.
It’s the ideology silly.
More than any other reasons, most Linux users use Linux out of their belief in the ideology that software should be free and open source. You just cannot replace it with a shiny release of Windows.