Microsoft have enjoyed a long stretch as dominant market-share holder in the desktop market; but now they face stiff competition from two sides: OSX and Linux. Can they maintain their strong position?
As I keep harking on, I moved to Linux. I’m happy and things are getting a lot more routine for me. I’ve been seeing a lot of fake screenshots this week for Windows 7 and it made me think what I would need from the next version of Windows to migrate back.
Last year while moving to Linux, one of my 300gig disks from the just-broken-up RAID5 array decided it was time to call it a day and died. It’s within warranty but that doesn’t mean that much when the support is run by Seagate.
Well that’s a bit of an overstatement. Nokia are buying the makers of the Qt library, by far the biggest component of KDE and KDE applications. Make no mistake, this is big news for both Nokia and Linux.
Zookoda, the RSS to email republishers have been spamming me since a newsletter I was subscribed to closed down. I’ve complained several times yet the junk keeps coming. Not on my watch.
A media heavy post to start the year! I’ve been using Firefox 3 beta 2 for some time now and here are my favourite features. FF3 already rocks my socks and I’ve a feeling that the final release is going to blow them off.
Another year, another time to ask the question: “Will next year be Linux’s year?” So lets look at 2007 and what desktop Linux has managed to achieve and at what point this leaves us for 2008.
Several pronounced webdev figures are stepping forward to say they’re bored of the stale state of standards. We need more fun and faster innovation and the best thing for that is all-out war, no?
It’s an Opera of gigantic proportions with the company behind the, err, Opera browser whinging to the European Commission that Microsoft shouldn’t be allowed to include their browser IE with Windows.
France plans to trivialise the crime of file-sharing, a good move, making the punishment a few warnings then severing your internet connection. Look slightly deeper in to what this could mean, however, and it doesn’t take too long to see that this could fund terrorism.