Due to various exigencies, my desktop got loaned out. In other words a friend’s gaming rig died, he needed something with lots of horsepower, and didn’t have the cash to buy a replacement. So he got my desktop as a loaner.
With apologies to Alfred Lord Tenneyson Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Shops Rode the six hundred. “Forward the Tablet Brigade! Charge for the consumers!” he said. Into the valley of Shops Rode the six hundred. Let’s talk about tablets.
This article is way overdue. A lot has changed since I wrote Microsoft Death Watch – Forbes Weighs In back in March of 2011. Some things I’ve guessed right about, others, well I didn’t do so well.
Word is out that Ubuntu is removing all the Mono applications from Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin.
Canonical does some great stuff. While Ubuntu isn’t necessarily the most advanced operating system, it works, and works well. I happen to like Spaghetti Westerns. And I like Linux. So I thought I’d combine the two. And of course, me being me, you know that I’ve got opinions on everything, including the three Ubuntu flavors. […]
From their current website: The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution core mission is supposedly studying the ideas and ideals of our namesake, Alexis de Tocqueville, on the extension and perfection of democracy. So why did The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (ADTI from now on) become involved in producing a book which claimed that the GNU/Linux operating […]
Apple doesn’t care about this. Apple’s a hardware company. As long as Apple is making a decent profit selling electronics, the company is happy. Microsoft on the other hand should be terrified. And not of Apple.
And if you are running a Linux/Unix server, you’ll understand what I mean. Regards Wayne Borean Sunday January 16, 2011
Oh, this is going to be so much fun, because I don’t have one damned bit of proof. What I do have is a bunch of unconnected things, that when you look at them make it damned likely that Linux Desktop usage has to be higher than the 1.09% which Wikipedia currently claims. Admittedly it’s […]
Back on October 17th, PC World published an article titled Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead, which started with the paragraph:
Despite phenomenal security and stability–and amazing strides in usability, performance, and compatibility–Linux simply isn’t catching on with desktop users. And if there ever was a chance for desktop Linux to succeed, that ship has long since sunk.
They followed up on October 19th with Reports of Linux’s Desktop Death Are Premature, which covered points such as the impossibility of measuring the market share off something that isn’t paid for at retail.
So where are we really?