Never Say Never…

After my last post regarding the constant talk about the “death” of Linux, a friend of mine said something to me that I thought was worthy of a follow-up post. “Linux is almost 20 years old. If it hasn’t even made a dent in the desktop market by now, it’s never going to overtake it.” … [Read more…]

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 6, 2010

Oracle Highlights Solaris Unix Plans Potential NVIDIA/Intel Settlement Good News for Apple Droid Pro dropped to $50 on contract by Best Buy Mobile (update: $20 at Amazon) Paid Developers Power the Linux Kernel Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Makes a First Appearance Official Android 2.2 (Froyo) update emerges for Sprint’s Epic 4G The Apple fear factor

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 5, 2010

Doorways Sneak To Non-Default Ports of Hacked Servers Oracle flattens IBM records with SPARC Supercluster (Digital Trends) New PlayStation Phone videos show PlayStation app Microsoft Builds JavaScript Malware Detection Tool – If Microsoft would instead spend the time and money blocking these things in the first place, they wouldn’t need a detection tool. OpenSUSE To … [Read more…]

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 4, 2010

Researchers Bypass IE Protected Mode Samsung triples share of Android device market (Appolicious) Samsung Puts Galaxy Tab Sales at One Million (NewsFactor) MacBook Air Performs Poorly Compared With Similarly Priced Windows Laptops (PC World) – This is not a surprise. Apple isn’t selling performance, it’s selling the “fact” that it’s “really cool”. Living with iOS … [Read more…]

The Death and Life of Linux

It seems that every time I turn around there’s another article out there about how the “dream” of Linux on the Desktop is “dead”. The most recent one I’ve read can be found here. Usually they contain some pretty graphs comparing market share or something similar. This particular one asks a question that I think … [Read more…]

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 3, 2010

Flash Player 10.2 Beta Delivers Hardware Acceleration on Linux MorphOS 2.7 Released iPad Tops Galaxy Tab as It Rises To ‘Mac of the Masses’ (NewsFactor) MeeGo-based Intel Atom phone and tablet spotted from Russia with love Android Gingerbread User Interface Gets Quick Demo [VIDEO] (Mashable) Android 2.2 dominates the scene; Pocket God hits the Market … [Read more…]

Interesting Linux News for the Day – December 2, 2010

iPhone and Android Equally Desirable, Says Nielsen (PC World) Microsoft extends olive branch to Windows Phone 7 unlockers Paid developers power the Linux kernel – CNET More evidence that Windows Phone 7 sales are tanking Sony Ericsson LiveView review Chrome OS vs. Android: What’s the difference? Google to put digital books on Android (Appolicious) BlackBerry … [Read more…]