The Linux propaganda/FUD machine

Lately I’ve taken note of a dark trend in the Linux world, and looking back it’s one that has been present throughout the history of Linux advocacy. Linux users commonly mention that large corporations spread propaganda about the superiority of their products and FUD about competing products in order to get ahead. This sort of… Continue reading The Linux propaganda/FUD machine

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WordPress

Switching to WordPress from iWeb (although I still love iWeb, wordpress has a few nice features I miss). Hopefully a smooth transition!

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Why it would be easy for Apple to develop the mythic Red Box.

While reading my regular list of news sites this morning I ran across an article detailing the improbability of Apple releasing a Red Box. To those who are unfamiliar, this is a long-rumored compatibility environment in which Windows applications would run alongside Mac programs, much as Blue Box ran Classic Mac applications within the new… Continue reading Why it would be easy for Apple to develop the mythic Red Box.

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Dual Booting is Yesterday – Virtualization is Tomorrow.

I have to say I’m not optimistic about Apple’s recent decision to support dual-booting their new Macs. That’s the sort of sophomoric corporate blunder that can capsize even the healthiest of businesses. In short, I think it’s going to backfire. Companies aren’t going to spend millions of dollars porting software between two operating systems when… Continue reading Dual Booting is Yesterday – Virtualization is Tomorrow.

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