I've seen it discussed before, but it sometimes doesn't really hit me until I see where someone who is talking around it, completely misses it.
Of course, I'm talking about the Star Trek influence. How close are we to realizing Star Trek Technology?
The cloud. It's the talk of the town and has been growing for awhile now.
Everyone is always so fixated on desktop Linux and why it can't get decent numbers in the desktop market.
The answer is obvious. You can't come late into the game when someone has a huge installed base and expect to win based on free over easy.
Just a bit of rambling about Linux, as well as reflections and meanderings about computer history in general
LMDE is a mixed bag. On one hand, you get a Debian install with the Mint specific user software that makes the end user a very nice experience. On the other hand, it's still being tweaked and played with. This can lead to some frustration with apps that haven't had all the kinks worked out yet.
Everyone knows about video games and the issues facing them in Linux. Not as many people are aware though that tabletop role Playing Games are experiencing a bit of a surge in popularity and that Linux and other open source software are able to assist in that growth.
As a recently revived Game Master/DM going back to my RPG roots in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 1st Edition after about a 20 year absence, I find that computer technology has impacted Role Playing Games far beyond being able to play online.
I like to jot down things that I learn how to do on the spur of the moment so that I can find it later.
I admit, in the 80's there was quite of bit of "herbal remedy" usage and my short term memory isn't what it could be. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I've decided that I might as well potentially help some other folks who might want to know about some of the things I discover, so I thought why not here?
For my very first post, I wanted to figure out how to sum cells across multiple pages in Google Docs spreadsheets.
I just saw an article headline about Tomboy and it's strengths. It made me think about all the reasons I use Tomboy and perhaps my favorite reason for using it.
I use Dropbox because I like having access to files regardless of what computer I'm using or where I'm at. It is extremely helpful to me.
For those programmers, packagers, etc... who might be looking to help on a new project, maybe you will find this interesting.
Big companies like RedHat are getting into Software as a Service, otherwise known as "cloud computing".
After reading an article recently on a similar topic, I got to thinking about what I was introduced to relating to computers when I was in school.
I was in high school when I got my first real introduction to computers.
It's interesting to see how many people automatically associate criticism with "Anti-X distro".
There is a whole lot of noise being made about Googles OS announcement.
Most of it being made by raving distro fanboys who believe that by pledging their allegiance to one distro will make part of the 'cool crowd'
"No thanks Google, we have Ubuntu/Debian/Gentoo/pick one"
OpenSource developers to make software people actually want and need.
See Sheriff for details
I suppose , in answer to the question "When will Linux be ready for the user desktop?"
It was ready almost two years ago in this house. Children use it daily, as well as computer phobic wives and memory challenged mad computer geniuses. (The 'genius' part is up for speculation.)
For those of you who don't know, Hackmy... forums started out as a "advanced" forum for users of PCLinuxOS.
HackMy has moved to a new host and has a whole new look and goal though. Hackmy is now open to users of Linux, ANY distro.
Take a big, deep breath and repeat after me, "There is no perfect OS, there is no perfect OS".
OK, fine, now read this.
Here it is, the earth shaking, mind breaking, hip shaking est Linux distro ever. It will do "all dat" and more.
Want to know more about it? Knock on the big green emerald doors and ask to see the wizard.
Reasons to not even bother trying Linux, ever : ( cue drum roll... )