Linux Again Kicked To The Curb
My daily Slashdot newsletter told me all I needed to know in one simple headline: Google Desktop For Mac Released.
Honestly, I didn't want to click the link. I knew what was going to happen. I've been there...I've seen me do it. 4:30AM is way too early to go from first-cup-of-coffee to pissed-off in 3.7 seconds. I couldn't help myself. I clicked the link.
I beat my old time by a full three tenths of a second.
Hence, I am beating on this keyboard with the voracity of a man killing a swarm of fire ants. Killing the ants would have been more productive. At least my ant jihad would have produced a body count. All this is going to do is provide a target for Google
That's fine. You may commence fire.
In October of 2005 I wrote the article sited above and again referenced here. Google - What Have You Done For Us Lately? From what I can see, not much has changed...except the date. Linux is still the means by which Google became one of the richest and most successful corporations in American History. Google remains a leader in Internet Technology and Innovation. Linux is still the backbone of the largest server farm in private enterprise. It would seem that Larry Page and Sergey Brin would have the common courtesy to acknowledge this little detail by providing the Linux Desktop with a decent desktop search tool. You would think.
No...but they found the time and resources to do it for Mac.