Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
mrpogson.com: It won’t go away. That other OS fools its users about the identification of files causing what looks like text or other innocent files to be executable… If ever there was a flaw in the design of an OS this is it.
computerworld.com: Just over a decade ago, a U.S. District Court judge decided that Microsoft was as much of a threat to the technology sector as Standard Oil was almost a century ago to the oil industry, and with that he ordered Microsoft split into two.
itworld.com: After a week of rumors about Skype being heavily courted by buyers such as Google and Facebook, it looks like the winning bidder may be Microsoft.
Also: Open Source alternatives for Skype
zdnet.co.uk/blogs: In preparing for a training class next week, I have acquired a quite nice new HP Pavilion dm1-3105ez sub-notebook. I need to have one system running Windows (XP/Vista/7) and one running some version(s) of Linux. I then installed openSuSE 11.4. It wouldn't boot.
pcworld.com: It's all too common in the popular press to see the assumption made that "PC" means "Windows PC." PC, however, is short for "personal computer"--a term that includes not just Windows computers but Macs and Linux computers as well.
linuxmigrante.blogspot: After reading an article about how tests have shown that antivirus solutions, in spite of their struggle to keep Windows systems protected, have fallen behind malware threats (MS Security Essentials among these)--and one company has actually fallen prey of hackers itself--, I realized that Linux is spoiling me.
mandrivachronicles.blogspot: For this Easter (or Holy Week, as we call it in my country), I had planned to perform a task that requires some time: reinstalling Windows XP.
mynitor.com: It is a common problem for many computer users, which types of operating system is suitable for their system security.
jeffhoogland.blogspot: The Linux kernel just turned twenty and according to Jim Zemlin (Linux Foundation Executive Director) bashing on Microsoft at this point is like "Kicking a puppy". One thing I do not agree with Zemlin on however is that "traditional PC desktop is becoming less important."
zdnet.co.uk/blogs: There have been debates of Windows and Linux over the years about supported hardware and device drivers. Mostly the debates have come down to these facts:
networkworld.com: Two decades after Linus Torvalds developed his famous operating system kernel, the battle between Linux and Microsoft is over and Linux has won, says Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.
h-online.com (Glyn Moody): Of course, my relationship with Microsoft changed somewhat when I discovered free software, which was in 1995. At that time, Microsoft was totally oblivious of its existence, or at least completely indifferent; it certainly perceived no threat whatsoever that I could detect when I quizzed them on it in 1996.
networkworld.com: In a shocking move that has stood the entire tech world on its head, Microsoft announced on April 1, 2011 that it will open up the source code to Windows. It will heretofore be licensed under the GPL. Will pigs fly next?