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“Hello, I’m Katherine Noyes, and I’ve heard you’ve may have been infected by Flashback. I’m so sorry about that, but I’m here to help. Have you tried Linux?”

Yes, the door-to-door charlatan is here.

Stocking up on security software is one approach to the problem, but a better one, I’d suggest, would be to consider switching to Linux instead.

I’d suggest switching to a typewriter or a telegraph. You’d be just as productive.

Both Microsoft and Apple rely at least in part on “security through obscurity,” and it’s increasingly clear that ...

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I’m just posting this because it is a great rant. It includes the following analogy:

I can’t even say what’s wrong with PHP, because— okay. Imagine you have uh, a toolbox. A set of tools. Looks okay, standard stuff in there.

You pull out a screwdriver, and you see it’s one of those weird tri-headed things. Okay, well, that’s not very useful to you, but you guess it comes in handy sometimes.

You pull out the hammer, but to your dismay, it has the claw part on both sides. Still serviceable though, I mean, you ...

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Not a Linux FUD, but a display of obnoxious fanboyism nonetheless:
“Instagram on android is mad dirty it used to be special now it’s just gross”

What intelligent, thoughtful, articulate users. At least Linux fanboys generally have a vocabulary greater than that.

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This is a bit of anti-FUD. (Or maybe it is FUD to those who evangelize Linux But the thing is, it is still true.) By and now, this man is still a Linux fanatic. ( LinuxFountainOfYouth™? Check. LinuxIsMalwareProof™? Check. SynapticRules™? Check!) But the BiannualForcedDeathMarch™ has started to get him down, as the smooth walkway of Linux has given way to a more rocky one where pebbles are sneaking into his shoe, making things uncomfortable for his feet, cutting it up, wrecking his shoes, etc.

Each upgrade (which has to be done clean on Linux Mint) introduces more random bugs and ...

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It’s time. Another new Ubuntu. So it’s time for another Uncle Steve review. But wait, it’s just beta? Wouldn’t that be unfair? Well, even Uncle knows that AlphaIsBetaIsFinal™, and anyway we never have to fear him being unfair to Linux!

  • I’ve it on my default Ubuntu system: a 2009-era Gateway DX4710. This PC is powered by a 2.5-GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor and has 6GBs of RAM and an Intel GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) 3100 for graphics. No, it’s not fast, but unlike Windows 8’s beta, you don’t need a ...
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They are officially nuts. Instead of making sure that their product has a proper quality they are toying around with design concepts and wallpapers. What’s ironic is that their purple/orange/brown vomit looks like shit compared to gnome 3. so they suck even on the looks department, not to mention that it’s incredibly buggy and incoherent.

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I have no idea on how to start describing this finding. So I will just put this here and let you start commenting on this.

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Well, actually, it’s “ten things holding back tech,” culled with loving obsessiveness by Pog from his archives. I’ll bet you’d never guess which particular company is responsible for Number One.

At Number Ten, we have this interesting proposition:

“World War II gave us radar, rockets, the jet engine and digital computing. It also gave us 50 million dead.”

I think “digital computing” is just barely acceptable under the circumstances, although we’re actually talking the butt-end of the war here.

Radar, rockets and the jet engine? Not so much. Try the Great Depression for all three.

But ...

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Oh dear, do we have a story here…

I’m not that old but I’m pretty sure this history has happened more than once before. Here we have Mozilla’s director of research (let’s skip the questions of what does he actually do) rating “OMGZ Google won’t discuss the development of Android with us in their kitchen”. I have a big bag of “We told you so” next to my keyboard…

Their solution: Platforms doesn’t matter as long as we have standards. An HTML5 engine that will lead to an “unwalled garden”.

The funny thing is ...