Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

3 years of rebel said

Hello welcome to my weblog. I started this site 3 years ago this month, to explain what GNU/Linux is. The people at Microsoft encourages people like you and me to think of Linux, when we think of it as an also-ran operating systems for nerds. A number of significant milestones were reached that promise to continue to move the Linux desktop ahead in 2008. Linux is a computer operating system (OS) like Microsoft Windows, Unix, or Apple OS X. Linux has been widely accepted for use on servers by businesses throughout the world. Even if you are unaware of Linux, the groundbreaking open source operating system, it is likely you on daily basis use open source software. Most e-mail is now routed through Send mail, while most websites are hosted on Apache servers, both open source projects. Linux is arguably far more secure than Windows--something of concern to PC users everywhere. The Linux community regularly releases patches for security issues almost the same day that bugs are reported.

First there's a new hype going on in the world of computing. They called netbooks any many run come pre load with GNU/Linux. Netbooks are trying to fill a specific gap between notebook computers and handheld devices. Netbooks are trying to fill a specific gap between notebook computers and handheld devices. A simple interface to access full programs makes sense A simple interface to access full programs makes sens The new generation of netbooks includes more powerful processors, better displays, higher storage capacities and much powerful batteries. Last but not least they bring us the Intel Atom processors, SSD storage ranging from 8 GB to 32 GB and better batteries. They have almost similar configurations, with slight changes in the designs and other features. Their prices are also very much in the same range, starting at around $300 to $700.

The are many good things about GNU/Linux Linux is versatile. The current versions of Linux still run fine on very old machines allowing them to be recycled for various purposes. You’ll find things exactly the same, working to the best the hardware offers. Next there’s no digital rights management (DRM) slowing down the computer or causing conflicts with system in anyway. High quality audio visual output isn’t artificially degraded. So you can play music, watch movies and run software. The operating system won’t interfere with the content you own. Last but not least GNU/Linux doesn’t crash without any apparent reasons. A crashing web browser can’t render your system unusable.

Well take care all.....

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

A new browser to look out for. Change is good right?

It is called Google Chrome (how did they come up with that name). The people at Goggle believe they can add value for users and help drive innovation in the net world. The new browser features a process manager which means that each individual tab can run separate processes. If one crashes it will not affect the running of the other tabs. The search giant say that they are making all of Chromes code open source.

While it seems that Chrome is in a show down with IE and Firefox, but the target maybe really be the Windows OS. With Chrome you can search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. Sounds like a neat idea. With more and more computing moving online, net browsers are the most critical piece of software on our desktops.

Will there be a Linux port?

“We're hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and we'll continue to make it even faster and more robust.”