Monday, June 8, 2009

Rants and Laughs 11

It is time once again for another humorous look at the freetard ecosystem.

  • Some Zemlin guy has proclaimed this the Week of the Linux Desktop. Let's look at his claims indepth, shall we?
    Smartbook or Netbook; Common Denominator is Linux
    Apparently, these 'smartbooks' (i.e. a cross between a netbook and a smartphone) use Linux a lot. Remember all of the Linux-based netbooks two years ago? Remember how they all run Windows XP now?
    Instant on runs on Linux
    Yeah, I have already covered this.
    Better Audio and Video Support
    Dude, Real has supported Linux for years now. Big deal.
    Palm “Pre” makes a spash with a Linux based Smartphone
    Dude, I thought Palm was dead. This sounds like another Hail Mary Desperation Pass.
    Intel Buys Wind River
    How is this relevant? Wind Rive is not a desktop manufacturer! Plus, their product line included BSD/OS and vxWorks!
    In short, Dell has released a Linux laptop. Hooray!

  • Apparently, some people find SELinux extremely complicated. But it makes things so secure!

  • Here is a nice tutorial on how to understand a feature of Unix that infected plenty of other operating systems: symbolic links. Of course, Chapters 8 and 13 of the Unix Haters Handbook also cover this material.

  • Here is some really good Linux Hate.

  • It has been nine months since Chrome was released on Windows, and the open source 'community' has still not succeeded in releasing an acceptable version for Linux. This is just disgraceful guys. Doesn't the CATB propaganda say that, once you release the source-code, then legions of flosstards will descend on your codebase and port it to Linux? WTF?!

  • Here is something that involves yours truly. I asked ESR's opinion of a comment I found on Linux Hater's blog; his response mostly evaded the question. What do you think of the matter?

So, that is all for now. I will try to write another indepth article on some freetardery soon.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Blog

Well, here is my new blog! Feel free to make yourselves at home.

P.S. Is there a good way to move all the comments from the old blog to the new?