Must Linux beat Windows on the desktop? Is dumbing down Linux the price of success? Are they even comparable?
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So exactly what does Ubuntu contribute to free software? The answer, I think, is different from what those in either extreme seem to believe.
Once again, the seemingly silly question of "Does free software offer too many choices?" pops up. What's the point? Why even ask? Bruce Byfield answers thoughtfully.
There are many reasons for Linux's roaring success everywhere except the desktop; reasons abound for this, and at least one significant reason is a self-inflicted wound: the Terminal Bully.
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Why aren't open source mailers keeping up with the rest of the Linux desktop, and being blown away by Gmail?
Emery Fletcher asks what IS the right market for Linux? The mythical Average User? No way.
Some things seem so obvious I feel silly even saying them. And this is one of them: any IT staffer who only knows one operating system is not worth hiring.
Another geekfights roils the sphere-o-sphere; this time it's accusations that Ubuntu is a glory hound and a code hog. Bruce Byfield peers into the smoke and flames to find out where is the beef.
Why do some people choose to run Linux as their PC platform of choice? Matt Hartley has some answers.
Since late 2009, talk of how Google's Chrome OS is being positioned to "take on" Microsoft Windows has been promoted by individuals who I believe have no idea what they're talking about.
The GNOME desktop has a number of issues that need attention as well. Here are eight areas in GNOME that need to be improved for a better user experience.
Emery Fletcher doesn't think much of all the overwrought iPad hype, nor the device itself, saying it is not a real computer, but a PAD-- "Passive Amusement Device."
What happened to the old "sysadmin" of just a few years ago? We've split what used to be the sysadmin into application teams, server teams, storage teams, and network teams. Now look at what we've done -- knowledge is so decentralized we must invent new roles to act as liaisons between all the IT groups.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols explains why he thinks the recent attacks on IBM patent use by some in the open-source community are way out of line.
In which an anti-Linux FUD article in a magazine backfires, and turns Emery Fletcher into an "unabashed Linux fan."
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