Linux not ready for the desktop? Give me a break!

The author of this article makes the case that there's no longer any question of whether Linux is ready for the corporate desktop (it is), but whether corporations are ready for Linux. The author brings up some valid points, and while there are not revelations, it does counter some of the many arguments agains Linux on the desktop.

To sum up: The only area Linux may not yet be mature enough in is application and document format compatability. I reluctantly have to agree with this. While OpenOffice, as an example, may be fine for anything a company has to do from this point on, it may not be compatable with all existing documents, especially those with complicated templates, macros, etc. Reimplmenting all of these templates and macros in OpenOffice would be possible, of course, but the prospect of doing it is certainly discouraging.

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Apple May Buy Universal Music

I can't really see what good this would do, but interesting and noteworthy nonetheless. Here's the full story:

http://news.com.com/2100-1042-996532.html

The really funny thing is that Apple's stock took an 8% dip after this was announced. Also, a later article on this subject (can't remember the source) reported that Microsoft was also showing more than a passive interest in purchasing Universal Music. Interesting times...

Why I Hate Microsoft

Well, not why I hate MS, but why the author of this article does. He makes many very valid points, and covers everything from Microsoft's founding to its anti-competitive practices to its future. It's a very long article, but a most worthy read.



http://www.euronet.nl/users/frankvw/IhateMS.html

And you thought Knoppix was neat

I got this info from looking around at Distrowatch and it looks cool... its name is Morphix and it has boot cd's that are very Knoppix-like in that they have every application known to man fit on the cd and then they have a lite version that runs on older hardware and "flies on newer hardware"... but more importantly they have a games specific version. Apparently they have just released new versions of these isos.

Here is their page

Genoo 1.4_rc4 is out!.. Just not officially

Apparently some mirrors have the gentoo stages for release candidate 4 up for download, but Gentoo's site does not mention it.

Here is the link
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc4/x86/x86/stages/

WLAN Security: Reducing the Risks

This is a roundup of various wireless security articles, news, and product information. Worth a quick look for anyone working with wireless technology.

Full story:
http://www.techweb.com/tech/mobile/20030407_mobile

Using Mozilla to Test and Debug Web Sites

We already know that, despite a few remaining problems, Mozilla is the best web browser available (well, we enlightened folk anyway ;-) ), but here's another very cool feature - debugging web sites.

I've messed with this capability a couple times in the past, just to see what exactly it does, but I never did anything more than just skim over the surface of it. Well, I recently came accross this site, which gives a VERY thorough tutorial and using the debugging and development capabilities of Mozilla to their fullest extent. It's most definitely worth reading for anyone that develops web pages.

The tutorial can be found ere:
http://gemal.dk/mozilla/mozdev.html