The Hate of the Linux Hater

   I have new favourite website - The Linux Hater's Blog. I found this site through a link on Slashdot to this article by Jeremy Allison (obviously well known in the Linux community for his work on Samba). After reading all of the posts and a great deal of the flames (that is how the Linux Hater calls the comments) I can confirm that Jeremy is right. This blog is Linux Hater's way to submit bug reports. More often than not the bug reports are not against the software but against the Linux community itself. In my opinion the Linux community is the greatest problem this platform has. It seems like they are more focused on hating Microsoft than improving Linux. The existence of phrases like "Microsoft-free" proves that. Also when they try to convince a victim to join their cause they do not point out the virtues of Linux but the downsides of Windows instead.

   You probably want to read Linux Hater's blog no matter on which side of the barricade you are fighting on. The guy is really competent (he says he has contributed code for KDE in one post) and is disillusioned enough to criticize the OS and the ideology behind it. Besides there are jems of pure fun for example calling Slashdot "Al Jazeera of tech journalism".

P.S. I have a challenge for Linux lovers reading this. Point me to a reason I should switch to Linux. Mind you that I use my computer for .NET programming (I do this for a living), games (I am living for this) and web/chat (also I think that the software mIRC is the greatest desktop software ever). Try me!
Posted by:   Stilgar
16:32 23.07.2008

End of an Era

   Yesterday was the last day of Bill Gates as a full time employee at Microsoft. Love him or hate him this man changed the world. Including your world. A true visionary he had that rebellious idea that the software costs money. Before that software was seen as something that comes with the hardware. That vision made him the richest man in the world. At the same time that another true genius called Richard Stallman came up with the idea that software should be free (as in speech), Gates wrote his infamous Open Letter to Hobbyists where he stated that software was a product and should be payed for in order to increase its quality and stimulate developers.

   Bill Gates will continue to be chairman of the board in Microsoft and is still the largest single shareholder so you can bet that his word will still matter. His everyday job from now on will be his charity foundation - the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

   However there is one more important event. Windows XP will retire on Monday. From then on Microsoft will not sell Windows XP. This edition of Windows was the most successful of all and it took 5 years for Microsoft to release a successor which is the longest timespan between Windows releases.

   In my opinion these two events mark the end of an era.
Posted by:   Stilgar
22:03 28.06.2008

Firefox 3 Download Day

   Google Inc. decided to lead a P.R. campaign by trying to set a world record for the greatest number of downloads in 24 hours with their product Mozilla Firefox. The campaign started an hour ago and of course the website is down. The official Mozilla website also went offline for a while. I had the good intention to take part in setting the record :( Bad for me I guess. If you are looking for a new browser you can just download Internet Explorer 7 here (it works).

   Update: As noted in the comments I am offering link to Opera. I truly believe this is the best web browser but as stated in the article The Broken Web I also believe that using anything but IE7 makes the web worse.

   Update: Microsoft's IE team showed good manners and sent a cake to Mozilla. You can see it here. I wonder if Mozilla's devs will eat it and how long before they die after that.
Last edited by:   Stilgar
on   13:01 19.06.2008
Posted by:   Stilgar
00:20 18.06.2008

The Toughest Web Technology

   I just discovered that Chuck Norris's website is written in .NET. Well, at least the dynamic part. Obviously .NET is the toughest web tech. You can start writing ".NET Facts" now!
Posted by:   Stilgar
22:16 26.05.2008

The Controversial Vista

The Controversial Vista
   In the past year I am constantly involved in conversations about Windows Vista in chats, forums and live. Today I decided to share my wisdom with my multi-million reader base. In the last year I have argued on both sides of the "Vista Sux" debate. Why Vista is the best desktop OS but a failure at the same time?
Posted by:   Stilgar
21:07 25.05.2008
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