The New World Of Linux

linuxvswindowsOver the last decade, and especially just in the last two years, Linux has emerged and grown from an OS only a true geek or nerd would use, to a very viable alternative OS for the everyday computer user.  As a matter of fact, in most regards to the ‘average’ user, they are much better suited to using Linux than any of MS’s counterparts in the OS dept.  In my opinion, the same holds true for Mac though perhaps to a smaller degree.  After all, the Mac is now utilizing the Mach MicroKernel and/or the FreeBSD Kernel depending on your sources!  Their prohibitive prices however, still make them out of reach for the regular masses.  Makes you wonder how long before MS wakes up and smells the inevitable scent of Linux dominance in the air.  Their lack of acuity in not realizing this before the Mac and Google crowd is indicative of their refusal to consider that they could possibly ever be wrong about anything.  Consider MS Windows 8.  A miserable marketing failure, as well as becoming read more

More desktop play…

Nov13Playing around some more with my desktop.  Still a little tweaking to do.  Running VSIDO Raptor, based on Debian SID.  VSIDO is so fun to play with I’ve given up sleep!  You have to try it out!  Get it at vsido.org! read more

Confessions of a VSIDO Tester!

vsido_banner_by_lwfitzI’ve been working on a Linux project for over a year now.  OK, first confession here, it hasn’t been work.  Actually, I was lucky enough to have been the third individual to fully install and begin this testing process.  Since “The Beginning”, a few have fallen by the wayside.  Life happens.  For those of us still participating in the adventure that has become VSIDO, this has been a whale of a ride!  It has been truly reassuring to see that Linux really is a community driven project.  One that doesn’t have to fear the fickle decision making process of a Corporate board of directors concerned only with dollar signs, and bottom lines.

Over the past two months, version 2 of VSIDO, codename Velociraptor has been released.  At the same time, the user base read more