Linux on my Macbook

I have said in the past, that once Linux gets easier to use, and is more widespread and supported, I will probably make the switch. Well, I have Ubuntu on my Macbook as a dual boot with OSX 10.5. It is getting close to being great “out of the box”, even though it never came in a box! Right now there are some hibernation issues on the Macbooks, but the wireless is working now with a little Terminal hack, sound works, the keyboard is recognized, etc…

One day I would love to be free of a locked in operating system. Having said that, if you have a ‘PC’, then switch now! noweeopensourceUbuntu, Fedora Core, Debian are 3 great ones to start on. OSX is based on Unix(in fact it is a certified version of Unix), and is pretty slick, stable and easy to use, but I can see a time when Windows and OSX will be too slow out of the gate to keep up with the technology advances. How long did it take Microsoft to release a new version of Windows? 7 years? Apple to release 10.5? 2 years? Linux updates? 6 months!!!Linux has a huge developer community, and they are the real nerds… Part time hobby for now for me…Tux is damn cute too…
If you have ever wondered about what Linux is, then here are the 10 best Linux commercials to get you started…

I realized years ago that history in high school is no more than one side of the story, usually written by the ones that won the battle(maybe not all the time). I always questioned the story, and wondered what ‘really’ happened. Here are the top 5 lies told to you in history class!

The 5 Most Ridiculous Lies You Were Taught In History Class | Cracked.com: “”

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Mac vs PC vs Linux

Here is a great spoof on the Get a Mac commercials. Enjoy…

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The Onion is one great site. I wish I had the talent to come up with some of the stories they create day in and day out. Check out this story…

You Know What’s Stupid? Everything I Don’t Understand | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source:

Kind of reminds me of another Cectic comic…

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Why Linux Doesn’t Spread – the Curse of Being Free

Here is an article on Slashdot on why people perceive Windows as being a better alternative to Linux… linux

Why Linux Doesn’t Spread – the Curse of Being Free: “”

. If I didn’t love OSX so much, or I had an older laptop, Linux would be the answer. Advertising is a powerful thing…

And now I have to state the obvious. I am getting older…As the years go on some things hit me harder as to how much time moves on. My son starting school, Van Halen’s 1984 coming out 24 years ago(WTF…), and this, Kurt Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

Scientists believe now that almost 50% of the stars in our galaxy may have a similar planetary make up as our own. Check out the BBC to read more about it.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | ‘Hundreds of worlds’ in Milky Way: “”

Finally to finish the day, here is another great comic by cectic.com
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After a busy long weekend…

What a weekend!!!

Back on the topic of Microsoft and Linux… Microsoft is now saying that they have no immediate plans to sue Linux users. The Linux community is steaming, and now some users are ASKING Microsoft to sue them first! This school yard scrap is getting entertaining! Isn’t it ironic that Today in 1990, Microsoft released Windows 3.0, and Apple sues them!

And now, Steve Jobs introducing the famous 1984 commercial.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts…

I tend to go through musical phases, as my poor family can attest to…You know that you have been listening to too much hard core music when your 4 year old says that Metallica is slow music! Yes, it happened…

Anyway, I was on a wicked mountain bike ride last night with Tool cranked on my ipod, in THE ZONE, and I thought, “Wow, this sounds like The Beatles!” So today I finally replaced the Sgt. Pepper’s album(record for those that recall) with a fresh CD. It is such an amazing album. With EMI now offering higher bit rate music via iTunes, I can’t wait for their collection to be available online.

In a completely unrelated story, Windows Vista is tanking in China, with some reports that it has only sold 244 copies!!! LOL! If you are interested in putting a new operating system on your aging PC, why not consider the recently released Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” It is completely FREE!!