UBUNTU...I LOVE IT
OPEN OFFCIE I LOVE IT
MY SMALL BUSINESS OUTFIT.......GOT RID OF MICROSOFT CROOKS FOR EVER
People can argue left or right, but my major issue with Vista is the compatibility issue with my other softwares. My older Adobe Professional won't work for vista. My connection to hospital radiology program won't run for Vista. My virus scan program won't work for vista... Yes, there is this XP compatibility program for windows 7. Then, why waste the overhead and make your computer slower? Why don't you just run the XP. "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." I don't know why people don't have the common sense.
Oh, MS has to come up with new software and new money making strategy to feed its employees. Otherwise, they will make less and less money by just supporting a decade old XP...
Vista is shite loads of problems.
They should have just added eye candy to XP and left it alone. The one thing that can be improved is help in finding documents when there are so many you forget.
VISTA = endless problems.
The path forward for Linux is child's play
by Matt Asay Font size Print E-mail Share 15 comments Yahoo! BuzzLinux has been growing in importance for years in the darkened server closets. In the server world, Linux's cost and performance benefits have trumped its early weaknesses (Ease of use, etc.), making Linux the heir apparent to the Unix throne.
But that's the server, where geeks write software for other geeks. In the consumer world of personal computers and mobile devices, however, Linux hasn't fared particularly well precisely because the developers of Linux differ so markedly from the vast majority of the user population.
Linux developers, in other words, scratch very different "itches" from those plaguing most would-be Linux users.
It seems clear to me that, as Bill Weinberg astutely argues, the way forward for Linux is not in replicating Microsoft's desktop dominance, but rather in forging a new, consumer-friendly mobile Linux experience, one focused on the youth that are growing up mobile.
This "way" is being paved by Intel, Canonical, Novell, and other companies that have significant experience writing software for normal users, and not merely the alpha geeks of Linux. I've spent the past two weeks fiddling with different variants of Linux-based Netbooks, in particular the Linux Foundation's Moblin Beta 2 (Developed by Intel and Novell) and Canonical's Ubuntu 9.04 Remix for Netbooks, and I believe they are onto something.
The first thing that struck me when using Moblin is how it breaks new ground in defining a new personal computer experience, one designed for the narrow (hardware) confines of a Netbook but offering a limitless portal to social networking and a broad Web experience beyond.
This is perhaps why Acer has committed to Moblin in a big way, and why Canonical is joining up with Moblin, as are others.
As for Ubuntu, it's an even tighter user experience (though, to be fair to Moblin, it's still in beta and so many of its rough edges will be smoothed over by general release, I assume). This isn't surprising given Ubuntu's singular focus on usability. It doesn't require any specialized knowledge of Linux though it does give the user too much information on what's happening under the hood. The lay user simply doesn't care. We just want it to work.
The experience hasn't been without its difficulties. My experience with Ubuntu, for example, was plagued by constant nagging to install yet another package to be able to play proprietary codecs. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols suggests that this problem is going away, but it can't leave fast enough. It's asking way too much to expect consumers to have to work in order to watch a YouTube video.
June 30, 2009 2:07 PM PDT
Ubuntu: A feasible Oracle hedge against Windows
by Matt Asay Font size Print E-mail Share 10 comments Yahoo! BuzzOracle doesn't want to own Linux. Oracle just wants Linux to be cheap.
That's the insight an analyst shared with me the other day as we discussed why Oracle hasn't made a move to acquire Red Hat (recently, anyway). According to this source, who is familiar with Oracle's Linux plans, Oracle wins eight of 10 deals where the operating system is Linux, and only wins five of 10 where the OS is Windows, a win rate that continues to drop as Microsoft's SQL Server gets better.
Oracle's Enterprise Linux strategy is therefore not so much about neutralizing a threat from Red Hat as it is establishing its own threat against Microsoft, a thought that others have highlighted.
Indeed, Oracle's Wim Coekaerts has declared that if Red Hat Enterprise Linux were free, Oracle would exit the market for Linux entirely.
Red Hat isn't likely to drop its pricing for RHEL anytime soon, at least, not for Oracle, but the reality is that Oracle already has a way to offer a popular, enterprise-quality Linux distribution for free, or close thereto. It's called Ubuntu.
The only thing Ubuntu lacks, as I've written, is the blessing of a major enterprise software vendor. Oracle could grant that blessing. All it would need to do is start offering Ubuntu as part of its certified stacks.
Oracle wouldn't need to pay billions for Red Hat, only to undermine the value of that deal by cutting the price of RHEL. Oracle could pay exactly $0.00 to establish a partnership with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and Ubuntu's already significant traction--both in personal computers and in servers--would do the rest.
If Oracle wants to beat Windows, it needs to get Windows-like distribution. Its applications help drive its databases, but if it wants a bottom-up distribution strategy to complement its sales force, it couldn't do better than Ubuntu, the leader in community Linux.
> "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." <
It's called keeping up with technology, STUPID.
Try running these on your kiddie PC.
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Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Windows XP x64, Windows Vista or Windows Vista x64. Note: Windows Vista and Windows Vista x64 require TradeStation 8.2 or higher.
Software: Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Operating System Windows XP or Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard
.NET Framework v1.1 or grater
MS SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
100 GB/Month internet connection
SSL Certificate (for your domain name)
iOMEGA Professional External Hard Drive
What You Need:
Pentium® II-class or equivalent processor or higher
Available USB connection (USB 2.0 host connection or controller for USB 2.0 speeds)
Microsoft® Windows® Vista* / 2000 Professional / XP Home / XP Professional / XP Professional x64
256MB RAM or more as required by operating system