Why does everyone hate Linux?

November 9, 2007

I don’t get it, and I’m really fucking pissed off about it.

Why?

Why does everyone hate Linux? What are they afraid of? It’s my god damned computer, I’ll fucking use it how I want seeing as how I paid for it on my meager ass $10 an hour part time job.

It’s my fucking iPod, I should be able to use it how I want seeing as I also paid for it on my meager ass $10 an hour part time job.

What is with these people? I pay for music but I can’t listen to it because I don’t have the hardware or software YOU fucking want me to listen to it on? Bullshit. When I pay for music I have NEVER signed, consented or approved of any type of license or restrictions in my PERSONAL use of the music. If I want to fucking listen to music on my preferred OS, then fuck off and let me do it. If I want to put that music on MY fucking iPod then fuck off and let me do that too.

Fuck off Apple. Fuck off Steve “motherfucking” Jobs. Lets not forget that your blessed OS is a Unix variant, and a FREE one at that you cheap bastard! Take free shit, sell it for millions, and then sit back, collect the dough and don’t give a damned thing back to the people you took it from? Fuck you Bill G…, wait – sorry – I forgot who I was talking about for a second.

99 cent music? Fuck you! How much of that gets back to the artist? 1 penny? Is that why the Beatles haven’t signed iTunes yet? They’re afraid they’ll go broke waiting for their half penny to show up in the mail you cheap shit.

Fuck you Steve Jobs.

And take this goddamned iPod and shove it up your motherfucking stupid white pimpled hairy fat ass.

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A different idea for the 3D desktop

August 8, 2007

I came across this video today about a different (completely different) 3 dimensional desktop from OS X, MS Aero or Compiz. It’s called BumpTop and it’s interesting in that it is more like working with your Real Life desktop with documents scattered and strewn about your computer desktop, the ability to stack or pile them, sort them and rifle through them.

Check out the video, this is really compelling stuff!


Compiz-Fusion release 0.5.2 announced

August 4, 2007

Check it out here

For those who don’t know, Compiz-Fusion is a true 3D accelerated version of your desktop. Why not let your processor process processes and let your graphic card actually show you what you sunk $300 into it for?

Want to see Compiz-Fusion in action? Take a look at this video first, then head over to Youtube for more.

Sorry Windows users, Compiz is only for Linux. Billy et al already tried to give you a pretty interface with Aero. What? You can’t use Aero because your computer isn’t fast enough? Maybe you should switch to Linux, it’s making a damned fine entry into the desktop market with distributions like Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

I’ve been running Compiz-Fusion just dandy-fine for the last month on my 2004 Compaq Presario with a whopping 2 GHZ Athlon, 512 megs of RAM and a Geforce 6200 AGP-4x.


The GIMP User Interface gets updated!

July 29, 2007

I just picked this up off of the Ubuntu forums…

The GIMP is getting a User Interface (UI) redesign and we can expect portions to be available now (the new select/crop tool) and more in 2.4 (like a single window to rule them all!)

Huzzah!!

Check it out on their very own wiki 


Ubuntu Live Day 1 Wrap-Up

July 23, 2007

So let’s talk about day 1 of UbuntuLive shall we? There are countless blogs and news sites that are covering the “news” of the conference – instead I’ll be talking about the atmosphere, the people and the “vibe.”
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Ubuntu Live right around the corner!

July 18, 2007

I got this in my inbox a few moments ago…

The inaugural Ubuntu Live Conference is only a few days away!
We’re looking forward to an exciting and dynamic conference, with
intriguing and thought-provoking presentations, lots of networking
opportunities, fun events, and much more. Below is information to help you
get the most out of your time at Ubuntu Live.

Well, it looks like Ubuntu Live is coming right up and I’m REALLY excited to be going thanks to Phoronix for the pass! I am looking forward to meeting Michael (the keeper of Phoronix) and asking him, among other things, where exactly the name Phoronix came from.

I’m still looking for input on what sessions people recommend that I go to. It turns out that I have a Sunday/Monday pass but no pass for Tuesday’s “Lesson Sessions.”

It’s been three months since switching (cold I might add) to Linux from WindowsXP. I still boot into XP on the very rare occasion that I need to retrieve something very specific (like a number out of my MS Fax console) and I have to say, Ubuntu is what did it for me.

I just hope I’m not the only noob there…


OpenGL in your Virtual Machine is here!

July 11, 2007

Several Virtual Machine developers have been promising OpenGL support for their VM’s in future releases. Well, the future is now thanks to Open Source programming with VMGL

From their site:

OpenGL apps running inside a Virtual Machine (VM) can use VMGL to take advantage of graphics hardware acceleration. VMGL can be used on VMware guests, Xen HVM domains (depending on hardware virtualization extensions) and Xen paravirtual domains, using XVnc or the virtual framebuffer. Although we haven’t tested it, VMGL should work for qemu, KVM, etc. VMGL is available for X11-based guest OS’s: Linux, FreeBSD and OpenSolaris. Finally, VMGL is GPU-independent: we support ATI, Nvidia and Intel GPUs.

Not really that interesting you say? I disagree – because this is open source and cross platform it means that we won’t necessarily be stuck with only one or two choices of VM software to support GL based apps. This is one of the final barriers to virtualized computing in my rather humble opinion…