Daily Links for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Macintosh Official Google Mac Blog: Google Chrome for Mac goes beta! Official Google Mac Blog 73,804 lines of Mac-specific code and 29 developer builds later, we’re excited to finally release Google Chrome for Mac in beta. We took a hefty dose of goodness from the Windows version to build a…

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Daily Links for Monday, November 30, 2009

Software Kindle 2 finally gets native PDF support, screen rotation Ars Technica Newly sold Kindles will come with an expanded battery, and those with the Kindle 2 will get a holiday gift as well: native PDF support and screen rotation. Music library disaster? How to rip songs from your iPod…

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Operating systems: upgrade or reinstall? guilt or pleasure?

Through the years I’ve run many versions of Microsoft Windows. For the last two and one-half years I’ve had Apple Macs, so I’ve used both OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. I don’t even know how many different desktop Linux distributions I’ve installed, but I’ve certainly installed Linux at least…

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Daily Links for Monday, November 9, 2009

Open Source Ubuntu: the complete beginner’s guide Times Online / Jonathan Richards Ubuntu, if you’re not familiar with it, is one of many varieties of a broader, open-source OS called Linux. It looks and feels a lot like Windows (more or less), but, being very lightweight, it runs very quickly,…

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Daily Links for Friday, November 6, 2009

Macintosh Switchers Guide: Moving from Windows to the Mac Macworld / Harry McCracken Moving from a Windows PC to a Mac–at the office or at home–presents the same kinds of opportunities and challenges. It requires some up-front effort: Transferring your data from your old machine to your new one, getting…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Open Source The quest for a truly open smartphone: can it be done? Ars Technica / Ryan Paul Although a growing number of smartphone makers are embracing Linux and open source software, the dream of a fully open phone remains elusive. Advocates of software freedom are looking for solutions. Apple…

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Daily Links for Monday, October 26, 2009 – Fun (?) with Windows 7 Edition

Software Windows 7 Upgrade Woes Mount: Endless Reboots and Product Key Problems PC World / Jacqueline Emigh Call it the legacy of Microsoft‘s Vista operating system. PC users upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 have run into a variety of hair pulling problems since last Thursday when Windows 7…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Document Formats BE: OpenOffice boom in Belgium The Port of Antwerp started preparing the migration of 1300 desktops to OpenOffice earlier this year. The completion of the migration is expected around September 2010. The IT-department decided not only to move to ODF, but also to use ODF as their primary…

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No-cost office suites for the Mac

This article and something I saw earlier on the web today reminded me that not everyone is aware of office productivity suites for the Mac that are available for no cost. Microsoft grants Mac Office 11th-hour reprieve ComputerWorld / Gregg Keizer Just a day before Microsoft was to have retired…

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Daily Links for Saturday, October 10, 2009

Open Source Build A Linux Distro With SUSE Studio InformationWeek / Serdar Yegulalp Once, if you wanted to create your own Linux distribution, you had to jump through more hoops than your average Cirque du Soleil performer. Now it’s possible to automate the vast majority of the process, thanks to…

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Daily Links for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Open Source The Open Source Initiative’s corporate status is suspended: a CAOS Theory Q&A 451 CAOS Theory / Matthew Aslett The ability of the Open Source Initiative to steward the Open Source Definition and police the use of the term open source as it relates to software is in doubt…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – Evening Edition

Open Source Portland Plans to Become Open Source Mecca DaniWeb Community / Sharon Fisher In its ongoing effort to become the coolest city in the U.S., the mayor of Portland, Oregon, is going to attempt tomorrow night to make it an “open source city,” making its data as open as…

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Daily Links for August 28, 2009 – Lunchtime Edition

Macintosh Why Snow Leopard Is Truly Disruptive Forbes.com / Brian Caulfield Here’s the breakthrough: Apple‘s ( AAPL – news – people ) OS X, Snow Leopard, which goes on sale Friday, uses less code than its predecessor to do the same job. It’s a remarkable act of discipline that has…

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Daily Links for August 27, 2009 – Mac OS X Snow Leopard Edition

Macintosh Apple’s Sleek Upgrade NY Times / David Pogue “Despite all of this, the haters online deride Snow Leopard as a “service pack” — nothing more than a bug-fix/security-patch update like the ones Microsoft periodically releases for Windows. That’s a pretty uninformed wisecrack. Especially because the biggest changes in Snow…

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Daily Links for August 24, 2009 – Evening Edition

Macintosh Apple to Release Snow Leopard on August 28 PC World “The wait for Snow Leopard is over: on Monday, Apple announced that the latest version of its Mac OS X operating system would be available starting Friday, August 28. The company had previously said that the update would ship…

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Daily Links for August 19, 2009

Macintosh Apple‘s Snow Leopard: A flurry of changes CNet / Erica Ogg “According to rumors, the release of Mac OS X 10.6, Apple’s operating system also known as Snow Leopard, might arrive a bit early. Though Apple announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June that Snow Leopard would hit…

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LinuxWorld 2008 Prediction #5: SMB

Although I’ve previously published the slides for the talk I gave at LinuxWorld 2008 in San Francisco, I thought it might be useful to add some additional comments in the blog about each of the eight predictions I made. This is not the full text of what I said nor…

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LinuxWorld 2008 Prediction #4: Linux and the desktop

Although I’ve previously published the slides for the talk I gave at LinuxWorld 2008 in San Francisco, I thought it might be useful to add some additional comments in the blog about each of the eight predictions I made. This is not the full text of what I said nor…

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links for 2008-03-18

OOXML, It’s Just a Bad Idea Mr. Gates goes to Washington as U.S. decision on OOXML nears I teared up just thinking about the families who will be helped by OOXML. Please. (tags: ooxml microsoft) Computerworld > Don Christie: The case against OOXML “The president of the New Zealand Open…

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links for 2008-03-11

The Mac The Mac snobbery, arrogance, confidence debate | The Apple Core | ZDNet.com “Laura B., commenter 2.2 in my second piece, made an important distinction between “arrogant” and “confident” (emphasis mine)” (tags: mac apple) Microsoft ITPro:OOXML: Standards for accepting standards “In truth, the opposition has come from all quarters,…

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Life after Windows, Day 1

My work laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad T60p that came with Windows XP and all sorts of IBM software that allows me to access my Lotus Notes email and get through the corporate firewall. As soon as I got it, I split the disk in half and have had various…

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