Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac
After developing with Mac OSX for a year using the command line interface (i.e., lots of terminals), I found I needed some sort of ports-like package management which has its own headaches. After jacking around with seemingly never-ending updates to Ubuntu and it's resource hungry UI, I found Debian quite refreshing. Not on the bleeding edge, but this is a GOOD THING! Never regretted it.
Andrew Tanenbaum On Minix, Linux, BSD, and Licensing
Tanenbaum: These grapes are so very sour.
What a baby! I was once impressed by his move to create an alternative to commercial unices, but now I just want this guy to go away play with his own toys. Typical elitist academic.
Ray Kurzweil's Slippery Futurism
You are criticizing HIS predictions when you are predicting 100 years in the future?
Linux Distributions are to Big
One thing that seems to have been missed is that Linux is based on UNIX, which is a multiuser system. Consequently, one desktop/editor/compiler/etc may not be enough. Granted, this discussion concerns using Linux as a desktop, but I don't think we should critique Unix for being Unix. Makes me wonder how many Linux users are running single-user mode? My guess is: not very many.