Monthly Archives: marts 2006

LaGER – Linux and Games/Entertainment Radio

LaGER is a new podcast that I’m doing with Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show, it’s about gaming and entertainment on Linux, please do go and check it out at at www.thelinuxlink.net/lager, it will probably have a bi-weekly release schedule.

Episode #2 has just been released, get it while it’s hot! 😉

Why People Like Linux

“Surprisingly, a large survey sample found people liked Linux for its user experience, because it’s challenging and fun to learn and reasons not related to Microsoft. The sample also found OS X users were loyal and liked mainstream applications like Photoshop. Windows users liked MS productivity tools the most.”

Why I like GNU/Linux:

1) It gives me the freedom to freely learn stuff about the system I’m using, modify it and make things work the way I want them to.

2) Being able to share this great operating system with others and the same good experience I have with it, without risking getting sued up da ass.

3) There are tons and tons of cool, great, wonderful software available for GNU/Linux that I can play with, tinker with and set my machines up to do pretty much everything I want them to do, the powerful command line interface allows me to write scripts that will do all sorts of neat stuff.

That’s the things I value the most about free- and open source software, these next three things just comes as a bonus:

1) Reliable, robust, stable, secure and all around better quality software, which I can validate personally by diving into the source code, which in my mind makes Microsoft a bunch of cowards, if Windows is as secure and they claim, why donøt they show us? Show us the damn source code so we can believe you!

2) If I don’t have the option I’m not forced to shell out cash for every damn program I need.

3) Free software and open source enables competition, KDE and GNOME are not enemies, far from it in fact! Competition is good for a healthy community, makes people innovate much much more …..

Also, I much much much rather wanna pay for free software, because it ensures everybody can get access to great software, I get the sourcecode so I can take things in the direction I want to take it…. and donations are never forced upon you, when I find a great piece of software like amaroK, I feel like I want sent them a few bucks to help future development and as a “thank you”.

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Recent inactivity, a new article coming soon

As you may have noticed, I have not been posting anything new lately, the reason is that I have had a lot of stuff on my mind these days, but I think I have some of them sorted out, not all of it, but enough to do some blog posts again 😉

I havn’t wrote an article for ages now, but I’ve been planning on writing one on the very popular Linux music player, amaroK, very soon.

So stay tuned for when I’ll take you ROKing with amaroK! 😀