Jan 21, 2009
Ok, Ok this might be a little premature, but with Obama as president and the good will people have towards each other right now, who knows. I know on this blog there are more Linux users than Windows users. Even in Canada of the 92 visits 45 had Linux already preloaded onto their computers. WoW To me this is quite amazing because I never installed Linux on 45 machines in December and installing an Operating System is not what most people can do. December 2008 was the first month that this blog has seen more Linux Readers than Windows Readers. If you look at the 281 visits from the world you will notice that only 1/3 are windows users. We have a lot of catching up to do in Canada. Most box stores still don't sell Linux pre-installed. Oh well, I will have to keep getting my computers from Dell or HP and keep on converting virus infected Windows computers over to Ubuntu Linux
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
If Nortel would have gotten the open source itch a while ago they would have survived. It would have been worth while for Nortel to have kept track of what Mark Spencer was doing with Asterisk Open Source software is getting more and more powerful and when Nortel made the deal with Microsoft I was glad I had pulled my shares out of the company. It will not take long for Microsoft to go belly up also as it tries to become part of the lucrative patent-troll industry.
Jan 12, 2009
Making money is done one of two ways. Either you sell someone your product/service or you force them to buy your product/service. Forcing is usually done via hidden manipulative techniques or via armies (big corporations). One forcing technique is to control the market via digital formats. If you want to view my movie you have to allow for DVD encrypts. The best hardware example I can think of is, all parts for your car have to be certified by the car’s manufacturer thereby making sure the manufacture makes money by building end of life cycles in to products only they can sell. Most humans don’t intentionally force someone into buying a product unless they are used to living above the law. In the world now there are over 180 country laws and most of the legal systems of those countries just enforce laws onto their own citizens and not onto other countries citizens. If one country is being bad to another country the United Nations or Arab nations is suppose to solve the issue. See war in Palestine. If they can’t solve it then we are back to the time of the Judges where “every man does what is right in his own eyes.” . If you see an ineffectual legal system or 180 bosses then manipulative techniques are used more. (drunk drivers not getting punished) then an entrepreneur will try to make money via that discrepancy in the law. With the US copy-write laws being ignored more and more by China and other countries you can make more money via deals with China than dealing with the US