Sep 23, 2007

Computers should be sold with out any OS

I looked for Linux laptops in Calgary, found non. Then I read this article.

"Computers in the European Union should be sold without a bundled operating system, according to this submission to the European Commission. It says that the bundling of Microsoft Windows with computers is not in the public interest, and prevents meaningful competition in the operating system market.

Operating systems, it says, are not a natural monopoly, requiring just one supplier. Instead, in a competitive market, there would be a broad compatibility between different supplier’s products. “Competition would encourage open standards and interoperability as vendors would, for competitive reasons, want their products to interact with other vendors’ products,” the submission says.

What is going on in Canada do we need the US to post software on every computer we buy?

Sep 14, 2007

Help people take back the web -- Use Firefox

I want to thank all of you who took my advise and made the switch to Firefox. Thanks to your help we are now on a very steep adoption rate. Ok, it might just be because Vista is so bad. At any rate now when people design websites they don't have to worry about supporting IE6, they can use the w3 standard. Use PHP and CSS they are great. Only 68 % use windows IE now.

Sep 8, 2007

Switching to Linux

So you're switching from Windows to Linux? Great. Like other users and organisations who've taken the plunge, it's likely you're making the move to take advantage of Linux's stability and reliance on open standards. It is so nice to be able to exchange information without Microsoft changing the format every few years. Moving your data to Linux usually requires someone like me to help you get started. Then anyone familiar with computers can carry on with less headache then they had before with one company controlling their data. Thanks Linux and Open Source!

Sep 7, 2007

3 Reasons to use Linux

  1. It is easier for new people to use. Thanks to
  2. It costs less to manage. Keeping track of software licenses talks up lots of time.
  3. It is fun. X Moto and other programs are made by people who enjoy you enjoying their programing.
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