Category: Opinion

The Final Switch to Linux

In 2005 I made the switch from Windows XP to Mac OS X. My experiences with it were refreshing. The interface was well designed and ease of use was great compared to what I was used to with Windows XP. At the time I was looking for anything more enjoyable or easier to use than Windows.

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Which Distro? Which Desktop Environment?

During my switch from Windows to Linux I tried many distros and desktop environments along the way. As far as desktop environments I like KDE and Gnome3 the best. Sure they are probably polar opposites of each other, but both stood out to me as different enough to get me to like them.

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Microsoft Edge Infects Linux

I totally understand that some web developers feel they may benefit from Microsoft releasing their newest web browser based on Google’s "Chromium Project" called "Microsoft Edge" on Linux. However, as long as Microsoft doesn’t modify the rendering engine, there shouldn’t be any problems in rendering a website or the rendering performance. So the premise that web developers need it on Linux is a fallacy. We all know that at some point Microsoft will think it knows best and what is best for you as a user. They can’t help themselves!

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Falling Out of Love With Apple

As time goes by it seems that I am slowly falling out of love with Apple products. Even though I still feel like they make the best products on the market, I can’t get past their increasing grasp or lock-down on their products. I understand that most of that is what contributes to how stable their operating systems are, but I can’t help but wonder how much a trade-off people are willing to continue making just for the sake of stability. I think I am at the end of my rope now.

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You’ve Got Great Expectations

It happens at every event that Apple puts on. It doesn’t matter if it’s the World Wide Developer conference, Mac World, or a special event that is announced through an invitation a week in advance. It’s inevitable; it frustrates me and at the same time makes me laugh. Have we come to expect too much from Apple? I think so.

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The Switch Is On

It is well known that there is a deep bias against Macintosh computers in the Windows users world. I know about this bias because I too was one of those who made fun of Macintosh computers and the users of them for over 15 years. If you must ask why I did this, I can honestly only tell you it wasn’t from any personal experience with them. I was merely just repeating what others told me about them and they were probably doing the same as me.