Monday, December 18, 2006 8:37 PM Why do we fight amongst Ourselves?!!

8:29 PM Feature vs. Freedom

Jono talks about an issue which is close to my heart [1]. The lack of high performance free 3D drivers is always in the back of my mind. I'm finishing my Master of Science degree in the area of 3D graphics. As such, I've made the decision to compromise some freedom for features. I wish that I could have made a different decision, but it was just not possible. My supervisors use windows and need to run my programs. The latest and greatest in Graphics techniques are only available on certain cards, and those cards don't have free drivers.

I don't know a solution, but I do know that I will continue to support Freedom. I'd even be willing to put my money where my mouth is for a free as in Freedom graphics card/drivers.


4:13 PM Post To Blogger From Google Docs!?

With every feature that they add, Google is getting closer and closer to having all the tools I need. Forget your OS all you need is a browser. Now I just need a page that integrates all of their tools. So that they are all one touch away.

Don't we all just want: Simplicity.

4:09 PM Jokosher - audio production made simple

I'm not a musician, but the screenshots of this program make me want to try it out. One of my friends has always dabbled in linux for a few weeks at a time, but always ends up back in Windows-land. The reason? He has a fair collection of freeware audio-applications that he knows, uses and loves. He produces his own CD's with these tools.

Here's to hoping that Jokosher will help him make the switch.

Sunday, December 17, 2006 7:58 AM Bad vista

“Vista is an upsell masquerading as an upgrade. It is an overall regression when you look at the most important aspect of owning and using a computer: your control over what it does. Obviously MS Windows is already proprietary and very restrictive, and well worth rejecting. But the new 'features' in Vista are a Trojan Horse to smuggle in even more restrictions. We'll be focusing attention on detailing how they work, how to resist them, and why people should care”, said FSF program administrator John Sullivan.

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