A Mini Tale

My purchase of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 was led, in major part, by my growing frustration with the web browser on my Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. The N800 is a fantastic device, but the older Gecko based browser has great difficulty with modern, Javascript heavy sites. My frustration was alleviated somewhat with my discovery …

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Windows 7 Impressions

Here is just a quick list of my thoughts on Windows 7 RC in no particular order. 1) They have cleaned up the user interface a bit since Vista, but it is still cluttered with too many textual interface elements. Windows Explorer especially has seen some improvement from the abortion that is in Vista. 2) …

Aaron Seigo on KDE

Aaron Seigo of the KDE Project has started doing weekly videocasts on Ustream.tv. With KDE 4.2's release is rapidly approaching, he discusses the progress made during the previous week, as well as, new features in the 4.2 release. He also allots time to take questions from the Ustream chat room. As a long time KDE …

The Heron is Free

Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" is out.  I haven't tried it yet, but I have no doubt that it is fantastic.  Ubuntu is a great Linux distro and gets better with every release.  If you are sick and tired of Windows, download the disc image here or request a free CD.

How to Survive a Cylon Uprising

"If armageddon is inbound, I'm gonna want some food, so I'm keeping my fridge off the grid." --Wally from Minnesota on CNet's Buzz Out Loud 614: Cybercommand in reference to Internet connected appliances

Me Want Now!

Nokia announced the successor to the N800 Internet Tablet last week. Dubbed the N810, it features a sliding keyboard, smaller form factor, a slightly faster processor, built-in GPS, a better camera and better codec support. The Opera web browser has been replaced with a Mozilla-based browser and Flash performance seems to be significantly enhanced. The …