Best moments in Diggnation’s 100 episode history. Must watch – NSFW.
Linspire announced today that it plans to expand its CNR (“Click ‘N Run”) digital download and software management service to support multiple desktop Linux distributions beyond Linspire and Freespire, initially adding Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu, using both .deb and .rpm packages. And, the standard CNR service will remain free.
I use my computer a lot. So much in fact that I often catch flack from my girlfriend about never putting that damn laptop down. I have to use Windows for work. I’m dual booting with Ubuntu Edgy and am trying hard as can be to use Linux when I am at home. I love the way things just work and the interface of Ubuntu in general but there are some things that are still lacking.
This is a simple list of what I feel needs to be available for Linux in order for me to feel 100% comfortable and not yearning for that one app I had in Windows:
- A nice text editor, ala Ultra Edit, Notepad++, xpad, etc, etc
- A proper GUI FTP client, ala WS_FTP 2007, Smart FTP, FileZilla, CuteFTP, there are tons for Windows, and not one for Linux that is appealing to the eye and functional
- A good looking media player that will actually play everything I throw at it
One should not have to sacrifice UI for functionality so I don’t want to hear about those apps that do exist in Linux that provide 100% functionality but look like they were designed for Windows 95. I mean, even the default Ubuntu desktop blows Windows XP away and with Compiz or Beryl, Vista looks like an afterthought, but to mess it all up with some crappy boxy grey apps? No… Get my drift?
Everything in this world can be shown as a flowchart algorithm. This, of course, applies to the complex and not well researched field of â€œDigg commentsâ€œ. Hereâ€™s someone’s humble attempt to define an algorithm which should encompass all of the many possibilities of comment development on Digg. Take this with your tongue firmly in cheek.
Ok, they really have lost their mind…
The RIAA is suing the website AllofMP3.com on behalf of EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music, and Warner Music in the amount of $150,000 for each of the 11 million songs that were downloaded from June to October of 2006. That comes to a lawsuit totaling $1.65 trillion!
A disposable email service…You can read them, click on links, and even reply to them. The e-mail address will expire after 10 minutes.
This is a really neat service that’s great if you are required to sign up somewhere and you’re not quite sure if it’s on the up-and-up. Great to avoid spam!read more | digg story