editor's blog

Obama

It goes to show you that it's not who you are or what you believe in that gets you elected as president.  Mr. Obama has shown me one thing, and it's that the race to become president is nothing more than a contest to see who spends the most money.  Seriously, it surprises me that the United States public voted for this looser.


By editor on 03 September 2011 |

X11 Makes me Cry

The X.org display server is what makes your Linux desktop show graphics.  You may know it by other names such as X11, X, or the GUI.  Unfortunately, this component of the Linux desktop is very old and outdated.  It is based on code and technology from the 1960's.

What is worse, the X11 display system is not an operating system component.  X11 it merely a program that runs on top of Linux, and you run your GNOME desktop inside X11 (in a way).  When X11 crashed, so does your entire desktop.  This is very similar to DOS and Windows 3.x.


By editor on 03 September 2011 |

GNOME 3 Shell is a Failure

When GNOME 3 was announced I got excited.  Then when GNOME Shell was announced I got sad.

After using GNOME 3's Shell for about 15 minutes, I thought to myself  "in what way is this better?".  It takes more effort to find and launch your programs, I can't minimize my windows, and their is no task bar that tells me "at-a-glance" what I have running.  Worst of all, where are my desktop icons!

The desktop metaphor has worked well, why change it?


By editor on 02 September 2011 |