Well, maybe more like tidbits than rants. This is all Linux or ani-Windows stuff, so everyone else you get the clam-hand*.
First, from Linux in Exile we have a discussion of virtual desktops. Virtual desktops, to me, make a GUI computer usable. GUI computers without them suck. Linux has them. Windows does not. Shut up and go read this.
But sometimes you need to run Windows in a virtual machine (or some other thing must be run in a virtual machine). I’ve been playing around with this and its fun. Have a look at this.
This is a cool new Linux-ready netbook that will run all day without a charge. Supposedly.
And check out this new game (that you need to buy, but it’s a real game, so what can you do)? … Out of the park