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Major Computing Entities as Public Goods

What if you went to drive to work one day and the highway on ramp was closed, and a big sign across it said “Highway is closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.” Well, you would find your way to a different highway entrance. But say that one was closed as well.Then, you check around and find…

Is software support that you pay for better than software support you get for free? Are you going to do better, for instance, with Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.org Office when you need to fix something? The answer is obvious. But still, many of you manage to not understand. But this can be helped……….. ………. CLICK…

Why Linux is Better

Why is Linux the coolest erector set in the world, that you should be willing to pay for? In part because Linux lacks the kind of freaky design oddities that arise when the makers of the software must go to meetings with a marketing department and a bunch of liability conscious lawyers, alternatively. In part…

An Open Letter to All Software Developers, I don’t like changing, shifting, cutsie, idiotic date formats, and I don’t like rounding off much either. Many systems that provide information on date and time make unwrarented and embarrassingly stupid assumptions about what you want to know. In Movable Type, the system designers assume that if a…

They tried bribery, they tried bullying. And both worked. But only for a little while…. Mandriva had closed a deal in mid-August to provide a customised Linux operating system and support for 17,000 Intel Classmate PCs intended for Nigerian schools, but found out last week that the company deploying the computers for the government, Technology…