I Ran So Far Away

<- That should definitely be the logo:”Flock(For all you young hipsters, that is the hairdo of Mike Score from the Flock of Seagulls)”:! I am posting this right now from the Flock web browser. I have been playing with Flock for a few days right now, and I think it is pretty darn cool. Now, it all depends on if this post works or not of course, so this is a test.

If you download and install flock, you can definitely see the close resemblance to Firefox. Artwork and layout are just a tad bit different, but the included little scripts are pretty neat. If you aren’t aware of this just yet, Flock calls itself the “Social Web Browser,” as it allows you to post to many different social sites right from the browser itself. Here are just a few of the sites:

  • WordPress
  • MySpace (I know you Ubuntu developers hide on MySpace)
  • Flickr

There is of course a lot more to it, but I am trying to learn some of the stuff. I enjoy the fact it is of course OSS, and it seems pretty darn stable and responsive. I even notice it load quicker than Firefox and operate quicker as well.

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Africanized Killer Bee?

Is Ubuntu an Africanized Killer Bee? Inquiring minds want to know!

It seems as if C|net’s thinks there is a great chance of Ubuntu becoming as mainstream in the enterprise market as Red Hat and Novell are. In a recent article, “Canonical seeks profit from free Ubuntu,” the plans for Ubuntu to not only become profitable, but very successful in a new market is something the entire community deserves. Mark Shuttleworth worked hard to go from a dream to reality, and with the community support that has been going on for two years now, there just might be another dream to reality story.

“If I were Red Hat or Novell, I would be watching Canonical’s moves very closely,” said The 451 Group analyst Raven Zachary. “It has the BUZZ in the open-source community that Red Hat had in the late 1990s.”

I think this is awesome. On a side note, I ran across a post that linked to this story, and became annoyed by a comment. I am going to chop this comment, but I think you get the idea behind it:

“I think one of the reasons “desktop linux” hasn’t taken off like predicted is because there is too much with it……see all the software you get for FREE that you’d have to pay for on Windows!”……..The problem comes when you have to SUPPORT all that junk. It is a nightmare because of the complexity………Good luck to Canonical. Personally, I think the players are going to be either Red Hat or Novell unless someone like IBM decides to get in the business.”

Linux has to much, and Microsoft has to little, and you refer to “FREE” in a monetary environment. Linux is “Free” as in the matter of liberty, not cost. All that “junk” as you put it, isn’t just supported by one company, it is supported by millions of developers and users. Plus in most cases, one person’s junk, is another person’s treasure. Also, I thought IBM was already in the business with Red Hat and Novell? And with the recent issues facing Novell, I would think this would create a greater chance of a higher success rate. Maybe you forgot about another major player in that market known as Sun Microsystems? I highly doubt that Sun will be the last to work along side Canonical and Ubuntu as well.

I say continue on Canonical and Ubuntu, do what you have to do to fix Bug #1 (I know this bug gets under you non-open source marketer’s skin).

EDIT: Sorry, but HERE IS A LINK that I forgot to add, showing Ubuntu as an IBM Partner.

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Extreme Home Makeover – WWW Edition

Well, I don’t know about new life, but my new home away from home is done to an extent. So welcome, to my new blog space. Joey Stanford, of the Ubuntu Colorado Local Community Team helped me out and lent me some space, and for that I am very grateful.

So what’s new?

  • I am still working along in school, hoping to finish up the semester soon, as the classes I took were fairly easy, prerequisite classes that I should have tested out of in the first place.
  • Ubuntu Chicago Local Community Team is preparing to hold it’s second team meeting on October 28th, 2006. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • I am an officer for the College of DuPage Linux User’s Group now
  • Completed Edgy documentation
  • Started helping out with KDE documentation

What’s in the future?

That is about it for now. I will of course continue using this blog now, and will redirect my old blog site to here. Thanks again to Joey Stanford for Rocking, and thanks to the community for wasting their time looking at the stuff I post ๐Ÿ˜‰

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