Aug 15, 2011

Corporate desktops and Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Corporate desktops and Ubuntu

as always, a interesting and good read.

I would say that Austria is quit conservative when it comes to a lot of things. Software and processes implemented in companies are often very short signed and are somehow missing the big picture. But in the end we likely have to follow anyway.

Google bids For Motorola

Google Goes Soup-To-Nuts On Android With Bid For Motorola | TechCrunch

wow! thats big news. That could really turn troubled android around into the right tracks. Also I'm sure they have some advanced dev tools for android that could be added to the SDK now. Very very cool indeed

Aug 11, 2011

The patent system isn’t broken - we are

The patent system isn’t broken — we are | This is my next...

very interesting (and long) read on patents. Letting patents only be valid for 3-5 years would be nice. But doesn't it (from time to time at least) take longer for a patent to be granted than that? I think I heard of patents where it took 7 years? In my opinion thats a bigger problem as times move fast. If a system can be used for 7 years and suddenly you got to pay license fees, thats bad, very bad. Also I think within 7 years its likely that someone else comes up with the same thing. Anyway, right now its a bad situation no matter which way you turn it. It needs to change, hopefully soon ...

Update: more on that:
ignore the code: It's Broken.

Aug 8, 2011

What’s the Fastest Web Browser in the “Real World”?

What’s the Fastest Web Browser in the “Real World?” Chrome. | TechCrunch

a lot of cool things around today :). Personally I don't really care so much about speed anymore. Most are more than fast enough for my taste.

More on Software Patents

ignore the code: More on Software Patents

good well known points there .. nothing more to say.

Indie Bundle 3 Devs on Linux problems

[Phoronix] Ryan Gordon Criticizes Open-Source Drivers Again

I don't think it's in wide practice, but I'm a huge fan of an idea that Douglas Coupland put forth in "Microserfs": Every member of the team uses a different operating system, so you're always portable (and if there's a problem, you know immediately).

Just what I always say. If you create a project thats suppost to be multi-platform you need to live that. Stop using "outdated" single platform software, thats just not the future. It's like not knowing English and beeing a programmer. It just doesn't work in the long run.

Aug 2, 2011

Intellectual property: Patents against prosperity

Intellectual property: Patents against prosperity | The Economist

A glimpse of hope. There seem to be people in America that realize the problem. At least on the Patent side.

Aug 1, 2011

Diablo 3 DRM (Constant Internet Connection)

Diablo 3 DRM Requires Constant Internet Connection – Until You Crack It, Of Course | TechCrunch

Damn, have been waiting for this game for so long and now this. Well guess have to spend my time and money on other games (shouldn't Tourchlight 2 be out this year?)