Summer has some sweet moments, this is one of those (I fell…but you will guess where 😉 )
So, I’m thinking about buying a S3, but I keep reading about rooting it after all the amazing reviews the stock ROM has!
Yes, I have a rooted phone (SGS1), but it was because I wanted to have the latest Android version. Being the S3 the flagship for Samsung, I doubt it won’t update it very often though.
So, why? I can’t think any good reason to do it. Really.
They talk about control, customization and power. Control over what? if you know, please tell me, because I don’t get it. Customization? well, I live without it. Power? again, over what!
I’m really confused right now…
[Final Update: This post got a lot of notice, but I also had a follow up post that received less notice here that should be read for full perspective before commenting on this one now.]
If you are like me, you prefer LibreOffice over (Apache) OpenOffice because (1) It has a better open source license. (2) It has more community support. (3) It is more rapidly developing and releasing updates.
But at the same time, when I try to use them in a hard-core power user work environment, ideals go out the window and I use what works to keep my job. My employer briefly flirted with OpenOffice around 2005, and supposedly it was really bad experiment, but I wasn’t there at the time. So sadly, no one here contemplates a change from MS Office. Take an example spreadsheet I use. It is very complex to the point…
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Today I wanted to use my webcam with a relative, so I decided to boot into Windows to make use of the build-in webcam as Pidgin has no support for audio/video calls and as AMsn does, it won’t work correctly.
After telling my Linux box to reboot, not more than 5 seconds passed until the grub menu asked me what to do. I chose Windows and I just waited……and waited…..and waited. A couple of minutes later the login prompt was there. typed my password. You see, when I start my laptop and login I just start using my computer right away, I don’t wait until everything loads because…well, Linux does it instantaneously.
Maybe the fact that Linux loads almost instantaneously might have affected what I was expecting from Windows. So when I was at Windows, I tried to use it right away: boy…ohhh boy: what a big FAIL. I had to wait until everything loaded, literally! (no, that’s not what she said…). After a few minutes using it I was getting desperate about Windows failing to do what I was telling to. Desperation grew so much that I convinced that relative to install Skype so we could use the webcams while me using Linux.
Yeah, thank you Skype, you are awesome although you have Linux a few versions behind the Windows version.
What I’m trying to say is that I DO NOT like Windows, which doesn’t mean I hate it, but I prefer to avoid it as much as possible. I don’t need to feel the rage when something doesn’t work as supposed.
Next time, I’ll make a coffee after login in Windows 😉
These are some facts about Linux
- Linus Torvalds developed the Kernel while he was a student in the University of Helsinki in 1991.
- Last year, 75% of the code created for Linux, was developed by private companies.
- In December 2009, IBM announced a new Mainframe system designed to work under Linux.
- IBM choose Linux to use it in the next most powerful Supercomputer, named Sequoia (2011).
- 446 of the 500 top Supercomputers use Linux.
- 95% of the servers used in Hollywood studios used for animated films use Linux.
- The first film produces in Linux servers was Titanic in 1997
- James Cameron also choose Linux servers to produce Avatar.
- Google servers use Linux.
- Google contributed with 1.1% of the actual Linux kernel.
- Linux is going into the smartphone market.
- OS’ like Palm WebOS, Google Andoid, Nokia Maemo or Samsung Bada use the Linux kernel.
- TiVo uses its own personalized version of Linux.
- Linux leads the server market with 33,8% (Windows has 7,3%)
- Well, in the desktop and laptop market, Linux only has about 1,02% share.
Some things worth knowing 😉