🍱Felipe Alvarez's Blog

Mojave experiment

WHAT?! What do you MEAN you “don’t like Windows Vista!” FINE! But you outta try out Microsoft’s newest Operating System: Mojave...

I’ve been getting a bit away from GNU for a small while. I Aced by LPIC 1 exam #1 and I haven’t yet started to study for exam #2. My girlfriend read a few chapters for me, which I thought was excellent. Instead of GNU, I sorta got interested in my old hobbies: hold’em and photography. Paradise poker ripped me of the bonuses I earned, and I’m not in the mood for Pokerstars (their ring games are getting tougher)....

What do Free and Open Source Leaders Think Of Microsoft?

the leaders quoted here free themselves to see a more complex view of their situation. Not only do they see Microsoft as struggling with the nearly impossible task of redefining itself after so many years, but they also emphasize that Microsoft is simply the greatest of the proprietary threats to FOSS — and not the only one — and that focusing too closely on Microsoft brings its own dangers....

Automatic Doors

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Came across this little gem

The reason that beating Linux is the highest priority at Redmond is that unlike, Novell, Netscape, Corel, Lotus or any of Microsoft’s previous targets, there has been no obvious company to blow away, no means to starve the competition into submission. And, unlike these other targets, Microsoft is not winning. Linux has grown in influence, and things look to get worse, not better, for Microsoft in the short term. http://www.linux.com/feature/20520...

virii

The only reason Microsoft software is the target of so many viruses is because it is so widely used! Why, if Linux or Mac OS X was as popular as Windows, there would be just as many viruses written for those platforms! Do YOU agree with this statement? This article at TheRegister tries to disprove that ‘myth’. I’ve had this conversation with many people. The point I try to make, is that Microsoft and other HW and SW vendors rub each others backs, and make millions for unsuspecting losers clamoring for the latest anti-virus update, or newest $60 cd/dvd burning software....

RAID

RAID – redundant array of inexpensive/independent disks What a tricky little thing it is, especially the non-Hardware variety (i.e. a dedicated RAID controller card via PCI bus or PCI-e bus). These are some of the things I think I know about RAID in GNU: BIOS RAID (a.k.a. fakeRAID) is built onto motherboards to please Windows Users, because XP Home and XP Pro do not come with support for redundant arrays (RAID levels 1 and up)....

Work

I am quite excited that things are going well in the computer business department. After all, I’ve had three clients so far, all pleased with my work. For $30/hr it is very affordable. I’m only working about 2-4 hours. They get everything they want for between $60-$120....

God of War

I’m pretty stoked about my PS2. I’ve been playing lots of very good games lately – especially some of the great classics. I don’t regret now having played these games before. I did other amazing things before. God of War was excellent. Lots of cool enemies, beautiful puzzles, cool landscapes, killer story line. Kratos is a bad ass, with pimpin’ chains. Bully is pretty fun – albeit childish Need For Speed: Carbon is very exciting....

on FLOSS

a very interesting thread. thank you to all. I have been able to see the point of view of GNU/Linux developers. Sometimes one forgets what ‘volunteerism’ really means, and the efforts that are expended and the sacrifises endured for the good of the ‘group’ THANK YOU!! Also, I do believe that gnu is very powerful on the desktop, and even the corporate desktop. When you get to specialised stuff, like Pat mentioned a very good video editing software, those gaps will be filled in with players like Adobe (which just joined the Linux Foundation some days ago)....