Tag Archives: operating systems

Natural Selection: evolution of the modern desktop

Imagine a desktop OS that is so thin that you could barely even see it. Most of the time, you aren’t even aware of it. There is nothing to install, nothing to update, nothing to [mis]configure, and so nothing to crash. Nothing. That is what i want from my next OS. “NothingOS” is the name [...]

3 different ways to walk away from Windows

As a follow up to an earlier post entitled: Windows to Linux: Baby Steps, and because i just can’t stop investigating new operating systems, i’ve decided to give a brief description of 3 distros that caught my eye this week. While all of these distributions have easy of use (installation, familiarity, etc) as a major [...]

Windows to Linux: Baby Steps.

Every so often, i get myself into an uncomfortable situation that involves me trying to explain to someone why they should to switch from Windows to Linux. It goes something like this, “because it’s faster, more secure, …” — but for some reason i just never know where to begin. I end up either confusing the person or just scaring them off with too much technical jargon.

I thought it would be a good idea to make a list that compared Windows to Linux softwares, side-by-side. That way, i could describe the difference between the two operating systems in terms that people were already familiar with. Try Firefox instead of Internet Explorer, Open Office instead of Microsoft Office, Thunderbird instead of Outlook Express.. and so on.

Symphony OS Alpha 3

[ page last updated: Aug. 14, 2005. ] I have to remember to keep an eye out for this up and coming Linux Distribution. From the screenshots [ 1 | 2 | 3 ] on their site, it looks really different. It is still only in the alpha stages at this time, and i should [...]