Naming Your App

Last time we talked about bizarre names in open source software. This time we’re going to address how to fix it. What constitutes a good name for software? Last time, we mentioned a trend to include within the app name a reference to the programming language...

What is root?

root represents possibly the most important thing to understand about Linux that differs from Windows. You may have heard that Linux is more stable and secure than other operating systems, particularly Windows. The main reason that Windows is not stable or secure is...

Who Names These Projects Anyway?

Too often, open source programs have bizarre, unhelpful names. This needs to change, at least for desktop applications, for Linux to really take off in that market. For all my love for Linux, software names in Linux are probably the most cryptic, arcane names...

First Redo of the Bluefish Splash

I really like this splash image, although it was designed to go with the first icon, so it doesn’t fit very well with the newest draft. I’ll probably need to rework this to fit the icon better. Oh well.