Monopoly Power

Whenever a proprietary operating system company gets enough market share, they ignore common sense and courtesy. One of the things that impelled me to launch Tuxrocket instead of quietly leaving the Mac fold and going 100% Linux was the fact that I was so locked into...

Standard vs. Non-standard UIs

Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) are available for all the major desktop environments. OK- I’m guessing on Windows (I was right). But Mac OS X, GNOME, and KDE all have guidelines meant to steer developers to develop in a way that makes apps consistent in various...

Got a Droid

I have a fun new phone finally and ran into a snag trying to get things into an arrangement where stuff on my desktop and on my phone sync. Google’s Android essentialy skips the problem of syncing software for the desktop by syncing with their Internet based...