Why Even Talk About Linux Popularity?

It seems like such a waste of time- in the past several weeks most of the ‘news’ my various sources have cobbled together based on my interests have been a slew of “Ubuntu no longer the most popular” ‘news’ stories. Give me a break....

To Steve Jobs, the Magician of Closed Systems

Steve Jobs brought us to a new level of art in technology. He will be missed. Recently I read that Richard Stallman’s comment about Steve Jobs garnered some harsh reactions. This is not surprising- he is Richard Stallman. But there’s one thing even ardent...

Be Kind to the User- Even When it Comes to Errors

Errors- they’re everywhere. No matter how well you coded your app, there will be problems you just can’t foresee. But in some cases you’re bound to realize in advance that there could be a problem. Here are the ways, in order of helpfulness, in which...

Ubuntu 11.04 and Why I’m an Ubuntu Fan

People that know me well know that switching operating systems is something I enjoy the same way others like to take cruises. I love kicking the tires on a new operating system or desktop environment. Since starting Tuxrocket I’ve see-sawed back and forth...

Quick Example of a Great Icon and a Great App Name

I know I go on endlessly about naming your app well. It seems like such a simple thing. Here’s an app I came across earlier. It’s for Mac, but I think the icon and name combination are excellent. The app is Nottingham.  If you’re not aware,...

Making Non-KDE Apps Look Beautiful in KDE

Recently a big step towards a unified KDE interface occurred- the oxygen-gtk project. Rather than the imperfect solution of theming where a GTK theme that approximates the KDE Oxygen look is made, this project is an actual GTK engine that will dynamically and...