Monday, September 20, 2010

Linux Monday

Linux Monday

Or, actually, a tech Monday that's a little less Linuxy than usual, starting with Chris Wilson at Slate begging you to upgrade your browser:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could help kill off IE6 in a single day by cutting off support of old, rickety browsers. Sure, he'd lose a lot of traffic for a few days, but what's a bigger hassle for Web users: installing a new browser or bidding farewell to their online selves? For Google and Facebook, the motive here isn't altruism. By rooting out the clunkers, sites will be able to unleash the firepower to create a better experience for everyone. A better experience means more clicks, and more clicks mean more money.
Here's how to install iTunes - just iTunes - without the bloatware it's bundled with. (Myself, I haven't handled an iPod in a couple years, but I back then was able to copy music to an iPod with a program called gtkpod. Efforts to get iTunes flying in Linux with Wine or Crossover failed, I suspect by design.)

Tech trivia: the history of the tilde! (this thing: ~ )

And to finish, or Finnish as it may be: Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, is now a US citizen.

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