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Monthly Archive June, 2005

The Support Myth

June 23, 2005

The principle differentiator between open and closed source software these days is supposedly support. The quality gap between the two camps has either closed or Open Source is widely recognized to be superior. The primary reason today for not adopting an open source solution (where there is a business case for doing so) is that […]

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June 7, 2005

” It takes a lot of doing to get vim (which is really gvim) ” to behave properly on Windoze, but I’ve got something that ” works a bit. I have to turn auto-indenting off because it ” constantly screws up, but it’s better than notepad. colors darkblue set guifont=Lucida_Console:h10:cANSI set nocompatible “source $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim “source […]

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Apple Migrates to Intel

The big news in consumer computing this week seems to be the announcement of Apple switching processors to Intel chips from IBM’s PowerPC. I come to this news with quite a bit of scorn and derision, but partly that is because I started out with bitterness towards Apple. I spent the years between 1986 and […]

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