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Linux Distro’s, FOSS and the advocates behind them – Some food for thought?

Since 2008 when OpenBytes was created as a platform to highlight the benefits of GNU/Linux and FOSS itself, little did I know that even though I’ve always kept a foot in the door for the new user (and certainly not gone down the “all or nothing” route some advocates have taken) I too was guilty … Continue reading

Peppermint 4 – An OS for everyone? & The Probem of Linux Advocacy

Its been a while since I wrote a distro review on Openbytes and its also been a while since I visited Peppermint developments.  To this day I still have a Netbook (Acer) which many years ago I installed Peppermint on and whilst in the days of tablets and just about every device in your house … Continue reading

All change at Microsoft? – Or admitting defeat?

Three pieces of news from Microsoft today, which signal to me a change in the companies view of itself and maybe now realizes that as well as having no foothold on the popular markets of today such as smartphones, net services and search, see’s itself more providing software for others in its future. First up … Continue reading

Beware a softie bearing gifts…Microsoft giveaway?

I make no secret of my opinion that Microsoft should never be allowed the dominance on any form factor that its enjoyed over the years on the desktop.  After many years of introducing users to Linux and indeed other alternatives, it always amazed me that such simple features of Linux that I take for granted … Continue reading

Android Review: Defence Zone 2

Released on 10th January 2013 is Defence Zone 2 for the Android platform which I’ll be taking look at today. Defence Zone 2 is the work of Artem Kotov and interestingly the game promises a Linux release in the future. You can visit the official website here: http://defensezone.net/index.html Seriously, it’s like playing a TD game using the … Continue reading

Microsoft begs for Windows Phone developers?

Despite the usual Microsoft PR, Windows Phone (and infact) many of Microsoft’s many “new ideas”, have been met with apathy from the consumer.  Windows Phone has found itself in a catch-22 I believe where the consumer wants the apps and the devs wont come and make the apps they want until they are Windows Phone … Continue reading

Ubuntu Advocacy Kit – Controlled Advocacy?

I’ll start off by making a few things clear.  Firstly my family PC runs Ubuntu 12.04LTS its great. Ive had no problems whatsoever with the distro and from my young lad playing Tree Fu Tom on the CBBC’s website, to handling of all the tasks I put to it there are no complaints.  None at … Continue reading

Bad boy Ballmer’s bonus busted – Microsoft CEO in for a rough time?

Hot on the heels on the “Humble Indi Bundle” where customers pay what they think an item is worth, it appears Steve Ballmer is experiencing what it is like to be a “Bumbling CEO Bundle” and having his bonus cut for the third year running. The Wall Street Journal reports: Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT -1.68% board reduced the bonus awarded … Continue reading

Humble eBook Bundle – Yet again, Linux users are spending more money than Windows.

The Humble Indi Bundle has released it’s new offering – a bundle of ebooks where the customer pays what they want.  It’s an an idea that has proved successful in the past and also highlighted that far from being “freetards” as some Microsoft Advocates would suggest, Linux users are willing to spend more money than … Continue reading

Windows – Now with added malware!

Windows users the world over will almost certainly be familiar with malware and the numerous hoops one must jump through in order to try to prevent it.  How many PC’s have been replaced because the unsuspecting (and often inexperienced) PC user thought that the problem was with the PC hardware itself and not the “software” … Continue reading

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