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The mobile device revolution is in full swing. From Smartphones and Superphones that changed the mobile device game to Tablets that are threatening to effectively put Netbooks out of business save for a few niche applications, our mobile world is changing. This is having an impact on less than mobile computing – your large Laptops and also your venerable Desktop Computer.

Are we moving toward the death of the computer and laptop as we know it today?
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…without the hardware?

MacOS is awesome, kinda, and I find the hardware that it is generally installed upon to be very good. This article started as a full blown review, but somewhere along the line it morphed into this thought experiment. Let’s see where this goes, shall we?

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Flashplayer 10 now on 64bit Linux

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For those of you who don’t know already, Adobe released an Alpha of Flash 10 for 64bit Linux. Interestingly there are not Windows or Apple versions available yet.

Read more here.

I find the decision to release it before the MacOS or Windows versions very interesting to say the least.

Desktop Ready is a bit of a misnomer – a standard that operating systems are measured against in order to fulfill a requirement that no-one has taken the time to spell out definitively. This causes a major problem, from where I stand – and leads me to ask the following questions:

  • How does one measure the “desktop-readiness” of an operating system?
  • If there is a standard – how was it determined?

These two questions, and a few remarks and observations – has lead me to believe there is not one single desktop-ready operating system available today if they are judged by the loose set of criteria we apply to this category. Here’s why I say so: continue reading…