Chances are, if you’re browsing for a new desktop or laptop, it will come packed with the latest version of Windows. Heck, you may even be reading this article using a Windows-based PC. Of course, if you’re a dedicated Apple customer, you’re likely using a PC based on MacOS. They’re the two main operating systems dominating the desktop and laptop markets today.But you’ve undoubtedly heard about a third “free” platform, called Linux. What is Linux, you ask, and is it better than Windows 10 or MacOS? Should you install it? Here’s a bit of information to chew on.Press the rewind button, pleaseFirst, let’s hit the rewind button and jump back to 1991. At the time, Terminator 2: Judgement Day was a huge hit in theaters, and Intel’s first 32-bit processor, the 80386, had become a widely-used chip in PCs. The Windows operating system was still an infant, so Unix was the most-used operating system at the time, both commercially, and in … [Read more...] about What is Linux? It’s a free operating system you may already use without knowing
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Gone are the days of the “stupid” desk that just sits there on the floor, holding your desktop or laptop while you peck away at the keyboard. That’s the Stone Age way of living compared to the new “smart” desk sold by Autonomous: The new SmartDesk 3. It can order your lunch, call an Uber, and will even rise to the occasion automatically if you need to stand up to work. No kidding.At its core, the SmartDesk 3 is a motorized desk that can lift or lower the working surface if you’re in a standing or sitting position. It’s powered by two linear actuators and a dual-motor design that can raise the desktop from 24 inches to 50 inches in height. It can lift up to 300 pounds at 2.3 inches per second.But the brains behind the SmartDesk 3 reside within an embedded touchscreen (tablet). It resides toward the left edge of the desktop. It’s tilted on the surface by 25 degrees so all you need to do is glance at the screen instead of angling your … [Read more...] about The SmartDesk 3 could be the smartest piece of office furniture you can buy
Perhaps it's the rapid pace of change here in the tech world, but it seems scarcely a day can go by without someone declaring some technology or another "dead."Take the netbook, for example. People have been saying for years it's dead; today, however, we have the Chromebook phenomenon.The command line is another popular target, of course, but few can compete with the Linux desktop itself, the death of which has been trumpeted so many times now that Linux Girl has lost count. Amazing how something that's "dead" can keep on satisfying so many users!Well, recently in the Linux community there's been occasion to discuss another purported "death" -- or at least one that's often wished for. The "victim" this time? None other than Perl."Perl: The language everyone wants to declare dead" is the title of the Linux Advocates post that started the proverbial ball rolling, and roll it did."It seems that many react and cringe when they hear the word Perl," wrote blogger Dietrich Schmitz. "It's a … [Read more...] about LINUX BLOG SAFARI Perl: Jewel in the Rough or Scourge of IT?
Every time the "PC is dead" topic comes up, an old Monty Python movie comes to mind, and I'll bet you can guess which one. PCs are on almost every desk, and the installed base is measured not in the hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands -- it is measured in the hundred millions.Brian Krzanich, Intel's latest CEO, last week announced a massive layoff tied to the company's missing its quarterly numbers, and once again the alarm sounded. Was the PC is dead, or was Intel's miss just another new-CEO mistake? (There have been a lot of those of late.)It is becoming really clear to me that there definitely needs to be a class for new CEOs that covers the fundamentals -- at least -- but what I'm finding incredibly annoying is that the industry responsible for analytics and artificial intelligence doesn't seem to be very good at doing causal analysis.I don't think the PC is dead today any more than I did six months ago, but I am becoming concerned that a lot of folks who depend on … [Read more...] about OPINION Why Is the PC Industry Trying to Kill the PC?