Friday, April 25, 2008


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

Anyone who says M$ Vista is good, must be kidding. It was one of the most anticipated OS's recently, however it did not make it. Still most people prefer to use XP over Vista, for what ever reasons.

Apple did a good job with leopard, even the M$ Vista was very much influenced by it; no matter how much M$ tries to deny that. Thats on the desktop end. As for the servers, *nix and others are rapidly gaining over this market too. Most of the very high end markets are still dominated by *nix like the HP Superdome servers. This is one area where M$ has been struggling and will continue to loose.

The case with desktops is changing as well, where better and stable OS's have come into play. Most importantly at a time when corporate and enterprise applications are moving to web based solutions, dependency on a specific OS for desktop is slowly fading away. Adding to that with the recent developments into the desktops on *nix based OS's like Linux has given it a good exposure and acceptance into the home users as well. With benefits like having a more secure, stable and customizable platform.

With applications contributions by the open source community, no longer one is limited to one OS anymore. There is FREE applications today that can cater to almost all areas. In the recent 2 years or so the acceptance of OS's like the Mac OS X and Linux has had a good uptake even in Maldives and I assume will continue to do so more. I like to believe this is a new start of an end of one dominant OS ruling over our desktops and the future is good. Still a lot of people don't understand what FREE software means , it does not mean its only FREE but it means FREEDOM too. Furthermore I guess this same concept is started to spread all around the world, and slowly we might see a huge decline of Windows users in a near future. This is very possible.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Friend and Foe

First there is trouble, no one is happy. Looks bad on Mutt; obviously then comes Jeff to the rescue. Jeff always saves the day. No, Jeff will save the day?; when the time comes (which is soon, very soon).

Mutt could have done the same that Jeff did. No big deal, but why not? That you have to figure out.

So my understanding is the poor Mutt is left to be hated and Jeff to be loved. There is a lot of advantages to this, if one would give it deep thoughts.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A for Apple (part 2)

The very first Apple's logo.

Now don't get me wrong, this whole process of trying to get things going and keeping myself busy I have come to a funny point. A point where I am visualizing myself to really take a break, its not being overloaded or that I am not happy. Its about just simply taking a break. So I made a list of things I can do

1. Music, maybe try and learn how to play piano
2. Cooking; yeah I love that, but been long since I've really cooked anything
3. Meditation , never ever tried this but so many of my friends have suggested I should try.
4. Dancing - Wow now i would really like to imagine me doing that. Jeez!
5. Art - Paint a wall or something; well anyone can do it ey?
6. Travel ; I have been planning that for long.
7. Reading , guess i do that often even now, but no books. I need to start with a book and finish it.
8. Redoing this blog. hmmm, maybe not
9. Volunteering; for what? maybe I'd think more on it.

I am not sure if any of the above is possible, but making a list is no harm.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Mobile BroadBand to replce xDSL and Cables?

It's already started to happen in most developed and developing nations. The concept of mobile office has been adopted and in use. No longer fixed, but more freedom is provided to the users by these technologies. Not only freedom but it makes the internet more personnel.

Just plug-in your USB Broadband modem and you are online, anywhere. No question about this, this is the future. Some of the operators provide speeds ranging from 3.6 Mbps, 7.2 Mbps to 14.4 Mbps on these terminals.