Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by David at 2007-09-18 14:22
"SCO Group CEO Darl McBride says competition from the open source Linux operating system was a major reason why the company was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday."
Didn't SCO sell Linux for a good many years?
Posted by ats at 2007-09-18 09:07
"Lenovo -- the company that bought out IBM's Thinkpad business -- has come out with a green machine: the $400 ThinkCentre A61e."
"[...] Because the darn thing's hideous:"
Erm, no, it isn't.
It looks a darn sight better than anything Apple's produced in the last ten years...
It is, on the other hand, slower and with less memory and hard disk space than my current desktop machine, which was thrown out by the library IT department last year.
Yay for recycling.
A darn sight better then anything Apple's produced in the last ten years? It looks like a 1980s video casette recorder. I'm surprised the CD tray doesn't pop out of the top.
You're right about the spec though. Powerful it ain't!
Posted by ats at 2007-09-18 09:06
Yes, indeed, I think that would make me sick if I were trying to do anything with it while playing bass.
This is (one of the reasons) that I don't use commercial music software -- the utterly abysmal interface design.
Orange knobs on an orange background? Great idea!
(And yet some people want to make this sort of crap possible on Linux...)