FWIW I work on a netbook (Eee 1000 with eeebuntu) which is small, cheap, robust, and runs for 12 hours on an extended battery.
But Firefox is painfully slow. Chromium warns "This browser is not ready!" but is actually really great.
Apart from that cut and paste bug and a few more.
It's fast, fast, fast, and I don't mind if it crashes. I just restart it, remember to not press Ctrl-V, and let other people post my URLs for me.
I enjoyed Firefox a lot but the speed Chromium runs at makes it a compelling switch, even unfinished. Amazing, no?
I suspect that in elections from 2000 to 2006, the standards of democracy in the US fell to below what we would consider acceptable in emerging democracies. Where there would be monitoring from outside observers.
Not to make this more political than it will be, but do we know what direction those stolen votes went? Do we know how much this influenced the national vote?
Another thing I did not find in TFA: how was this uncovered?
Too lazy to post the link?
No, I'm using Chromium on Linux and though it's fast it crashes whenever I try to paste text. So thanks for posting the link.
Check the Firehose for another patent story (some fools tried to claim a patent on SOAP!)
This is my last ever journal entry.
HeironymousCoward is signing off.
The news today that criminal gangs have been spotted selling botnets, the day after the FCC considers spyware to be a valid model for software producers...
In case there is any doubt at all, let me summarize the near furture of the Internet in two words: Robber. Barons.
Actions speak louder than words. But words survive when actions are dust.
Price of download single (3-4 minutes high quality music): $0.99.
Price of downloaded ringtone (30 seconds radio quality): $4.00.
Why? Because phone manufacturers don't allow mobile phones to play MP3 ringtones. Why not? Because they also profit from the ringtone business (Nokia sells ringtones and logos in Europe).
The music industry already makes more from ringtones than singles...
Some wars of the future...
1. Microsoft vs. Free Software
Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan