I recently came across a review of the upcoming 5.0 version of the SkyOS operating system. I had come across this a while back in my try-every-operating-system-imaginable days, but this review got me quite interested in it again. Once version 5.0 is offically released, I'll definitely spend some time playing around with it.
Woot! Haven't played it yet, but will probably try it out later tonight. In the meantime, here are some links so you can download it yourself:
pdabuyersguide.com posted a mouth-watering review of Sharp's new newet C-series Zaurus model, the SL-C860. Unfortunately, as with previous C-series models, the C860 is only available in Japan. Damn! But, you can import it through localization specialists such as Dynamism.
You can read the full review here.
As we (should) all know by now, Sun is jumping into the Linux arena with it's own branded Linux distribution: the Sun Java Desktop System 2003. Despite the horribly misleading name, the "Java" Desktop System is actually a re-branded SuSE distro.
Mad Penguin gives us a fairly thorough overview of the new OS. To sum up, he gives it a 2 out of 5, with this quote included in the closing comments:
To be completely honest with you (and this is not meant to disrespect Sun), I would not deploy this OS in any situation (other than maybe the most basic user) at this time due to these and a few other concerns I have. It is not ready for the desktop, though I see potential for it in the future if Sun continues its push for the desktop.
Read the full review here.
Sorry for the lack of updates over the last couple of months. Things have been crazy at work, plus I've been out of town for a while. Will try to add some new stuff soon...
In the meantime, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope all of you had a relaxing Christmas (well, as much as that's possible), and your year is already off to a great start.
Even if you don't know what BSoD means, you've undoubtedly come across them before. They're the really annoying blue screens that appear whenever Windows crashes (and lets face it, that's quite often). I just came across a gallery of some very visible (and very funny) BSoDs. Enjoy!
Here's the gallery.
Ever wonder what would happen if you suddenly and unexpectedly lost your internet connection? I know, it's a frightening thought! Fear not, though, this site has the answer. My personal favorite quote:
10. Use Your Emergency AOL Disk
If you find that your connection to the Internet is going to be longer than you can possibly stand, as a last resort, pull out an emergency AOL CD, the one with 910 free hours of connection to the AOL service. Take the CD in one hand...and slash it across your wrist! Suicide will probably be a better alternative than connecting to that service.
Read the full story.