Here at Linux Journal, we accept all geeks. Whether you’re a Windows addict or a Mac-head, Linux doesn’t discriminate, and neither do we.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Linux doesn’t lie, any more than gravity lies, or geology lies, or atmosphere
lies. Like those other natural things, Linux has no guile, no agenda beyond
supporting the entirety of use-space. In rough words, there’s no bullshit about
it, and that’s one reason it gets used. Let me explain.
My 2006-vintage Sony Bravia flat-screen “Full HD” TV has Linux inside. I can tell
because it comes with a two-page printout of the GPL, included almost as a
warning. “Watch out”, it seems to say. “This TV comes infected
with freedom.” Not
that it’s worth hacking: you can make breakfast in the time that passes between a
click on the remote and a change on the screen. more>>
Android is a lot more free than iOS, but there are limits. We need to break
At its birth, Android was the horizontal and open solution to the problem
of Apple’s vertical and closed silo. On Android, hardware makers and
software writers could build devices and apps, free to operate outside the
walls of any vendor’s closed garden.
The first blog search engine was PubSub in 2002. It was inventive and strange in some ways (and took some getting used to); but it was fast and did a good job of searching through syndicated postings, mostly from blogs — at least until blog spam became an epidemic that nearly killed the whole category a couple years later. more>>