There seems to be a Medium genre of articles about people leaving Apple. I’m not sure if it’s a trend or if I’m stuck in Medium’s filter bubble.
In other words, if people had simply stayed on top of security updates, their machines would not have been infected. “People kind of got complacent and not vigilant about updating their machines,” Mr. Wysopal said.
No matter your operating system, update your machine!
Anyway, I took two lessons away from this whole stupid process: don’t let the time you’ve spent on something prevent you from leaving it, and make sure it’s easy to take your data with you whenever you sign up for a new service.
For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple’s engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones even after its app had been deleted and the devices erased — a fraud detection maneuver that violated Apple’s privacy guidelines.
This is it’s good when everyone see the underlying code.
GNOME is great. I’ll have a review ready shortly.
Doing a file system upgrade like that without any issues is pretty amazing. It reminds me of when Google did a live upgrade/switch from Red Hat to Debian.
People are brave.
Cory was able to stop using multiple monitors thanks to virtual desktops, a staple of just about every Linux desktop environment. If I could focus on more than one thing at a time, I’d use them, too!
I never understood why Canonical invested so much time, energy, and political capital, on a project that just wasn’t that different from GNOME. They seemed to go out of their way to create something that wasn’t quite as good, but at the same time, wasn’t all that different.
“I’ve seen the change happen myself—my place of employment, a public library in the Washington DC-area, offers 27 Linux stations for youth and adults to use seven days a week. Before the cloud became popular, students asked for help saving their homework to USB Flash drives or frantically tried to e-mail their partially-completed homework during the last minutes of a computer session. Things would get ugly fast—students lost work far too often, and many rationally concluded that library computers were unsuitable for doing homework.”
The cloud often makes the idea of the operating system a purely academic distinction.