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March 6, 2006 by markdotnet
I KNEW IT! So did all Windows users. Since OS-X is built on Unix (a la Linux) I wonder how the hobby OS crowd will discount this.

My favorite quote from the article is: "The only thing which has kept Mac OS X relatively safe up until now is the fact that the market share is significantly lower than that of Microsoft Windows or the more common Unix platforms...If this situation was to change, in my opinion, things could be a lot worse on Mac OS X than they currently are on other operating ...
December 21, 2005 by markdotnet
Does any one know if Stardock is planning support for U3 devices? It would be amazing to be able to plug in my U3 drive and fire up WindowBlinds, ObjectDock and DesktopX.

FYI - U3 drives allow for programs to run on host computers from a portable USB flash device. When the device is removed, no trace of the programs are left behind. U3 enabled programs do not modify the registry of the host comptuer and leave no files behind.

March 13, 2005 by markdotnet
I'm not sure about the popularity folks have regarding trying new things out, but I've been curious about Linux for a while. What's the big deal about it? I had a spare PC around but didn't like having the extra box hanging around. I came across KNOPPIX - it's a CD you can throw into your system and boot from it. It boots up a flavor of Linux without touching your hard drive at all. It's a great way to try it out.

KNOPPIX was neat enough but I couldn't really do much with it. I've heard o...