Linux server market grows 36% in Canada; Windows 27%

Quick entry that makes me think of a blog entry of mine from a little while ago. It falls into the good news for Linux though I’m sure it could be made to sound bad with a little work [ insert appropriate smiley here ]. Anyhow, according to a tiny little ZDNet blog entry, RedNova News has a story that IDC Canada reported that the Linux server market in Canada grew more than 36% in the 2003-2004 period. In comparison, the Windows server market grew some 27%. Wow! Talk about your complex trackbacks. Sounds a lot like “I know somebody …

Anti-BitTorrent news spawns an avalanche of criticism

How’s that for a headline? As I sit here writing a column about BitTorrent, it seems somehow appropriate to note how much BitTorrent has been in the news lately — most of that news has been bad. Now, John Dvorak thinks he’s got it figured out and the smell seems to be coming out of Redmond. Microsoft, after all, has come up with a better P2P file sharing product, or at least, they plan on coming up with one some day, something called Avalanche. It seems that some security expert has claimed that BitTorrent is distributing spyware (say it isn’t …

Star Trek fan films

Yes, you guessed it, yet another blog posting that has nothing to do with Linux. One of my regular must visit Websites is a difficult one to explain. In fact, the best way to understand Memepool is to visit Memepool.com. You can discover all sorts of cool — and often very strange — things there. What I discovered recently, was a collection of Star Trek fan films, some of them pretty darn good. Now, I was already familiar with Star Trek New Voyages, a lovingly crafted continuation of the original series voyages with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and all the gang. …

Star Trek fan films

Yes, you guessed it, yet another blog posting that has nothing to do with Linux. One of my regular must visit Websites is a difficult one to explain. In fact, the best way to understand Memepool is to visit Memepool.com. You can discover all sorts of cool — and often very strange — things there. What I discovered recently, was a collection of Star Trek fan films, some of them pretty darn good. Now, I was already familiar with Star Trek New Voyages, a lovingly crafted continuation of the original series voyages with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and all the gang. …

Podcast #4

Hello everyone, Well, it has been just this side of forever since I last recorded a podcast so I thought, hey, this is the night, May 31, 2005. Tonight’s discussion is about spinning the Linux numbers, the WFTL-LUG logo contest, recording Skype conversations, and a brand new program for recording podcasts (yes, I used it for this one). The podcast is listed in the WFTL Podcasts menu or you can head straight there by clicking here. Take care out there. — Marcel