Category: Software

AMD hates linux users

AMD Customer Care has made their point perfectly clear. Support for Linux is poor – and you better be thankful for it. This explains the piss poor performance on my ThinkPad’s ATI video card, but the workstation with a Nvidia 5200FX and half the cpu kicks its ass. Queue the rocking chair squeek and old
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GIMP Tutorials

I’ve been transitioning from purchased software to open source. My biggest leap is going to be making the jump from an old version of (pre-Adobe) Macromedia Fireworks to GIMP. My life just got a tad easier with this collection of GIMP Tutorials. Now I’ve got a greater understanding of Gimp controls and features. I’ve been
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Dacal USB cd library, version 2

I received a Dacal CD Library as a Christmas present a few years ago. I was really excited to be able to finally clear off the three spindles of CDs and DVDs that had collected on my desk. Until… I installed the software… and experienced what had to be the worst experience I’ve had with
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VMWare lays the smack down

The Register reports that VMWare is ramping up the bad P.R. against Microsoft’s competing product – VirtualPC. This kind of marketing is probably good at this time of the year – it gets me prepared for the next onslaught of advertising from our presidential candidates. Microsoft realized it was getting left in VMWare’s dust so
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Google Apps, open for Bid’ness

Google has had their cross hairs on Microsoft for a long time. They claim to not be interested in what Redmonds’ up to, but they’ve been successfully picking off their weaker products like strangling tourists in a jungle of lions. This week, though – they took a shot at the leader of Microsoft’s pack, Exchange
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