Why Did GNUstep Never Really Take Off?

About a month ago, I considered the factors that were holding back one open source project with much potential, Parrot. Today I will do the same for another open source project: . Mac OS X knows the inherent power and quality of this API. It was designed extremely well, successfully taking into account OO principles long [...]

NetBSD: An Alternative to Xubuntu and Ubuntu Lite for Machines With Low Specs

I know a number of people who advocate the use of Xubuntu on resource-constrained desktop systems. But there has recently been talk about how the resource usage of Xubuntu is growing at a rapid pace. Along these lines, today I read an article that considers the use of Ubuntu Lite as an alternative to Xubuntu [...]

It Is Time To Take The WWW Behind The Shed And Put It Out Of It’s Misery

Almost everything that makes up the WWW is a hack. HTML, HTTP, SMTP, are all antiquated technologies. These old technologies were engineered with the sole intention of delivering and sharing text documents. Early web browsers and e-mail clients shared this same basic vision in the beginning. Even today, most media requires plug-ins and other technologies [...]

The Power Of A 500 MHz Pentium III System With 128 MB of RAM

Thanks to an article on DesktopLinux.com, I was reading about the Asus Eee PC 701 system. One interesting thing about this system is that it will reportedly run a variant of Xandros Desktop Linux. The article goes on to note that this device will apparently have 512 MB of RAM. It’s the paragraph following that [...]