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NOTICE

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2008 at 6:12 pm

Active immediately: This WordPress blog is now being used as an archive until all posts have been moved to the new site, AddictedBlogging.com. As of today no more posts will be submitted to this site, this includes updates about the BlackBerry Bold. Right now the new site is under construction and will be up in about 24 hours. We are changing hosts at the moment and it will take a while until the previous host is removed and the new host can be set up with the domain. We apologize for any inconvenience that we may have caused, but we guarantee that you will love the new site, so stay posted!

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We are moving!

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Great news! The Addicted Weblog is moving to AddictedBlogging.com! It’s not ready yet and it will take some time, but it’s gonna look great! I can’t wait to get things going, we are working very hard to set up the site, so please bare with me. Once the site is set up I will keep this WordPress account open for one week after, just so everyone can get used to things, that’s all for now, keep checking for real news soon!

New theme!

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Well, it was time for a new theme, so I picked “Unsleepable”. If you like BotHack’s theme, then this is it. I like it because it’s simple and easy to navigate. It also takes a lot more off the eye than the Digg theme, although I love Digg.com. Well, thats it for now, real tech updates coming soon.

OS X vs. XP vs. Ubuntu

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2008 at 11:45 am

OK, I just purchased my new MacBook Pro yesterday, pre-installed with OS 10.5. Now that I have used Windows, Linux, and Mac, it’s time for my review of all of them.

Windows XP:

Windows XP was a huge step up from the previous versions. It was a lot cleaner and easier to use than NT through 2000. It still had some major flaws, however. It was an extremely cluttered OS and it tended to get slower through time. It was inconsistent and none of the software was made by the same company or person. Networking is impossible on XP. Nothing seemed to really “work right” on XP, and all-in-all it was just another Microsoft product.

Rating:

I give Microsoft Windows XP SP2 a rating of 5.5 out of 10

 

Linux Ubuntu:

Ubuntu was a huge leap forward in Linux. It’s free, it’s useful, and the GUI is very well done. It still retains everything about a Linux/Unix machine, and it’s very easy to run it as a VM. They did well with program downloads, and it doesn’t tend to get as cluttered as other Linux OS’s. The drivers work surprisingly well for a Linux machine and it supports most devices. There are flaws, though. It can’t really be used as a server OS and the programs are very limited. It is extremely hard to install things sometimes and you need to as an IT professional on how to install things like AIM or Google Earth. Also, as any Linux machine, it doesn’t have enough big company backing to it, so they don’t write any drivers or software for it.

Rating:

I give Linux Ubuntu 8.04 – Hardy Heron a 8.0 out of 10

 

Apple Macintosh OS X 10.5 – Leopard:

Mac has long been the small, consumer operating system, much known as a toy, but with OS X 10.5, it’s much more than that. The first thing that surprised me was the uncanny resemblance to Unix it had in it’s command line functions. Everything was there, an FTP client, server, the apt-get function worked, same as the sudo, su, useradd, adduser, deluser, and ssh commands. It is the ultimate multimedia powerhouse and it is extraordinarily fast. It also is perfect for work, with it’s many functions and programs such as a VNC and VPN servers, Microsoft Word, iWork, Python, and many more. I could go on and on about how Mac OS 10.5 is the perfect operating system on the market, and it deserves my highest rating of all three.

Rating:

I give Apple Macintosh OS X 10.5 – Leopard a 9.5 out of 10

2012: The Year the Internet Ends

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm

I Power reports that in 2012, the internet, will end. There will be packages to purchase, like packages for your Dish or cable. You will only be allowed to view sites included in the package and will have to pay more to view others. For me, this is an outrage. I mean c’mon, the internet is one of the only things that is partially free! Spread the word, the last thing these companies want is a big public outcry against this, so lets do it! Tell everyone, the internet shall remain free! Story from I Power.

Napster launches $0.99 MP3 online store, there is a crapload of news

In Internet, Uncategorized on May 20, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Well, today has been a busy day in news, first the new iriver launches from Creative Labs. Then the Megan Meier incident, then the text-messaging lawsuit, and now Napster is launching their own online ninety-nine cent store. It is equivalent to Apple’s iTunes, only there’s nothing to download, and …*drumroll*…no DRM! Yes, finally, all songs $0.99, without Apple’s DRM crap. Everything is in MP3 format and you are free to do with it as you please. I’m making the switch, are you?

Nearly all major wireless carriers slammed by text-messaging lawsuit

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm
A new lawsuit has emerged against AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Alltel, US Cellular, Cellular South, and Virgin Mobile (No T-Mobile), against text-messaging for being charged with recieveing text messages and not being able to turn the service off, reports Engadget. This has been a problem for many years now, and it is finally being brought out in the open. I will report more as information becomes available, but for now this is the only real information I can give you.

Random: Rant about teacher

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm

OK, I know that my blog is supposed to be about technology and Linux, but I just have to get this out, so here goes my first rant on my blog.

*Start rant*
OK, here’s the deal. I go to a “Christian” high school, or at least that’s what the call themselves, and I’ve got this Bible “teacher”, or at least that’s what he calls himself, that knows nothing about anything and says the most random bullsh*t that doesn’t even make sense. First off, he doesn’t know his facts and tries to force it upon my fellow classmates and I, second, he looks and sounds like a complete idiot, and third, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. In class today (May 13, 2008), we were talking about the end times and the book of Revelation in the Bible. Well, my teacher thinks that the EU (European Union) is where the anti-Christ is going to come from. First he states basic facts about it, that aren’t even right. He says that the EU was established in 1950, but it was actually established in 1993. He states that it doesn’t allow it’s members to hold a formal military, which it clearly states that all of it’s members must be able to defend themselves, with their own established military force. He goes on to say that it’s leader (The High Commissioner) is not elected, but he is in fact elected by each commissioner (Or ambassador) from each of the member nations or states. Then after feeding us all of these incorrect facts, he states that since the headquarters of the EU looks like the Colosseum in Rome, that the EU is in fact where the anti-Christ is going to come from, and I have one thing to say, what? Has he noticed that the EU contains Rome, Italy, so therefore it is only honoring it’s past? Yes, maybe Christians were persecuted there, but c’mon! That is just plain ridiculous. He also says that all of it’s members must use the same currency to join, so that’s also part of the end times, but FYI, Britain is part of the EU, but it still uses the Great British Pound (GBP) not the Euro. He also says that they are imposing one religion, and he goes on to say that it is the embodiment of the word “Tolerance”, that just drove me mad. Of course we have to have tolerance, what do you think starts wars? He also states that the United States has nuclear weapons that are 100 times as powerful as the Little Boy that was used in Hiroshima…uh…that’s wrong. We have 100 times the arsenal or stockpile, but they do not have the capability to wipe out a good size state of the US. OK, I think I am done, I know this was totally random, but my mom doesn’t want to hear it because she already hates my teacher enough, and my dad is out of town…so…I’m just going to pour it out on you guys.

Thank you for listening,

The Addicted

*End rant*

First post!

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2008 at 3:50 pm

OK, I am sitting here at my desk, in school, and was thinking, “What if I created a blog about Linux?” So I made this, I call it “The Addicted” because I am totally and utterly addicted to my computer, and especially Linux (Ubuntu). I guess I’ll write about my experiences, troubles, and triumphs.

Later,

The Addicted