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Microsoft announcing “TouchWall”, just another piece of hardware for Google Maps

In Technology on May 15, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Microsoft has announced Touch Wall, Engadget reports, a touchable electronic device mounted on a wall. It will be a great piece of hardware for web applications like Google Maps. It looks like it’s going to be used for the public and not private. It looks pretty neat, but is it worth the money? I say no, it’s a big piece of flash that costs too much for too little. Microsoft isn’t making the right choices so far. Vista is a failure, they’re trying to copy Apple with their ‘simplicity’ with the new Office Suite, the Zune, and this new TouchWall that they just announced, and quite frankly, it’s not doing too well. Well that’s my take on it, for now goodbye.

Signed,

The Addicted

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Apple reaches $154 billion, Ubuntu to become the most popular Linux distribution?

In Apple, Linux/Unix, Technology, Ubuntu on May 14, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Well, well, it’s Apple’s time of year, because they just reached $154 billion! That’s one monster sized company, they are worth more than Google Corp. and Yahoo! Inc (Well we all knew the latter). Their enormous size comes from the stunning success of their iPods, iTunes, and the growing popularity of Mac’s and OSX. As for Ubuntu. Ubuntu has been one of the fastest growing Linux distributions out there, why? Because it is easy to use, and a WIndows user can adapt quite easily to it. It also has the capabilities of Linux with the simplicity and functionality of a Windows machine. This combination of abilities has easily driven Ubuntu to one of the top Linux distributions in terms of use. All I can say is, “Go Ubuntu!”. That is all.

Your blogger,

The Addicted

How To: Install .bin files

In Ubuntu on May 10, 2008 at 10:22 pm

OK, I know a lot of Ubuntu users are baffled by .bin files, so I’m gonna show you how to install them. It’s actually very easy, I will be using Print Screen to show you step by step instructions on how to install them. I will use Google Earth as an example.

1. First, download the file (I choose Google Earth)

2. Then open up a command line and “cd” into the directory in which the downloaded file is in.

3. Afterwards type the following command:

chmod +x *filename*.bin && ./*filename*.bin

4. It will run a script and open up a GUI interface setup, just follow it and you’re done! It will put an icon on your desktop.