Category Archives: Linux and Android

Android, the anti-productivity OS

After 7 months of torture I have abandoned Android and my LG G3 and returned to my Lumia 1020 Windows Phone.  The 1020 now feels thick, even clunky, and after the G3’s 5.5″ screen the 1020’s 4.5″ screen feels tiny.  … Continue reading

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I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up

I’ve been using a Windows Phone since Windows Phone 7 shipped, and for many years before that (with the exception on 1 year on the iPhone 3GS) I used Windows Mobile.  Indeed my history with Microsoft’s mobile offerings goes back to … Continue reading

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More fuel on the Android apps on Windows fire

In 1996 Microsoft licensed Java from Sun.  Think about that for a moment before continuing on with this blog post.  At what seemed the height of its PC market dominance, when it “owned” the developers, when Visual Basic and Visual … Continue reading

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Don’t they claim Linux is secure?

I’ve spent so many years hearing Linux fans claim it is totally secure that I just had to post this one. Duqu, the most sophisticated and mysterious Trojan since Stuxnet (and perhaps related to it) compromised Linux servers to create its … Continue reading

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“For all of us who have lives, there’s Windows” – David Gewirtz

I couldn’t resist pointing out this article about dropping Linux in favor of Windows.  In the mid-2000s I made a concerted effort to learn and use Linux.  I even went as far as running it on my laptop, and taking that laptop … Continue reading

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