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A Couple of Things About Linux

Here's a list of a few things that relate to Linux...

1.) Linux changes constantly. Therefore Linux becomes easier, better, more cutting edge, and more fantastic with every iteration of upgrade.

Take Ubuntu for instance, Canonical promises a new desktop and server release every six months. So what might not have worked in 7.04 is likely to work in 7.10, and so forth for every upgrade. I have a Dell Inspiron 2650* laptop with a Netgear PCMCIA network adapter, for which I had to load the beastly (overstatement here) ndiswrapper to make it work in Ubuntu 7.04, the wireless then worked fine. But then like magic, when I reloaded Ubuntu 7.10 in an upgrade, the Netgear PCMCIA network adapter worked perfectly from the LiveCD through installation. What happened was that someone simply posted the problem to ubuntuforums.org and then the devs fixed it, which leads me to my second point.

2.) The more people that use and believe in Linux, the better it gets. Here's the cycle, awesome people d…

Petition for porting World of Warcraft to Linux

In the interest of getting Blizzard to make a Linux version of World of Warcraft I have done two things:

1.) I created an online petition to convince the makers of World of Warcraft to port their software to Linux (see petition text below). Please consider add your name to the petition!!

Click here to access the petition
Update (12-31-08) Please also sign the duplicate petition here.
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To: Blizzard Game Company Dear Makers of the game World of Warcraft (WoW):

As Linux users, time and time again we are faced with being "left out" in terms of being able to enjoy certain online games (and other software) the same way that other users do (such as those using Windows). This is a shame because there are actually many more users of Linux out there than the media and most technical sources acknowledge and we deserve to have voice.

The purpose of this petition is to provide for you a visual representation of the popula…