I used to refer to [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Windows[/URL] as "The Infinitely Rebooting OS" and it has improved some over earlier versions but today was a different story and reminded me of those thrilling days of yesteryear. My question is why, Windows, why? Why must I reboot when I install a desktop application? Why must I reboot again when that application receives an update? I have to reboot for patches, applications, updates and installing Internet Explorer's latest version. Come on, give me a break. There has to be an easier way. I hear what you're saying, "There is an easier way, Ken, you …

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Everyone from techie bloggers to technical journalists to stay-at-home moms are talking about today's big news: [URL="http://www.ibm.com"]IBM[/URL] is trying to buy [URL="http://www.sun.com"]Sun Microsystems[/URL]. Big deal. What's in it for Linux? As a matter of fact, it is a big deal. And an even bigger deal for Linux. Sun owns MySQL, Java, Glassfish, VirtualBox and the Solaris Operating System. It also has its own proprietary hardware known as Sparc but is it a good buy for IBM? On the 'no' side of things, Sun is sinking in the West with no foreseeable chance of rising again in the East. Solaris and …

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Major players in the laptop computer market go virtual with Linux. [URL="http://www.hp.com"]HP[/URL], [URL="http://www.lenovo.com"]Lenovo[/URL], and now [URL="http://www.dell.com"]Dell[/URL] offer laptops that have a Linux Mode. Linux Mode in the Dell Latitude line offers the user a minimal environment where one can surf the web, check email, and perform a few other tasks. In this mode that boots in 2 seconds, the battery lasts about 19 hours. What's the magic that makes this happen, you ask? An [URL="http://www.arm.com"]ARM[/URL] embedded processor and a special version of Linux designed specifically for the ARM. From the ARM website: [INDENT][COLOR="Green"]ARM is the industry's leading provider of 32-bit …

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