Proprietary software

Open formats are… the best formats?

Over the past few years there has been a big push to replace proprietary formats with open formats. For example Open Document Format and Office Open XML have largely replaced the legacy binary formats, we’re now seeing HTML5 + JavaScript supplant Silverlight and Java applets, and even the once venerable Flash is on its deathbed. This of course all makes sense. We’re now in an era where the computing platforms, be it Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, Android, iOS, Linux, etc.
The Linux Experiment

The Linux Experiment

Some friends and I have decided to give Linux a run for its money. Most of us are experienced Windows users so we figured making the transition to Linux would be 1) a good thing for the resumé and 2) a pretty easy switch. Boy were we ever wrong about #2… #1 is still debatable 😉 The basic premise is this: Is Linux really a practical desktop computer for the masses?