Things making me happy right now....
Imagine having a fully featured operating system that you can whack on your PC and it's faster and more secure than either Windows or OS X! That was the promise of Linux... yeah, if only things were that simple.
Linux. Yeah, I wanted it to work, I really did! Half assed drivers, piss poor implementation, no software quality control or standards whatsoever... the list goes on. It might not be an ideal desktop OS but what about those pissy little notebooks like the EeePC? Seriously, you're not gonna run Photoshop or play Crysis on it. Windows is way too heavy handed for that and here is where Joliclud comes in. It's basically Google Chrome with a Linux kernel running in the background.
Yeah, I know that Chrome OS is the same thing but Joliclud really bitch-slaps Chrome OS then turns it into it's butt-sex slave. Google, take note.
Simple, light interface which runs Chrome apps so you get games like Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies, direct links to Gmail, Facebook, twitter, youtube Google Docs and other cloud inclined apps. And if you need to get to the guts of the OS, the option still there. Best notebook OS I've seen.
Assassin's Creed series-
I've never got into it. There was something awkward about the controls and frankly I could not be bothered mastering them.... But that was then. I've decided to give it another go.
Assassin's Creed 1 was OK, but Assassin's Creed 2... OH MY GOD!!! Spectacular! Stealthy and stabby!
Hello, I'm just your average citizen walking around Renaissance Venice not really following you at all... STAB!... calmly walk away as people wonder what happened to that bloke that just collapsed on the floor with blood gushing from his stomach.
I've just finished playing AC Brotherhood and I can't wait to play AC Revelations.
The browser, not the OS that is.
Right, I've been trying Chrome for a while now and I like it's rendering speed.... network performance, well, it never quite worked for me. Add the then lack of add-ons and there was very little to pull me away from Firefox.
But time has the habit of changing things and I've just clicked that little box that tells windows to use Chrome as my default browser.
Add-ons are great (although not quite up there with Firefox but getting there!) and the ability to run apps is awesome! Well worth the admission price.
I still haven't uninstalled Firefox but so far it has been sitting there gathering dust not doing much at all. Poor thing.
I'm running Linux... Inside Windows! (Linux fanboys explode with fits or rage)
Don't fuck up your boot sector. Virtual Machines like Virtuabox or VMware Workstation allow you to run an OS inside another OS. Will the new version of Ubuntu cut the mustard and earn the coveted price of a boot sector entry in my C: drive? No better way to find out first than sticking it in a virtual machine and trying it out.
Old app doesn't play nice with Win 7? No worries, I'll just use it on my XP virtual machine!
Think that file called "Jessica-Alba-Fucking-A-Horse.avi.exe" is not completely trustworthy? No dramas, stick in you virtual machine. If it fucks up your OS inside the virtual drive, just restore a previous snapshot. Voila!
Listening to: The Cure... still.