Thursday, December 31, 2009

Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds is the chief architect of Gnu/Linux, the world's number one open source product.  He is born on December 28, 1969 in Finland.  He started work on a Unix-like operating system when he was just a student in the University of Helsinki and there he issued a call to all computer geeks to contribute their time on a project that will eventually produce the Linux kernel. 

    GNU/Linux operating system and its variants can be found in desktops, laptops, netbooks and mobile devices.  These gadgets are changing the world as we know it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No Excuse Now

    Google Chrome browser for Linux was released the other day.  I received an email with a link to the download and here it is.  I tried to use the previous developer's version since March.  To be fair nothing beats its speed but I can't really browse without the firefox plugins or add-ons. 

    This time its different.  Google releases the beta version.  The beta includes add-ons like xmarks, adblock, noscript and a lot more coming in the coming weeks.  The beta can also print and preview printing.