Linux Market Share Growing Faster than Apple! | Linux adoption rate beats iPhone

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I had to find a twist like that headline above reading this article. Net Applications does a monthly survey across sites that receive 160 million visitors to gauge the “market share” of operating systems and web browsers. According to the November numbers, Microsoft Windows has no fallen below 90% market share, Mac is up to [...]

Firefox Plugins that are sure to Make Webmasters Hate You

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I’ve run across this a few places, where a webmaster actually BEGS users NOT to use a firefox plugin or addon when visiting their site. So, I thought it might be interesting to compile a list of those plugins that will have webmasters really disliking you, hating you, banning your ip because of abuse and [...]

Torbutton – firefox anonymity browser extension

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I don’t know if anonymity is exactly acheived, but…. anyway not too long ago I explored/setup tor on my system to play around with, no real reason I suppose, but doing what I do it pays to be aware of many different kinds of software. Tor proxies web requests from your machine through a tunnel [...]

Internet Explorer 7 on linux

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Haven’t had the chance to try this one firsthand yet, although I’ve been watching for this. You may be familiar with ies4linux which is a script that uses wine to download/install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a linux install. (But why oh why would you do this?) For many that do web design it’s [...]

Google sign in’s out of order?

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Is it just me or does it seem like about half of google sign in pages are out of order. (GMail seems ok) Adwords, Analytics, and Adsense all refuse to bring up the login box. (Main page for adwords and analytics loads, but the iframe that houses the login doesn’t.) It’s about 11:20AM EST now [...]

Ebay “sell your item” upgrade leaves linux behind?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Ebay is apparently aware of some problems with their new “Sell your item” tool and linux web browsers. The article above says that they tried with several browsers windows/linux/mac and the common denominator was linux. Even firefox on linux failed where firefox on windows worked (and the user agent switcher tool caused things to [...]

Firefox zero-day vulnerability (or is it?)

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

I saw a comment somewhere else that zero-day was overused and in essense ANY previously unknown vulnerability in open source software is technically zero day… the intent here though is to use the word in this context…. “vulnerability has been released without giving the vendor an opportunity to patch…” Yes, the fun vulnerability weekend seems [...]

Internet Explorer 0-day (take 2 of the last few days…)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

The last zero day (activeX) seems to be less interesting than this NEW zero-day that really made a news splash in the last day. It looks as though this NEW 0-day affects VML… has good coverage here. Microsoft has an advisory up and they expect to release a patch on the next scheduled patch [...]

Flashplayer 9 on linux

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Macromedia Flash player 9 running on linux? Impossible? No… many things that seem impossible, well… aren’t This morning there’s a good writeup at how-to-forge about installing flash player 9 on linux. It involves wine and the how-to is specific to Ubuntu. However, the first two steps (sudo apt-get install wine and sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts) [...]

Mozilla Firefox RPMS for Mandriva 2006

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

I finally got the Mandriva 2006 rpms rebuilt for Mozilla Firefox I ‘ve been running it for a bit and it and all seems well. Of course, this is always at your own risk.    Send article as PDF   


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