Am I a Windoze bigot? I think so…I just downloaded IE 7 and it doesn’t suck as much as you would think, but guess what? I get no joy from that fact. What is it about Darth Gates and company that so many geek’s hate? So I’ve been using Office 2007 Beta and guess what it doesn’t blow chunks that much either, when I connect to the exchange server at work using VPN I can see a big performance different when using Outlook Beta as compared to Outlook 2003 . In fact I’m using the semi not lame Windows Live Writer to write most of my posts…still I find myself player hating Microsoft all the time, yup I’m a bigot.
Blogger and Google Reader frontend tech lead Mihai Parparita has released a terrific Greasemonkey script that adds a feed icon to the upper right corner of your browser window for one-click subscription to Google Reader.
I’ve used this remote-access utility for months to connect to my own PC while I’m out of the office, but it’s also ideal for remote tech support. Just have your friend or family member create a LogMeIn account and install the software (both are free, though the company does sell various paid versions)–preferably before a crisis occurs. When it does, head to the LogMeIn site and sign in using their username and password. In a few seconds you’ll see what they see. You’ll also gain full control of their PC, so you can investigate, troubleshoot, and (hopefully) fix the problem.
The main themes for feature development in this release will be
improvements to hardware support in the laptop, desktop and high-end server market, and aggressive adoption of emerging desktop technologies. Ubuntu’s Feisty release will put the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects. We expect this to be a very gratifying release for both users and developers. Detailed planning will take place at the developer summit next month in Mountain View, California. Please join us there to help shape the Feisty Fawn!