Dear Frustrated Linux Guy:

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Linux and Unix

You see these kinds of threads from time to time: “How go I get my [family / company] to adopt Linux?” Yes, it can be a tough row to hoe. Let this post be a kind of catch-all answer. First off, you’re grinding against momentum. It really isn’t any more difficult to get someone to […]


Oracle and Sun – Finally, Somebody Might Pull Ahead of Bill Gates!

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Linux and Unix

It’s amazing that Oracle Corporation doesn’t get more buzz in the blogosphere. Everybody knows about Microsoft and a few have heard of Apple and Mac OS, but you’re still hard-pressed to find somebody outside of the IT profession who’s heard of Linux, BSD, or Solaris. Especially in the English-speaking world. But here we have Larry […]


An Overview of Wine for Linux

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Linux and Unix

Wine is not an easy subject in the Linux community. To start with, it’s obviously an emulator. If DOSBox is a DOS emulator and ZSNES is a Super Nintendo emulator, then Wine is a Windows emulator. Except that Wine is an acronym which, you will be corrected, stands for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”. Oh, […]