Amarok2: The Weekend at Bernie’s 2 of Software

Amarok 1.4 WAS by far the best music player I had ever seen.  So many options, a great functional layout with nearly everything you wanted no more than a single click away… I did say was. My recent upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 automagically left me with Amarok 2.  Not only was it not playing out of the box, I seem to have lost all ability to customize it or control it.  They say it’s the future of media players.  Of course they do because, it’s sure not the present.  I haven’t seen a sequel this bad since Weekend at Bernie’s 2.  Continue reading “Amarok2: The Weekend at Bernie’s 2 of Software”

Micro$oft pulls a Folgers switch (kind of).

CNET reports:

Spurred by an e-mail from someone deep in the marketing ranks, Microsoft last week traveled to San Francisco, rounding up Windows XP users who had negative impressions of Vista. The subjects were put on video, asked about their Vista impressions, and then shown a “new” operating system, code-named Mojave. More than 90 percent gave positive feedback on what they saw. Then they were told that “Mojave” was actually Windows Vista.

Sounds a little like the “Folger’s Switch” from years ago.

Instead trying this on XP fans, try it with some Mac-vangelists or fellow Linux fans.  Then you’ll impress me.

Vista woes fuel Mac sales surge – analyst | Register Hardware

And you gotta wonder how many folks are also doing like I did, and going to Linux?

Vista woes fuel Mac sales surge – analyst | Register Hardware
The 3G iPhone may be getting all the attention this week, but let’s not forget Apple’s other product line, the Mac family, which is enjoying new-found success thanks to… Microsoft.

According to US investment house BMO Capital Markets, cited by AppleInsider, Apple will have shipped up to 2.5m Macs between April and June inclusive – enough for a 39 per cent year-on-year growth rate.

More to the point, that rate of increase is more than three times the industry average of 12.2 per cent.

e-Sword for Linux

Thanks again to the always-has-an-answer Ubuntu Forum.  I have E-sword running perfectly in Linux (under Wine).  Here’s the link

The only thing that would make me happier would be for Rick to release the e-Sword code as Open Source or at least make a full blown Linux version.  “Me toos!” and other comments welcome.