Tagged: Software

Kids React to Old Computer

Here’s a great video of some kids (a.k.a., “little whippersnappers”) reacting to an old Apple ][ from 1978. Hilarity ensues! It kind of makes me feel old, though…

IE 6 Must Die

Millions of people worldwide still suffer from the debilitating effects of IE 6, a heartbreaking disease that renders the afflicted unable to enjoy most modern web content and increases their chances of contracting a malignant computer virus or exploitation by corrupt spyware and adware programs. It may also cause high...

Welcome Our Computer Overlords

“I for one welcome our new computer overlords,” wrote former Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings on the answer to his Final Jeopardy question as he conceded his defeat to the IBM supercomputer Watson. No matter who you were rooting for, it was indeed an historic day: February 16, 2011 will mark...

OpenOffice.org 3.0, Stick'n it to the Man!

The first new major release of OpenOffice.org in three years is finally here! From the looks of it, OpenOffice.org 3.0 promises to deliver some serious competition to Microsoft Office, and not simple because of its fabulous price (which is free). Indeed, the popular open source office suite arguably has as...

Writer’s Perspective on Linux

Hello everyone. My name is M.C. Williams, author and creator of Mythania. I am a writer, a programmer, and a gamer; and I am a recovering Microsoft User. Before I begin, let me start off by saying that I am not an anti-Microsoft war-monger. In fact, for my day-job I...

Commercial Software for Writers

In this article I shall review various commercial (that is to say, “not free”) software applications that writers may find useful. I will not review software for which there are perfectly viable Free and Open Source alternatives. This is why you will not find Microsoft Office reviewed in this article...

Free and Open Source Software for Writers

Nothing is worse than an old cliché, but today more than ever the adage stands true: “the only constant is change”. We live in a world of constant change, surfing the rising wave of the Information Age. And no industry changes faster than that of computer technology and software development....