Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Google Chrome BETA for Linux is OUT .... Finally !!!

The first thing I did after installing it on my linux desktop was to uninstall Google Chrome in my Windows VM.

I'm not sure why it took so long but if my experience on occasionally using it inside a windows VM is any indication, it's worth the wait.

Coinciding with the release of the Linux and Mac versions of the browser is the opening of the extensions gallery (think Firefox Add-Ons).

 I'm still looking but I haven't found anything like Mozilla Weave or Opera Sync yet.

Here's coverage from some of my favorite sites around the web :

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Karmic Koala, an epic fail ?

This review from AnandTech is probably one of the few reviews I've read that, to put it mildly, isn't all praises for Ubuntu.

I have always thought that it was just me that maybe I was too much of a geek to like Ubuntu but when I installed it for family members and they kept clamoring for me to bring back windows, I knew there was something wrong with the hype.

Of Web Charts and Public DNS

Google Public DNS

I've been using OpenDNS for quite some time now on the recommendation of a friend when I was complaining about slow name resolution on my ISP. That was about a year or 2 ago. Today Google announces it's own free public DNS service. I'm wondering which is better of the two and I may give it a try over the holidays. If you're wondering what this new service means for OpenDNS, you can read up on OpenDNS' CEO's reaction in a blog post.


There's a new kid on the blog with regards to charting on the web. As per the Ajaxian, this new javascript library is called HighCharts. Unlike, OpenFlash Charts and YUI Charts, this library boasts of generating charts from pure Javascript, no flash ! Looking forward to giving this baby a go one of these days.