Sunday, 25 November 2012

08:47 – Our overnight low was 27.4F (-2.6C), which is the first hard freeze we’ve had this season. The high today is to be only 50F (10C). That’s pretty chilly for around here.

I just checked tracking on the ChromeBook I ordered a few days ago, which should arrive tomorrow. Remember when the “Year of Linux” was a running joke? No more. MS Windows is now a niche operating system. Linux and Linux-like operating systems now dominate personal computing devices, from ChromeBooks and MacBooks to iPads and other tablets to smartphones to Kindles and other ereaders. Microsoft is quickly fading into insignificance, and from what I see Windows 8 isn’t going to change that. If anything, Windows 8 is likely to accelerate the shift.