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Why Isn't Everyone Using Ubuntu? (Rant)

I've been an avid Linux user for many years now, starting with my adoption of Red Hat on my old beige box HP, going down to running Ubuntu 7.04 on my old Gateway 15 inch hunker of a laptop, and now on my 14 inch Dell Vostro 3450. I've at least tried every version of Canonical's famous community-supported OS since 2003. And I've also experienced such distros as Fedora, Mint and MEPIS. Needless to say, I've certainly gotten my feet wet in the Linux world, so using Ubuntu has never been anything new or odd to me.

There's just something so intimate about using Linux, from the installation, to boot, to use- everything feels more personal, more customized, more free. And isn't that the very purpose for the existence of Linux distributions?

This in itself is one of the main reasons I typically recommend Ubuntu over other linux distributions. It works with incredible consistency, is supported by an unbelievably large community of devout users, is super easy to use, a…

Google's Project Glass is the Future of Mobile Technology

I write about technology for many reasons, but one of them that I think is the most important, is that technology is constantly evolving. Sure, it's frustrating that it evolves so frequently that you may need to replace a product every two years. However, this is a big part of the cycle that keeps everything up to date and fresh. The best of the best now instead of later. Then again, it isn't everyday that a product released that will become a main part in our lives, and it certainly isn't everyday that the product in question only requires your voice. And that in itself, is certainly incredible.

Google did it. They've found a reasonable way to have a HUD (heads up display) device that is right in front of your eyes, yet all the same, disappears when it doesn't need to be there. It seems to be fully integrated with Google's services, and while it doesn't look to be the device for a huge app market, it definitely has a place as an inexpensive convenience tied…