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Windows 7 and the amount of developers of linux

The marker Israel publishes a translated article from IDG were they mention that Microsoft has about 2000 people working on the next generation of Windows, 500 hundred people are in charge of the 2000 developers. And my guess is that Microsoft will have triple the amount of people selling (or trying to sell that operating system).

Debian has about 1000 developers, but much much more contributors, who test, integrated and propose improvements. And that’s just the number of people who actually work on the Debian project itself. Debian comes with about 18,000 software packages, which are developed by people outside of Debian project. The number of Kernel developers is about the same today (~1000), and let’s be humble about the number of people developing all the other programs used in Debian and say that only one person is writing each program. That brings us to about at least 15,000 people who contribute code, time ideas and effort to Debian.

No wonder Debian is so great. Eventually open source will win, you guys in Redmond have to understand: there is no future for propriety software…

Pirat Penguin…

Somebody raised the question where you can get a pirate flag in the israeli linux forum www.whatsup.co.il, so here is my little contribution the the question:

and another one

of course I used Inkscape to produce these images…

My story with Linux, Part 1.

My story with Debian GNU\Linux is a true love story. At least for the time being. This post is dedicated to describe how I got “here”. “Here” is my relationship with Debian on my laptop, and this post will also describe what I can or can’t do with my Debian GNU\Linux and will be like a long going bug report, hopefully this will help someone resolve those bugs with time.

I’ve started using Linux about 3.5 years ago. My first installation was Mandriva 2005 LE. I loved it, I enjoyed the beautiful KDE 3.5 desktop they had. But this was on an old desktop I had. I wanted it on my laptop, HP compaq nx6110. After a few days of struggling with setting up wifi, I decided to install Fedora 3.

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WordPress rant…or may be rants…

WordPress is a great tool for quickly building a personal blog, website or even a store or a large community website. However, there comes a time with every wordpress installation, or maybe even every pre built content management system such as Drupal or Joomla!, that you encounter the glass ceiling where you have to start heavily digging in code you didn’t write.

I started with Drupal 4.7 almost two years ago. I built www.cyclejerusalem.org in a couple of days. But when I started reaching a higher degree of complexity I stoped using Drupal and moved to Wordpress because it was easier to handle. This week I finished building the new website of www.cyclejerusalem.org using wordpress.

This is a list of stuff I am not happy with, which can be read as a bug report if you wish.

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