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Jim Lynch

The Eye On Linux blog is written by Jim Lynch. You can follow Jim on Google+. Jim has written for many leading industry publications and sites over the years including PC Magazine, ExtremeTech, Computer Gaming World, Windows Sources, Salon, MSNBC, Forbes and many others. Jim has also served as the tips producer and answers expert for ItWorld. You can read many of his columns on Technology and Other Musings. He also writes Technology Tips & Tweaks, and Linux Tips.


GNOME 3: It’s time to let go of the past

April 17, 2014
GNOME 3: It’s time to let go of the past

No Linux desktop, including Unity, has generated more heated arguments than GNOME 3. Some people love it and some people despise it. Love it or hate it, GNOME 3 is here to stay and I think that’s a good thing. It’s time to let go of the past and enjoy GNOME for what it...
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Will Android TV kill Google’s Chromecast?

April 16, 2014
Will Android TV kill Google’s Chromecast?

Rumors are swirling right now that Google is set to launch Android TV, a new set top box that may challenge Amazon’s Fire TV and the Apple TV. While many people are excited about the possibility of buying the Android TV set top box, it has also left us with an important question: What...
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No, the iPhone 6 is not going to demolish Android

April 15, 2014
No, the iPhone 6 is not going to demolish Android

The hype is growing for the iPhone 6, and TheStreet jumped on the bandwagon with another silly article about how the iPhone 6 is going to “demolish Android.” TheStreet essentially claims that a larger screen iPhone 6 will be so good that it will just blow away every Android phone and bring zillions of...
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Did the GNOME Foundation spend too much money on women’s outreach?

April 14, 2014
Did the GNOME Foundation spend too much money on women’s outreach?

Gender has been in the news quite a lot in recent years with some folks feeling that the field of technology needs to have more women involved. The GNOME Foundation has recently run into some financial problems as noted by Phoronix below. I took a peek at the PDF file file that contains some...
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Why Samsung is the Mitt Romney of the Android world

April 13, 2014
Samsung: The Mitt Romney of Android Manufacturers

Far be it from me to wade into the murky depths of the ongoing Apple versus Samsung saga since it’s a topic that usually makes my eyes roll into the back of my head. But I came across a story on Apple Insider (of all places) that irritated me enough to write about it...
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Why I don’t care about the end of Windows XP

April 10, 2014
Why I don’t care about the end of Windows XP

There has been a slew of Windows XP related articles in the open source press, as well as non-technology press. It seems that Windows XP is everywhere these days, given that it expired officially two days ago. Most articles seem to cover Windows XP alternatives, with various Linux distributions being promoted as replacements. While...
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Does Google need to lock down the Google Play store?

April 9, 2014
Does Google need to lock down the Google Play store?

Disturbing reports about fake Android apps are nothing new, but the latest one involves an app called Virus Shield. It sold for $3.99 and promised to improve the security of Android devices. Unfortunately, as Android Police discovered, it actually did nothing at all except to fleece users of their hard earned money. The app...
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Is Windows still better than Linux at gaming?

April 8, 2014
Is Windows still better than Linux at gaming?

In the past Linux has never had a good reputation as a platform for gaming. This seems to be changing with the introduction of SteamOS and Steam for Linux, but is it changing fast enough? Or is Windows still the big kahuna when it comes to gaming? A gamer on Softpedia shares his thoughts...
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Android TV could rock Amazon and Apple’s worlds

April 7, 2014
Google's Android TV

The Verge reports that Google is getting ready to launch Android TV, a set top box based on Android that comes complete with apps and games. The new device is said to have an entertainment-focused interface, and it will be geared toward getting content in front of the user with three clicks or less....
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Did Brendan Eich do the right thing by resigning as Mozilla’s CEO?

April 4, 2014
George Wallace Segregation Quote

In case you haven’t been following it, there’s been rather an ugly controversy involving Mozilla’s (now former) CEO Brendan Eich. It turns out that he made a donation back in 2008 in support of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. As you might imagine this sparked a passionate debate about whether or...
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