Linux versus Mac OS X on Intel Dual Core

Linux is found to be much faster than Apple’s OS X for statistical computing. For example, in one benchmark Linux is more than twice as fast. The results on this page were conducted on a MacBookpro with a 2.16Ghz Intel Core Duo chip and 2GB of RAM.”

J. Sekhon via Juha

Dell Charges $49 to Remove Their Own Spyware

“Having purchased a Dell before, I was well aware that Dell computers ship full of bloat. I anticipated to find garbage such as AOL coach, Dell Picture Studio and Internet Explorer. What I was shocked to find, however, was My Way Search Assistant. […]

What Dell is doing should be illegal. They are being paid to install spyware on new computers. They are making it difficult for customers to remove the spyware on their own. Then, they charge $49 to teach you how to remove it. This would be like a doctor being paid to infect you with a disease and then charging you for the antidote.”

M. Righi via Juha

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What's New in Firefox

Firefox is a security update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version.

  • Security fix for denial of service vulnerability.”