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Chromium and Linux

I've been reading about Chrome on Linux, i.e. Chromium, these past few weeks. The most positive article was published on Ars Technica (Chromium popularity rising on Ubuntu, gains 64-bit support). Of particular interest to me is the success of porting their V8 Javascript engine to 64-bit. Either as part of Chrome/Chromium or as a stand-alone engine, V8 is a fascinating piece of software. The fact that all of Chrome is going to be 64-bit native, and running on 64-bit Ubuntu, makes the Chrome/Ubuntu combination very interesting. As usual there's no specific release date for Chromium, let alone 64-bit Chromium, but a date isn't really needed when there is significant and clearly documented progress.

I'm certainly not going to get my hopes up. I've been disappointed by Linux's lack of quality across the distributions too many times to suddenly forgive and forget. The best course of action is to simply monitor the situation with an eye towards installing the next rele…

Transitioning

The number of posts I make have dwindled quite a bit since the start of 2009. There are a number of reasons for this, ranging from the load of life and work to total disillusionment with desktop Linux. Other time sinks have appeared, such as Facebook and Twitter, and I've been heavily involved (again) with photography, posting odd bits of work on Flickr. All of that is about to change.

If you look at the Olympus tag in the Category cloud you'll discover I shoot with Olympus DSLR equipment, specifically the E-300 (which I first purchased back in March 2006) and the E-3 (which I purchased in December 2008). I've been collecting lenses and other peripherals, expanding my tools and doing more and more with my "hobby". I've got my sister's wedding to shoot in October, and I've been building up before I make the big trek up to Atlanta. This is her wedding, and I intend to give the best I possibly can.

In the mean time I will be transitioning to more photograp…

Tweet of the day

Chrome 2.0.172.39 running on Windows XP SP3. 'Nuff said.