And they are paying for it.
Google is funding work to ensure the Windows version of Adobe Systems’ Photoshop and other Creative Suite software can run on Linux computers.For the project, Google is funding programmers at CodeWeavers, a company whose open-source Wine software lets Windows software run on Linux. Wine is a compatibility layer that intercepts a program’s Windows commands and converts them to instructions for the Linux kernel and its graphics subsystem.
The current edition of this fairly new web carnival is here. It’s interesting.
“We were tossing around ideas about the size of the Galaxy, and thought we had better check the standard numbers that everyone uses. It took us just a few hours to calculate this for ourselves. We thought we had to be wrong, so we checked and rechecked and couldn’t find any mistakes.”
Continue reading Our Galaxy is Fatter Than Previously Thought
“The Wedge Strategy” refers to a document (the Wedge Document) developed by the Discovery Institute in 1998 and leaked by Tim Rhodes in 1999. It outlines a strategy to insinuate a specific subset of Christian Fundamentalism into the public education system. Although Wedge Proponents have denied this, the Wedge Strategy is still very much in use (more or less), so it is important for people interested in protecting our system of education from religious freaks to know about it. You can download a copy of it here (large PDF, 0.5 megabytes).