Linux is not an operating system

Linux is not an operating system

For the purpose of writing this article I’m going to use the following definition of “operating system”. There are other definitions and I’m not claiming this is the right one. An operating system is a unit of software that you can install in a computer and will let...

Being a prolific blogger

Recently my friend Juanjo pointed out how much activity my blog has been having recently. Thinking about it, he is right and there are two reasons why this may be the case: I’m more inspired than usual. I’m not sure if this is the case, and even if it is, it’s not...

Freeing Squeak, freeing Smalltalk

Squeak is by far the best and most complex Smalltalk implementation out there. It may not play well with other operating systems because it is an operating system by itself. It is also one of the most impressive development environments I ever seen. OK, the most...

xkcd clock

Randall Munroe evidently lives in a world of 12-hs clocks (instead of 24-hs clocks). Or maybe there’s a message beyond my understanding skills.