I like Camino, but it is not my default browser on the Mac – Firefox is.
So far, I was under the impression that Firefox like Live Bookmarks – or more so the lack of them in Camino – was the show stopper for me. But recently, I have stopped, although not completely, using Live Bookmarks in Firefox.
I was wondering, what changed? Turns out, I was mostly using Live Bookmarks like a feed reader. Once I started using Google Reader, I no longer felt the need to use Live Bookmarks the way I was using them.
Secondly, I had feed that contained all the websites I visit frequently. I Live Bookmark’d that feed to get access to that list from multiple machines. I’ve started using Google Bookmarks – via the Google Toolbar – to maintain a globally accessible repository of my bookmarks.
So it was not exactly Live Bookmarks that I was missing in Camino. What I was missing was the ability to gain access to my bookmarks that I might have updated at work, or on a different machine etc. Now I am going to find out if there is a way to use Google Bookmarks in Camino – other than over the web of course.
Mac OS X is mine. Its not perfect – and I’ll blog about this in future – but it’s far better than alternatives available.
Linux is climbing fast on my favorite charts. I’ve been playing with Ubuntu6.10 (Edgy Eft) last few weeks. I am extremely happy with what I have seen so far. This distribution/version is the best I have tried.
High tech industry is my field of work, which means I deal with computers a lot at work. At home, however, I want to spend more time being productive using computers, not maintaining them. So I usually don’t want to spend a lot of time compiling kernels, trying out drivers, playing with .conf files to get things working.
In the past I have – on multiple occasions – given up on Linux when it came to Wireless LAN. It happened with more than one versions of Redhat, Fedora Core, Suse and some other distributions. So installing Ubuntu and getting almost everything working out of the box – including Wireless LAN – was a welcome surprise.
You gotta love Linux, its free, less (almost not?) prone to virus attacks, powerful. And now its easy to install and maintain. It a win-win.
Although it was the easiest Linux install so far for me, it was not a cakewalk. I’ll blog about the difficulties, problems and solutions in the future.