How To Download Adobe Photoshop CS2 For Free Legally Ben Reid, Redmond Pie, 4/20/14. "The only real downside – aside from the prerequisite of an Adobe account – is the fact that the Mac version was designed for PowerPC..." Free software that only works on PowerPC Macs? Have I died and gone to heaven?
Lucas Nussbaum Re-Elected As Debian Project Leader Slashdot, 4/14/14. PowerPC Mac users, Debian is probably our best bet for continued support and timely security updates.
NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed Slashdot, 4/11/14. They deny it, but no one believes them.
Thankfully, OS X seems to be immune to this latest "bug".
Long life computing (plus: Quad G5 CPU swapping for dummies) TenFourFox Development, 4/9/14. Cameron Kaiser has done more to maintain the PowerPC platform than just about anyone.
Windows XP holdouts: Meet the diehard faithful who refuse to move on Ian Paul, PCWorld, 4/7/14. The situation with Windows XP is much like what happens with Mac OS X every three or four years. Apple pulls the support plug on a particular version and we are left with perfectly good kit that we're just supposed to junk and buy new.
I Don't Want a Smart Phone, I Want a Fairphone Kyle, iFixit, 4/3/14. This article is about being responsible with your consumer choices. Repair first, then recycle. NEVER mindlessly throw your old kit in the dumpster just so you can run out and buy the so-called "latest and greatest", whatever it is.
One week before its end of life, 28 percent of Web users are still on Windows XP Peter Bright, Ars Technica, 4/1/14. Even though much of Windows XP's web presence comes from pirated copies in China, Microsoft still supported it for 6 years after they stopped selling it. Apple decided to pull the security plug on PowerPC Macs after only 3 years. That's why Debian is now our best bet for security.
Learning Python with Raspberry Pi Liz, Raspberry Towers, 3/27/14. OK, I'm envious. Why can't something from PowerPC have the same impact on education around the world that this little $35 ARM board has had? Is it about money, maybe? The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a non-profit, while Freescale and IBM aren't. They follow the big money, and that's certainly not in education these days.
Rare earth recycling: Is it worth it? Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 3/25/14. This is why repair is better than recycling, and is SO much better than just throwing your old kit in the dumpster and buying new.