Wednesday, January 2, 2008

It's Snowing! Pop in a Linux Flick!

The Midwest, Great lakes, and Northeast areas are getting some snow. I just got done moving 8-10 inches of the white stuff out of my driveway. So, it looks like this weekend may be the perfect time to stay indoors, and just kick back.

Why not take in a movie at home? I recommend two movies that will not only entertain, but educate, as well.

The first is called Revolution OS. Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which details the history and development of Linux, Gnu, and the open source software movement. You'll meet all the main players/programmers who contributed to, and helped develop, Linux. The film is quite informative. After viewing this film, you'll have a much better understanding of Linux.

the second film is a docu-drama of sorts called Pirates of Silicon Valley.
Pirates of Silicon Valley is a dramatization of how Apple and Microsoft were founded and developed. You'll learn that the two companies (and founders) repeatedly crossed paths over the years and "borrowed" each other's technology and ideas.

So fire up the DVD player, pop some popcorn and take in these movies this weekend. You'll be entertained and also learn a little bit about how Linux and the personal computer industry developed.

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