Monday, January 29, 2007

Critiquing the Ubuntu Installer for Windows, Autism

Critiquing the Ubuntu Installer for Windows

My latest entry at FSM is about the Ubuntu Installer for Windows, install.exe. In short, it’s a way to install Ubuntu onto the same file system as Microsoft Windows without repartitioning your drive. Justifications include minimizing the risk of data loss during repartitioning, a more user-friendly installation process, and eliminating the need of burning a CD to install. I analyze the need and justification in Do we need an Ubuntu installer for Windows? This is my most popular FSM entry to date; it made the Digg front page and currently has nearly eleven thousand views.

Short Film about Autism

I highly recommend watching In My Language, a beautifully crafted 8'35" video by an autistic that challenges your perspective and prejudices. It's one of the most powerful pieces of film making I've seen in a very long time, and I applaud the author both for their bravery and for the excellent presentation and editing.

Nine Inch Nails - Beside You in Time DVD

After missing a concert last year due to a scheduling conflict, I've been awaiting the Nine Inch Nails - Beside You in Time DVD, which Amazon has for $13.99 pre-order. That's an excellent deal for live concert footage of the [with_teeth] tour.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Were you able to get 'Beside You In Time' to play on Ubuntu?