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Chrome OS: Worth your time?

The big (and incredibly) obvious question with Chrome OS is if it will be worth your time. YOUR big question at this moment may be why this is on a web development blog… Well, this is a web-centric OS, and uses applications based solely in the cloud.

Now, back to the original question… Yes. Chrome OS looks like it will be worth your time, especially if you have a netbook.
Allow me to elabourate…
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Tumblr vs WordPress: Which is right for you?

A lot of people have trouble deciding what backend to use for their blog, and all the time (alright, occasionally), I have people asking me what to use, and it always boils down to two things: WordPress, and Tumblr. But which one is better?
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide, but I’m going to help push you in the right direction by providing my view on both systems.
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Microsoft admits Windows 7 design inspired by Mac OS X; takes it back

Ever since the release of Windows 7, I’ve been pointing out some of the new features (such as the updated toolbar) that are blatantly similar to features in Mac OS X (the dock, in this case), but I never expected this.

In an interview the other day, Simon Aldous (Partner Group Manager, Microsoft) admitted that Windows 7 was built to somewhat feel like the Mac operating system.
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Five invaluable web tools for any designer

Sometimes, a designer is left stranded on a computer that lacks their normal tools of the trade, and when they get the itch to design something… Well, oftentimes, they’re out of luck.

But, there are some web tools that can be awesome temporary replacements for all your beloved applications. Sometimes you’ll have to give up some favourite features, but in the end… Well, be happy with what you get. Continue reading Five invaluable web tools for any designer