Greetings from Vermont! We begin today’s NixMash with a quick look at Java Dictionaries (as in Map<key, value>), a Windows Guy confirming what we already knew about Windows 8, and Firefox plans a browser sync for humans. We discuss naked iPhones, cool jQuery plugins for January 2014, and a new Ubuntu UI fanboy takes the pledge.
Java Dictionary Examples
Java Code Geeks tutorial with two examples of using the Java Map interface, the replacement for the Dictionary class which maps keys to values.
Guy on Windows Payroll Calls Windows 8 a Disaster
As a former Microsoft Windows user and developer, I’ve read Paul Thurrott for years. Thurrott is a hard working guy who makes a living writing about Windows. And he has the guts to say that Windows 8 is “a disaster in every sense of the word.” Personally, I’m grateful for Windows 8, since thanks to that abhorrent OS I rediscovered Linux and the all of the good things that came with it.
Firefox Accounts Coming
I like how this betanews story begins. “Firefox is my favorite browser, but I don’t use it. While that sounds crazy, and it sort of is, there is a method to my madness. You see, Google Chrome utilizes Google accounts, which makes my life easier.” I use Firefox sync and it works great, but the whole key thing and pairing devices is just too weird.
Why Your Next iPhone Won’t Need a Case
The theory of this article is that Apple’s move to sapphire in screen technology goes far beyond scratch resistance. It’s totally believable that one of the primary drivers is that Apple doesn’t want cases to continue to ruin the elegant design intentions of the iPhone.
A Look At The New Firefox UI On Ubuntu Linux
The upcoming Firefox UI changes look beautiful in Ubuntu! While that’s cool, this link is here as an excuse for me to share with you I’ve been using Ubuntu 13.10 as my primary office PC for the last few weeks and that I’ve become really taken with the UI. I like it even more than my beloved Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon, so that’s a pretty big deal. But then, the Linux desktop experience is deep and wide, so we’ll see how long Ubuntu remains my favorite. I’ll be giving Elementary OS another go on its next release as one possible contender.
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