Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

today's leftovers

Filed under
News




olpcnews.com

Susan,

Just so that you're aware, www.olpcnews.com is an anti-OLPC site according to some source, who also say it's possibly a bait from Intel and Microsoft (astroturf blogging)..

re: "some source"

If you don't have proof, why are you presenting such gossip? You're as much a "baiter" as your theorized Intel or Microsoft.

In that light, I have a source that says he knows someone that talked with someone who had a email from a very reliable source that told his neighbor at a very well known sledding hill that all Unoobtu users have an IQ of a retarded Spider Monkey (I think I also might have seen that story on either FOX or NHK news), so I guess with all those facts it must be true.

However . . .

After reading some of the articles and postings at the site, I think Schestowitz's third cousin's aunt's boyfriend might be right on this one. The site definitely has that Intel/Microsoft stink about it--either that or those posting at the site genuinely want to take a taste of the I/M drug.

You are what you preach

I saw the postings myself, not just told by others who are highly familiar with the OLPC story. They also slag off other Linux items like the Eee PC's Linux (they cited me on Xandros UI and 'patent tax').

This site might be like IP-Wars, possibly backed by SCO. It'll have to change its way to earn confidence.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Raspberry Pi Devices Spread in Schools, Help Teach Programming

According to a new DigiTimes report, sales of credit-card sized Raspberry Pi devices, which run Linux, remain very strong. The Raspberry Pi Foundation says that 3.5 million units have sold worldwide, with demand from China and Taiwan staying strong. The devices are helping to teach children basic programming skills and are arriving in educational systems all around the world. Read more

These Are the Biggest Android Tablets That Money Can Buy

How big do you like your tablet? If you're designing a kid-friendly device that can be used as an easel, learning resource and game platform, the answer is probably: roughly Monopoly-board big. No, 10 or even 12 inches isn't going to do it for you. You're going to want a device with a 20- or 24-inch display, like nabi's new Big Tab tablets, made by Fuhu. The Big Tabs are the biggest Android slates we've ever seen for sale (although there have been demos of significantly bigger models). Read more

GNOME's Window and Compositing Manager Mutter 3.14 Beta 1 Gets More Wayland Improvements

Florian Müllner has announced that Mutter 3.14 Beta 1 has been released, featuring a number of changes and improvements. According to the changelog, Xsync is now called once per frame, GLSL is now being used by Mutter, gestures and touch events on Wayland are now being handled properly, support has been added for the un-minimize compositor effects, the frame background has been set to None, and backend methods have been added to handle keymaps. Read more

AMD's Catalyst Linux Driver Preparing For A World Without An X Server?

AMD's proprietary Catalyst Linux driver installer is interestingly being prepared for an environment without an X.Org Server. While there's no announcement out of AMD indicating any future support directions for their Catalyst Linux driver, it seems their Catalyst driver will soon be equipped with an option for building the driver packages without X.Org Server support, a.k.a. no building of the fglrx DDX driver. Read more