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|Story||Remember when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?||srlinuxx||19/09/2007 - 10:23pm|
|Story||Hypocrisy off the port bow!||srlinuxx||19/09/2007 - 10:27pm|
|Story||GP2X F-200 Handheld Launches||srlinuxx||20/09/2007 - 12:37am|
|Story||Moore's Law: No more||srlinuxx||20/09/2007 - 12:40am|
|Story||Ignoring open source is costing us dear||srlinuxx||20/09/2007 - 12:42am|
|Story||Reiser jurors quizzed on feelings about murder case with no body||srlinuxx||20/09/2007 - 3:18am|
|Story||Intel: Why Open-Source Drivers Work||srlinuxx||20/09/2007 - 3:20am|
|Story||Linux 2.6.23-rc7, Traditional 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' Release||srlinuxx||20/09/2007 - 3:24am|
|Story||GPRename: GTK2-Perl Batch Renamer||srlinuxx||20/09/2007 - 5:46am|
|Story||Linux Community Issues Lead Beginners Back to Windows||srlinuxx||20/09/2007 - 5:47am|
Playwright Arthur Miller dies of cancer last night in his Connecticut home at the ripe old age of 89. His long career reaped many Broadway hits, but he's probably best known for once being married to Marilyn Monroe. ABCnews has a nice write-up on him here.
My first reaction was OMG, but after reading the article it actually makes sense. It's a matter of doing the math I suppose. I guess the thing to do is for everyone to stop using Internet Explorer!
Mike Nash claims microsoft is safer than Linux stating "Year-to-date for 2005, Microsoft has fixed 15 vulnerabilities affecting Windows Server 2003. In the same time period, for just this year, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users have had to patch 34 vulnerabilities and SuSE Enterprise Linux 9 users have had to patch over 78 vulnerabilities." Did someone say biased and misleading statistics? Yep, safer huh?
"Scientists have embarked on a massive project to "barcode" every species of life on earth to create what would be a modern-day Noah's Ark to aid research." Alarmists will say this is the beginning of 'being marked'. Some folks think this is what The Bible refers to when it says those "with a mark on their head or hands". Will panic ensue? Will protests abound?
What do you hate about your computer?In an article outlining some of the headaches with modern computing, Forbes asks in a poll what do you hate most about your computer? Well, I didn't answer because it'd be very different answers depending on whether we're talking about the one at work or at home. The biggest problem with the one at work is how slow it is. They are Dell Optisomethingorothers running WindowsXP and are slow as molasses.
Whooohooo! KDE 3.4 Beta 2 was released on February 9th, 2005. Read the official announcement. Come on Gentoo, where's the ebuilds!
UPDATE: Looks like the ebuilds are available at this time.
Reuters is reporting that "The federal judge overseeing the landmark Microsoft Corp. antitrust settlement said on Wednesday there was no guarantee the pact will put a dent in the company's Windows computer operating system monopoly." Well, duh!
Boogeyman: Watching Boogeyman was a phenomenally scary thrill ride. I had goosebumps within the first five minutes. It takes place mostly at night, but even the day shots had an atmosphere of dark foreboding. Off kilter camera angles, eerie and sudden sound effects, dark atmosphere, and scaling camera effects of director Stephen Kay make this lower budget
Keith Knudsen of the Doobie Brothers is now rocking in the Great Beyond. You young whippersnappers may not recognize the name or the band, but many of us grew up with the Doobie Brothers blaring on our radios and 8-track tape players partaking of their namesake. He will be missed tho the band hasn't really been active in quite a while. There's a
pic with a blurb on RollingStone.com. Farewell Keith.
It's being reported that Microsoft has had to issue more patches for several vulnerabilities. In fact "six of the patches deal with code that was updated in Windows Service Pack 2." I wonder if this has been addressed. This comes on the heels of announcing the purchase of an anti-virus software company and being countersued by ITAC for libel. Here's that story. Makes one really glad they use Linux huh?
Intel isn't letting any moss grow on it announcing another new chip in the oven. Besides the dual-core announced yesterday, a 64-bit Pentium 4 due out by months end. Here's a story reporting an increase in speed for the Xeon line. In addition, TechWorld is giving us a little sneak peak into some of Intel's plans for the future.
"Coverity analyzed MySQL 4.1.8 last month and found a total of 97 bugs among the open source database's approximately 425,000 lines of code." That's a quote from Sean Michael Kerner's article over on internetnews.com. Seems like a low percentage to me, yet I think I better update!
Just say the name Texstar to anyone that runs Linux and see a smile with an expression of recognition and appreciation light their face. When Texstar first began using Linux eight years ago, he had no idea he would someday become an icon of creativity, ingenuity, and self-sacrifice. Eternally humble, he may not agree to this description, but these are just some of the superlatives used to describe him by users of his os, visitors to his site, and personal friends of the man.
Oh man, an astronomer at Princeston states that some planets in our galaxy may have a thick layer of diamonds just below the surface. Woohoo! Where's my spacesuit? Oh, none in our solar system though. Figures. Story at Reuters.
Information Week has another story covering last weeks Open Source Summit with quotes from Linus and others on the future plans for the kernel, the patent issues, and standards. A nice read.
We had about an hours down time this morning due to a fight between a 97 Ford Explorer and one of our old power poles. The pole lost. Well, actually you should have seen the other guy too - what a mess. There were splinters and glass everywhere. But our greedy electric company was their usual prompt self and got us back online in record time with little loss of revenue. I apologize for any inconvenience this must have caused. Thanks.