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|Story||Karmic Koala Krashes||srlinuxx||15/11/2009 - 6:42pm|
|Story||The yin and yang of Ubuntu 9.10||srlinuxx||11||15/11/2009 - 4:34pm|
|Story||Linux for those old PCs? This ‘Puppy’ shows you how||srlinuxx||15/11/2009 - 3:57pm|
|Story||Software Center, UI Proposal as Requested||srlinuxx||15/11/2009 - 3:55pm|
|Story||CrunchPad tablet is alive, well, and under $400||srlinuxx||15/11/2009 - 3:52pm|
|Story||Enabling Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu w/ GeForce||falko||15/11/2009 - 1:09pm|
|Story||some odds & ends:||srlinuxx||1||15/11/2009 - 9:52am|
|Story||Google: Firms can 'get rid' of Office in a year||srlinuxx||1||15/11/2009 - 9:15am|
|Story||The KDE adventure continues||srlinuxx||2||15/11/2009 - 2:03am|
|Story||openSUSE 11.2 on the test bench||srlinuxx||7||14/11/2009 - 8:52pm|
"Thousands of Linux devotees are gathering in Boston this week to celebrate the corporate coming-of-age of open-source software products developed in distinctly non-corporate ways."
InformationWeek has published a report on a study conducted to guage the use of open source use in businesses. Those that responded cited Microsoft security issues as main reason they use open source.
FCW.com is carrying a story describing how LA County is considering using open source software for it's many desktops in order to save millions of dollars. I think it's a good idea and hopefully will lead to a trend all over the country.
This is not a brand new story. I imagine it reflects many users' experience with their favorite distro. They get disgusted with windows, try many different linux distros, and finally settling on a favorite to use. I told Reader's Digest Condensed Version of this story on the gentoo forums once and on a mailing list once. But what's a site from srlinuxx without the telling of her journey taken to Gentoo? This is my story.
Microsoft must be feeling the pressure from competing browsers as they are putting a lot of thought into how to improve Internet Explorer. However, they probably won't have a new version ready until Longhorn goes gold planned for 2006. Eweek is carrying more on this story.
In other news, Bill Gates' trip to Turkey only proved that Linux is cutting into his profits more and more as well. The newer Turkix was found to be quite popular there and is picking up speed as other European nations begin to show interest.
UPDATE: More Passing the Buck from M$.
LokiTorrent was ordered Thursday to pay a settlement of $1 million dollars and turn over their logs that could get others fined as well. CNET has the story.
In a related story, "Researchers at Royal Philips Electronics are developing new "fingerprinting" technology that could automatically identify and block transmission of digital-video files, potentially
The youngin' who released RPCSDBOT and took down Microsoft's site for a few hours was sentenced to probation and community service yesterday. I don't know, seems a little steep to me. But that's the thanks ya get! The Seatletimes is carrying the story.
KDE 3.4, due out mid-March, is going to be really nice, judging by the betas. I ran beta1 when it was released and finished installing beta2 this morning (or actually last night while I slept). I've found both of the betas to be stable enough to run daily and expect this to only improve by final release. There are many new features and a definite speed increase over 3.3. In fact, there are a few new surprises since beta1. Please feel free to venture over to the gallery to take a look at some screenshots. Mostly they are the default look, but some customizations are shown at the beginning and end of the album.
Anne Saita has written a nice article on Linux advocacy as she observed it at the Desktop Summit. While citing some great looking stats she quotes happy users and Michael Robertson, then concludes with one stating "(Linux) is the way to go."
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!