EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

05.31.08

Links 31/05/2008: Quick-booting Debian, Siemens Taps Linux and Much More

Posted in News Roundup at 6:15 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

GNOME bluefish

GNU/Linux

  • Touchpanel PC boots Linux in two seconds

    Technologic Systems is readying a rugged WVGA touchpanel PC based on a fast-booting ARM9-based single board computer (SBC). The TS-TPC-7390 Touch Panel Computer incorporates the Debian Linux-based TS-7390 SBC, which is equipped with a 200MHz ARM9 CPU from Cirrus and a Lattice FPGA (field-programmable gate array).

  • Siemens Develops PC-based Profinet IO Software Controller for Linux Systems

    With the “Softnet PN-IO Linux” software controller from Siemens, it is possible to set up open control solutions on standard PC hardware.

  • An Impressive Week with Ubuntu
  • gNewSense distro frees Ubuntu

    So why would someone want to install a less robust Ubuntu clone that most likely won’t work with some widely used hardware? To be perfectly honest, most users won’t want to use gNewSense on a daily basis, if at all. Yet, there are some benefits for developers. Putting the ideological benefits of free software aside (though they can be quite persuasive), gNewSense is the perfect distribution for developers to use to test their hardware for free software compatibility.

  • This is release 1.0-rc3 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
  • LGP Readies Sacred Gold Beta

    Sacred is an action role-playing game originally released on the Windows platform in 2004 with Sacred Gold, which is made up of Sacred, the Sacred Plus expansion, and the Sacred Underworld expansion, in 2005.

  • CentOS 5.2

    So when can we expect CentOS 5.2 then, well using the same 3,5 weeks we end up with a date of around June 14th 2008. This is of course a estimate it can be later or earlier.

  • Could the EEE 900 be the School Computer of the Future?

    Despite my own reservations about the eee 900, since I started loaning it out to teachers last week it’s gotten nothing but positive results.

  • Dell’s Ubuntu 8.04 Plans
  • Ubuntu desktop (LTS) 8.04
  • SaxenOS goes PCLinuxOS

    SaxenOS from Germany once based on Slackware and Zenwalk-based distribution with the Xfce desktop and designed for older, low-specification computers adopts PCLinuxOS as its base and Xfce desktop

F/OSS

Web

Apple’s No-no

Security

Lefotovers

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

6 Comments

  1. Shane Coyle said,

    May 31, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Gravatar

    Downloaded the GNewSense Live CD last night, and am very impressed. I had no hardware problems at all on my desktop (a few year old homebrew machine), haven’t tried the laptop yet but I know that won’t go well.

    I even tried to play a naughty file format, and just like ubuntu did once upon a time, I was presented a dialog explaining that codecs were required and their potential liabilities, then it offered to install them and then played my song (all on the live CD session).

    Actually clearing space from that desktop machine now to install DeltaH permanently, and then some space to fiddle around with Builder and see what I can teach myself now.

    Even if you just want to see what hardware is supported by current Free Software and not, the DeltaH Live CD is worth the download. It’s truly impressive what a completely Free desktop can be; given the right hardware combinations, of course.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 31, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Gravatar

    …These are also sold along with preinstalled/bundle PCs now. If people want to support the cause (voluntary labour) of gNewSense, here is where you ought to go:

    LAC Now Shipping gNewSense 2.0 Systems (1 May 2008)

    gNewSense DeltaH was released today, and we are pleased to offer preconfigured Workstations, Portable Systems, ThinkCentres, Laptops, and Servers, as well as fully customized Core 2 Duo, Athlon 64, Xeon, and Opteron computers, preinstalled with the latest gNewSense GNU/Linux operating system. gNewSense is a GNU/Linux distribution that is listed as free by the GNU Project.

    I’m not entirely sure if Joshua Gay is somehow behind the push for it.

  3. Shane Coyle said,

    May 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Gravatar

    All backed up and installed, working on the create your own distro tutorial now- I’m just not a Gnome person (not trying to start a flame war, just I like KDE).

    One thing I will note, since it comes up here often, is that Tomboy is in here and I believe it is a C#/Mono app, no? So, I’ll assume that Mono is in here, and gNewSense is an FSF-approved distro.

    Says something for the Mono project in terms of exposure to liability if the FSF is giving it the thumbs up for distribution, no?

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 31, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Gravatar

    I’m not sure about gNewSense, but watch Gobuntu.

    http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/16/mono-cleanup/

  5. Shane Coyle said,

    May 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Gravatar

    Well, I thought that Mark Shuttleworth was giving up on Gobuntu, or did that change? I can’t ever keep up with all of this stuff.

    Anyhow, in a few days of tinkering I’ll have created my ‘fork’ with KDE4.1 beta 1 as the default DE. somehow.

    And, I don’t use beagle or tomboy, so no Mono for me anyway. Always loved that about Gentoo, just USE="-gnome -mono" and that was all.

    I have KDE4 on here, just a few clicks, but it isn’t the new 4.00.80 or whatever that new release is, which I want to try.

    I was thinking of calling it FOSSForUs, because in the config file I have to call ‘my’ distro something. Shanix seems cheesy…

  6. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 31, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Gravatar

    Well, there’s Schillix for Jörg Schilling.

What Else is New


  1. Links 25/7/2014: GOG With GNU/Linux, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

    Links for the day



  2. Links 24/7/2014: Oracle Linux 7; Fedora Delays

    Links for the day



  3. Valerie Strauss Explains Why Gates Foundation's Lobbying for 'Common Core' (Privatisation) is a Swindle That Makes Microsoft Richer

    Continued criticism of the Gates Foundation's lobbying and masquerading, with more journalists brave enough to highlight the corruption



  4. USPTO Officially Sets New Guidelines to Limit Scope of Software Patents in the United States

    Even patent lawyers finally acknowledge that the incentive to file software patent applications has been reduced, as the scope of patents on software has been noticeably narrowed and they are harder to acquire, let alone enforce in a courtroom



  5. UK Government Adopts OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Microsoft Already Attacks the Government Over It, Showing Absolutely No Commitment to Open Standards

    Only "Microsoft as the standard" is the 'standard' Microsoft is willing to accept, as its response to the Cabinet Office's judgment reveals



  6. Microsoft Layoffs of 2014

    Another quick look at Microsoft's horrible state of affairs and why it has virtually nothing to do with Nokia



  7. Links 22/7/2014: Linux 3.16 RC 6, New UberStudent

    Links for the day



  8. Links 20/7/2014: Jolla in India, Mega Censored in Italy

    Links for the day



  9. Longtime Mono Booster Joins Microsoft-linked Xamarin

    Jo Shields almost joins Microsoft, settling instead for its proxy, Xamarin



  10. Linux Foundation Welcomes Patent Aggressor Red Bend Software

    The Linux Foundation's AllSeen Alliance welcomes as a member a company that uses software patents to sue Free/Open Source software



  11. Matt Levy From Patent Progress (and CCIA) Does Not Really Want Patent Progress

    Matthew ('Matt') Levy moved into a foe of patent progress last year, but he still runs a site calls Patent Progress, in which he diverts all attention to patent trolls (as large corporations such as Microsoft like to do)



  12. Attacking FOSS by Ignoring/Overlooking Issues With Proprietary Software

    The biasing strategy which continues to be used to demonise Free/Open Source software (FOSS) along with some new examples



  13. Links 19/7/2014: CRUX 3.1 is Out, CyanogenMod Competes With Google Now

    Links for the day



  14. Microsoft's Massive Layoffs Go Far Beyond Nokia; Nokia's Android Phones Axed by Microsoft's Elop

    Microsoft's rapid demise and permanent exit from Nokia's last remaining Linux platform (after Microsoft had killed two more)



  15. Patents on Software Already Being Invalidated in Courts Owing to SCOTUS Ruling on 'Abstract' Patents

    The Federal Circuit Appeals Court has just "invalidated a software patent for being overly abstract," says a patents expert



  16. OpenSUSE 'Community' is Crumbling, AttachMSFT Killed SUSE's Potential (Except as Microsoft Tax)

    Not much too see in the land of SUSE and Attachmate, or formerly the company known as Novell



  17. Links 18/7/2014: Slackware Turns 21, Spotify Switches to Ubuntu

    Links for the day



  18. Links 16/7/2014: Manjaro 0.8.10 Third Update, SIA Migrates to Red Hat

    Links for the day



  19. Microsoft's Latest Round of Massive/Bulk/Large-scale Layoffs

    Microsoft boosters are preparing 'damage control' pieces ahead of massive layoffs at Microsoft



  20. Secrecy Allows British Government to be Manipulated by Microsoft for Spyware Behind Closed Doors

    Dependence on malicious software from NSA ally Microsoft is highly dependent, at least in Britain, on government secrecy and vain refusal to comply with Freedom of Information (FOI) requests



  21. Software Patent Applications Already Being Rejected in the US Owing to SCOTUS Ruling, Some Patent Lawyers Are Fuming

    Good news on the software patents front as the USPTO starts rejecting software patent applications, based on patent lawyers' words



  22. Links 15/7/2014: New Plasma, Google Announces Project Zero

    Links for the day



  23. Interest in Free Software Coverage and 9 Months With Tux Machines

    Thoughts about the level of interest in Free/Open Source software (FOSS) and growth of at least some sites that focus on GNU/Linux



  24. White House Backs Away From Appointing Patents Zealot to Top USPTO Position

    Philip Johnson is no longer poised to become the Director of the USPTO, which is basically an establishment that provides protectionism to primarily US-based corporations



  25. Professor James Bessen Presents the Case Against Software Patents After Important SCOTUS Ruling

    The debate about software patents in the Unites States continues, with academia on one side and greedy patent lawyers on the other



  26. Software Patents Demising in the US as Microsoft Patent Attacks on Android/Linux Suffer a Huge Setback

    M-Cam's assessment of Microsoft's bundle of extortion (using software patents) shows toothlessness, irrespective of the SCOTUS decision to effectively annul "abstract" software patents



  27. Links 13/7/2014: KDE Activity Surge

    Links for the day



  28. Pro-Microsoft Spin in Microsoft-Funded News Networks

    The rogue media (misinformation) campaign of Microsoft benefits from networks which have been paid by Microsoft over the years



  29. Cronyism at Play: European Hostility Towards Free/Libre Software Despite Espionage and Moles

    Europe continues to be held hostage with back doors, lock-in, and massive payments to foreign powers, despite evidence that these powers are destructive and hostile



  30. Wirelessly-Controlled Contraceptives and Other Villainous Bill Gates Initiatives

    Remote controls for people's reproductive systems are now in the making and Bill Gates is a prominent investor in the technology


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts