Foresight GNOME 2.0.3 and GParted 0.3.7-7 were released. Also:
- Poseidon Linux [3.0] is here!
- Slamd64 12.1 Released
- Ubuntu 8.04.1 due July 3!
- Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour – The Intrepid Ibex
- Pardus 2008
- PCLinuxOS Mini ME 2008 – A Joy To Use
- Davix: Review
- Gentoo (or Finding Linux Nirvana)
- Seneca, Fedora, and LUX
- Flash Player 10 Beta Adds Linux Features
- Linux phone to (finally) call down under
- Linux Vendor Completes $32 Million Acquisition of US Mobile Technology Leader
- Linux in Flight: The Penguin Grows Wings
Another place in the aviation world, much to my surprise, that Linux has not only crept into, but appears to be gaining steam, is the maintenance arena. Yes, seriously. Tux is helping more and more in the arena of aircraft maintenance. It’s nice to know that there’s a reliable OS powering a wide number of computers and diagnostic tools these days that help keep our favorite, and not so favorite, airplanes flying.
And that’s not all. Linux is finding its way into baggage handling systems, ticket systems, and so much more. You could say that the penguins are taking over the airline business. So the next time you hop a flight to wherever you’re going, feel good in knowing that it’s very likely you’re taking a penguin with you.
- Home automation in GNU/Linux
- IBM BI Software now Available for Linux
- Ultrathin Linux PC Envy
Free/Open Source Software
- It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars
- Free as in Kittens
- Free As In Rider
- 9 Web browsers for Linux
- 10 Top Downloaded Firefox 3 Themes
- The Open Source Paradigm
- KDE Commit Digest: Issue 113: 1st June 2008
Amarok 2 gets basic video playing support, and a connection to Librivox public domain audio books. Major porting to KDE 4 continues in K3b. More work on “Fuzzy Search” integration in Digikam. The start of support for sound effects in KGoldRunner, and the addition of a sound feature in KPresenter.
Crime and Villains
- Immune to Critics, Secret-Spilling Wikileaks Plans to Save Journalism … and the World
- SCO postpones SCO Forum because of new investor
- Write to your MEP: say no to “3 strikes” through the backdoor
Could Europe be drafting a new law to disconnect suspected filesharers from the internet? MEPs have already signalled their condemnation of this approach. But last-minute amendments to telecommunications legislation could bring the so-called “3 strikes” approach in by the backdoor. If you want your MEP to stick to their guns on 3 strikes, write to them today to voice your concerns.
Over in France, President Nicolas Sarkozy (who also took over the European presidency yesterday) has put his weight behind legislation proposed by the Olivennes report. The bill, which has been delayed until the Autumn, will mandate termination of internet connections. It goes without saying that it is the subject of much controversy across the Channel.
Acts of Desparation
- 9 Reasons Why Application Developers Think Their CIO Is Clueless
- The dirt on Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo!
- Vista replacing XP, not growing
THERE WAS DISSAPOINTMENT in Redmond last night as the latest market share figures show that Vole’s Vista OS has seen a measly 2.56 per cent increase in market share over the last year.
“Did you know that there are more than 34,750 registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C., for just 435 representatives and 100 senators? That’s 64 lobbyists for each congressperson.”