- GNOME Foundation adds industry leaders to advisory board
- Linux is granny-compatible, since long
Concerning our aunt: she will be very pleased with Ubuntu, I’m sure. As a normal home user nowadays, you don’t need much more – she’s happy with her Mahjongg for herself and Planet Penguin Racer for some grand children. Never had a happier “customer” than her – which shows that Linux just works, no matter which age the “target” “customer” is. For her, she never asked for something else. And if that isn’t a success story on its own, then I dunno what would be.
- The Linux learning curve is flatter than ever.
- German Foreign Ministry starts open source blitzkreig
- Free Imaging software – CloneZilla & PartImage – Tutorial
- Affordable, Powerful Range Extension
- First Impressions of My New Android Phone
- Open Source Alarm Clock Transcends the Nightstand
Chumby runs a customized Linux distribution, and there are a few ways software developers can have some fun with Chumby from recompiling the kernel for added peripheral support to widget development (though Adobe Flash Lite 3.0 is used to deliver/develop widgets, Chumby has a list of open source Flash tools useful in widget development). And of course, since Chumby is open, there are projects in the works to offer alternative ways to interact with and control the device.
- Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 115
- Ubuntu 9.04 Release Schedule
The Ubuntu 9.04 (codename Jaunty Jackalope) development will start in 4 days, on November 6th, and will conclude next year on April 23rd, with the final release. Make sure you check with our website, starting with November 20th when the first alpha will be released, as we will do a full coverage of the Ubuntu 9.04 development process.
- Three years of Ubuntu
- Upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10, thumbs up
- Ubuntu 8.10
- Ubuntu 8.10 has something for everyone (even if you are on the move)
- Ubuntu: Why is it so popular?
- Wikis Beat E-Mail for Collaboration, Research Says
- TCS enters biomedical field, taps US partner
- Pharmacy Industry Continues Adoption of Open-Source Dispensing Solution ePostRx(TM)
- Complete Genomics Chooses Isilon IQ to Power World’s First Complete Human Genome Sequencing Service
Additionally, Isilon IQ, featuring its OneFS(R) operating system software, provides Complete Genomics’ massive Linux clustered compute farm with a centralized, near-line storage archive for immediate and reliable access to its DNA sequencing data.
- Google sheds light on ‘Dark Web’
- OpenStreetMap contemplates licensing
- OASIS Members Form Committee to Advance Interoperability and Conformance of OpenDocument Format (ODF) Applications
- Public Procurement and FOSS
Given the scale of the disadvantage already present, why would any player want to make their position worse? In the report of the interview the Commission representative says: “There are sufficient ways for companies and other organisations to protect their rights.” He may be right, but they aren’t being used by the FOSS community and the reason is that the abuse is too extensive for anyone to want to make the first move.
I’m delighted by the fact the new procurement guidelines exist, but personally I want to see direct action to establish them – it can’t be left up to those already disadvantaged. I wonder if anyone has the stomach for it?
- Google searches for India match
- Education IT chiefs debate open source
- “Take Freedom Open Source Survey To Help Drive Open Source Direction”
- webEdition 6 Now Open Source – CMS Open Source Code Plus Professional Services Support Available From Manufacturer
- Benchmarking SSD for MySQL
- Open Enterprise Interview: Ross Mason, MuleSource
- Soviet Internet arrives in France
- French Senate Approves 3 Strikes Law
- Sarah Palin gets righteously punk’d
- ISP Disconnects Customers with Open WiFi
- DMCA Week, Part I: How the DMCA Was Born
- Harvard professor challenges RIAA anti-piracy campaign
- MPs join fight to save McKinnon from US prison
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