07.08.08

Links 08/07/2008: GNU/Linux Reaches More Stores; OpenMoko Sells Everything in Stock

Posted in News Roundup at 4:27 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

GNOME bluefish

Brazil

  • Linux in the Stores

    Linux hardware is finally starting to make its debut in consumer stores. Here in Brazil, in the store Saraiva, I noticed two KDE 3-based laptops, both apparently built upon some version of Kubuntu; one wasn’t that customized and had the normal bar and K menu at the bottom, and the other one was so customized at first I thought it was Vista with the taskbar put on the side!

  • Review: GoblinX 2.7 Micro Edition

    GoblinX is a Slackware-based Linux distribution which comes in live CD format, and is developed and maintained in Brazil by Flavio de Oliveira, aka Grobsch.

Ubuntu

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  • The “Ubuntu Equals Linux” Paradox

    Now, the reason that new users are using Linux is in part to the fact that Ubuntu users, or LoCo teams, are actively spreading Linux to new users. Notice that there are no other distributions that are spreading Linux like Ubuntu.

Devices

GNU/Linux

  • Is it time for Open Source to grow up?
  • Debian Project News – July 7th, 2008

    16 August 2008 will mark the 15th birthday of the Debian project since its first announcement by founder Ian Murdock on comp.os.linux.development on 16 August 1993. A coordination page for local Debian User Groups organizing and announcing birthday events is already available at the Debian Wiki.

  • Pardus 2008 review

    Pardus 2008 is everything I could of asked for it looks good, plays all my multimedia, it’s super-fast/stable and it’s so easy even a Mac OS X user could easily adapt to it. Pardus has taken over my linux partition at the moment I consider it the best distribution available at this time; I won’t switch distribution anytime soon perhaps I may use Pclinuxos 2008 for reviewing purposes but it’ll be hard to top pardus 2008.

  • Evolution, Linux, and Gentoo

    I’ll start at the end by telling you that I’ll finish this with a discussion of my “Distro of Choice”, Gentoo. But before we get there …..

    It royally annoys me when people say that Linux is too hard to learn! Admittedly, Linux is probably insurmountable for some people, in the same manner that learning Psychology would be insurmountable for me. Not everyone has an interest or talent in computers and their software. However, the statement that began this paragraph has been used to categorize computer users in general. I don’t have a particularly strong computer background, but I do have an avid interest in them, so I figure that if I can do it, anyone with a modicum of talent and interest in computers can learn Linux if they want to.

  • RHEL and SOA speed time to market, slash costs at D&B

DEs

F/OSS

Leftovers

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3 Comments

  1. The Unix Geek said,

    July 28, 2008 at 3:16 am

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    Thanks for referencing my blog. Leave a comment next time, though, and link to your page – I like seeing my blog get more popular and yours gets more popular too

    The Unix Geek

  2. Meh said,

    July 28, 2008 at 5:06 am

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FncILxajmlw

    LOL

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    July 28, 2008 at 5:16 am

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    I spotted these a few moments ago (yes, it’s new):

    Microsoft is Zune is Nearly Dead, Microsoft Lies

    Zune Guy Rant Against Microsoft and Zune no Longer Available

    “We didn’t want to post MSZuneFan’s “last video” because of the hard language but we’re more than happy to report it now has been removed from YouTube.”

    http://www.pmptoday.com/2008/07/26/zune-guy-rant-against-microsoft-and-zune-no-longer-available/

    Zune Guy calls Microsoft ‘liars,’ says Zune situation is ‘f***ing bulls**t’

    “You’ve probably heard by now that the infamous Zune Guy (“Microsoft Zune”) was so disappointed with Microsoft that he’s elected to have his ink removed in place of something more in line with his shifted priorities. In addition to the reconstructive work he’s going to have, ZG claims that Microsoft actually lied to him about his free trip to the Redmond campus, which (as you might imagine) further tarnishes his image of the company. Unfortunately, according to reps from Microsoft we spoke with, the trip was never confirmed — only discussed — and ultimately canceled due to the very reasonable fear that it might lead a lot of “hyper-engaged users” to expect a trip of their own (though they did hook our man up with a free Zune and some related swag).”

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/26/zune-guy-calls-microsoft-liars-says-zune-situation-is-f-in/

    Also see:

    http://tech.blorge.com/Structure%20/2008/05/25/the-beginning-to-the-end-for-the-microsoft-zune/ The beginning of the end for the Microsoft Zune

    http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/%7Efreeculture/blog/2008/05/22/zuneral-this-saturday/ Zuneral this Saturday!

    http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/newsanalysis/hardware/10418052.html GameStop to Stop Zune Sales

    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/05/09/zune-sales-still-in-the-toilet/ Zune Sales Still In the Toilet

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/07/microsoft-may-build-a-copyright-cop-into-every-zune/index.html?ref=technology Microsoft May Build a Copyright Cop Into Every Zune

    A bit older: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6155200.html Microsoft says Zune executive will leave company

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