Archive for September, 2007

Google NOT releasing it’s Goobuntu Desktop OS, STOP DIGGING IT!

September 30, 2007

Sorry, but I’m getting sick of OLD articles getting Dugg to the front page about Google’s super secret Goobuntu…. I’m probably one of the bigger Google fanboys but this has got to stop….

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Unpacking the OpenMoko

September 30, 2007

Guy unpacks his Neo1973 phone. Old Nokia phones look a bit sad next to this thing. Batteries and soldering iron included. Two-year service plan with AT&T optional.

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Mythtv 0.20.2 now available for download

September 30, 2007

# The major impetus for this release is the shutdown of TMS Labs; among other changes this adds Schedules Direct support.
# The 0.20.2 release notes have a list of the two major and many minor changes since 0.20.1. Since 0.20.1 never made it to a public release you may want to look at the 0.20.1 release notes as well.

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Now three Linux vendors won’t sign patent deals with Microsoft

September 30, 2007

For a while, it was looking like Microsoft threats (and money) would convince a substantial number of Linux distribution providers to sign “interoperability and IP protection” pacts with Redmond. But as of today, the “deal/no deal” count is even.

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Three MythTV Linux distros compared.

September 30, 2007

My Series 1 TiVo is getting old, so I am planning an escape route based on MythTV, a free software system that turns an old computer into a personal video recorder. This week I tested three MythTV-specific Linux distributions: KnoppMyth, MythDora, and MythBuntu..

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Microsoft’s ‘Men in Black’ kill Florida open standards legislation

September 30, 2007

It was just a bit of text advocating open data formats that was slipped into a Florida State Senate bill at the last minute with no fanfare, but within 24 hours three Microsoft-paid lobbyists, all wearing black suits, were pressuring members of the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (COGO) to remove the words they didn’t like…

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One for the linux users! (XKCD comic)

September 30, 2007

Just look at the comic.

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Who copied who?

September 30, 2007

After Avant Window Navigator recently added a depth effect, the popular Linux desktop application received a rather large amount of flak for using the same 3D effect as Apple’s upcoming release of OS X. But things aren’t always what they seem, and the example proves two important truths about the technology industry.

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Why I refuse to call it GNU/Linux

September 30, 2007

When listening to others talk about GNU/Linux it always strikes me as odd the argument that is used. That the Linux kernel was made usable by the marriage of the GNU tool set to it so therefor it should be called GNU/Linux as it is a blending of the two and Linux is only the kernel. On the face of it this argument makes sense …

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UbuntuForums.org: New Security Sticky — Great Security Primer

September 30, 2007

Over the last week or two, UbuntuForums staff members bodhi.zazen, me and others have been contributing towards a comprehensive security primer. We are proud to finally announce its public release, as a sticky in the Security subsection of UbuntuForums. I hope it will be a useful resource for everyone for months and maybe even years to come.

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