An Ok/Cancel comic from last year provides a comment on John Grubner’s gripes about Linux usablity. The missing fourth panel should have ESR explaining that if everyone were armed, Open Source Software would be usable due to the threat of retribution by disgruntled users.
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Bruce Perens refutes SCO’s claims that Linux and IBM violated their IP.
Knoppix is a CD-Bootable Linux distribution that comes with a full office suite. You can boot it on a PC without disturbing the existing Windows installation.
Yeah, it’s lightweight, and inexpensive… but it doesn’t have a CD reader. And those tabs in the navigation, where have I seen those before?
Meanwhile over in Linuxland, Red Hat’s removed icons/bitmaps/references to Taiwan ROC in order not to piss off the guys in baggy suits on the Mainland. Arguments ensue. We’ve gone from, don’t piss off the Reds, they have nukes, to don’t piss off the Reds, they may not buy our stuff.
Richard Stallman’s speaking at Stanford next Wednesday. Should be entertaining.
[ via Red Rock Eater ] Lisp is quietly gaining ground on the server side. Orbitz and Yahoo! Store are using it.
The visual effects industry migrates from SGI to Linux. Interesting lessons are learned about the differences between Quake and Shrek, as well as Open Source and in-house proprietary graphics applications.
Doug Tidwell demonstrated SOAP by writing a Magic 8-Ball service in Java. Given that Java’s random number generator doesn’t have the visceral appeal of a real Magic 8-Ball, he suggested to the assembled class a real Magic 8-Ball, with its own web cam, a Lego Mindstorms shaking apparatus, and dedicated Linux server. Now, I want [...]
A plea for thinking it through before picking a server side language for Web development. Only a couple of points I’d disagree with. One, PHP is not a direct descendant of Perl. Two, I don’t think PC Labs and CNet are entirely objective since they live and die on advertising.
[ via FoRK ] I love those high contrast black and white IBM ads with that guy from Deep Dish Nine. Now IBM is introducing Linux to the rest of the known world. [ QuickTime ]
Yesterday in the Merc, IBM ran a full page ad with a bunch of penguins standing around a S/390 — IBM’s current version of the mainframe. Big Blue says they have ported Linux to the S/390 and can run up to 41,000 virtual Linux kernels on one machine. IBM says that one S/390 can do [...]
Linevents tracks upcoming Linux/Open Source events. You can syndicate an XML feed from their calendar for your site and/or server localized to postal code or Country.
[ via Bump.net ] I am running a KDE desktop through a browser window. This is very cool. You will need a fat pipe to get the full experience.
Tired of being on guard for macro viruses and worms in your Outlook attachments? You might want to look at using the MUTT email client on a Linux box. It’s easy to configure and use. It also wires into public key encryption tools like GNU Privacy Guard so you can easily sign your out going [...]