sjvn writes "Some people are still under the delusion that Linux is written by unwashed hackers living in their parents' basements whose only social life is playing D&D and having flame wars over IRC (Internet Relay Chat) about whether vi or EMACS better and debating Picard versus Kirk. Nothing, nothing could be further from the truth according to the Linux Foundation's latest survey." Link to Original Source top
sjvn writes "While The SCO Group may go on to pursue its plans with a $100 million buyout, it will do so without its longtime CEO Darl McBride. If SCO gets the money, McBride is walking, according to documents filed in the Bankruptcy Court. Oh, and SCO and Unix? What Unix?
sjvn writes "Today, I have a temperature of 99 degrees Fahrenheit, a headache, my blood pressure is 100 over 71, and my heart-heat is around 90 beats per minute. I have felt better. Now, if Microsoft's plan goes the way it wants, my Windows computer will soon be reporting all of that, and more, to my boss.
No, this isn't science fiction. This isn't paranoia. This is tomorrow's Windows-based office.
sjvn writes "Network Solutions is backing off of its domain registering policy in the wake of reports that it was automatically registering domains based on user searches, but they're not backing off all the way and now ICANN is going to take a closer look at Network Solutions' user 'protection' policies.
sjvn writes "The official word will be out any minute now, but in the meantime DesktopLinux has learned that Dell will be releasing Ubuntu 7.10 (http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7924076658.html) on a laptop and desktop with immediate availability. And, as an extra added bonus, they're tossing in legal DVD-playback capability. In a word: "Neat!"" Link to Original Source top
sjvn writes "Guess who's talking partnership deals with Microsoft now? The answer: Red Hat. Red Hat and Microsoft both confirmed that they're talking about talking about making a technology deal according to Peter Galli in eWEEK (http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2154521,00.a sp). Red Hat doesn't want a patent deal, but Microsoft wants some kind of IP protection. so the two are trying to edge around their differences to make a deal. And, why is Red Hat, formerly the loudest of Linux companies when it comes to objecting to making deals with MS doing this? Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols proposes in eWEEK sister publication Linux-Watch, that it's really very simple (http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS5620044582.html ), it makes good business sense even if will make some Linux fans see red... and we're not talking about the color of hats here either." Link to Original Source top
sjvn writes "The latest and greatest version of Debian, Etch, was supposed to be released on Dec. 4, 2006. Almost two months later, though, according to the Feb. 17th Release Critical Bug Report memo to the Debian Developers Announcement list, there are still 541 "release critical" bugs... What's happening here?
sjvn writes "Canonical Ltd., the sponsor of Ubuntu, and Linspire Inc., the developer of Linspire and Freespire, on February 8 announced a technology partnership to integrate with each other's Linux distributions. Linspire/Freespire will be based on Ubuntu, rather than Debian, and Ubuntu will integrate with Linspire's CNR package installer/updater.
sjvn writes "Officially, Nokia Inc.'s new Linux-powered N800 Internet Tablet doesn't exist. In reality, it's already for sale in the United States and boasts double the RAM and Flash Memory of its predecessor and it has a faster processor to boot.