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July 3, 2013

Fedora 19 Released

Filed under: Linux,News — S. Kindley @ 6:58 pm
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See the announcement here

and of course the release notes are available as well.



April 7, 2013

Alienware Offers X51 Gaming Desktop Running Ubuntu

Filed under: Linux,News — S. Kindley @ 4:26 pm
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The X51 Gaming Desktop from Alienware will come with Ubuntu Linux starting at $599.00 up to $1049.00. One can see the various configurations and pricing from this link.

There appear to be 4 featured models all running Intel processors. The base model with an i3, two mid-level models running the i5, and the top end model sporting the i7 Intel processors. All four offer 1080p HD, NVIDIA graphics, and 7200 rpm SATA platters. All come with 8Gb of RAM except the base model which has 6Gb.

Some may ask, “Where are the Linux games?” Try looking here!

It’s really nice to see popular hardware manufacturers offer Linux at all … but to offer Linux for a gaming computer is fantastic. Hopefully game producers will see the market and offer native Linux ports of popular modern games.

Have any thoughts? Leave a comment …


August 27, 2011

Linux Counter Project Has a New Home

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 6:00 pm
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As a follow up to I thought it good to repost an email notification I received concerning the Linux Counter Project. This article and the one I’ve referenced may not be connected in terms of the downtime previously discussed but I thought it would be a good place to update information between the two posts so as to not create confusion about where the Linux Counter Project is actually located.

It used to be

It is now


February 24, 2009

Gnome, KDE, IceWM or LXDE Desktop on Android

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 10:19 am
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This is an X Server and desktop environment running locally on the G1 phone.

Check out a screenshot and directions at AndroidFanatic.


January 23, 2009

You Can’t Make Money With Linux/FOSS

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 11:06 am

Read on …

December 30, 2008

Alan Cox Leaves Red Hat, Joins Intel

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 9:49 am
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An email on December 23, 2008 from Alan Cox explains his move from Red Hat to Intel:

Subject: Moving on from Red Hat

I will be departing Red Hat mid January having handed in my
notice. I’m not going to be spending more time with the family,
gardening[1] or other such wonderous things. I’m leaving on good terms
and strongly supporting the work Red Hat is doing. I’ve been at Red Hat
for ten years as contractor and employee and now have an opportunity to
get even closer to the low level stuff that interests me most. Barring
last minute glitches I shall be relocating to Intel (logically at least,
physically I’m not going anywhere) and still be working on Linux and free
software stuff.

I know some people will wonder what it means for Red Hat engineering. Red
Hat has a solid, world class, engineering team and my departure will have
no effect on their ability to deliver.

[1] I note that both the family and garden probably think I should

November 30, 2008

Linux on the iPhone? It’s being worked on …

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 3:46 pm
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Ran across this blog. Looks promising too.

Source, instructions, and even a demonstration video are linked within the article.

October 31, 2008

Linux as “The Business”. We could do better if we needed to do better.

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 12:27 am
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Cnet News offered up an article about how Ubuntu distributor/sponsor/providor Canonical is not profitable. I found a couple of quotes in the article from Mark Shuttleworth to be very interesting.

“I have no objection to funding the business for another three to five years,” he said in a conference call Monday. “I certainly have the patience to see us through any downturn. I think this downturn is going to be very good for Canonical…Canonical is not cash-flow positive, but our offering is very effective for those who want to pinch their pennies.”

and this one in particular:

“If we needed to, we probably could be profitable in two years,” by focusing on the core operations such as the server version, he said.


September 30, 2008

Fedora 10 Beta Available

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 8:25 pm
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Not much info posted to the Fedora website, however, Fedora 10 Beta is available.

I guess the Beta Release Notes has the most info at the moment.

August 29, 2008

A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance from the Software Freedom Law Center

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 8:33 am
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Since the GPLv3 has been alive and kicking for a while now many businesses have questions and concerns about how to remain compliant. The Software Freedom Law Center has published A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance to provide companies a “basic legal overview of GPL compliance” as well as recommendations to avoid GPL violations.

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