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Links 12/05/2008: GNU/Linux Laptops Introduced and Reviewed; Fedora 9 Leaked, Receives DWW Rave

Posted in News Roundup at 12:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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GNU/Linux Laptops

Fedora & Red Hat


Free Software

Mr. Softee Does Them Ol’ Tricks…

Microsoft Failures Du Jour



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  1. Oleg said,

    May 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm


    > Note: if you dislike this new format of “Links”, please shout out.

    Thank you for your work of gathering and systematizing of all the links, Roy. It’s much better this way.

  2. Max Stirner said,

    May 12, 2008 at 1:32 pm


    am officially a fan of your daily link collections- saves me a lot of time!

    dont care too much for the categories..

  3. ZiggyFish said,

    May 12, 2008 at 5:05 pm


    I like it this way

  4. FSFan said,

    May 12, 2008 at 6:14 pm


    Stumbled upon some rather disturbing news today:


    Looks like this guy is forcing MONO into a core part of Evolution, namely the IMAP code.

    I think this is the same guy that added the C# plugin stuff a while back.

    This guy needs to be banned from contributing to Free Software before he does any more damage.

    Then he had this comment to say:

    Anonymous: You are free to implement a better IMAP provider for Evolution in C if you’d rather avoid C#.

    I, myself, am only suggesting the idea because if it comes down to me having to rewrite Evolution’s IMAP support, I’d rather do it in C# than in C.

    But if you were willing to implement an IMAP backend in C, then I’d gladly step back and let you do it :)

    If you just want to complain, well, then you have no say :)

    What an asshole.

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 12, 2008 at 8:21 pm


    Heh. Like we didn’t see /that/ coming.

    So it’s already happening. The ‘extensions’ bit was just the start of something broader, akin to Tomboy. In the same way, “child porn” and “terrorism” are often used as a prelude to political censorship and filtering for the MPAA/RIAA.

    Good luck to them with .NET, OOXML, Windows DRM and the rest of that stuff which probably will come.

    Jeffrey Stedfast has also been one of our most vocal critics. He just wanted to justify what he does. Thank goodness for choice.

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