- HeliOS founder says sorry to Windows teacher
Anyway he is using the situation to show Karen how wonderful Linux is. At one point he was going to pop around and install it on her computer.
- What Are They Using?
- Only Linux can ensure that each Australian School Child can be given a Laptop
- Easy in Linux, almost impossible in windows.
- DE: Böblingen considering migration to Open Source desktop
The city of Böblingen in the south of Germany next year will try out migrating to an Open Source desktop. It wants to have an alternative in place when its current proprietary licences run out around 2010.
Three of the city’s about a dozen departments will be moving to a desktop based on the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, according to David Gümbel, an Open Source IT consultant helping the city administration with the migration.
- Linux games – Lots of great choices
As you can see, the Linux user has a plenty of choice when it comes to enjoying computer games. Compared to the Windows arsenal, the selection is still somewhat thin, but it’s getting fatter (and better).
- The Great Linux/Grandmother Experiment!
Overall, I’d have to say the usability features in gOS in specific (and Linux in general) are the biggest boon for her. You have no idea how sad it is seeing someone struggle to read the screen with a magnifying glass. The giant pictures and text for the few simple functions she uses are options that are specifically available in Linux and not to the same degree in other OSes. She couldn’t read the screen in XP before! I haven’t tried out the usability features in OSX, but she doesn’t have the money for a Mac anyway. Linux was really the only viable option in this scenario because of it’s cost ($0) and it’s ease of use. And judging from the way she was picking it up, I think she’ll be alright with it!
So, for what it’s worth, I’d just like to say “Thank you” to all the Linux developers who donate their time to those projects. You’ve literally helped my Grandmother see again.
- The Wrong Way To Sell Linux
- Kernel Log: What’s coming in 2.6.28 – Part 7: architecture support, memory subsystem and virtualisation
- Hey Apple, What About iLinux?
- My Lenovo Desktop – First Impressions
- VMWare quietly acquire Tungsten Graphics
- KDE 4.2 Beta 2 Release Announcement
- Marooned in KDE and Lovin’ It
After installing my initial thought was, “WTF!!!… where is my desktop!” I had no desktop anymore! I had always used my desktop to organize projects before. What was KDE doing ruining all this space? Then I learned about plasmoids.
I had offhandedly heard of plasmoids somewhere and forgot it as the concept just sounded odd. Well plasmoids can be best defined as desktop tools, Mac OS X users would call them widgets. I learned that there is a folder plasmoid that I was able to add to the desktop. And it does it so in a nice organized way…
- Review: Parted Magic 3.3
- Announcing Omega 10
I am pleased to announce the general release of Omega 10, a Linux based operating system and a community Fedora Remix for desktop and laptop users.
It is a installable Live CD for regular PC (i686 architecture) systems. It has all the features of Fedora 10 and a number of additional multimedia players and codecs. You can play any multimedia including MP3 music or commercial DVD’s out of the box.
- 5 Best Linux/BSD Firewall Tools
Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives
- Debian developers vote on Linux release
- Ubuntu on Amazon Beta
- Ubuntu-sponsored FOSScamp builds community
- Linux Mint 6
- Inverted Ibex Released
- A week with Ubuntu and Satanic Edition theme
- Plymouth Planned For Ubuntu 9.10 Integration
- Orange details Ubuntu-based appliance for small business
Orange has announced at its Orange Partner Camp in Cape Canaveral on Tuesday further details of its OpenAppliance platform for delivering IP-based services to SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) and SME users. Based on Ubuntu with Xen paravirtualisation, prototypes are expected to be ready for an open beta programme in the first quarter of that year, with a planned September launch date for the finished product.
- Little Ubuntu treats…
- Linux Devices – Christmas Edition
- Google’s Android and Mobile Linux Report 2008 – A Google-led Initiative to Reshape the Mobile Market Environment – companiesandmarkets.com adds new report
- MIPS-like 32-core SoC runs Linux
Tilera is shipping a 36-core version of its 64-core Tile64 SoC (system-on-chip). Aimed at graphics-intensive embedded applications and networking devices, the TilePro36 clocks from 600MHz to 900MHz, consumes 9-13 Watts (typical), and runs Linux on each, some, or all cores.
- Linux SDK straddles DIY, commercial approaches
- Linux devices gain multimedia “Octopus”
- OpenSolaris 2008.11 tested
- 10 things for non-coders to do with free software over Christmas
- Yahoo tries to be more open and social
- Obama and McCain prove critical open source argument true
- Eurostat considers to publish more open source tools using EUPL
- BE: Open source adoption is often bottom-up, Ph.D study says
- Larry Wall on the Zen of Perl 6
- about:mozilla – 2010 goals, Thunderbird 3, Labs meetup, updating add-ons, Foundation report, Impact Mozilla, and more…
- Fundraising and Open Source Resilience
- Likewise seeks AD Middle Ground
- UK talks mashups, DRM, CD ripping as it opens copyright overhaul
- *Don’t* © the Future
- IWF blocking policy questioned by Open Rights Group
Digital Tipping Point: Clip of the Day
Dolby Linux wizard John Gilbert gives us a look inside the movie industry 10 (2004)
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