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Microsoft signs another Linux distributor

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

For those who haven’t quite caught up, last year Microsoft signed a broad-collaboration deal with Novell that included a patent covenant. Since then, Xandros, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, and now also Linspire, another Linux development and support company.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they target the cellular handset manufacturers as well. Both Nokia and Motorola have […]

Ubuntu on Dell machines *very* soon

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

We all knew it would happen, but to be honest, I didn’t think it would happen quite so soon. Morgan just pasted this link to me on IRC, Dell will start taking orders for Ubuntu laptops today. Wow. If you asked me six months ago, I would estimate that it would take at least 2-3 […]

PC World: Ubuntu 16th best product of 2007

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Via Slashdot, here’s PC World’s list of top 100 products for 2007, where Ubuntu ranks as #16, and outperforms the highest Microsoft product by a whole two spaces, which is the Xbox at position #18.
Also noteworthy, is Mozilla Firefox 2, which reached #35, and (at least for me) a printer I recently bought, the Canon […]

Ubuntu stuff!

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Saturday I went to Ubucon here in Sevilla, and saw Fabian talk about Canonical support, and Jono giving a community talk, “Herding Cats”. Both were quite good, I got them on video, and will upload them as soon as possible (most probably in a week from now).

Edubuntu […]

Ubuntu Education Summit Wrap-up

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Ubuntu Education Summit
The Ubuntu Education Summit went without much of a hitch, and things went quite well. It was interesting hearing problems form educators teaching in more affluent areas, and the problems and challenges that they too have to face. Ideas and problems were summarised and will be discussed in forum and workshop sessions […]

UES Sevilla

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

The Ubuntu Education Summit has been quite good so far. Today people from various projects and distributions were giving presentations and talks, and tomorrow we’re going to have a workshop discussing the problems that were presented and discuss possible solutions. I talked about tuXlabs and about some of the lessons we learned in South Africa.

I […]

Ubuntu Education Summit and Ubuntu Developer Summit

Monday, April 30th, 2007

I’m having a nice pizza at OR Thambo International Airport. Just came from Cape Town International Airport about an hour ago, and the next stop is Madrid, and then Sevilla.
I had a strange experience in the bathrooms here just a short while ago… but I’ll talk about it later… it’s too soon to talk about […]

Free Software Coolness This Week

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Ubuntu Feisty Release
Ubuntu 7.04 has been released on Thursday, 19 April. It’s in my opinion, the best Ubuntu release ever. Quite possibly because this has been a relatively long release cycle compared to previous releases. My favourite new feature is how it provides information about proprietary drivers that the system needs to run properly. This […]

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Released

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

How often can you say “Today they released a new version of Debian GNU/linux” (and tell the truth)? Well, not that often, and certainly not as often as in the Ubuntu world. Today is one of those days, the Debian project released Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, codenamed “Etch” today. It’s a large milestone in the […]

Ubuntu Certified!

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Tonight I got some post from my old place (which mostly contained some old bank statements), but inbetween, there was a really cool surprise, my Ubuntu Certified Professional certificate and card!

Join Edubuntu

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

About Edubuntu
Edubuntu is the official education-specific Ubuntu installation. Currently, Edubuntu gives you a classroom server with a pre-installed LTSP server, making it a turnkey solution and super cost effective. Edubuntu also features educational software, including the GCompris Suite, the KDE-edu Suite and some of the Tux4Kids programs.
The feature set of Edubuntu has been pretty much […]

Eric Raymond converts to Ubuntu

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007


If I thought the state of Fedora were actually improving, I might hang
in there. But it isn’t. I’ve been on the fedora-devel list for
years, and the trend is clear. The culture of the project’s core
group has become steadily more unhealthy, more inward-looking, more
insistent on narrow “free software” ideological purity, and more
disconnected […]