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Nick Ali: I Love My Wee…

Planet Ubuntu - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:39

WeeChat that is…being a terminal junkie, screen + irssi + weechat = perfection. I’ve set up irssi as a proxy so I can use the same connection from multiple machines around the house.

The best thing about WeeChat is that you can split horizontally and vertically, which I don’t think you can do with irssi (could be wrong about that). Granted, most GUI irc clients like X-Chat can be arranged to do so, but thats no fun.

Nothing like seeing six channels at the same time on 1280×1024 resolution.

SCO's KIA, but what about the rest of the troopers?

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
Opinion -- When Judge Kimball ruled against SCO in favor of Novel and said that Novell owned Unix's IP (intellectual property), that was the end of SCO. So now, SCO's legal cases are dead -- but what about its friends and partners?

SCO goes down in flames: Novell owns Unix!

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
Analysis -- The day Linux fans have been waiting for since SCO attacked Linux on May 12, 2003 has finally arrived. U.S. District Court Judge Dale Kimball has ruled that Novell, not SCO, owns Unix's IP (intellectual property) rights. This, in turn, means the end of SCO's cases against IBM.

MEPIS releases KDE 4 Beta 1 Live DVDs

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
Warren Woodford of MEPIS announced on Aug. 10 that his company has built KDE 4 Beta 1 Live DVDs to verify the compatibility of KDE 4 with SimplyMEPIS 7.x.

Fedora 7 Chosen as LiveContent CD Platform

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
Fedora 7 has been chosen as the platform to showcase Creative Commons-licensed multimedia content. Read this article by Peter Galli on eWEEK.com, here.

Microsoft Has No Plans to Optimize Windows for Virtualization on Linux

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
Microsoft customers want to mix and match data center applications but are not asking for Linux desktop software. Read this article by Peter Galli on eWEEK.com, here.

Vista Aiding Linux Desktop, Strategist Says

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
Microsoft will lose market share to open-source desktops, a Dell strategist says at LinuxWorld. Read this article by Peter Galli on eWEEK.com, here.

Linspire releases Freespire 2.0 Linux

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
Linspire, developer of the Linspire commercial and Freespire community desktop Linux distributions, and CNR.com, a free Linux software delivery service, announced on August 8 the immediate availability of the controversial Freespire 2.0 distribution -- the Linux distribution that embraces proprietary software.

Linux desktop revolution

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
Opinion -- Dell and Ubuntu fired the first shots. Together, they delivered the first mainstream consumer Linux desktops and laptops. Then, on Aug. 6, Novell and Lenovo blew open the business laptop market

Novell Wins Linux Desktop Pre-Load Dell Deal

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
SAN FRANCISCO -- In his LinuxWorld keynote speech August 7th, Dell CTO Kevin Kettler announced that Dell would be offering Novell's SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) in China as a pre-load on Dell systems.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 released

DesktopLinux.com - Sat, 2007-08-11 00:15
SAN FRANCISCO -- The OpenSUSE project celebrated its second birthday on Aug. 7 by making the first beta of OpenSUSE 10.3 available at the LinuxWorld trade show here. OpenSUSE 10.3 is a bleeding-edge Linux operating system based on Linux kernel

Aaron Toponce: SCO Loses, Novell Wins

Planet Ubuntu - Fri, 2007-08-10 21:48

It’s been ruled. SCO does NOT own the the UnixWare and UNIX copyrights, but rather, Novell. From Groklaw:

That’s Aaaaall, Folks! The court also ruled that “SCO is obligated to recognize Novell’s waiver of SCO’s claims against IBM and Sequent”. That’s the ball game. There are a couple of loose ends, but the big picture is, SCO lost. Oh, and it owes Novell a lot of money from the Microsoft and Sun licenses


But we must say thank you to Novell and especially to its legal team for the incredible work they have done. I know it’s not technically over and there will be more to slog through, but they won what matters most, and it’s been a plum pleasin’ pleasure watching you work. The entire FOSS community thanks you for your skill and all the hard work and thanks go to Novell for being willing to see this through.

I’m eating chocolates!

Sorry SCO. Have a nice trip. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

First Impressions: My Ubuntu-based Dell

Topix - Linux - Fri, 2007-08-10 17:18

When Dell first announced its line of preinstalled Linux PCs a couple of months ago, Maximum PC was eager to check them out. But, fearing the tough criticism for which Max PC is widely known, Dell flatly refused to send us a system to check out. We weren't surprised, honestly, but we were a little annoyed. As it happens, though, I was in the market for a new laptop anyway, so I decided to plunk down my own personal credit card and buy a Dell Inspiron 1505N with Ubuntu preinstalled. Here's what I think of it.

The 1505N arrived at my door yesterday via Maximum PC

Jordan Mantha: quick thoughts today

Planet Ubuntu - Fri, 2007-08-10 17:11

So, it seems like there’s a lot going on around Ubuntu. Here’s just some things I’ve been thinking about lately:

  • Django looks sweet. I love their tagline: “The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines”. I ran through the tutorial on the Django website, very cool. Gutsy has the latest release of django so I just installed it and sqlite3 for database. Nifty.
  • Martin Pitt (pitti) is totally cool, and one of my Linux heros. He’s always helpful and works so hard to make sure Ubuntu releases come out right. Everybody should give him a hug the next time they’re online.
  • I got to do a little work getting Edubuntu Tribe 4 out the door. I don’t think people realize how tough it is to get a release, even an alpha release, together. This is especially true when trying to get Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu all out together. Even something as simple as making sure the .iso fits on a CD can become a bit of a task.
  • The work I did implementing the Edubuntu Addon CD enhancements spec has shown up in Tribe 4. This provides new metapackages (edubuntu-addon-*) and a customized gnome-app-install menu for the Edubuntu Addon CD (yes, Edubuntu now ships on 2 CDs since Feisty).
  • The Documentation Team’s docuMENTORS program has really taken off. I think one of the keys is to be very responsive to the initial “I wanna help, what do I do?” and to quickly plug people into some specific. Thanks a ton to Phil Bull for heading this up.
  • Ubuntu US is rocking the United States. There are only 6 states without an Ubuntu LoCo team at least started. Sweet! Keep it up folks. Thanks especially to the Ubuntu US mentors helping the LoCos out.
  • This blog has hit 30 posts and 100 comments. I wonder what the average post:comment ratio is around the blogosphere.

Sebastian Heinlein: Münchner Anwendertreffen - Munich Ubuntu User Meeting

Planet Ubuntu - Fri, 2007-08-10 16:49
Morgen am 11.August ab 17 Uhr trettfen sich wieder Ubuntu-Anwender aus München und Umgebung. Diesmal aber nicht im Froschkönig, sondern im Zoozie'z (https://www.zooziez.de/kontakt.html). Einfach vorbeischauen! Tomorrow on 11th August at 17 o'clock Ubuntu users from Munich and the outback are going to meet at a new location: the Zoozie'z (https://www.zooziez.de/kontakt.html). Feel free to join us!

SCO Loses

Slashdot Linux - Fri, 2007-08-10 16:47
An anonymous reader writes "The one summary judgement that puts a stick into SCO's spokes has just come down. The judge in the epic SCO case has ruled that SCO doesn't own the Unix copyrights. With that one decision, a whole bunch of other decisions will fall like dominoes. As PJ says, 'That's Aaaaall, Folks! ... All right, all you Doubting Thomases. I double dog dare you to complain about the US court system now. I told you if you would just be patient, I had confidence in the system's ability to sort this out in the end. But we must say thank you to Novell and especially to its legal team for the incredible work they have done. I know it's not technically over and there will be more to slog through, but they won what matters most, and it's been a plum pleasin' pleasure watching you work. The entire FOSS community thanks you for your skill and all the hard work and thanks go to Novell for being willing to see this through."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Jeremy Austin-Bardo: Enhancing Ubuntu Community Meetings...

Planet Ubuntu - Fri, 2007-08-10 16:22

I started off in the Ubuntu Community with picking up the community meeting logs when they stopped being updated in July 2006. Since then, I have worked hard to improve the logs and make them more complete.

I developed two specs based on my experiences working on the community meeting logs. I first wrote about the lack of public reports. I then elaborated on having an easy to use calendar system to locate past and future team meetings. I have since shared these specs with jono, sabdfl, and few others in the community.

In January 2007, Seeker` approached me with a meeting bot that he had developed for the UK LoCo meetings. I suggested we form a team called Scribes. A scribe was a person who copied ancient manuscripts to preserve history. I admit that I may not have made the team very public, but that is not a strength of mine.

So now the cat is out of the bag, everyone should now know about the Scribes Team. If you want to help us keep the meeting logs updated or work on further enhancing our bot, come join us. If you want our advice or help with your logs, contact us. Our contact information and more details about us are on our Team Wiki Page.

Launchpad News: Meet the Launchpad team on August 15th in #launchpad

Planet Ubuntu - Fri, 2007-08-10 12:06

Come and chat to some of the Launchpad team on August 15th at 16.00 UTC in #launchpad.

If you have any burning Launchpad questions, want to make a suggestion or otherwise want to chat with some of the team behind Launchpad, we’d love to meet you.

Add your question or comment to the agenda at:


Motorola Unveils MOTOMAGX Mobile Linux Platform

Topix - Linux - Fri, 2007-08-10 11:09

"This opens exciting possibilities for what tomorrow's mobile applications will be able to do and the new device experiences they will support."

Motorola, Inc. today announced a significant step in its commitment to mobile Linux and rich experience creation by introducing MOTOMAGX, its next generation mobile Linux platform. via PhysOrg Weblog

Martin Albisetti: Talk on Ubuntu in Cordoba, Argentina

Planet Ubuntu - Fri, 2007-08-10 10:50

Tomorrow I’ll be giving a talk on Ubuntu in Cordoba (Argentina), at the “Septimas Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre“.

You can get more information on the Conferences webpage, and if you’re around the area, we’ll be at the big booth with the Ubuntu banner, drop by and say hello 

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