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Tuesday, December 30, 2003

ZDNet UK - News - Red Hat's results rocket to all-time highs
Linux's Best (and Worst) Year Ever butr hey looking at Red Hats earnings
Happy Holidays to all and Good Luck in the Upcoming New Years. Just got back from a great trip to Vegas.
I stayed at the home of Mr Las Vegas Wayne Newton. Among some of the Hotels I visted were The Paris, New York, The Bellagio and The Venetian. Next trip I would visit M.Bay, the Luxor, MGM and maybe even make it to Freemont street.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

A Monocultural Alternative: "A Monocultural Alternative: The OpenCD"

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

A look into the workings of the next new kernel

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

new version of Knoppix today and am using it. Most notable change is the start up screen which has changed and now includes audio welcome. This Distro continues to evolve and has become one of my fav live distros. The speed and security tools continue to draw me.

A new bug-fix release (V3.3-2003-09-24) of the increasingly popular Knoppix live CD, version 3.3, is now available: "V3.3-2003-09-24 (small bugfix). Updated cdrecord package to fix permissions of /usr/bin/cdrecord, so CD-recording in user-mode works again (k3b); pcmcia-cs update." See the complete changelog and package list for more information. Download: KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-09-24-EN.iso (700MB) or KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-09-24-DE.iso (700MB).
d y n e : b o l i c -- a free multimedia studio in a GNU/Linux live CD

Puppy Linux can boot off a flash card or any USB memory device, CDROM, Zip disk or LS/120/240 Superdisk, floppy disk or from an internal hard drive. Version 0.7 was released today: "Puppy Linux version 0.7 has just been uploaded. The Puppy web pages need to be updated - allow me some time to sift through them. This is the 'big K' version, which has The Qt library v2.3 and two applications that use the library, Konqueror-embedded web browser and Scribus desktop publishing v0.6. Konq-e is about 6MB, Qt about 5MB, Scribus about 1.2MB." See the rest of the announcement. Download: cd-puppy.iso (28MB).

Linux Security: Good Enough

Friday, September 19, 2003

VeriSign Sued Over Controversial Web Service

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "VeriSign Sued Over Controversial Web Service "
New Findings Shake Up Open-Source Debate

New Findings Shake Up Open-Source Debate: "New Findings Shake Up Open-Source Debate"
MandrakeSoft plans new revenue source

NewsForge: The Online Newspaper of Record for Linux and Open Source: "MandrakeSoft plans new revenue source"
Red Hat Reports Its Best Results Yet

Red Hat Reports Its Best Results Yet: "Red Hat Reports Its Best Results Yet "

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

The future of Linux. This article details Red Hat's most recent attempt to change its corp server pricing scheme.
Enterprise Software / The real future of Linux - Tech Update - ZDNet

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

I noticed something the other day while typing in a domain. Instead of getting an error page I was redirected to a Verisign Search. Today after doing a little research I found out what was up.

Columbia University law professor and Free Software Foundation general counsel Eben Moglen predicts that over the next five years open source "is going to take [the government] market away from Microsoft completely," according to an article at NewsFactor. Moglen offers several views of how open source will shift the computing paradigm.

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Monday, September 15, 2003

Motor giant Ford to move to Linux

The Register

In other exciting news they are now controling planes with Linux

Engineers at IBM's Pervasive Computing Advanced Technology Laboratory created a Linux-based, intelligent, remote control system for a model airplane as a way to showcase gateway server technology. The onboard computer controls various navigational equipment and interfaces to a wireless access point and PDA. The user can control the plane through handheld wireless technology. A 3-dimensional virtual flight environment tracks the plane's flight and provides a gps-based autopilot function. The environment is based on LandSAT maps and gives the user a virtual view of the flight from the cockpit of the plane, which can be augmented by real-time updates from an onboard camera. The article briefly introduces "gateway server" concepts, describes the embedded hardware and software architecture, explains how the IBM developers implemented the control systems, and includes lots of cool photos."

The irony runs deep. Has the evil empire seen the light. To learn more about what they have thought of Linux please refer to the Halloween Documents Here, leaked by Microsoft Employees

In order to protect itself from DDoS attacks, Microsoft is using the Akamai service to distribute its load. Ironically, as a result, the domain is now listed in the Netcraft report as being Linux running IIS. Netcraft has received so much mail asking about that, and the irony of Linux-bashing Microsoft now depending on "enterprise-class" Linux servers has generated so much discussion, Netcraft has posted a page explaining what's happening.

Tried Gnoppix over the weekend. This Distro shows a lot of promise. With the exception of the menu being in German the interface uses Gnome and is super fast with all the goodies one could want. I will download the newest version today and should have a report on it soon.

Distribution Release: GNOPPIX 0.5.4

A new GNOPPIX release is here: "The GNOPPIX project proudly announces the release of version 0.5.4 of the GNOPPIX Linux live CD. Version 0.5.4 come with lots of improvements compared to the 0.5-x series. This version includes lots of additional software to make it more usable and it's capable of some languages (pass "lang=LG" where LG is your country code). Grab it from the download section." See the announcement on the distribution's home page and further details in the changelog. Download: gnoppix-0.5.4-1.iso (441MB).

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Most people agree that this E-mail is what started the Linux ball rolling. Ever since this time, people have jumped onto the Linux bandwagon/religion. Here is the first message:

From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: <1991Aug25.205708.9541@klaava.Helsinki.FI>
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki

Hello everybody out there using minix -
I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional
like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since April, and is starting
to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS
resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical
reasons) among other things). I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and
things seem to work. This implies that I'll get something practical within a few
months, and I'd like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)

Linus (

PS. Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

A new version of Knoppix, named as "V3.2-2003-09-05 (experimental 3.3 prerelease)", is out. From the changelog: "Kernel 2.4.22 with xfs and HIGHMEM (4GB) support; cloop 1.02 (block layer rewrite); katomic reinstalled (got lost somehow in the past release); unofficial new development boot options for testing: toram, tohd=hda1 (copy CD to ram/HD and run from there); wipe (though it's useless. ;-); pon gprs option for GPRS internet access." See the full changelog. Download: KNOPPIX_V3.2-2003-09-05-DE.iso (694MB) or KNOPPIX_V3.2-2003-09-05-EN.iso (694MB).

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Mandrake Linux 9.2 is now available for download: "Mandrake Linux 9.2 RC-2 bittorrent link is now available though not officially announced. I'm currently downloading at 163kps and uploading at 34kps. You can find the link at Please note the one link will download the 3 CD set. Please be nice and leave your bittorrent link open for a while after downloading to help support others who are trying to get the ISOs." See the rest of the post and discussion here. The BitTorrent link: MandrakeLinux-9.2rc2.torrent. The three ISO images are slowly appearing on various mirrors; try these: MandrakeLinux-9.2rc2-CD1.i586.iso (650MB), MandrakeLinux-9.2rc2-CD2.i586.iso (650MB), MandrakeLinux-9.2rc2-CD3.i586.iso (650MB). Report bugs to bugzilla.
GNOPPIX 0.5 has been released: "The GNOPPIX project proudly announces the release of version 0.5 of the GNOPPIX Linux live CD. Version 0.5 comes with lots of improvements compared to version 0.4." Visit the project's web site and its Savannah pages for further information. Download: gnoppix-0.5-3.iso (449MB). GNOPPIX is a Linux live CD based on Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody) with GNOME as its desktop environment.