- SCO loses another customer. The article discusses Thrifty car rental agency's recent IT revamp, which involved junking the company's remaining SCO boxes. Yay!
- Kernel 2.6.20 is out, hooray! Speaking of which, when was the last time we saw an OS update from the Beast of Lindon? Just curious...
- The latest Novell vs FSF excitement. While i'm as concerned about MS-Novell as the next geek, attacking Novell isn't the right way to proceed. It's just not a wise strategy. Nothing bad has actually happened as a result of the deal, at least so far.
- A new ultra-cheap PC designed for rural China. Comes with either Linux or something called "FutureAlpha" (aka "未来α"), an OS designed in China. I can't find anything in English about this other OS, at least not so far. This could be nothing, or this could be the day you first heard about the OS that eventually came to rule the tech universe. But it's too soon to say just yet. If anyone out there can read Mandarin, feel free to let the rest of us know what it's all about, ok? Google's Chinese-to-English translator is still in a rough beta, so all I can tell is it's some sort of 64-bit microkernel, and it's somehow related to China's "Godson" cpu.
- A piece about management turmoil at Ingres, the company behind the Ingres database. This would be OT and uninteresting, except that SCO gets a brief mention:
Ingres indemnifies its customers against legal actions related to code compliance. Indemnification became a hot issue a few years back when SCO said it might take customers to court if it felt their Linux code included SCO-owned intellectual property.
- A classic Daily WTF about the precious Unix methods & concepts embodied in the technological miracle that is /bin/true. We could probably have a nice philosophical debate about whether /bin/false is a derivative work of /bin/true, or vice versa. As much as I respect this humble blog's nano-legion of astute readers, I'm not entirely convinced we'd resolve the question conclusively one way or the other.
- More criticism of Vista security
- Pirate M$ software, and it's the Siberian gulag for you. it sounds like something Esker would say, but it's true.
- A few Mac items to pass along. If you don't like Macs, you can probably stop reading now and suffer no ill effects.
- Apple says you should delay migrating to Vista. I don't know which conspiracy theory to believe: Is Apple behind this, trying to get people to buy Macs, or is it Microsoft's fault, trying to get people to buy Zunes? It's all so confusing...
- A CBC piece about making The Switch.
- Still no peace in the Mideast, but Apple and the Beatles have negotiated a truce. A highly unconfirmed rumor suggests that, as part of the deal, iTunes customers will be required to purchase at least one Yoko Ono song every 3 months for the nest 5 years. Oh, the horror of it all!
- A few days ago, the local paper here in town ran a piece about Portland being a Macintosh haven.
- MacWorld: "Gates loses grip on reality"
- And over on that other blog of mine, a piece about adding memory to a Mac mini, including several third-rate photos. Enjoy!
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