Monday, June 25, 2007
As I suspected, nothing major happened in my absence. So at least it'll be fairly simple to get caught up, I suppose.
- Just today, SCO announced what on the surface looks like a huge Me Inc. deal with the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. There's always less than meets the eye with SCO PR, and a few paragraphs into the piece you finally see the key phrase "pilot project".
- Another of those rare beasts, PR that mentions SCO. Discusses a healthcare company choosing Ericom's web-based terminal emulation software. I suppose this is what you do when you rely on legacy green-screen apps on your SCO box. You can be pretty sure these apps won't ever be updated with a modern UI (if the vendors even still exist), and you almost certainly don't have the source to do the job yourself, either.
- Mandriva isn't joining the M$ patent parade. This may have something to do with being based outside the US with our goofy patent laws.
- I saw the headline "U.S. Public Wi-Fi Networks Suffer Political, Technical Setbacks" and figured it might at least mention the CP80 jihad, but no.
- Linux PCs from Venezuela? It's true. Whatever you think about Mr. Chavez (a topic which would be OT here anyway), this looks like an interesting initiative.
- Linux in space? Also true, in 2009. Here's NASA's site about the Space Technology 8 mission, if you're interested.