Fedora’s background does change colors throughout the day!
That’s what it looked like this morning. Here’s what it looked like tonight:
That’s an encouraging note from the head of the Linux Foundation. Outside the fact that yet, Solaris is not, and has not been able to gain the popularity that Linux has, both on servers and on desktops. OpenSolaris, due to have another release in November, might just be that magic pill that gets Solaris’ name back into server rooms. Time will tell, however.
The main point here is something that I cannot figure out. If Solaris is doing so poorly, then why the heck would the Linux Foundation lead, Mr. Zemlin, focus on beating an already dead horse? The Linux Foundation must not have enough to do, otherwise they would actually get something done, and we on the desktop end would see some progress. I view the Linux Foundation as I do the U.N. … A nice idea, but it just doesn’t seem to get much done.
My advice: stop worrying about the (nearly) dead competition, and begin to target the thriving competition that we face.
This post is being posted from Drivel, another blogging program. It’s interface is a bit more simple than that of BloGTK!, but it still has many tools, and it also recognizes my categories, which is a big plus. I’ll be sure to do a review soon.
This post is being written from the BloGTK! application on Ubuntu. While merely a test, the program does have many tools, which I imagine I will find when I begin to delve deeper into the application.
After listening to Jim Popovitch talk about the Lotus Symphony office suite (and the subsequent version for Ubuntu) at the Atlanta Linux Fest, I installed the IBM Lotus Symphony Ubuntu Beta, a version specifically packaged for Ubuntu by IBM.
First, I went to the Lotus Symphony Web Site, clicked on the download button, and was sent to a page with the different downloads. One for Ubuntu (at the top of the list!), one for Linux generic, and one for Windows. Very cool!
The Ubuntu package comes as a .deb, and is around 170 MB to download. Installation was quick and easy once the file was downloaded, and I was on my way. Here’s some quick screenshots:
In case you cannot make it to the event, you can view the event via the live stream at http://ubuntupodcast.net! Go to the “Live Stream” link for the live video.
There’s been quite a buzz over the talk given at the Linux Plumbers Conference. The talk, given by Greg Kroah-Hartman, about the number of contributions by various sources to the Linux kernel.
Unfortunately, he took the time to blast Canonical.
Ask me where the contrubtions lie, and I wouldn’t have the slightest idea. All I know is that Canonical has barely been around for 4 years, and only employs around 100 folks around the world. It’s amazing how petty and simply silly some people can be. It must be asked, what does this man have to gain from slamming people on his own side? In my mind, he only serves to divide the community. Unfortunately, he decided to pick on the company that sponsors Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution in the world.
Yeah, smart move… Never try to intentionally tick off 1) one of the major innovators in open source and 2) 8 million users. Even the numbers used in the presentation were misleading.
Oh by the way, he (Kroah) failed to mention that he worked for a “competing” company, Novell. With this in mind, I have blasted OpenSUSE off my laptop, and am moving back to Ubuntu.
You can read a nice summary of his talk here.
It’s just sad, and really… pathetic.