Archive for October, 2008

Ubuntu Intrepid now out

October 30th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

Final release brings with it better 3G support, a bootable USB maker and better networking support.

Tips for a better Ubuntu download

October 30th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

At some point in the next 24 hours Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex will be released. And as soon as that happens the many download mirrors around the globe are going to be jammed with fans. Not to worry. Here are a couple of tips to make your life a little easier.

Google, Microsoft and the OpenID dust-up

October 30th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags:

Microsoft and Google both announce support for OpenID, except that Google’s version has users and advocates up in arms. And Microsoft looks to have got it right.

Red Hat issues 5.3 beta

October 30th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Red Hat has announced a beta release of RHEL 5.3 with big virtualisation improvements, souped-up networking control and better Windows interoperability.

Ubuntu Open Week

October 30th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Want to learn more about Ubuntu or do you have a burning question to ask of the developers? Then don’t miss Ubuntu Open Week.

Free CrossOver offer downs servers

October 28th, 2008 | 2 Comments »

A one-day offer to download CrossOver for free brings CodeWeavers’ site to its knees, forcing site to set up temporary licence-issuing site.

Google scrambles to fix Android flaw

October 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

With the Android-based G1 mobile phone on the market for less than one week, Google is scrambling to fix a security flaw that allows a hacker to hijack the Web browser on the phone. The New York Times and EWeek report that one of the researchers, Charles Miller, has notified Google of the flaw and says that he is publicising it now because he believed that cellphone users were not generally aware that increasingly sophisticated smartphones faced the same threats that plague Internet-connected personal computers.

We're more committed to ODF than ever: SA government

October 28th, 2008 | 10 Comments » Tags: ,

Open standards are critical so that the South African government can both avoid vendor lock-in and ensure better democracy, says minister of home affairs. She also says that the ISO-OOXML process has made South Africa more committed than ever to open standards and ODF.

Shuttleworth: No money in Linux desktop

October 28th, 2008 | 17 Comments » Tags: ,

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth says that there is no money to be made from the Linux desktop. Unless of course you have decent services to wrap around it.

Windows Azure to support open source

October 28th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Azure cloud computing initiative is “open” and will include support for open source development tools, says Microsoft.

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