Monthly Archives: July 2006

Ubuntu: Seriously Secure

More press coverage about Ubuntu’s excellent security record, taking out the top score in’s comparison. Not long ago, LWN gave it top billing in their analysis. The bottom line is that even this informal analysis shows there are definitely … Continue reading

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“Evil” is a bad place to start the healing

Zaheer, I continue to defend freedom of speech on Planet GNOME, in spite of many complaints now and in the past about various blogs — including my own, on occasions. Your posts about the situation between Israel and Lebanon are … Continue reading

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QoTD: Dave Miller

“[Reworking the core tuple ID used for netfilter lookups] would be a radical departure from the present netfilter mechanisms, and would require redoing the userspace tools. Rusty says the world be damned and let’s do it if necessary! This guy … Continue reading

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O’Reilly Radar vs. School Girls

I managed to limit myself to a ten minute speech about Ubuntu at the O’Reilly Radar Executive Briefing yesterday, as part of Tim’s Spotlight: Who’s on the O’Reilly Open Source Radar? short presentation session. I received quite a bit of … Continue reading

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links for 2006-07-15

ZFS on Linux… via FUSE Thanks to the Google Summer of Code, Ricardo Correia is hacking up a storm bringing ZFS to Linux… via FUSE! Fearless. ZFS and Linux — two great tastes that taste great together! (tags: linux solaris … Continue reading

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Swimming upstream

Mark has said that when the opportunity to fulfill almost any dream became available to him, his first thought was “go to space”… quickly followed by the realisation that if he didn’t make it happen, he’d spend the rest of … Continue reading

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QoTD: Stormy Peters

“I get asked a lot how I got involved in open source and why I’m such a big fan. While the why I’m such a big fan has a long history in how I view software, technology and society, the … Continue reading

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QoTD: Dave Rosenberg

“Forgive my inane ramblings but as we were driving home from downtown SF my wife and I spotted a crew of gentlemen wearing jeans and sportcoats and she applied the phrase ‘the business mullet’ for the combo. […] When I … Continue reading

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Norman Walsh needs our love

Norman Walsh — esteemed godfather of Docbook — gets very cranky with GNOME, ditches it for a while, but ultimately returns… because it just feels right. I can understand his frustration — gnome-screensaver has been flicking the hate switches for … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Stormy!

Congratulations from myself and the GNOME team — I hope you have a wonderful time in the next few months, years, and beyond! There are lots of babies on the way in GNOME and other FLOSS communities too… Seems we’re … Continue reading

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