Monthly Archives: May 2007

links for 2007-05-21

What If Every Child Had A Laptop? “Nicholas Negroponte, a professor at MIT, had a dream. In it every child on the planet had his own computer.” — 60 Minutes in the USA covers OLPC. Lots of commenters wondering why … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-17

NSW government CIO won’t stick around “NSW government CIO Paul Edgecumbe has resigned from his position as the state’s first government-wide technology chief after just two years in the job.” — Might be a while before this position is filled. … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-15

Right, NOW you can drool. “The most coveted piece of hardware seen at the Red Hat Summit.” — While I was impressed with much of the news that came out of the Red Hat Summit last week, this clearly takes … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-14

Ubuntu a Mooter for global advertising platform “Our platform of choice was Linux for development reasons and our distribution of choice, Ubuntu, gave us a much more flexible way of managing software in an automated manner.” — Mooter CIO on … Continue reading

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Software Freedom Upgrade Rainbow

Although the Ubuntu developer branch quiet period was very well timed — considering the many recent Important Engagements for which a predictably-functioning laptop has been necessary — I now have the elbow-room to get back on the upgrade rainbow. What … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-11

Liberation Fonts “To take a key step toward liberating desktops, Red Hat contracted with Ascender Corp. […] to develop a set of fonts that are metrically equivalent to the key Microsoft fonts [which can be released] under the GPL+font exception.” … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-09

Proposal: New startup and shutdown sounds for gusty gibbon As a result of discussion among some .au Ubuntu fans, I have proposed new startup and shutdown sounds for Ubuntu 7.10, Gusty Gibbon. Fully functional on Fisty Fawn, too! Might bring … Continue reading

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Poll Position

In Australia, there is a key position — fundamental to our governance, and almost unique to the Australian political landscape — that we, the people of this nation, do not elect. As I say this, you may be thinking of … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-08

Ubuntu Plans Mobile Linux Version “[Ubuntu’s] move to offer a mobile and embedded version comes on the heels of a similar project that Intel is supporting: the Gnome Mobile & Embedded Initiative.” — Canonical and Intel score press for their … Continue reading

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Filter this!

Just by looking at this picture, can you guess what NetFox do? That’s right! NetFox produce a policy-based web filtering product, to protect you from the evils of the Internet and skyrocketing bandwidth bills care of your porn-hungry employees or … Continue reading

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