Gutsy is HERE!

October 18, 2007

Ubuntu Linux 7.10, the “Gutsy Gibbon”, has arrived!  The mirrors are being hammered, so please use the torrents if possible.  Downloads are at: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download.  This version of Ubuntu Linux comes with several nice features in addition to the stability that Ubuntu is known for.

  • 3D Desktop Effects
  • Tracker Desktop Search
  • Fast User Switching
  • Dynamic X Configuration (Multi-monitor support, rotation, etc.)
  • True Printer Autoconfiguration
  • NTFS Write Support
  • Encrypted Hard Disk Support
  • Major Ubuntu Server Changes
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Gutsy is Coming!

October 9, 2007

Just in case anyone was unaware, Ubuntu 7.10 — Gutsy Gibbon — will be arriving soon to mirrors near you!

Ubuntu 7.10 - Coming soon


iPhone Lawsuit: What are they thinking?

October 6, 2007

For anyone who knows me, they know I’m all for Open platforms and open source. So it probably comes as a surprise to hear me supporting Apple when they’re being sued over bricked iPhones. But I am.

When a customer buys an iPhone, they AGREE not to attempt to modify it. The warranty SPECIFICALLY excludes modifications, as does the software EULA. They also agree to a 2-year contract with AT&T.

Apple does not have a monopoly on the smart phone market, so this hardly amounts to an anti-competitive practice. You can buy a Treo, or any number of Windows Mobile devices, or even the upcoming Neo 1973.

These people make a mockery of the American civil courts system. Essentially, they agree to a contract, knowing the terms of the contract, and then they run to the courts asking them to invalidate the contract.  Perhaps some people are just too stupid to own an iPhone.  I hope they get kicked out of the courtroom with nothing but a bill for Apple’s attorneys.