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
October 9, 2007
Just in case anyone was unaware, Ubuntu 7.10 — Gutsy Gibbon — will be arriving soon to mirrors near you!
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.