writes "Shameless self-plug... A prison in Canberra Australia is deploying another 30 transparent desktops running Ubuntu Linux for use by their inmates. This will supplement stage-1 of a network comprising of Ubuntu servers and desktops which my company recently deployed. Prisoners have extremely limited access to email and web browsing, as well streaming media, educational applications, etc. More info here."
writes "The MS Explorer, a small Canadian cruise ship carrying tourists from 14 nations ... struck a chunk of ice before dawn Friday. Twenty hours later, it sank in Antarctic waters. I think I have a new desktop background."Link to Original Source