Mateo_LeFou writes "My personal favorite distro is ready, willing, and able! Feature list is here and torrents are here."
Mateo_LeFou writes "Google has released Chrome after hours and hours of anticipation. It's preventing non-Windows folk from seeing the download link, but of course there are ways around that. Wine hasn't successfully launched the installer for me, so first one to get it running on a non-evil OS gets a gold star."
Mateo_LeFou writes "Gulf News has a nice piece exposing the last couple generations of Apple's DRM strategy (you didn't really think they were abandoning DRM, did you?). Article focuses on how quickly the tactics are worked around, and how nasty the latest one is: purchased iTunes now have your personal data in them. Author suspects that this is to prevent you uploading them to a network, but that conclusion seems jumped-to to me."
Mateo_LeFou writes "That's right, there's something worse than a "business method" patent in the works. The International Herald Tribune reports that a case is pending in Connecticut on the issue of whether methods of preparing (or dodging) your taxes can be patented. Anyone think we've reached the limit on what can be considered patentable yet?"