SMOKEING writes: New Linux distributions nowadays do not necessarily make breaking news, yet the arrival of a Fedora remix for Raspberry Pi managed to attract unhealthy attention, and for all the wrong reasons (Pidora announcement on G+): for any Russian-speaking bloke the word "Pidora" stands linguistically just too closely to "bugger". It's arguably a serious brand blunder), which it's interesting how the Canadian team is (or is not) going to extricate itself from.
SMOKEING writes: "Linus, "having avoided the whole blogging thing so far,... decided that maybe it's actually worth having a place for our family too" in the blogosphere. And there's a first entry already, about Intel's new SSD, which he says rocks."
SMOKEING writes: "A recent entry on gnomefiles.org offers users of GNOME a "Vista-like Start Menu". Given the overwhelming diversity of UI customizations, GTK and KDE themes, and the like sporting various degrees of likeness to Aero or Aqua, with whole Windows-esque distros like Linspire still finding their raison d'être, the project in question does ultimately touch to the quick.
In light of occasional growl of discontent voiced about GNOME's "interoperability" policies, including OOXML non-rejection, and Linus's heart-felt "Just tell people to use KDE", and even despite the fact that the author himself is probably not affiliated with GNOME at all, this development begs the question: How far a never-standardized UI on the Linux desktop can go courting proprietary interface designs?"