Moderator writes: Is Gnome about to drop support for non-Linux operating systems? That seems to be the consensus after a recent discussion on the Gnome mailing list. From TFA: "It is harmful to pretend that you are writing the OS core to work on any number of different kernels...the time has come for GNOME to embrace Linux a bit more boldly."
Moderator writes: "In a stunning turn of events, it seems that American Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr has won the State of Texas. By law, the deadline for political parties to file their candidate selections is 70 days before the election date, which was August 26. Both major political parties failed to do so. In a press release, the Barr camp said "Unless the state of Texas violates its own election laws, Congressman Barr will be the only presidential candidate on the ballot...Texas law makes no exceptions for missing deadlines." While it's unlikely that the Republicans and Democrats won't find some kind of loophole to get their name on the ballot, as of today (the 29th) only Bob Barr is listed as an official general election candidate."