ballmerfud writes: I am sure that by now everyone is tired of hearing about the Microsoft patent FUD, but Eben Moglen, professor of law and head honcho at the Software Freedom Law Center, touched on this issue just last week in a speech he gave in San Diego. Eben's statement is so eloquent and succinct that it might be worthwhile for those who haven't found it by other means to hear it. In this clip he explains the in-depth mechanics of the MS patent threat and specifically how it relates to the Novell deal. The intent is essentially to threaten open source developers while simultaneously evading any backlash from enterprise customers (and even make a buck from it). This may be nothing new to many here, but Eben explains it beautifully.
feranick writes: According to DesktopLinux
Dell will soon release desktops and laptops with Linux preinstalled.
According to the article:
new systems, Lord
added, will be true pre-installed Linux systems — and not just a PC
with a blank hard drive and a bootable CD or DVD. Software support is
likely to come from the community, however, rather than from Dell. Lord
added, however, that hardware support on the Dell Linux systems is
likely to be the same as it offers on its Windows-powered systems."
"While the Austin,
Texas-based computer company was unwilling to go on record as to which
distributions it will support, comments from Dell officials indicated
that it is likely to offer support for multiple distributions."
"Matt Domsch, Dell's Linux software
did go into more detail on how Dell will be approaching the problem of
Linux device drivers. First, given a choice in the matter, Dell will
support free software drivers over proprietary drivers every time. For device
types where a choice exists between a component with a non-Free driver
and one with Free driver availability, in our Linux offering we'll opt
to bundle the component with the Free driver."
Andy Jurko writes: "Texas Hold'em Poker for Linux with computer players has finally been released by Andy Jurko. It features 4 difficulty levels, smart and stable game engine and clean graphics. The game can be downloaded at