Hugo Chavez Shopping: A Million Classmate Laptops for Venezuela

Sep 30, 2008

As the International Herald Tribune reports in an Associated Press news article, Venezuela has ordered a million Magellan laptops that are based on Intel's Classmate PC design.

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Richard Stallman's GNU Project Turns 25

Sep 29, 2008

The GNU Project celebrated its 25th birthday on September 27, 2008. With its GCC compiler and bash shell, GNU was ever at the forefront of today's Linux distribution. To kick off the celebration, British humorist Stephen Fry appears in a video in defense of free software.

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Breakthrough: Open Source Firm Official Supplier to British Schools

Sep 26, 2008

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), the government body with the mission of "Leading next generation learning," has for the first time included Open Source enterprises on their list of official software and IT service suppliers for the nation's schools.

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OpenSUSE 11.1 Beta Can Damage Intel e1000e Network Cards

Sep 24, 2008

The openSUSE project warns owners of systems containing the Intel e1000e gigabit Ethernet card against using the actual Beta 1 of openSUSE 11.1 instead of the Linux kernel version. The Linux version can permanently damage the card.

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Android-Powered Mobile Phone on Its Way

Sep 24, 2008

In a New York press conference, Google and T-Mobile partnered with hardware vendor HTC to announce the release of the first mobile phone for Google's Android platform.

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RIP 6.6 Rescue System Has New Drivers and a Forum

Sep 19, 2008

The Recovery Is Possible (RIP) Linux rescue system is available in its newest version 6.6. A related web forum enables discussion among developers and users.

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Energy Efficient eBook-Reader Runs on Linux

Sep 18, 2008

The Hanlin eReader V3 from Tianjin Jinke Electronics out of China claims to provide a month of use between battery charges. By then 10,000 pages of reading should have been possible – provided you have the requisite time and patience.

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Mozilla Resolves EULA Dispute

Sep 18, 2008

The dispute over the display of the EULA in the new Firefox has been settled.

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