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Friday, September 22, 2006

Slackware 11.0 RSN

I saw in the Slackware -current directory that there is an ANNOUNCE.11_0 file created so it looks like Slackware Linux 11.0 could be here any moment. In the meantime, I am downloading an unofficial RC5 DVD ISO from If there are any changes, I expect them to be trivial. Then I can download the real release DVD ISO once the mirrors aren't bursting into flames anymore. Joy!

Did You Hear an Anvil Drop?

Check this out. Groklaw has posted the comparative list of Novell's new ammeded complaint against SCO, and I am impressed. Novell has selected an amazing group of lawyers, who have managed to find a way to take away the money SCO is using to fight their nasty war vs. IBM and Linux. Nice moves :-)

A.T. Hun comments: And this has been going on how long now? It's good to see that all parties involved are going for the jugular instead of buying out SCO or anything like that. Hopefully this will be a lesson well learned . . . but I doubt it.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

M$ Shreds Your Rights

I'm not normally a big fan of Inquirer articles, but this one is good: Microsoft Media Player shreds your rights. He gets a bit violent, but considering the nasty turn of events in Microsoft's kissing up to the big media companies, I think he's got a right to it.

A.T. Hun comments: MS is the modern-day Shylock; they will get their pound of flesh no matter what. Since they already dominate the OS market, they have to look to new sources of revenue. There's no better racket than this. I'm all for artists making money. I'm not in favor of the record companies being able to charge you multiple times for music you already legally bought. Of course, if you fail to play their game, they will sue you and you will have little recourse. I have bitched to my Senators about this, but Herb Kohl in particular doesn't seem to care. It's hard to get a multi-millionaire to understand the life of the common working man.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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