Silence for a month, going to Japan

August 30th, 2007 | Kahvipapu by th | No Comments

It’s been slow news weeks for Kahvipapu. I’ve been quite busy with work and setting up vacation trip. For next month, Kahvipapu will stay silent as I go to Japan for a month (Leaving tomorrow). Maybe I’ll bring an article or two with me about some strange Japanese gadgets…

Linux gaming: Another top list

August 15th, 2007 | Games, Linux by th | 1 Comment

Someone else has been digging Linux games too, check out Top 21 Linux Games Of 2007.

Peugeot converts 20 000 desktops to Linux

August 11th, 2007 | Linux by th | No Comments

Novell scores a big customer as Peugeot is slated to become one of the few large scale conversions to desktop Linux. Peugeot will convert 20 000 desktops to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, and will purhase 2500 SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers.

The usual claim in conversions like this is the training ‘because Linux is so much harder than Windows’. Well, gladly Peugeot seems to prove it wrong: “The new desktops do not require any special training, except for a quick, double page set of explanations”. Congratulations to Peugeot for dumping Windows in 20k workstations! I can hear chairs flying at Redmond…

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch on Linux

August 11th, 2007 | Ubuntu, Games, Linux by th | 4 Comments

Tips and tricks to get Half-Life 2: Deathmatch running on Linux.

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No more Trash can

August 11th, 2007 | Ubuntu by th | No Comments

I’m running Gutsy Gibbon and noticed that Trash can naming is changed. It’s now named as Deleted Items instead of Trash :)



SCO Loses, Novell owns the UNIX copyrights

August 11th, 2007 | UNIX, Linux by th | No Comments

Now this is big - the court as officially ruled that Novell owns the UNIX copyrights.

[T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.

This basically means SCO is screwed. They own a lot of money for Novell. And IBM’s nazguls will tear apart whatever is left of SCO.

For those who don’t know what this is about, SCO is one scumbag company trying to play random lawsuit lottery to get rich. Here’s the lawsuit in a nutshell:

  • In 2003, SCO sued IBM for 5 billion dollars, claiming IBM had leaked UNIX source code to Linux
  • IBM, along with open source community, asked for proof (which SCO didn’t give)
  • SCO showed some proof - which turned out to be BSD source code
  • SCO started demanding 699$ license from Linux users because “they owned it”
  • SCO claims Linux contains “millions of lines” UNIX source code.
  • SCO claims they own all original IBM code for AIX because it’s derivative work of UNIX
  • Novell stepped forward and said “not so fast, *we* own the UNIX copyrights”
  • SCO claimed “no you don’t”
  • Novell said “yes we do, you’re only a licensee for it”
  • And as of today - SCO has still failed to show a single infringing line of code

Groklaw has more (and better) information about the SCO saga.

Asus to release extremely sweet Linux laptop

August 1st, 2007 | Technology, Linux by th | 1 Comment

Asus introduced extremely nice, small (and cheap!) Linux laptop - Asus Eee PC. Priced 199$ and 299$ for larger model, this can potentially be the hottest consumer Linux machine available. And did I say already it’s small? Smaller model boosts 7″ tft with 800×480 resolution and no hard drive or optical drives. The machine has USB to connect additional optical media or hard drives. The machine also has MMC/SD/MS card reader for additional storage. CPU is 900mhz Intel Pentium M (Dothan), and Eee has 512mb ram. The bigger model comes with 10″ tft screen - but the specifications for 10″ model hasn’t been released yet. If it has 1024x or 1280x wide resolution, count me in for buying one. 800×480 is just too small for pretty much anything.

The Linux inside is custom distribution made by Xandros. It has custom ‘tab-view’ user interface which can be changed back to “full” mode which reveals a standard KDE desktop. Ships with Firefox, OpenOffice and other usual suspects. See Hothardware’s page 2 for UI shots.

More information about the Eee laptop:


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