This is the 6th weekly edition of “Linux Nation” where I talk about the top stories of the week in the Linux/Unix section on Digg.com. I’ll be out of town for the next couple of days, so expect a huge update on Monday after spending a weekend with my brand new black Macbook that I’m getting tomorrow!
I’m reminded of a scene in a pretty famous movie…
Yippee-ki-yay, motherfu(BANG)! -John McClane
Wow! After going through in detail, this website has TONS of very in depth articles on setting up all sorts of Linux servers. Very nice!
Ahh… IP Innovation. Notice the singular innovation? I did. Apparently these patents go all the way back to Xerox Parc, and if you’ve ever seen the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, you’ll know EXACTLY what this is about. It’s quite comedic. Apple settled with these folks awhile back, I wonder when Microsoft is being sued?
See #4. Goto your local library and pickup Pirates of Silicon Valley and watch it for free… you’ll understand.
Linus, Linus, Linus. You’re so passionate about the right things, good read.
Apparently this week is going to be a Gutsy Gibbon marathon. See #1.
Not only does she like Linux, she can do neat tricks with her tongue – watch! Just kidding.
Amen! By the way, check out my article on running the Orange Box in Wine, it’s seriously easy. I haven’t had any need for windows at all, other than my pesky iPhone… arrrg. I guess that’s what a laptop from work is for, right?
I like this quote from the article:
“Once the gloss wears off, it’s about applications” – Kim Brebach
PICS PICS PICS!
This is a really sweet article, I hope it makes it into print.
These aren’t really “free” as in speech, but they are “free” as in beer.
See #1… again. I have a fever, and the only cure is more Gutsy Gibbon!
Probably the biggest reason is the last one listed:
7) Fragmented competitors: When Ubuntu started it’s “march to glory” there were three “big” distributions, SuSE, Mandriva, and Fedora. Debian and Slackware were popular but were not very appealling to newbies (Debian still had a text based installer…). All of the “big three” were not at their best when Ubuntu came out and started gathering users. SuSE had recently been bought by Novell and was still undergoing internal reconstructions, Mandriva has in the middle of a severe financial crisis, and Fedora was just at FC2 which wasn’t nearly as easy as it now is. – Linux4Coffee
That’s pretty damn insightful. The rest of the article is a great read, have a look.
That’s it this week, enjoy Gutsy Gibbon without me!