6. To err is human... to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, it is downright natural. - Murphy's Laws of Computing

News Archive - April 2006

Debates and Developers

Thursday 27th April 2006

Category: News

Just two quick things to mention. Firstly, the debate over the inclusion of proprietary drivers in Linux, sparked off by XGL's fancy graphics that often need proprietary drivers. Secondly, Mark Shuttleworth wants Kubuntu working closer with Ubuntu.

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Pirates, Clocks and Drakes

Monday 17th April 2006

Category: News

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Fedora Core 5

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Saturday 15th April 2006

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

A little while ago, I tested Fedora Core 4, and was pretty impressed. However, I felt that Ubuntu and SUSE had it beaten, if not by a huge margin. That was around half a year ago. So, what has Fedora managed to do in that time?

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Debian, Kubuntu and a Linux Virus

Wednesday 12th April 2006

Category: News

A quick round-up of recent news:

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Desktops and DCC

Saturday 8th April 2006

Category: News

First of all, a project that hopes to bring together GNOME and KDE, among others: Portland. This allows a programmer to use the same code to run as well on GNOME as on KDE. Some called it Desktop Linux's best day ever.

Meanwhile, the DCC Alliance claims that they're not dead yet, although MEPIS has decided to change from the DCC Common Core to Ubuntu, which is not a member of the DCC Alliance. Finally, we hear of Governent websites failing web tests.

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Holograms, Microsoft, and April Fun

Saturday 1st April 2006

Category: News

Plenty to talk about today - here is just a few selected highlights. First of all, there are new advances in storage technology, allowing 515 Gb per square inch - in contrast to the 37.5Gb per square inch we have right now. The Guardian takes a look at what's eating Microsoft.

And here's the rest from the massive influx of news:

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Why I Love Internet Explorer

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Saturday 1st April 2006

Categories: Internet, Opinion, Proprietary Software

Today, we are lucky enough to have a special guest writer - Mr. Drew Peacock.

Different people love Internet Explorer for different reasons. Some like the fact that it allows you to install all sorts of fascinating software. Some like its stability. Some like the innovative interface. In fact, these are brilliant reasons to love what is surely one of the most inspired computing triumphs of the past twenty years.

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