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News Archive - July 2007 - News Post

Gobuntu; CUPS; Badgers

Tuesday 17th July 2007

Category: News

First of all, Mark Shuttlework has announced a new project called Gobuntu, which exists as a totally free alternative to Ubuntu. I've never studied Ubuntu development in any great depth - but presumably Gobuntu would still use the proprietary Launchpad for bugs? Hmm, perhaps not totally free.

Elsewhere, CUPS has been purchased by Apple (the company that makes Macs, not the Beatles). Interestingly, the latest issue of Distrowatch suggests it may be time for a fork. So long as CUPS continues to be open source and of a high quality, I personally don't see the problem.

Finally, something totally unrelated to technology - an article from the BBC about Basra Badgers, which had the brilliant quote:

UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area.


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