11. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want to do. - Murphy's Laws of Computing

News Archive - May 2007

PC-BSD 1.3


Thursday 31st May 2007

Categories: Reviews, BSD, FLOSS

PC-BSD should make an interesting change for two main reasons. Firstly, it uses a BSD kernel, as opposed to the Linux kernel used in distributions such as Debian and Slackware. Secondly, its main method of installing new programs seems to be closer to that of Windows than apt. So, let's see if its claims of user friendliness are accurate.

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Patents, Patents, Everywhere

Monday 21st May 2007

Category: News

One of the big news stories recently is that Microsoft has named exactly how patents free software is supposed to infringe. The magic number? 235. And have Microsoft told us which patents are been violated? Don't be silly. Here are a selection of articles on the matter:

In other news, there's some reports that AMD, recent buyers of ATi, will deliver open graphics drivers. Exactly how this will pan out remains to be seen.

Finally, something tasty for you: 21-a-cup coffee. Why so expensive, you ask? Simple - a cat's already digested before you.

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