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“Using an in-house Y-HPC beta with the assistance of key PowerPC Linux community members, Terra Soft (Yellow Dog Linux) successfully enabled an Apple G5 Cluster Node with immediate support for SATA, USB, and FireWire. Fan control support is in progress …”
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In my giddy excitement to install Fedora Core 2 yesterday I discovered that folks were installing it on their Macs!
I’m not going to do this because there’s no support for airport cards yet, but I thought some of you dual booters out there might be interested/crazy enough to give it a spin.
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With the first beta release of Mono I’d like to announce a mono category for Mono news/views/reviews and spews. Naturally there is also a corresponding rss feed.
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There goes the EU neighborhood. Software patents are set to be approved.
“The EU Council of Ministers seems determined to prove that the EU is a
democracy only on paper. This Wednesday, the Irish Presidency managed
to secure a qualified majority for a counter-proposal on the software
patents directive, with only a few countries - including Belgium and
Germany - showing resistance. The new text proposes to discard all the
amendments from the European Parliament which would limit patentability.
Instead the lax language of the original Commission proposal is to be
reinstated in its entirety, with direct patentability of program text
fragments added as icing on the cake. The proposal is now scheduled to
be confirmed without discussion at a meeting of ministers on 17-18 May,
unless one of the Member States changes its vote.
In a remarkable sign of unity at a time of imminent elections, members
of the European Parliament from all groups across the political spectrum
are condemning this blatant disrespect for democracy in Europe.”
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Redhat is expected to announce today that it is working on a desktop version of Redhat Linux.
“‘The ambitions are grand, but the expectations are going to be moderate at the outset,’ Chief Executive Matthew Szulik said in an interview. ‘What we’re focused on for the next 12 to 18 months is doing a great job in the enterprise, the government and academic marketplaces.’”
What are your thoughts on this move? Is this a recovery move from the blunder of abandoning its desktop market with Fedora, a Hail Mary now that SuSE/Novell has become such a serious player, the announcement of a long thought-out strategic plan by Redhat, or something else?