Ohio LinuxFest 2008 Recap

Before I get too deep into this, a little disclaimer: As many of you know, I am quite the Ubuntu fan and helped run the booth at Ohio LinuxFest 2008 this year. So, my views may differ from others who attended, but hopefully not by a lot.

For those that missed the event, Ohio LinuxFest is one of the US' larger Linux conferences held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center ...

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Freedom in the Cloud?

Clouds - source http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1079853

Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and outspoken critic of anything proprietary, recently slammend 'cloud computing' as "stupidity" and a "marketing hype campaign".

It makes sense the Stallman is against cloud computing - by its very nature it requires you to be running software on someone else's machine, which you have no control over. Such an idea is repugnant to Stallman and other free software purists, as it ...

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Linux is 17 Years Old

Tux - the Linux mascot penguin

Linux Journal reports that the Linux operating system turns 17 years old as of the 5th of October.

From Linus Torvalds' original newsgroup posting on Linux:

As I mentioned a month(?) ago, I'm working on a free version of a
minix-lookalike for AT-386 computers. It has finally reached the stage
where it's even usable (though may not be depending on what you want),
and I am willing to ...


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GNOME 2.24 Released

GNOME logo

A major update to the one of the free software world's most popular desktop environment, GNOME has been released.

The new version bumps GNOME to 2.24 and this new release boasts some significant new features and updates many core GNOME applications to new versions. Read the release notes.

Among the new additions is a brand new instant messaging client called Empathy, a new release of VoIP client Ekiga ...

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