Ubuntu 8.10: What's New?

Another six months, another Ubuntu release. This time around the table we have the Intrepid Ibex; 8.10. Not quite a ground-breaking release, but rather the framework for one. Why do I say that? Because there isn't much new immediately visible to the user. Let's take a look.

Right off the bat, most users will notice that the theme hasn't really changed a whole lot from 8 ...

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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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