The official release of Ubuntu 9.04 - Jaunty Jackalope is fast approaching. When it's released on April 23 you can be sure that Canonical's servers will be getting slammed. That means the downloads are going to be slow. The good news is that they just let loose the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 9.04. There should be relatively few changes between this version and the one that will be released on the 23rd. If you update your system to this version now, you'll only have a few updates to apply on the 23rd. Read more
John Dvorak has an article on Marketwatch, (posted yesterday), that claims that the new fast boot, embedded Linux options offered by Asus and Phoenix Technologies mark the start of Microsoft's decline.
Users will use these fast booting options out of convenience and get there first exposure to Linux. Once they realize that they can surf the web, listen to music, watch movies, and maybe even edit word processing documents just as easily, then they will start to realize that there really are viable alternatives to Windows and MS Office. Read more
I was looking today at the packaging of my new Sabrent 3.5" internal card reader and noticed something very interesting on the front of the box. There is a series of gold dots on the front of the package listing the compatible operating systems. Read more
Today, Google launched their "Free The Airwaves" PR campaign. Their goal is to open the frequency spectrum whitespace that will be left when TV goes fully digital in Feb. 2009 and make it available for universal wireless internet. The FCC has many ideas about what this whitespace could be use for.