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Red Hat’s next Linux due before March December 30, 2006

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Red Hat has delayed its RHEL 5 offering until March 2007.  This will be a major update to the system and a welcome one at that.  It has many new features coming and it will be interesting to see how well it stands uop and out to its competitors, Solaris 10 and Windows Server.

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Ford to use Microsoft technology in vehicles December 30, 2006

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Ford has decided to use Microsoft technology in its future vehicles.  The new technolgy includes a bluetooth device and Microsoft vehicle operating system.  Im waiting for a couple of days from now when someone will offer a Linux based automotive solution and tout its better in a couple of days than Microsofts offering which has been in development a few years now.

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Happy Birthday to me December 29, 2006

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Yep, Im thirty something.

Blast from the past December 29, 2006

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20 years ago Apple acquired NeXT computers.  I remember that day, I also remember not believing it.  Its been a whole ten years ago and what a journey it had become.  I miss NeXT, and unlike others I dont believe the “new” Apple is better, sorry.  This is just yet again more evidence of how corporate greed, takes over the best of breed.

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Retiring Bill Gates December 29, 2006

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Paul Thurrott has put up on his blog a YouTube video of the retirement of Bill Gates.  truly funny

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New Creative Labs X-Fi Drivers for Windows Vista December 29, 2006

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Creative labs has launched some new unsupported beta drivers for Windows Vista.   These drivers as stated are unsupported and since I havent used them I cant testify to their worthiness.

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Once again the Interface wars December 29, 2006

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Over my admitting that I use KDE distributions and KDE on my BSD box the few readers I have left that use GNOME are trying to convert me.  Let me start off by saying I dont have a problem with GNOME, I thinks irts a good alternative and if you like that approach more power to you.  I prefer KDE.  I prefer KDE for many reasons and the fact it emulates Windows is not one of them.  I like it because it has a more integrated feel to it, its got a ton of native apps and the applications just seem to work better.   I havent changed my mind in the past year.  The only GTK app I have on my Kubuntu box is Synaptic, mostly because Adept is retarded.  QT is a good development environment and has some great tools and has development tools on all major platforms from Windows to Mac to embedded devices.  What little picture editing I do I use Krita, Amarok and Kaffeine are good media applications.  The only desktop environment that can probably lure me off of KDE is Enlightenment 17 when it becomes a release.  Until then its KDE all the way.  Sorry guys.

Apple executives faked stock-option documents December 28, 2006

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Apple executives are in deep doo-doo after its found that they faked stock-option documents.  Their stock dropped below $80.00 and this is definately a black-eye for the company.  What I found funny is Steve Jobs is claiming innocence abnd that he didnt know what was going on.  Why do I find that hard to believe?

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Review: Xandros Desktop 4.1 December 28, 2006

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I have yet to order it or even think about messing around with it, but Linux.com has.  My previous experience with 3.0 was fantastic, now my KDE desktop of choice is my version of Kubuntu and PC-BSD.  They gave it a thumbs up.

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FreeBSD 6.2 RC 2 released December 28, 2006

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The FreeBSD team has released the new RC of 6.2.  Its been a long time coming.  Not as long as Windows Vista but a long time coming.

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