The names that come to mind are Vulcan, Vader, HAL, Cyberdine (Terminator
Reference,) Suomi (Linus Torvalds' Reference,) Hawking, and Fife (Don
Knotts' Reference) for Fedora 9 or 10.
As far as a theme, a ST-TNG "LCARS" style desktop that has a similar look to
those screens Data and Picard are always using on TNG. Or a "Virtual
Library" or "Virtual Cinema" theme.
Sometime this coming winter, I hope to have a FTP server set up with Fedora
8 or 9 "Everything" set available for anyone to download a component of
I am still hoping to find amateur writers willing to review Linux
Distributions for my Linux Blog.
Happy Holidays from an ambitious Linux & Mac User/Aspiring Screenwriter in
linuxglobe.wordpress.com / marknetproductions.wordpress.com
Hudson, MA, USA
The peril of patents on software...
"A company called Lagos Analysis Corporation has sent out a press
release announcing a patent infringement lawsuit against the One Laptop
Per Child project. "The patent infringement lawsuit was filed on
November 22nd, 2007 as a result of OLPC's willful infringement of
LANCOR's Nigeria Registered Design Patent #RD8489 and illegal reverse
engineering of its keyboard driver source codes for use in the XO
Laptops." The patent text is hard to find, but it seems to relate to the
design of keyboards which facilitate the typing of text in multiple
Chris and Bryan over at the Linux Action Show Podcast took the time to
play with F8 for 2 weeks. If you poured your heart and soul into Fedora
I'd advice not listening to the following.
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Here we have some interesting results before the Fedora 8 Release.
- - We are invited to write many articles for 4 Magazines (2 Brazilians, 2
International) about Fedora and Fedora 8 Werewolf.
- - Many lectures presented around Brazilian states.
- - New collaborators and ambassadors are coming to the Latin American
Project and local projects.
- - All Brazilians free software sites was published the Fedora 8 news
- - I Fedora Latin American Ambassadors and Users Conference realized with
great success (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LATINOWARE)
More results are coming soon!
Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira
Brazilian Fedora Project
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I glad to announce you the FOSDEM 2008 project start.
it will take place on 23 and 24 February 2008
So, we have approximately three month to prepare it.
And everybody is welcomed to participate in order to make it successful.
At that time we are three who have plan to be their.
Some questions still remains :
Is it be a problem for the Fedora Community if we share our
development room with CentOs as we did last year ? ( Go to the Fedora
Fosdem 2008 wiki web page for more details - see below- )
Would Fedora community agree to share its development room with Red
Hat JBoss ? I know we are on Fedora mailing list and it is not
appropriated but as Fedora and Jboss are part of Red Hat and it will
make like easier to FOSDEM Team to Group us together. That is why I
Do you know a point of contact for JBoss community for such event ? -
What is about marketing stuffs ? what do we need ? How are we going to
Do you know fedora people who could be interested to present their project ?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Feel free to contact me if you have any question, remarks and so on...
Rem: All details would be at the following URL :
Have fun with F8.
A useful article on a long existing feature.
"Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new
users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Instead, most users suddenly
discover that these files are accumulating on their hard drives, or
notice a fleeting message on the screen about them during a version
upgrade. Many, I suspect, simply leave them alone, uncertain what to do
about them. Yet dealing with them is simply a matter of using a few
basic commands, and can be a necessity for ensuring trouble-free
upgrades in the future."
Finally, I've managed to put up another interview! I'm sorry it's taken
me so long, I've had the answers to the questions sitting in my inbox
for a *long time* now.
It's with Daniel Walsh, lead developer of SELinux - so you can guess
what this one is about :D
Find it here:
And as always, digg it here:
I haven't submitted it to any other news sites yet, so if anybody else
would like to do that that would be awesome :D Currently procrastinating
from more pressing matters!