The Linux Chronicles
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Translator For Hire
Reposted here from my other blog:

My friend Kirsty J. McCluskey has set up a web page offering her services as a translator and tutor for hire. Besides English, she's fluent in French, German, Spanish and Russian (yes, count 'em, five) and can translate texts from any of those languages to English. She can teach you these languages too, as she offers online tutoring for them as well as history and writing. She's a brilliant lady, a Cambridge graduate, and she's had a ton of experience with this kind of thing.

I'm posting this here because Kirsty needs help to get the word out about her translation and tutoring service, so if you need translation done or language tutoring do visit her webpage and take a look at what she's offering.

Monday, January 16, 2006
GPL3 Draft Available
There’s a draft of the GPL3 available at the Free Software Foundation website. There's also a wiki there you can contribute to.

Thursday, October 13, 2005
Ubuntu 5.10 Released
Ubuntu fans, cheer and check it out. The highlight (for me at least) is Gnome 2.12.

Sunday, July 17, 2005
Debian Gets X.Org
Debian Sid has finally migrated to This was a long-awaited update, as it was put on hold until the release of Sarge. Another major change is the update of the C++ ABI. Some breakage may occur in Debian Sid at this moment, and will take some time to settle down.

Saturday, July 16, 2005
Stable Kernel Patch Released
A small patch with miscellaneous fixes. Announcement and changelog here, download patch here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Kernel 2.6.13-rc3 Patch Released
Short log, big diff. Announcement here. Expect LKML traffic to go down during Kernel Summit and the Ottawa Linux Symposium.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Kernel 2.6.13-rc2 Patch Released
Linus sent an announcement on Tuesday on the availability of the 2nd rc patch for kernel 2.6.13. There seems to be a bit of confusion on whether this is rc2 or rc3, as Linus mentions rc3 in the body of the email and in the git commit message, but the Makefile, tags and patch file name all show rc2 (so it should be rc2).

Software Patent Directive Struck Down In EU
Today marks a win for free software practitioners in Europe, as the EU parliament has struck down the Directive on the Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions. The EU is safe from software patents, for now. However we need to be vigilant for any more attempts to pass such legislation, as the pro-software patent corporate lobbyists will try again, somehow.

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Documenting The March Of The Penguins Towards IT World Domination

June 2005 / July 2005 / October 2005 / January 2006 / October 2007 /

Slashdot / / Groklaw / The Linux Journal / Linux Today / Kernel Traffic / Kerneltrap / Footnotes /

Ian Murdock / Robert Love / Rusty Russell / Ted Tso / Rik Van Riel / Dave Jones / Greg Kroah-Hartman / Alan Cox / Mitch Kapor / Miguel De Icaza / Nat Friedman / Wil Wheaton / Darth Vader / Pete Zaitcev /

Foxtrot / Dilbert / Piled Higher And Deeper / Userfriendly / Calvin And Hobbes / Player vs Player / iharthdarth /

What is the most confusing thing about Linux?
The command line - too many commands to remember.
The desktop - too many environments to choose from
The distros - too many flavours to decide on
The kernel developers - too many people named "Dave"
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