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Today Linux desktop manufacturer Xandros acquired Linspire for an undisclosed amount. Xandros will also be keeping existing engineering, support, and key sales employees and long-time Linspire employee and CEO Larry Kettler will be joining the Xandros executive team as the VP of Business Development. While Xandros didn't mention their total employee numbers Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos claims Xandros to be the third largest Linux company in the world after the acquisition. Former Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony has some harsh criticism of the deal on his blog.
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Glyn Moody: There's something strange going on. As Bill Gates steps down from active involvement in the day-to-day running of Microsoft, there's a natural tendency to speak about the “end of an era”. That's certainly true enough, but people are going beyond this factual statement to indulge in some serious revisionism.
kevincarmony.blogspot: In my blog yesterday, I shared how Michael Robertson had sold Linspire to Xandros without a shareholder meeting or any input from the 100 some-odd shareholders. Today, Xandros' CEO, Andy Typaldos, did a Q & A (spin) about this deal.
Also: Q&A with Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos
codingexperiments.com: I just read Louis Gray’s post titled “On the Web, If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying.” It gave me a chilling realization about web services. Like everything else, what goes up must come down. This must apply to Linux distributions too, right?
mercurynews.com: Why pay $650 for Adobe Photoshop when you can have 97 percent of the functionality of Photoshop for free? That's a question software developers and distributors plan on addressing at "Lindependence 2008," a free event in Felton on July 13, promoting the Linux operating system and other free open source software.
pc-eye.blogspot: I have been making some fairly significant changes to my forensic boxes by replacing Debian Etch and Ubuntu 7.10 respectively with Gentoo 2008.0 (still in beta at the moment but apparently stable).
practical-tech.com: When faced with using open-source software in your company should your first reaction be:
1) Run in terror.
2) Pick up and cuddle your stuffed Steve Ballmer doll while shouting “No!”
3) Refuse to even consider it
4) Deal with it.
linux.com: LinuX-Gamers Live is a live DVD from Germany based on Arch Linux that includes nothing but games. Version 0.9.3 was released in June and provides an excellent means of sampling Linux games or setting up a home arcade, although a few of the games wouldn't run on my machine.
Joe Brockmeier: I’m a bit taken aback by this post by Jason Harris over on the KDE Developer’s Journals site. Harris says that ” KDE, like many other open-source projects, doesn’t really need users at all, whether they are poisonous or not.”
phoronix.com: It was up in the air whether or not RuneSoft's Jack Keane adventure game would be released for Linux, but today it's been confirmed by this game development firm that it is indeed being ported to Linux.
computerworld.com: Everex Systems will launch a new mini-laptop with a 10.2-inch screen in November, the company's Taiwan partner said. The company will also launch new 8.9-inch mini-laptops by the end of August. The new mini-notebook can run either a Windows XP or Linux OS.
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Overall, it's a good looking desktop ( it's green, but that changes easily enough) they have included some documentation for folks to get an idea how to get started using it. The only thing that stands out cosmetically to me is the slab menu.
blogs.the451group: VC funding levels rose again in the second quarter compared to last year, up just under 14% to $115.5m, compared to $101.5m in 2Q07. Given the overwhelming level of investment in open source vendors seen in the first quarter, it was always unlikely that level of momentum would continue into Q2.
junauza.com: Linux is a hacker’s dream computer operating system. It supports tools and utilities for cracking passwords, scanning network vulnerabilities, and detecting possible intrusions. I have here a collection of 10 of the best hacking and security software tools for Linux.
Matt Asay: Occasionally, intelligent conversation erupts online--this time as the KDE open-source community tries to figure out whether it needs users or simply contributors.
theinquirer.net: SUPERTALENT Systems has announced that, for a limited time, it will include a free CD containing the Ubuntu Desktop Edition Linux operating system and the OpenOrifice software suite with its Masterdrive MX series solid state drives.
infoworld.com: Today's IT managers face tough choices. PCs that run fine today have an uncertain upgrade path, now that Microsoft has chosen to discontinue Windows XP. Upgrade costs associated with Vista, coupled with the ever-escalating cost of application licenses, make switching to desktop Linux an increasingly attractive option.
blog.sontek.net: So I’ve become a huge fan of Linux Haters blog because he makes some very valid points about Linux and the open source community in general and it got me thinking of why I moved from Windows to Linux in the first place.