Dell Refunds Vista/Works With Two Emails

"Although many people have asked for pre-installed Linux, and Dell seems to have listened, some still think that buying a naked PC won't be easy. But what about stripping it naked after you buy it? I managed to get Windows Vista (and a bit more) refunded from Dell Germany last week."

Beryl and Compiz Merge: What's actually going on?

"Recently Quinns post to the beryl-dev mailing list entitled 'Merge on' has led to a lot of discussion, some of which has been good and some of which has led to a lot of misinformation, to clear things up I'd like to give the story of the merge, and the justification for some of the more peculiar aspects. Basically lets try to avoid misinformation and make sure everyone has a realistic picture of what's happening."

SCO caught trying to change Wikipedia article and cover up Groklaw links.

From this post on Yahoo message boards, someone from within SCO has been caught trying to cover up info they don't like in Wikipedia's article on SCO, "sanitize" the Darl McBride article, and post on the Yahoo message boards that SCO stock really is a good buy.

Applying "The Art of War" to Open Source, Linux and BSD

Ask most people who have made the switch to a libre software product like Linux or BSD and they'll tell you that we're in a fight with Microsoft and everything that the closed-source world represents. It's not just us - Microsoft certainly thinks we're in a battle as well. Senior Microsoft leadership are actively engaged in spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt to undermine the public confidence in Linux.

Reiser pleads not guilty in wife's slaying

Oakland computer programmer Hans Reiser pleaded not guilty last friday to murdering his estranged wife in a case that could go to a jury next month after he exercised his right to a speedy trial.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring Released

Mandriva, the global Linux distributor, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its new distribution: Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring.

Is Red Hat Acting Like Microsoft?

Red Hat is catching flak from the open-source community over a series of cease-and-desist letters the company's lawyers have sent to independent consultants that provide training and consulting for the company's Hibernate platform.