Preparing your Linux systems for the new DST

"Spring forward; Fall back," That's the way the saying goes. Some years I get it backwards, but I eventually catch on. I've never had to worry about my PCs getting it wrong before, though. Now, with the recent changes in the Daylight Savings Time (DST) rules, I do.

Fedora Core 6 reaches 2 milliion installations

According to the Fedora Project's statistics page, as of Monday, Fedora Core 6 has reached 2 million installations, approximately 4.5 months since its release. Here is one blog post about it, from the Fedora Project Leader. On their Wiki page is a more complete description of where their numbers come from, with weekly summaries.

OLPC overview, look at near-final hardware - Video

Eric Deritis from AMD gives an overview of the OLPC. The One Laptop Per Child project is an important one, and Eric not only shows us a near-final build of the hardware and software, but he also gives us some background on the project itself, and why it’s impact could be so huge.

Asterisk 1.4.1 Released

The Asterisk and Zaptel development teams have released Asterisk 1.4.1. This release contains a very large number of bug fixes, including a fix for the recently discovered security vulnerability.

Linux Networx Conference for Aerospace Solutions

Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, today announced that it is hosting its third annual Linux Networx Conference for Aerospace Solutions the week of March 12th. Linux Networx, along with high-performance computing (HPC) industry leaders AMD and Computational Engineering International (CEI), will present educational seminars on how aerospace companies can leverage the latest HPC solutions and technologies to accelerate designs and product time-to-market while increasing supercomputing efficiency.

SeaMonkey 1.1.1 Released

Following the Gecko security update releases a few days ago, the SeaMonkey project has issued new security and stability releases today for its all-in-one internet application suite. SeaMonkey 1.1.1 is now available for download, fixing several security vulnerabilities, along with a few issues reported on SeaMonkey 1.1.

March edition of the GNOME Journal

The latest issue of the GNOME Journal has just been published! It features an introduction to GTK+ cross-platform application development, an interview with Jakub Steiner and Andreas Nilsson about the Tango Project, the first article of a series about free desktop companies, and a letter from the editor.

Can Apple clear the way for the Linux desktop?

That's the question that occurs to me as I read this piece in Roughly Drafted. It's about how Apple is kicking Microsoft's butt at the high end of the desktop market, and how Microsoft seems to be bumbling its way out of desktop hegemony anyway. Linux is mentioned only twice in this long piece, but the harbingery of the references are significant. Here's the enclosing quote: