Why Desktop Linux Will Not Take off, and Why You Don't Want It to

You must remember the period where various electronic devices, from phones to radios, were available in transparent cases. You may have found them utterly cool. Yet the simple fact that you can't find these things on the shelves anymore (except for do-it-yourself PC cases) means the crowd doesn't find them nearly that cool. While you may not see the link yet, this is exactly why the Linux desktop will never be popular.

Why is Gnome So Ugly?

Ok, so Gnome 2.16 came out a while ago. There are lots of new features. Yay for the foot.

Now I bet Apple fanboys are screaming right now. I don't blame them. For the rest of you who don't know why people would be screaming, its fairly simple. Default Gnome is ass-ugly. Thank God the Ubuntu folks made their own theme, otherwise no one would be using Gnome at all. I'll swear by that.

Cimmetry’s First AutoVue Release on the Linux Platform

Cimmetry Systems Corporation, an Agile Software company, announced the immediate availability of AutoVue v 19.1 Client-Server, web edition for Linux servers. By responding to the evolving needs of a global customer base that is increasingly relying on the Linux server platform for its technical engineering departments, Cimmetry enhances its leadership position in the collaborative visualization market.

Trolltech Announces Pricing and Availability for Qtopia Greenphone

Trolltech, the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, announced the pricing and availability of Qtopia Greenphone, the first open Linux mobile device for application developers.

GRISOFT Launches Beta Program For Anti-Malware Security Suite

GRISOFT, the supplier of AVG security software, announced the availability of a public beta version of AVG Internet Security 7.5, its new comprehensive anti-malware security suite. In addition to the new security suite, public beta versions for entire AVG 7.5 computer security portfolio are available, including new products, as well as updated versions with significant improvements.

Subversion 1.4.0 Released

Subversion 1.4.0 is the first new feature release since 1.3.0 and includes a number of new improvements and features. The changes between 1.3.2 and 1.4.0 are listed in the CHANGES document for this release.

Sun's plan for open-source chips bears fruit

A start-up called Simply RISC has built a single-core variant of Sun Microsystems' UltraSparc T1, an indication of interest in Sun's plan to encourage others to adopt and modify open-source designs for the processor.

Analyzing malicious SSH login attempts

Malicious SSH login attempts have been appearing in some administrators' logs for several years. This article revisits the use of honeypots to analyze malicious SSH login attempts and see what can be learned about this activity. The article then offers recommendations on how to secure one's system against these attacks.