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Latest search for Nina Reiser is Unsuccessful

The Contra Costa County sheriff's search and rescue team searched for the body of 31-year-old Nina Reiser in a hilly area near Oakland on Saturday but wasn't able to find her, sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said Monday.

openSUSE 10.2 RC5 declared goldmaster

"Our build folks have created the first set of ISO images and will continue to create all of them - and the complete ftp distribution - early next week. We'll start syncing soon the images to the ftp mirrors so that they have all files on thursday, 7th December, for the announcement."

CD production is starting now and I hope to see some shiny green openSUSE 10.2 boxes on the shelves before Christmas.

Why Flash 9 for Linux is taking so long

Adobe skipped a version of Flash for Linux and released stable versions of the Flash 9 player for Windows and Mac OS X long before the beta of Flash 9 to Linux users. Paul Betlem, senior director of engineering for Adobe, explained why the process is taking so long.

Out of the mouth of babes: Linux is Better

It was hard to believe, but early Saturday morning my kids snuck downstairs, grabbed my laptop out of the bag and started using it for fun and games. What was more surprising was the fact that they chose my laptop running Fedora, rather than the family PC running Windows with all of the kids games and edutainment packages.

When I asked my son why he had snatched my laptop instead of using the family PC, he replied without hesitation: "Because Linux is better."

French MPs dump Windows for Linux

After the gendarmes and the Ministry of Culture, it's the French MPs' turn to switch to open source. From June 2007, PCs in French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software.

Primed for desktop Linux

The consultants that rolled out Australia's biggest known Linux desktop project are backing themselves for more. A while back I wrote about Kennards Hire's deployment of about 400 desktops running Fedora release 3.

For all the claims we hear about Linux being ready for the desktop from vendors like Novell, Sun, and IBM, Kennards is still the sole Linux desktop user (that we know of) in Australia.

Liberating Verizon FiOS using free operating systems

As we prepared to open a new Freedom Technology Center in a rehabilitated site in New Jersey, I came to learn that Verizon was capable of offering fiber service at our location. Officially, they only claim to support those using Microsoft Windows and Mac OS/X with their service. In fact, with a little foreknowledge, you can have installed, activated, and use your FiOS service with an entirely free operating system such as GNU/Linux.

Unisys to create open source observatory

The European Commission has selected a consortium led by Unisys Belgium, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation, to create and manage the Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR).