Dell backpedals on its statement earlier this week to release a pre-loaded Linux desktop. The computer maker says it wont make a decision until one Linux flavor will become a business favorite. Dell added they don’t want to alienate other Linux flavors. Weak excuse. Translation. It will never happen. Open software thrives on offshoot developments which defines the existence of Linux. For Dell to ask a hesitant corporate world to pick a clear business Linux winner is a no-win situation. Let’s be clear, money is the motivating reason behind corporate decisions. It’s safe to say Microsoft was involved in this decision — by being itself, an Operating System monopoly. Whether it was directly or indirectly involved, that is another matter for discussion.
Archives for February 2007
Sweet, it’s about time. What distro will it be? Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo or Debian. I have a feeling it will be Novell’s Suse since Dell has a partnership with them, but anything can happen. Personally, I prefer Fedora. So, send in your request. The push behind Linux was a result of an online suggestion box by Dell called Ideastorm where 88,000 requests were placed for an alternate OS. Dell listened.
I have a new color scheme inspired by the Daily Color Scheme website. It is called Mountain Dawn. I recently added the WordPress Theme Toolkit to my theme. The toolkit is a script for making WordPress themes customizations. New color schemes can be applied via the Admin Dashboard without ever touching the CSS stylesheet. It allow users to change color schemes on the fly with just a few clicks. If you like to see it in action, you can download the latest Black-Letterhead 1.3 theme which comes equipped with the WordPress Theme Toolkit.
If you are a Mozilla Firefox user, you may noticed an upgrade recently or if you haven’t yet, you will be getting a notice fairly soon. Firefox just recently upgraded their browser to version 188.8.131.52 to correct several security bugs. Here’s the release notes for the latest version. One thing I really appreciate about the Firefox browser is the speed and delivery of the updates which is unparalleled anywhere in the software world. Kudos to the Mozilla Firefox team for the job well done.