As far as I can tell: you need to remove your OpenOffice, then dpkg -i them all, then they install to /opt/ooo-dev/…. They don’t automatically create menu items on Ubuntu Gutsy…
>Where I stand on all those controversial naming fights with RMS on one side…..
“”"Intellectual Property”"”. It needs triple quotes cause I really don’t like this one. If you really need to group copyright, trademarks, and patents try Intellectual Rights.
Open Source vs Free Software vs FLOSS vs ……… yea. This is a tough one cause the more names you’ve got that mean similar things the more I get confused. FLOSS is the most technically correct in my mind to call GPLed stuff, or perhaps throw a “Perpetual” in there somewhere. I don’t mind using any or all of them, as long as you actually understand the specific license differences!
I consider the GPL to take the future user into account (which I think is great), hence the perpetual. It’s libre always.
GNU/+&Linux So I am running GNU/Gnome/Xorg/Dbus/Gstreamer/OpenOffice.org/Debian/Ubuntu/nVidia/Linux.
And I have no problem saying that because it provides you more information and is more correct than just saying Linux or Ubuntu. The thing is saying Ubuntu implies most of that .
I’m also fine with the shorthand Linux. I also think a “/” or a “+” isn’t great from a marketing point of view. Although saying I am running a GNU System has a nice ring to it.
Firefox vs Iceweasel. Why is Debian changing large parts of Firefox without trying to upstream the changes? Or if they are trying, are the changes just not good enough?
OpenOffice vs OpenOffice.org I gotta admit I’m crazy, I like OpenOffice.org better when writing, but when talking I usually say it without the .org. It sounds silly and can be confusing.
Pidgin vs Gaim. Look it up, I like the new name.
Apps that start with the library they used to make it vs Apps that have names that let you infer what it actually does
And I also like apps whose name is consistent in the GUI or on the CLI.
What naming throws you off your game? What are your opinions on the above?
>Premises for Conclusion 1:
As far as I can tell all of their MS deals go away in about 2012.
The GPLv3 will prevent a renewal of said deals.
All of the MS-Linux deals will end by 2012.
Microsoft wants to stop Linux adoption or make money off of it.
Microsoft would need to make more deals (to make money) or sue them over patents (to stop).
By signing deals that license patent protection from MS, companies are making a case against themselves for patent infringement.
Microsoft could sue Novell/Linspire/Xandros come 2012, and have a decent chance of winning.
End of Argument.
Sure lots of organizations would retaliate (OIN, etc), but couldn’t MS force these 3 to shutdown operations first? Either way come 2012 they LOSE said patent protection, so what’s the point of an assurance for just the next 5 years?
>I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz that Ubuntu is going to be next in line for the Microsoft deals.
I think something is in the works, but I don’t think it’s with Microsoft (crosses fingers).
Perhaps a new initiative with one of our current partners? Aka Sun, Google, Intel, etc
Or perhaps something totally unexpected that’s going to take the whole tech world by surprise.
I’m thinking Adobe, Oracle, or HP? Maybe Google? Maybe Red Hat? Do you think their are any major deals in the works? With whom?
>I have broken the keyboard I use at home, the one I use at work and my KVM in the last week.
No mice deaths as of yet. I think it’s finally time to start thinking about migrating to USB.