Lawyer won't say if more lawsuits are in the works

Posted: 2/26/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

Picked this story up at cnet, me and gran were talking about Microsoft just last night and Linux,,

REDMOND, Wash.--Microsoft's top intellectual property lawyer said that the company's legal action against TomTom over Linux was specific to that company, but he declined to say whether other suits over the open source operating system might follow.

"I wouldn't speculate at this point," Horacio Gutierrez told CNET News in an interview late Wednesday. Gutierrez did add that Microsoft's patent suit against TomTom, which includes three claims related to file management techniques used in the Linux kernel, was specific to that company.

It is the "TomTom implementation of the Linux kernel that infringes these claims," Gutierrez said. "There are many flavors of Linux (and) many implementations of the Linux kernel. Cases such as these are very fact-specific."

Cnet News

Delete your messages in twitter with DM Whacker

Posted: 2/25/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

ever get bogged down with messages in twitter? well here is an easy way you can delete them either all or from a specified user.

It is actually a bookmark-let you get from D. Cortesi blog called DM deleter. When you get to the page, scroll down to where it says Bookmaklet DM Whacker and save this link in your bookmarks.

Go to twitter page direct messages and click on the bookmark DM Whacker and thats it you will be asked if you want to delete all sent and in box just decide what you want to do and it might take a little while but they will be gone.

DM Whacker

Red Hat and Micorsoft Partner Up?

Posted: 2/24/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

In what came as a surprise to many Linux observers, Red Hat announced on the morning of February 16th that it has signed reciprocal agreements with Microsoft to enable increased interoperability for the companies' virtualization platforms.

While Red Hat, after Novell partnered with Microsoft, had talked with Microsoft in 2007 about partnering, those talks came to nothing since Red Hat would not have anything to do with Microsoft's various IP (intellectual property) claims.

Only time will tell how this all pans out, I don't think I would want to run Linux on Windows. You can bet MS has something up it's sleeve.


This is very interesting indeed, if Louisiana residents are following the news I would not count on Mr.Jindal to be getting to many of their votes next time, but the public seems sometimes to have a short memory so they may cut him some slack on rejecting monies to help out about 25,000 of his constituents.


In all, Jindal turned away nearly $100 million in federal aid for his state’s unemployed residents. Further, as the National Employment Law Project projected on Febuary 13, EUC extension alone would have benefited 24,981 Louisiana residents. Jindal justified his decision by claiming that expanding unemployment benefits would result in tax increases for businesses.


Think Progress » Jindal Rejects $90 Million In Recovery Funding That Would Have Benefited 25,000 Louisiana Residents

Mandriva Linux KDE Desktop a cut above

Posted: 2/21/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

Cartoon seems to link Obama to dead chimp - Politics-

Posted: 2/18/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

Whatever or however they try to swing this it is as racist as it gets and that’s the bottom line;


NEW YORK - The New York Post is standing behind a cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police. The cartoon in Wednesday's Post by Sean Delonas shows two police officers standing over the body of a bullet-riddled chimp. One of the officers says the other, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."


I saw an interview with the owner of the chimp who had him for 14 years and she seemed so distraught to have to stab him to get him to quit mauling her friend, the friend is in the hospital with massive injuries and the doctors seem to think it will be a long road to recovery. This little dig by the post shows not only insensitivity to our President but to the owner of the chimp as well, they should hang their head in shame,scenes like this are best left to the National Inquirer not so called upstanding news papers.


Cartoon seems to link Obama to dead chimp - Politics-

Free Personal Blogger Theme - BomBeli

Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

Here is a great looking template called BomBeli, I really like the color combo in this template. In the description it says you will lose your custom widgets, but there is a way to which you will not. So try this one out and see what you think.

Free Personal Blogger Theme - BomBeli

Sexy neat and subtle template, Hello Sailor

Posted: 2/17/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

This is a neat little template called hello sailor,very neat try it out.

Hello Sailor Template

Awesome new template called desk mess

Posted: 2/10/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

This is a great looking template called 'desk mess' and it kind of looks like my desk so I thought I would put this one on and let you take a look at it. The set-up is rather quick on this one and it has a large side-bar to it.

For instance the widgets over there are close to 200px each and they look better centered so I centered them all, here is a link to the template if you want to check it out. I may keep this one a while, definitely one of my favorites.

Desk mess template

One more screenshot of Debian Lenny 64bit

Posted: 2/09/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

This is an earth tone theme called GNU-Linux_Lemos-UI Beta,,I like wood and concrete, the concrete background is different than that showed by the theme itself.

Here is a link to the wallpaper i am using with this, called my concrete playground, I am using a different icon set with it also it is called suede, an old
icon set.

This is a neat looking theme, click on the photo for a large view of it on my desktop.

The President on Economic Recovery

Posted: 2/08/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

Switched to 64bit version Debian Linux, I like it

Posted: 2/07/2009 by Floyd in Labels:

Finally upgraded to the 64bit version of Debian Linux and it is working rather well to say the least, had some major trouble with flash until I downloaded the unstable version from the website, works like a dream even Opera is seeing the flash now where as before, Opera only saw a blank white screen when looking at you tube videos.

Screenshot is of the bluesy theme to see a large version of this one just click on the photo and you can see the large version, you can see more screen shots over at the download site though.

The 32bit version only show me I believe 3.2 GB ram, the 64bit shows me 7.8 GB, which if you are like me let's you utilize all your memory available.

I downloaded the icons separately that goes with this theme it is the tango-noir 0-8.0 icon theme and they look great on this theme, the colors are subtle blue hues, very modern and elegant. I have tried quite a few themes from the site out but this is one of my all time favorites, click photo to enlarge my desktop.

Bluesy Theme Gnome Desktop

Icon set the theme is using