The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) program has gotten a new name, price, and features. According to Ars Technica, the OLPC program will advertise the laptop as The Children's Machine (CM1). The price has been upped $40 from the original $100 USD, but this heightened price comes with new system specifications. The new laptop will feature a 400Mhz AMD Geode, integrated digital video camera and still camera, 128MB of DRAM, and 512MB of flash memory for internal storage. The laptop will also feature wireless support and more.
Running from May 30 to June 2 in Nashville is Red Hat's summit for 2006. More information on Red Hat's Summit is available at their site. Some Fedora developers have been blogging about the summit and related stories. Among the bloggers are Max Spevack, Dan Walsh, Tom Callaway, and Mark Cox.
At the Red Hat Summit 2006, the public launch of the Mugshot project had taken place. Red Hat's Mugshot is designed to be an open project to create a live social experience around entertainment. At this time, their complete service is only available on an invitation-only basis. Of the activities for Mugshot are Link Swarm, Music Radar, TV Party. Client applications compatible with Mugshot will be available for Microsoft Windows XP and Linux. More on this project is at the official Mugshot web-site.
Issue #18 (April 2006 edition) of the Red Hat Magazine is now available for your viewing pleasure. Some of the Fedora highlights in this issue include articles on Inside Fedora Core 5, Introduction to Eclipse on Fedora, FUDCon Friday, Fedora Reloaded: Episode 5, and The future of the Fedora community. There is also information on the JBoss acquisition and the Red Hat Summit coming up shortly. The magazine can be read at Red Hat. Thomas Edison said genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. This month we pay tribute to the tenacity and sweat of the geniuses of the Fedora Project, who just released Fedora Core 5.
With the LinuxWorld Conference taking place this week from April 3 to 6 in Boston, Intel has announced today with Red Hat that they are launching a global solution acceleration program. This program is designed to help customers plan for, accelerate, and optimize the deployments of Linux solutions. Initially it is focused for enterprise computing. Some of the topics covered at their locations include training and knowledge transfer, proof of concept support, reference solutions and certified solution stacks, application testing and porting, channel and vertical product definition, and advanced knowledge projects. More information is available at the Intel Pres Room. The Red Hat and Intel Solution Acceleration Program operates online and at centers that include hubs in McLean, Va.; Mumbai, India; and Munich, Germany; and 14 satellite locations spanning the globe. The hubs will be equipped with Intel Itanium 2 and Intel Xeon processor-based servers, Intel Pentium 4 processor-based corporate desktops, Intel Centrino mobile technology-based laptops, and Intel-based storage devices, including key pre-production platforms. All of the centers will be located at Red Hat facilities and be utilized by services and solution experts from Intel and Red Hat, as well as customers and other collaborators who participate in solutions deployment.
CentOS, The Community ENTerprise Operating System, almost struck a frivolous legal battle this past week when the city manager for Tuttle, Oklahoma felt that CentOS developers hacked their web-site and this manager wanted to report these "bad guys" to the FBI. What did this problem turn out to be, nothing more than the default test page after the installation of this Linux distribution.... How Jerry A. Taylor could even win an elected position is something. All of the email conversations can be read at the CentOS website. Who gave you permission to invade my website and block me and anyone else from accessing it??? Please remove your software immediately before I report it to government officials!! I am the City Manager of Tuttle, Oklahoma.
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