Month: April 2011

Fedora 15 with GNOME 3 due out soon


Fedora, a community distribution of GNU/Linux shepherded by Red Hat, will be releasing a new version in a couple of weeks. Fedora has always been cutting edge, and it will be the first big Linux distribution with the newly-released desktop environment GNOME 3. As I’ve written previously, GNOME 3 is a huge update and break with the past. GNOME 2 was first released in 2002, and now it’s time to jump into the future. Notably, […]

Empowering Designers and Developers


Okay, there’s this guy named Mike Monteiro who started Mule Design out in San Francisco. He’s funny and a bit profane. But in March, he gave a half-hour talk hosted at the Typekit offices. It’s a good explanation about how and why designers and developers when working with clients should get it all in writing upfront. Mike is joined by his lawyer who gives some practical advice about dealing with clients. The talk is definitely […]

Linux celebrates 20 years of disrupting power structures


The Linux Foundation has celebrations planned for this year, which marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Linux. It started with a simple USENET posting by a university student in Finland named Linus Torvalds. And Linux has been disrupting power structures ever since. The first power structure Linux disrupted was that of computer science prof Andrew S. Tanenbaum who had his own Unix-like operating system that he sold for educational purposes called MINIX. Since […]

GNOME 3 desktop released today


GNOME 3 was released today. GNOME is a desktop environment popular with many leading Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Fedora. This release has been a long time coming. GNOME 2 was released in 2002, and while many subsystems have been drastically updated since that time, the GNOME team realized that increasingly there were parts of GNOME 2 that couldn’t be retrofitted anymore. There are frequently asked questions at the website, and a couple of […]