On the cool news front, I came across this press release from flash storage maker Super Talent, announcing that they are going to bundle Ubuntu Desktop Editon plus OpenOffice with their MasterDrive solid state drives:
"Bundling an excellent OS plus applications package like Ubuntu helps MasterDrive MX customers get up and running that much faster and easier. This is a great value add that doesn't increase the cost," explained Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James. The Ubuntu CD with will be included with every MasterDrive MX shipped from July 1 through September 30, 2008.
This seems like a good trend and could introduce some people to Linux who are willing to try out something free with their purchase.
And just to make sure you don't miss any of Jack's latest tips, here are a couple of open source related pieces that he published in the 10 Things blog:
- Top 10 Linux financial tools
Many people don't realize the wealth of applications available for Linux -- and that includes financial software. Jack Wallen introduces 10 Linux apps that will meet your financial needs, whether you just want a digital replacement for your checkbook or you're looking for a full-blown accounting package for your organization.
- 10 keyboard shortcuts to improve your Linux experience A few simple keyboard shortcuts can make your work in Linux far more efficient. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of his favorites, for both desktop environments and window managers.
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