Here is a little weekend roundup of Linux related news that may have slipped under your radar.
Tuz — yet another great mascot
While the rest of the world goes absolutely gaga over the iPhone, the fully open sourced OpenMoko is now available for purchase. Anyone care to hack a patch locking out those horrible automated phone spam machines?
Lastly, the distribution that only a mother can love (cos she compiled it), Gentoo, let loose its first release of the year. As one Gentoo councillor said: "gentoo 2008.0 is finally out! now you can up... oh wait, you don't need a CD to upgrade your gentoo install".
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.