Commercial Linux companies Caldera International, Inc., Conectiva S.A., SuSE Linux AG, and Turbolinux, Inc. have announced the organisation of UnitedLinux, a new initiative that will streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux designed for business, according to a media release from SuSE Linux AG.
So there was this whole stuff up with RMIT installing a new computer system, and stuffing up everyone’s results. It meant I’ll get my diploma a year late, but I figure it’s worth it, because apparently I’ve now also done some Masters subjects, so I’m well on my way to a free Masters if this continues. I didn’t so well in two of the subjects (Intelligent Web Systems and Internet and Intranet Document Engineering) but I scored a High Distinction in Implementation of Database Applications. I’m pretty impressed because all three subjects finished after I’d left the country, so I must done well in my earlier coursework.
About time! Melbourne’s public transport ticket system operator, OneLink, would face fines of up to $2 million a year if it did not improve the reliability of its machines, the State Government said yesterday.
Of course, the article goes on to say this: “In its second payout to the public transport sector this year, the government agreed to pay OneLink $65 million to settle legal claims against the state worth up to $362 million.”
Mac, Linux users locked out of FIFA service because they only support Windows Media Player v 6 and above, says The Age. But download.com says you can get Windows Media Player X 7.1.3 for MacOS X, so that’s not quite true (not that I’ve tested it myself).
The joys of working with the public. Strange things I have seen at work (a garden centre) in the whole two weeks I’ve been there: a bride, groom, bridesmaids plus whatever you call those little kids all dressed up, and a photographer taking wedding photos around the tables of flowering plants; a busload of Japanese tourists taking photos of everything (maybe they couldn’t get tickets to the garden expo); an old man playing the guitar and singing rock songs – but he wasn’t a busker.
Sexual Tension Between Arafat, Sharon Reaches Breaking Point vs [No snappy headline] George Bush deals with aftermath of breakup with Tony Blair. The Onion says it better but at least I got to imply that George Bush takes it up the arse. In the metaphoric sense, of course. (We all know it’s really Tony).
I keep meaning to have a good read of http://www.macwindows.com/ about Mac/Windows integration.
In other news, “The European Commission has begun an inquiry into Microsoft because of concerns that its .NET Passport system may violate privacy rules” (quote from the NYTimes).