The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Every time Dell teases the Linux community with a new Linux-powered desktop, the relationship lasts for a few months, and then it’s over. Dell is at it again. However, this time, something feels a bit different. Instead of being secretive about Linux on their laptops or desktops, Dell is actually (gasp) promoting the things!
Lia De Cicco Remu, the director of Partners in Learning at Microsoft Canada, believes pencils, paper, and chalkboards are all outdated methods of teaching. If De Cicco Remu has her way, “inking”, or using a stylus and a tablet, will be the new handwriting. Also, kids need to have the appropriate products–all Microsoft, of course.
HP is having another go at selling Linux-based laptops with a new line of low-cost notebooks based on Ubuntu Linux, which it will sell in the UK via online retail giant Ebuyer. The laptops will be available from the end of the month. The laptops, which will be priced between £200 and £300, will have 15.6-inch LED displays and one terabyte hard-disk drives, as well as four or eight gigabytes of memory and quad-core AMD microprocessors of varying performance, depending on price. The official tie-up between HP and Canonical means that the operating system is certified for all of the laptop’s components.