November 2007

Australian Symposium on ECMA-376 - December 14th

Posted on: November 27, 2007 - 23:28 By: carl

Nice to see our Australian cousins getting up to speed on this one. The Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre is hosting a symposium to which Standards Australia and a number of other luminaries are invited to. I believe one of the invitees represented NZOSS in the New Zealand equivalent event a few months ago. Should be an interesting discussion even though the registration for the ISO BRM will have closed by then...

Pia Waugh is also asking for help to find some documents on her blog. Hopefully someone will be able to provide the information she needs.

Diskless notebooks selling for $599 in NZ

Posted on: November 12, 2007 - 22:15 By: carl

A bit of a writeup about the Asus Eee PC on stuff.co.nz here. Nice little machine. 512Mb ram, 4Gb flashdrive, Wireless, Ethernet, USB, smaller than a bread box, runs Linux and all for a smidge under $600.

Currently available at a DSE store near you... or maybe not as apparently they are selling like hotcakes here and overseas... I have even heard of people asking their NZ friends to purchase and ship as they have sold out in other parts of the world.

Check out the DSE listing here.

Linux wins Nigerian school desktops... maybe.

Posted on: November 11, 2007 - 22:12 By: carl

This one has been knocking around for a week or so now but is starting to take on a distinctly fishy smell. It seems that Mandriva won a bid to provide a customised linux installation on 17,000 Intel Classmate PC's to be supplied to Nigerian schools. Mandriva were then told that this deal had been unhooked and that 'Windows' would be installed instead, but Mandriva would still be paid...