Wednesday’s Wocket Waunch

News is next…
SpaceshipOneGood luck to the team from Scaled Composites, based in Mojave, California, who will attempt to win the X-Prize with its second manned private space flight in two weeks this morning at 7:50a Pacific.

  1. PalmSource will unveil the new Cobalt OS, designed for smart phones, today. The new Palm OS supports telephony, of course, plus, push e-mail, a Web browser, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and the ability to run more than one program at a time. Expect Cobalt phones in the first half of 2005.
  2. Governer Scharzenegger signed California’s anti-spyware bill into law yesterday. Critics say the law lacks teeth. Mostly it bans keystroke loggers and programs that send email or viruses – features not of spyware but trojan horses. Perhaps that’s because Utah’s more restrictive anti-spyware law is on hold pending a court review of its constitutionality.
  3. The city of Munich is moving forward to make Linux its desktop OS of choice, despite concerns over software patent issues in the EU. According to one expert, Linux violates 238 different US patents. Software patents are still not allowed by the EC but that may change soon. The city council makes its final vote today.

7 Replies to “Wednesday’s Wocket Waunch”

  1. Leo this may be the second flight of Space Ship One this is the first of the test for the X prize. The second test is scheduled for Monday morning. 🙂

  2. Linux will prevail. The infringements sound frivelous, and poorly accused. Linux has been around for years, and if they rule it infringes then it may be the end of the Open source all together. I for one am a BIG fan of Open Source. If someone writes software themselves and uses no code from someone else’s similar costly product it should be up to that software vendor if it will cost anything or be open source. Some open source software I’ve found is actually better than the costly one! Example: MS IIS or Apache for webservers. I think we all agree Apache is the obvious choice. Anyway I’ll get off my soapbox, Any way here’s my little plug (hope this doesn’t bother you Leo), I have 6 free gmail invites to give away. All I am asking is that people register on my forums or blog at All I’m doing on that website is offering free art and answering tech questions. Anyone want to help out in answering is more than welcome, and we also need people to ask questions. Anyway it’s my little contribution.

  3. You foregot one thing.
    Toutatis. The giant meteir that WON’T hit earth. 😉 But it will come within 1 MILLON MILES :bug:

  4. Follow up on my previous post.KDE compiled successfully and I am running KDE on Gentoo linux.
    I can’t believe how fast Gentoo is and I have all the graphic eye candy enabled.
    I’m getting mozilla now 🙂

  5. Am I the only one seeing the blog incorrectly? The sidebars are showing up correctly, but the actual content starts way down by the box to sign up for the mailing list…

  6. No, Kristy. You are not the only one. I have been away for a while, just registered and logged in. My viewing experience is the same as yours. There’s lots of cloud background before I scroll about 75% down my screen before the News banner masthead with Leo’s pix and entries.

  7. Linux is going to be arround for a long time. I’m currently trying out Gentoo linux. Took 3 days to get the thing to boot up. Currently it is compiling kde. Hopefully it will be done when I get home.I use windows at work because the company is pretty much locked into windows; but, at home I am 100% linux.

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