Ubuntu...why are you so newsworthy this week....

There are a bunch of different stories around one of our favorite Linux Distros this week.  In the podcast we talked about Shuttleworth saying he is thinking about dropping Firefox for Chrome.  As with most things like this we don't think it's a big deal because you can always just install Firefox after you have installed the machine.  We also talked about Matt Asay's article in the Register giving them a hard time about still chasing the declining Netbook market.  We agree and think they could be spending their time in better ways.  Canonical seems to be spreading itself extremely thin.  From Cloud plays to Netbooks to Music stores all seems a bit much.  We are sure they will work it out but a little focus would just make it all happen faster.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.