Episode 51 – And then there was the linux desktop….

Ohio Linux Fest is Sept. 9-11 don't miss it if you can.

Running Time: 1:06:38
1) Introduction
Brian got an HP Touchpad and is running Linux on his Work Desktop.(sort of)
Joe still likes the GTV and is salty about not getting an HP Touchpad.
2) News
Will WebOS live?  Who will own it? 
Brian’s HP Saga Continues with this letter from OfficeMax.com
August 31, 2011 
Re: Cancelation of HP TouchPad Order 
Dear OfficeMax Customer: 
Recently you have been contacted and informed your HP TouchPad order was canceled due to HP discontinuing the item and OfficeMax not being able to source the item. 
It was brought to our attention that HP may be shipping additional inventory to its suppliers. Our Merchandising team has contacted HP and is pushing to acquire enough stock to cover the orders we had to cancel. HP has posted the following statement on their website – “Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone.” 
We have saved all canceled orders, and if we are successful in attaining additional HP TouchPads, we will contact you to fulfill your order. 
As always, we value your business. Thank you for your patience and loyalty throughout this situation. 
While we deeply regret any inconvenience this has caused, we ask that if you have questions, please call customer service at 1-877-OfficeMax. 
Raspberry PI the $25 Linux machine is a real toy now…
An Interview with the Linux Foundation President
What happened at LinuxCon?
Desktop Marketshare breakdown
Linux moves into a new decade here is how it compares to 10 years ago..
Is Open-Source Illegal in your country?
Maybe just Maybe SCO Vs. Linux is finally dead…
RedHat announces Aeolus  
Is VMWare really RedHat’s Biggest Enemy
3) Conclusion
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Britian’s new Internet Law should be a warning for us…

Cory Doctorow has a quick note about the new Law in the UK over at Boing Boing.  As he normally does it’s a great read that explains how it’s supposed to work.  Basically it is one of the most distributing laws I have seen yet supported by the RIAA and other media companies.  Why is this a Linux thing?  It’s not specifically a Linux thing.  It’s an internet thing.  So if you loose your connection to the internet because someone thinks the Linux ISO you are downloading was a movie instead all they need to do is say you are doing it.  They don’t need any real data to back up the accusation.  All they have to do is accuse you three times and you can be banned for life at your home address for life.  The person enforcing this new law dose not need to any due process and they can set the fine at whatever level they think is right.

These rules are coming to a state or federal government near you.  Look out especially the three strikes stuff.  No law should every exist without a due process.  Stopping dumb laws is everyone’s responsibility.