Sorry, what the hell is it about Ubuntu again? A couple of months ago we (Mandriva) announced a European tie-up with HP to have MDV supported and shipped on several HP machines across their range. Resultant coverage in the press, geek press, blogosphere? Zip. Ubuntu announce a similar tie-up two months later, and everyone goes […]
Sorry the site went down again, apache was shut down while I was doing a package upgrade and I didn’t notice till I went to work this morning and couldn’t get at my webmail server. D’oh. I took the opportunity to do a quick kernel upgrade and everything should be cookin’ again. So for the […]
I upgraded the site to PHP 5 this morning. This should be visible in precisely no way at all, I just thought I’d mention it :). Have been playing with f-spot today; it’s a fantastic photo management application in early development. I really like the way it works. It’s a little sluggish and memory happy […]
Sorry for the site downtime last night, there was a cable outage.
So we got the new release out. There was a little last-minute craziness (when you wake up on a release date and go to the company chat to check progress, you *really* don’t want the first word that catches your eye to be ‘e2fsck’…) but everything’s done now. It’ll be interesting to see how well […]
So, Damien orders me to write about baseball in my blog, so write I must! Just saw my first Mets game of the season, having carefully avoided the first five losses, and I have this to say – Pedro Martinez is God. A two-hit, one-run complete game against the Braves is great pitching under any […]
User registration for the site now ought to work (it wasn’t working before as I didn’t have a mail transport properly configured). If you tried to register already, try again…if you didn’t try to register, DO IT NOW! 🙂
Yes, we changed our name to Mandriva, and the WORLD ENDED! No, wait, it didn’t, but given the comments, you’d think it did. People appear not to like the name. This message has been conveyed in a manner that would have been more appropriate if the marketing team had gone around to each MDK / […]
Fun day today – had my medical examination for my immigration (to Canada) application, which was just a barrel of laughs. Poked, prodded, grabbed, radiated, stuck with needles and urinalyzed, and charged a nice round $300 or so for the pleasure. Who knew a day off work could be THIS much fun? I’ve never had […]
Some people have short fuses. I just got gagged on IRC for suggesting that when you take a package from Version A of a distro and rebuild it on Version B, it would be sensible and polite not to give the package the exact same name. The hell?