IBM donates patents to open source

IBM, the leading US patent recipient for the 12th year running with 3248 granted in 2004, has donated 500 patents to the open source movement. OK so it's only 15% of the patents they gained last year, but it's still more than probably more patents than… more »

Books We Like

A fairly simple idea, but interesting nonetheless - basically taking all the social aspects from Amazon but removing that competitive star rating system. more »

User Friendly

Since it's a holiday something relatively lightweight - a link to my favourite online comic strip. more »

WinForms in Mono

Interesting stuff from Charlie Calvert of the Borland Developer Network. more »

SMP Kernel = No keyboard!

I have come across a strange problem on my WBEL system (dual PIII, 2Gb Ram, 2.4.21-27smp kernel, all latest patches). When I boot it up I can use the keyboard to select in Grub, I can use the keyboard while booting to 'press Y to force filesystem check'… more »

Enlightenment and GDM for Gnome 2.8

I installed some new window managers to play around with on my Ubuntu laptop, the nice thing about having access to the Debian repositories is that there's a package for just about everything available for download. XFCE was fine, set itself up so that… more »

KDE 3.3 on SuSE 9.1

I'd seen the KDE 3.3 RPMs on the SuSE website a few weeks ago, I'd figured to upgrade to SuSE 9.2 and get it installed then but it seems that 9.2 doesn't offer too much over 9.1 so I thought I'd stick with my current version and update KDE manually. I d… more »