]> CLUE - Discuss http://www.cluecan.ca/taxonomy/term/92/0 This forum is dedicated to General Discussion about any and all subject matter related to CLUE and/or CLUEful ideas. en Montreal Based compact Linux distribution: CDlinux new version released, Top 60 at distrowatch http://www.cluecan.ca/node/749 <p>(from Distrowatch.com) </p> <p>Ben Zhao has announced the release of CDlinux 0.9.1, a minimalist live CD with Xfce and support for several languages: "CDlinux 0.9.1 was released today. This is a yet another big leap towards CDlinux 1.0, integrating many new features and enhancements, including: a new GUI installation and upgrade wizard; rewrite the 'persistent mode' code and save persistent data as Squashfs; replace Fcitx with SCIM to support input method for more locales; add full support for German, French, Japanese and Russian; add support for 'Safe Graphics Mode' in case native X.Org driver fails; determine better whether to run in RAM or loop mode; some fine-tuning to improve performance on machines with low memory; many package upgrades, including Linux kernel 2.6.28.4, Firefox 3.0.6, Ghostscript 8.64, GIMP 2.6.4, JRE 6u12, Wine 1.1.14." Read the release announcement and release notes for more details. Download the "Community" or the "Standard" edition from here: CDlinux_CE-0.9.1.iso (203MB, MD5), CDlinux-0.9.1.iso.gz (68.5MB, MD5).</p> From and about CLUE Operating Systems Montréal LUG Discuss Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:34:37 -0500 [discuss] GOSLING Party 30 May 2008 / fête OISILLON le 30 mai 2008 (RSVP) http://www.cluecan.ca/node/733 <p>******************************<br /> It's time for a GOSLING party!<br /> "Getting Open Source Logic INto Governments"<br /> Venue: 4:30 pm, 30 May 2008, The Parliament Pub, Ottawa<br /> Wellington Street, directly across from the Peace Tower</p> Discuss Thu, 08 May 2008 17:39:01 -0400 [discuss] Call For Open Source Awards 2008 Nominations http://www.cluecan.ca/node/731 <p>"For the 4th year running, Google and O'Reilly will present a set of<br /> Open Source Awards at OSCON 2008. The awards recognize individual<br /> contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity,</p> Discuss Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:05:10 -0400 [discuss] Yet another copyright issue? http://www.cluecan.ca/node/730 <p>Well, this message is copyrighted by me, (*grins broadly*) but I<br /> certainly have no intention of paying someone to register my copyright<br /> on this message...!?!!<br /> (But heck, go ahead and copy it, modify it, study it, and distribute it! ;-))</p> Discuss Sun, 27 Apr 2008 10:05:30 -0400 [discuss] Rally on Net Neutrality and in support of CAIP... http://www.cluecan.ca/node/729 <p>Hey folks.</p> <p> There will be a rally on Parliament Hill on May 15 in support of the<br /> CAIP submission to the CRTC, as well as the Net Neutrality issue.<br /> (Note: The date changed, so this is the same rally that was being</p> Discuss Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:02:42 -0400 [discuss] Russell McOrmond: One of Canada's Best Tech Bloggers http://www.cluecan.ca/node/728 <p>IT World Canada has written an article on the top 10 technology bloggers<br /> in Canada and Russell is mentioned by name (as part of IT World's own<br /> blog site).</p> <p>http://www.itworldcanada.com/V.aspx?i=2a2f7dd287c24cc59067</p> Discuss Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:05:49 -0400 [discuss] Email from Industry Canada http://www.cluecan.ca/node/726 <p>I'm not sure what the reason for such a long delay, but I received<br /> this email today from Jim Prentice, MP</p> <p>Industry Canada‏<br /> From: Correspondence Minister/Correspondance Ministre: OCS<br /> (CorrespondenceMinister@ic.gc.ca)</p> Discuss Wed, 05 Mar 2008 16:05:35 -0500 [discuss] [Fwd: [fsfc-discuss] FSF Canada - Call for action.] http://www.cluecan.ca/node/725 <p>I am forwarding this message in case there is interest with any of<br /> the people in this list to work on this project.</p> <p>To join the list and see the archives:<br /> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/fsfc-discuss</p> Discuss Tue, 04 Mar 2008 08:54:39 -0500 [discuss] Mail Filtering http://www.cluecan.ca/node/724 <p>Hi Everyone,</p> <p>After seeing how much junk mail kooljet gets, I subscribed to a mail<br /> filtering service offered by Bluehost called Postini. It's supposed<br /> to help diminish the amount of junk mail, phishing scams and other</p> Discuss Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:05:25 -0500 Government Windows-only software http://www.cluecan.ca/node/723 <p>Hi all,</p> <p>The gov't of Canada requires exporters to report their export to Statistics Canada. They can do this on paper forms (yuck), or using Windows-only software:</p> <p>http://www.statcan.ca/english/exports/download.htm</p> Discuss Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:39:13 -0500 [discuss] Dell Canada shipping computers with Ubuntu http://www.cluecan.ca/node/722 <p>(This has been posted to the ottawa-gosling list already. I apologize<br /> to those who are getting this announcement multiple times, but it<br /> seems important.)</p> <p>It looks like Dell Canada is now offering Ubuntu pre-installed on</p> Discuss Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:05:42 -0500 [discuss] Further discussion http://www.cluecan.ca/node/721 <p>While I do think your reasoning is sound, I am not sure the Copyright<br /> Act is where these concerns should be addressed. A disposition that<br /> enshrine reverse-engineering legality for the sake of interoperability</p> Discuss Sat, 23 Feb 2008 14:05:24 -0500 [discuss] The Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright : Should CLUE join in? http://www.cluecan.ca/node/720 <p>I would like us (CLUE) to discuss the possibility of signing onto the<br /> position paper of "The Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright".</p> <p>http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-is-balanced-approach-to-copyright.html</p> Discuss Sun, 17 Feb 2008 09:42:40 -0500 [discuss] Disturbing new DRM trend... http://www.cluecan.ca/node/719 <p>A new mysterious computer has popped up in my local library here in<br /> southern Ontario. It's a Microsoft windows based machine, and its<br /> purpose is supposedly to allow you to download 'free' audiobooks.</p> Discuss Tue, 12 Feb 2008 13:07:01 -0500 [discuss] Who will be going to the Linux Symposium (Possibly last in Ottawa for long time). http://www.cluecan.ca/node/718 <p>I received the following from Andrew, host of the Linux Symposium<br /> http://www.linuxsymposium.org/ . This year it is in Ottawa from July<br /> 23'rd to 26th.</p> <p> I have not submitted to host a Digital Copyright/GOSLING BOF as I did</p> Discuss Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:14:38 -0500