Day: June 5, 2007

This Is Going to Be Big… Sub $200 Laptops… On Linux, NOT Windows


So, I just bought an brand new Acer notebook computer for $379. First thing I’m going to do is reformat the hard drive and install Linux. That’s right, I’m throwing away Microsoft’s crap Vista, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Office, etc. You hear me, Bill? We don’t want or need Microsoft’s junk anymore. We’re sick of your prices, crashes and viruses. Linux, Firefox, Thunderbird and Open Office are all free, open-source replacements. And they are BETTER. Sorry, Bill. This IS the beginning of a trend. Buh-bye expensive proprietary junk. Hello cheap/free open-source goodness. Click through to read the article / blurb.


Scooter in Jail… A Good Start


Libby sentenced to 30 months in prison

Story Highlights

• NEW: Cheney says he is “deeply saddened” by conviction
• Judge to rule next week on whether Libby can remain free during appeal
• Lewis Libby sentenced to 30 months in jail, $250,000 fine
• Libby was convicted in March of perjury, obstruction of justice

WASHINGTON (CNN) — I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for lying to investigators looking into the leak of a CIA operative’s identity.