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Cakes and wail

Yesterday I lent someone the classic 1986 album The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths. This morning I got to work to find the album plus a cake with my name on it. Life is good.

A cake, with the Smiths

First look at new Toshbook

Guess who just popped in for tea? Toshiba! And they're touting their new NB100 netbook. It's the usual fare we've come to expect in netbookland: an 8.9" screen, 1.6GHz Atom processor, 512MB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive and a 0.3MP webcam. Ports-wise it has 3 holes for USB, a video out, an Ethernet port and an SD card slot, and on your weighing scales it'll clock in at just under 1kg.

I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT

THAT TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY. UNFORTUNATELY, WITH EVERYONE WRITING IN CAPS, WE NEED ANOTHER WAY TO EXPRESS SHOUTING ON THE INTERTUBES. I SUGGEST BOLD TAGS. ANY OTHER IDEAS?

(ALSO: WHY IS THE LABEL FOR CAPS LOCK ON KEYBOARDS NEVER ACTUALLY WRITTEN IN CAPS?)

MikeOS 2.0 released

SILICON VALLEY, 17/10/08: Decked in his distinctive black turtleneck and faded blue jeans, Steve Jobs announced MikeOS 2.0 to a packed press audience in Cupertino earlier today. Billing it as a "revolution in personal computing", Jobs unveiled the new generation of operating system to a salivating crowd - some journalists were seen to punch the air in excitement when the rumoured product finally became reality.

Forget money!

The new international currency with any value is Linux Format stickers, currently offered as a subscriber gift. But it just so happens that we have a few extras here at LXF Towers (not many though!) and Bobthebob1234 has won our hearts with this charmingly random work:

Dev Days 2008

It has been a year since I last visited Munich to attend the Qt Developer's Conference, and Trolltech has kindly invited me to attend 2008's gathering which starts tomorrow. As a result, I'm typing this on a delayed First Great Western train plodding its way to Heathrow for a flight to Germany this afternoon.

ContentHelmNoodle

Go to the OOo site today and receive a free copy of this excellent error message: "You don't have permission to access /servlets/ContentHelmNoodle on this server."

Content Helm Noodle

Exaggeration and lying lusers

Our Linux Made Easy magazine has been on sale for a little while now, but it seems group of Windows advocates takes exception to something we said in there.

Specifically, the box at the top of p11 states, "Installing a piece of Windows software takes ages and usually involves half-a-dozen reboots".

Join us…

...for food, drinks and Linux chat aplenty! We're organising an event in which LXF readers can meet up with us, Team LXF, to chat about the status of Free Software. It'll be held in the Bristol/Bath area, and unfortunately we don't have the beans to pay for travel or accommodation, so it'd help if you're based in the South West of England (or have someone to stay with around there). See this post on the forum for more information, and drop Graham a line if you want to take part!

A fire in the sky



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