Daily Archives: July 27, 2007

Dell doing good things

I’ve criticized Dell a lot lately. It appears however that they are moving in the right direction regarding Linux support. Two stories at Slashdot: Dell to Offer More Linux PCs,
Dell Asking ATI For Better Linux Drivers.

Thanks Dell, for continuing to improve Linux support. Now if only Dell could pressure other hardware manufacturers with providing good Linux drivers. If only they would sell a Linux laptop that has all the features I want, then I’d be a happy camper.

Broken dreams

3 workers have been killed and 3 have been injured in an explosion at Scaled Composites.

From an earliest age I’ve been a fan of the US space program. I’ve been and still am a huge admirer of the guts and engineering prowess that were required to initiate the conquest of space. Initially, the burden of space exploration was the sole province of governments but in recent years Scaled Composites has been at the forefront of the development of reusable solutions that could one day make spaceflight a reality for the masses. Scaled Composite’s hard work paid off when they won the X Prize.

That success was just the beginning. The people at Scaled Composites have been steadfastly working on their next generation of spaceship. Today, however, tragedy struck: a potent reminder of the risks entailed by pushing the technological envelope ever further.