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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during April 2007

So the big news of the previous week was the availability of Java packages with the latest Ubuntu 7.04 (Faisty Fawn). I won't repeat what others already said, but now you can install Sun Java implementations with the standard Ubuntu tools for application maintenance (apt-get, Synaptic package manager, etc...). It took a bit for me to upgrade my computers. The triple-boot Mac-Mini was successfully...
About half an hour ago somebody called me at the phone, presumably from a english-speaking country (can't tell because the calling number was masked). For sure he wasn't any of my known foreign contacts. Unfortunately I couldn't understood much, since I was in an area with low signal strength and the audio quality was extremely low. Sorry for the inconvenience - now I'm back home and I see a full...
I've just read David's blog about the pleasure of staying in a low-tech contest. He contrasted Mexico with "no TV, no movies, no cell phones, no computers" versus the "getting connected" paradigm of San Francisco and the Web 2.0 Expo. By chance, I've just had three days of vacation too. I escaped from the town and, as usual, I went to a little village in southern Tuscany. The targets were:...
Apple has just posted bad news: the release of Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) has been delayed to October. With the usual arrogance, Apple has never disclosed to Java developers its official plans about Java 6, but since the latest pre-release dates several months back we have understood that the final release is bound to Leopard. This was already a questionable decision, in any case until yesterday it...