Google’s Phone Plans

It strikes me that the problem with Google’s open phone plans is that the carriers all still suck and are the opposite of open. Google should just buy one of the carriers and run it in a reasonable manner. If it turns out that you can’t make money running a high-quality, neutral network and being nice to your customers then they would still make up the difference by driving lots of traffic to their web apps.

Wanted: Unsupported Linux Devices

Greg Kroah-Hartman’s Linux Driver Project is an effort to connect a group of more than 300 volunteer Linux driver developers with hardware companies that need drivers written. Their problem: they can’t find enough unsupported devices to keep them busy. I’m pretty sure I have a few wireless cards at home that don’t work, so I’ll give those a try.

Ubuntu 7.10 Released

The latest version of Ubuntu, 7.10, has hit the streets. This is the first version that I haven’t tried any of pre-releases for so I can’t wait to give it a spin. The new feature run-down is here.