Microsoft is considering a native Linux port of her popular MicrosoftOffice software. Fragments of a rumour circulated at a recent open-source conference.
If the gossip, born at last weeks Free Open-Source Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM), is correct – and it is far from that at present – the increasing ‘commercial viability’ of Linux on the desktop is to be credited with piquing Microsoft’s interest.
Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth with the Ubuntu Phone
The first Ubuntu-powered mobile phones will be reportedly be available from October this year.
Reporting on a meeting Shuttleworth attended in New York earlier this week, Michael Hickins of the Wall Street Journal writes that the Ubuntu founder announced plans for the Phone to ship in ‘two large geographic markets’come October of this year.
October is a lot nearer than the ‘early 2014′ date previously proffered by Canonical – a date that many critics deemed to be ‘too late’ if the OS wishes to gain traction against rivals.
Mozilla will launch the first handset running their web-friendly Firefox OS in South America later this year. Other handset manufacturers, including ZTE, and over 7 major national network carriers have also announced plans to ship devices running it. Continue reading →
Nigeria’s Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi read about Keshi’s resignation on the Internet, while the NFF are not responding, until they attempt to make the coach change his mind.
It was a huge blow on Monday evening, when the Nigeria football coach, Stephen Keshi announced his resignation from his job as the coach of the national team, just less than 24 hours after he guided the Super Eagles to AFCON glory at the National Stadium.
Keshi claims that before the quarter-final clash against Ivory Coast, the NFF had already decided they would sack him as soon as the Super Eagles were knocked out. He said the NFF booked a plane ticket back to Nigeria as soon as they found out that they will play the Elephants. Continue reading →
I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the barque of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me. Continue reading →