North Carolina Man fined for using Vegetable Oil As Fuel!

Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer reports, “Bob Teixeira decided it was time to take a stand against U.S. dependence on foreign oil. So last fall the Charlotte musician and guitar instructor spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He bought soybean oil in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, spending about…

openSuSE 10.3 Roadmap

As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m a huge fan of openSuSE and am eagerly waiting for the next release, openSuSE 10.3, scheduled for October 2007. Heres what Andreas Jaegar had to say about openSuSE 10.3 roadmap: We are happy to announce the final roadmap for openSUSE 10.3. openSUSE 10.3 is the next release that incorporates new features from both the community and Novell internal development.  The distribution will be build for the x86, x86-64 and Power PC platforms. Major *planned* enhancements are: * 1 CD install (network at install) * Installation of a Linux system on HD directly from a Live-CD image * UMTS support * Enhance zypper * Migration assistant instlux * Integration of external repositories * Dynamic update mirrors * Edu Add-on CD (done largely by the community) * GNOME 2.20 * KDE4 preview * Reduction of boot time * Reduced package dependencies, smaller minimal system Most important dates of the schedule are:…