Everything Linux Founder Dies in Tragic Home Accident
Article by George Norman
On 11 May 2009
Anthony Rumble, a free software businessman from Australia, better known for his Linux product and services store Everything Linux has recently passed away in what seems to be a tragic home accident. Rumble, who also worked as an independent Linux and open source software consultant, is survived by his 8 years old daughter, Abigail Rumble.

The accident that took Anthony Rumble’s life occurred on the 8th of May; it seems that he took a shower, slipped and fell to the ground. He hit his head so hard that he died almost instantaneously. That’s the story according to Rumble’s close friend Grant Parnell, but the official results from the coroner’s examination are yet to be provided. A memorial service in honor of Anthony Rumble will be held “some time after May 18” said Grant Parnell.

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"Anthony has made a huge contribution to the Sydney Linux community and Linux in general in terms of promoting it to businesses and hobbyists through both the store, the Web site and for many years before, through SLUG [Sidney Linux Users Group]. Indeed he was involved with SLUG from its humble beginning,” said Grant Parnell.

In related Linux news, and hopefully something that will cheer you up a little bit, you should be made aware of the fact that Linux Mint 7 RC (Release Candidate) has been rolled out. The software is available for download, free of charge obviously, and according to several sources that have reviewed the operating system, it is a properly good piece of software.

“The 7th release of Linux Mint comes with numerous bug fixes and a lot of improvements. In particular the menu system, the application manager and the upload manager now provide new features such as “Suggestions”, “Featured applications”, “SCP and SFTP support”. The underlying base of the operating system was also strengthened with a new adjustment mechanism which makes Linux Mint more robust and less vulnerable to Ubuntu package upgrades, and the introduction of virtual and meta packages which simplify upgrade paths and the installation of multiple desktop environments,” said Lead Developer of Linux Mint, Clem Lefebvre at the time.



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