Linux News for Dec 24, 2004
NewsForge: A Decisive Victory for Open Source in the Political Arena (Dec 24, 2004, 13:00)
"In political campaigns, flexibility, speed, and cost really are
killer apps. Candidates are more interested in results than
process. Strangely enough, open source solutions really fit well
into this kind of environment..."
HBS Working Knowledge: The U.S. Patent Game: How to Change It (Dec 24, 2004, 11:30)
"Innovators and society are paying too high a price in the
current patent system, says a new book by Adam B. Jaffe and Harvard
Business School's Josh Lerner..."
GameSHOUT: Is Firefox Really That Much More Secure? (Dec 24, 2004, 10:00)
"While Firefox users sing their tunes on how much better it is
over IE, most IE users don't understand what the fuss is all about.
For starters, both browsers have security problems..."
informIT: The Source of Open Source (Dec 24, 2004, 08:30)
"This chapter gives you the scoop on what you need to know
before you start using open source software, most especially where
it's coming from, who's had a hand in creating it, and where to
find the latest version..."
CNET News: SGI to Make Dual-Core Altix in Late 2005 (Dec 24, 2004, 07:00)
"Silicon Graphics Inc. plans to overhaul its high-performance
Altix computers a year from now to accommodate dual-core Itanium
processors from Intel..."
LinuxDevices: Trolltech GPL's Qtopia App Stack for Linux PDAs (Dec 24, 2004, 05:30)
"Just in time for the holidays, Trolltech has contributed the
most recent version of its development framework and application
stack for PDAs to the open source community..."
APCmag: .NET for Linux (Dec 24, 2004, 04:00)
"It's been slated as one of the most significant Linux projects
in years, but can Mono really succeed in providing an open source
equivalent to Microsoft's much-hyped .NET...?"
LinuxDevices: A Comparison of Hard Real-Time Linux Alternatives (Dec 24, 2004, 02:30)
"This study compares the real-time capabilities of various Linux
The Linux Box: My Rebuttal To Aaron Siego (Dec 24, 2004, 01:00)
"Aaron Siego, one of the KDE developers, recently posted a very
public rant against porting OSS applications to proprietary
platforms like win32. I, a self professed zealot for all things
FOSS, strongly disagree with Mr. Siego..."