Linux News for Jul 30, 2005
Webjunk: Why Use Open Source When Microsoft Products Are So Cheap...? (Jul 30, 2005, 21:00)
"Australian public schools have an agreement with Microsoft,
that entitles them to use the full suite of 'serious',
school-related software from that company..."
XYZ Computing: Linspire Five-O (Jul 30, 2005, 17:00)
"Lately, Linux has been becoming increasingly at home on the
desktop. Though the use of Linux is largely seen as only for the
tech-savvy it has been able to make a number of inroads into the
Groklaw: Novell Files Answer and Counterclaims, and Tells Us the Rest of the SCO Story (Jul 30, 2005, 16:30)
"Here's the big news. Novell tells the court that SCO contacted
Novell after Darl McBride took the helm, and they asked Novell to
go in with them in a 'Linux licensing program...'"
internetnews.com: Fedora: Gone Bug Hunting (Jul 30, 2005, 15:00)
"Are you a Fedora Linux user that wants to contribute to the
community but don't know how...?"
PCBurn: Ubuntu 5.04: Hardware & Installation (Jul 30, 2005, 13:00)
"Ubuntu Linux aims to be a clean user-centric distribution with
a simple install and usable defaults..."
The Bangkok Post/LinuxInsider: Is That Software Really Free and Open? (Jul 30, 2005, 09:00)
"The PostDB Open Source Project has been officially in action
for about a month now and one thing is becoming clear: A lot of
people are confused about the differences between FOSS and open
source and where Linux fits into the mix..."
ZDNet: How Linux Comes Home (Jul 30, 2005, 05:30)
"At ZDNet, we often ask how Linux will ever crack the home
BBC News: Opening Up Challenges to Microsoft (Jul 30, 2005, 04:00)
"The problem is GNU/Linux, a beast they cannot destroy and
cannot seem to tame, a beast that is encroaching on their markets
by offering an alternative to the closed development and licensed
software model that has made Microsoft rich..."
Enterprise Unix Roundup: The Mainframe Goes Retro Chic (Jul 30, 2005, 01:00)
"In the past three years, the open source movement and Linux
have helped fuel a new lease on life for the mainframe..."