Linux News for Nov 28, 2005
Revenue Report Stirs Up Anti-, Pro-Linux Sides (Nov 28, 2005, 23:30)
CoolTechZone has graced us with yet another "Death March of the
Penguins" article. NewsForge's Joe Barr steps up to call them on
it. Links within.
All About Linux: 10 Things That Make Ubuntu a Neophyte's Distribution (Nov 28, 2005, 23:00)
"Here I have put together 10 things in Ubuntu that make a new
user's life that much simple..."
Popular Science: The Linux-Powered Keg Fridge (Nov 28, 2005, 22:30)
"Cross a Linux computer with a keg fridge, and you get a tap
that knows when you've had enough..." Wait. "Enough"?
Directions Magazine: Autodesk Contributes Web Mapping Software to Open Source Community (Nov 28, 2005, 22:00)
"As a sign of its support for the growing momentum behind open
source web mapping technologies, Autodesk, Inc. today announced the
company is releasing the code for MapServer Enterprise..."
Slashdot: Windows vs. Linux Study Author Replies (Nov 28, 2005, 21:30)
"Last week you submitted questions for Dr. Herb Thompson, author
of the latest Microsoft-sponsored Windows vs. Linux study. Here are
CIO Today: Review: Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (Nov 28, 2005, 21:00)
"Nokia's first Linux-powered handheld product, the 770 Internet
Tablet, is dedicated solely to Web browsing, media playing, and
PC World: Browser Face-Off (Nov 28, 2005, 20:30)
"Internet Explorer finally receives an overhaul that helps it
match its rivals' features--but Firefox and Opera aren't standing
ZDNet: Top Open Source Lawyer Blesses New Terms on Microsoft's XML File Format (Nov 28, 2005, 20:00)
"Rosen is one of two lawyers whose endorsement is critical to
the open source world's acceptance of what can best be described as
Microsoft's most significant olive branch to date..."
LinuxDevCenter: First Impressions--Fedora Core 5 (Nov 28, 2005, 19:30)
"The first test release of Fedora Core 5 provides an intriguing
glimpse of what's coming down the pipe next February..."
Tectonic: MIT's $100 Laptop to Run Red Hat (Nov 28, 2005, 19:00)
"The $100 laptop designed by the Massachusetts Institute for
Technology (MIT) and the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) association...
will be using a Redhat Linux variant as its operating
ZDNet UK: Open Source Behind Closed Doors (Nov 28, 2005, 18:15)
In a two part series ZDNet looks at why some open source
projects remain secret.
Something Happened: Ping (Nov 28, 2005, 17:30)
"On the Libranet front, I hope to be able to post something more
official soon, but basically the operation is shutting down..."
Christian Science Monitor: Oregon City Builds a Reputation as a Hub for Software Revolution (Nov 28, 2005, 17:00)
"Portland is benefiting from the arrival of high-tech companies
with an 'open source' philosophy..."
Community: Open Document Format: A Call for Responsible Information Systems (Nov 28, 2005, 16:30)
Opinion: "Regardless of whether the allegations
are true or not, this article--seen on the front page over
Thanksgiving weekend--will certainly have a chilling effect on
Galeon: Galeon 2.0 Released (Nov 28, 2005, 16:00)
"Yes, the day is finally upon us. As I promised when I announced
our future development plans, here's the actual Galeon 2.0
vnunet.com: Windows Takes the Server Lead (Nov 28, 2005, 15:15)
""The continued growth of systems running Windows allowed them,
in terms of revenue, to surpass Unix-based systems for the first
internetnews.com: For Linux Lovers, Safety Comes in Groups (Nov 28, 2005, 14:30)
"If Microsoft is the big cat prowling the Serengeti of software
with its Windows operating system, companies that promote Linux are
playing the part of elk, banding together in protective
ZDNet Asia: Free Software Foundation Pushes for Microsoft Server Protocols (Nov 28, 2005, 13:45)
"The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has applied to
intervene in a case Microsoft filed against the European Commission
in August, claiming that the software giant is trying to protect a
technology with little intrinsic value..."
ZDNet UK: Microsoft: Linux is Anti-Commercial (Nov 28, 2005, 13:00)
"References to free software and Linux were removed from a UN
document after Microsoft claimed that such software aims to 'make
it impossible to make any income on software as a commercial
NewsForge: Italian Linux Day 2005: A Smashing Success (Nov 28, 2005, 12:30)
"Linux and the Free Software movement are slowly but constantly
getting closer to the general public in Italy..."
Massachusetts Political Battle Gets Ugly (Nov 28, 2005, 12:15)
What happens when your IT chief gets really innovative? Why,
audit them of course! News, opinion articles within.
Computer Business Review: Red Hat-Backed Fedora Begins Testing Core 5 (Nov 28, 2005, 12:00)
"Red Hat Inc's sponsored Fedora Linux community project has
released the first test version of Fedora Core 5, giving Linux
experts a first look..."