Linux News for Dec 22, 2006
Editor's Note: Wrapped In a Tarball (Dec 22, 2006, 23:30)
We interrupt strife, chaos, and litigation for something a heck
of a lot more important.
NewsForge: Creative Commons Gets New Chairman; Lessig to Continue as CEO (Dec 22, 2006, 22:00)
"After four successful years of revolutionizing how content is
shared in the real world, Lawrence Lessig, founding chairman of
Creative Commons, announced his retirement as chairman of the board
CPIlive/Computer News Middle East: Door Open to Open-Source Pacts (Dec 22, 2006, 20:30)
"Microsoft's Bill Hilf, GM for platform strategy, spoke further
about the deal addressing how Microsoft views its intellectual
property relative to Linux..."
internetnews.com: Browsing, Open Source and Litigious Affairs (Dec 22, 2006, 19:00)
"Just as the year in open source was cruising to a finish in
2006--all gussied up in a neat bow for the year, November arrived
with a splash to re-draw the whole map..."
CNET News: Open-Source Leader Leaving Novell for Google (Dec 22, 2006, 17:30)
"Jeremy Allison, a high-profile open-source programmer, has
resigned from Novell because of objections over its patent deal
with Microsoft and is moving to Google..."
Wired: Murder Suspect Selling Company (Dec 22, 2006, 16:00)
"Hans Reiser, the prominent Bay Area Linux programmer charged
with murdering his wife, says he's seeking to sell off his
open-source file system company, Namesys, to help pay mounting
CNET News: Red Hat Earnings Shrug Off Oracle Threat (Dec 22, 2006, 14:30)
"Red Hat's net income subsided in its most recent quarter, but
revenue increased as the Linux seller shrugged off the arrival of
Oracle as a direct competitor..."
Groklaw: Educating Users about Freedom Zero (Dec 22, 2006, 13:00)
"I've written that some vendors don't comprehend the GPL.
Groklaw member PolR wrote me an interesting email, in which he told
me that the problem isn't that vendors don't comprehend it. They
do. They just are not enamored..."
Linux.com: A First Look at Thunderbird 2.0 (Dec 22, 2006, 12:15)
"The Mozilla Foundation released the first beta of Thunderbird
2.0 last week, and I've been using it to manage my mail since
TabletPCReview: Running Ubuntu Linux on Acer Tablet Notebooks Part I (Dec 22, 2006, 11:30)
"I want to share the experience I gained from the switch over to
Ubuntu Linux a few months ago. It might be of some help to other
people looking for a superb alternative to Windows..."
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Tips and Tricks for Linux Admins: Discover, Map and Store (Dec 22, 2006, 10:45)
"Even small networks can pick up some surprise guests that slip
in when you're not looking..."
Free Software Magazine: The Knights of Free Software (Dec 22, 2006, 10:00)
"Should we 'focus on coding' and just hope that society improves
by osmosis? Personally, I find this outlook is becoming
Phoronix: ASRock 775Dual-VSTA [Review] (Dec 22, 2006, 09:15)
"Back in September we had featured previews of the ASRock
775Dual-VSTA and AM2V890-VSTA. However, at that time the Linux
support with both of the motherboards were poor and prone to
HowtoForge: How To Compile A Kernel--The Debian (Sarge) Way (Dec 22, 2006, 08:30)
"Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom
kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel
on Debian Sarge systems..."
Debian Admin: Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Step By Step Installation with Screenshots (Dec 22, 2006, 07:45)
"Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K
Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and
part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution
Ubuntu Geek: Bandwidth Monitoring Tools for Ubuntu Users (Dec 22, 2006, 07:00)
"Bandwidth in computer networking refers to the data rate
supported by a network connection or interface. One most commonly
expresses bandwidth in terms of bits per second..."
SearchOpenSource: Fighting Spam with Qpsmtpd, Part One (Dec 22, 2006, 05:30)
"Qpsmtpd is used for spam protection on apache.org, cpan.org and
perl.org, and a number of others..."
Advisories: December 21, 2006 (Dec 22, 2006, 04:45)
Today's soltstice security advisories: links2 (Debian
GNU/Linux); thunderbird, firefox, epiphany, yelp, and devhelp
(Fedora Core); and kernel (SUSE Linux).
InfoWorld: A Few Open Sessions at OSBC (Dec 22, 2006, 04:00)
"If you haven't heard Eben speak, you're in for a treat. He is
masterful, and will seriously challenge a lot of conventional
thinking about what 'open source' means, and how freedom
contributes to capital..."
Nongeek Perspective: Are Linux Distros That Look Like Windows A Good Idea? (Dec 22, 2006, 03:15)
"It's not new. There have been some Linux distros, Desktop
Environments and Windows Managers trying to look like windows for a
while. Linux XP, Look XP (LXP), XPde and fvwm95 come to my
Penguin Pete's Blog: Why Linux Has Zealots (Dec 22, 2006, 02:30)
"So, why the zealotry? It's hard for the non-geek population to
wrap their minds around the zealot factor. It's just a computer,
Free Software Magazine: The Free Computer Part 2... (Dec 22, 2006, 01:45)
"The Free Computer is not a dream but it is a reality waiting to
happen. All the elements are there we just need to gather them
ZDNet UK: Assessing the Scalability of Open Source (Dec 22, 2006, 01:00)
"Small businesses with small budgets can save a lot of money by
deploying open-source software--at least in theory..."
Read/WriteWeb: GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds (Dec 22, 2006, 00:15)
"In this sequel to our original GoogleOS blockbuster, we try to
clarify our thoughts on what GoogleOS will look like..."