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Linux News for Dec 26, 2006

  • All about Linux: Free Open Document label templates for OpenOffice.org (Dec 26, 2006, 23:00)
    "The regular readers of this blog will remember me mentioning a competition being conducted by Worldlabel.com in conjunction with the OpenOffice.org documentation project for creating Open Source templates. Guess what..., On the eve of the New Year, they have released the winning template..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Desktop Linux--What Happened, And What Didn't, In 2006 (Dec 26, 2006, 21:00)
    "Mozilla, Adobe, and Novell made some major news in desktop Linux this year, and smaller developers introduced interesting innovations. But on the whole, 2006 was just about as memorable for what didn't happen on the Linux desktop as what did happen..."

  • HowtoForge: OpenVZ On Debian Etch For Webservers (Dec 26, 2006, 19:00)
    With OpenVZ only one kernel is run for the host environment _and_ all the VMs, this makes the setup lean and a good candidate for webservers."

  • GoBloggit: Open Source DVR Challenges TiVo (Dec 26, 2006, 17:30)
    "A/V geeks and open source hackers alike are sure to fall in love with the MonolithMC HD DVR system, which runs the Linux based MythTV platform. The system “one-ups” TiVo by waiving monthly fees and completely ignoring DRM codes that limit what shows you can save."

  • Phoronix: Nouveau: A First Look (Dec 26, 2006, 16:00)
    "Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA's graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with NVIDIA Corporation and is an X.Org Foundation project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project from our experience thus far."

  • Mad Penguin: LinuxBIOS: The Forgotten Hero (Dec 26, 2006, 14:30)
    "Ask anyone who understands the issue with the available BIOS options today and they'll tell you - nothing has changed in over a decade."

  • Legal World and Childhood Dreams: Litigation Regarding Linux (Dec 26, 2006, 13:00)
    "However, one should know about the Some suits regarding use of Linux (see here) are pending. Their outcome might change the future of Linux. It is instructive to know about them..."

  • The Open Source Desktop Myth (Dec 26, 2006, 11:30)
    "Will 2007 be the year of the Free Software desktop? David Chisnall's answer is 'probably not, but who cares?' Microsoft won the desktop war; can Free Software win the next one...?"

  • ExtremeTech: Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Christian Edition (Dec 26, 2006, 10:00)
    "Please note that this review is a bit different, as I will be focusing mostly on what sets this version apart from the regular, non-Christian version of Ubuntu...

  • LinuxWorld Australia: Kernel Space: New Revisions to the Kevent API (Dec 26, 2006, 01:00)
    "Some patches make it into the kernel in something very close to their original form. Others have to go through a few changes first..."