Linux News for Mar 26, 2007
Tux Deluxe: A Free Software Odyssey (Mar 26, 2007, 23:15)
"I'd merely been chasing some copyright assignment papers that
had gone AWOL in the Free Software Foundation, and now here was an
email from RMS--Richard Stallman himself..."
Linux Evangelist: Zones (Mar 26, 2007, 22:30)
"Well, we all fall under some category because Human Beings
always live life in certain pattern..."
InfoWorld: Mr. Gates, Tear Down These Walls (Mar 26, 2007, 21:45)
"IBM's latest filing in the SCO case looks particularly damning;
it may finally be curtains for SCO..."
Some People Don't Like the OLPC (Mar 26, 2007, 21:00)
Two articles arguing against the OLPC. One is meant to be funny;
the other not.
Computerworld Australia: Six Tips for Linux, Open Source Desktop Migrations (Mar 26, 2007, 20:15)
"Planning a migration from Windows PCs to Linux-based desktops
is no small task. Here are six issues and strategies to consider
before getting started..."
CRN: Bake-Off: 4 Linux Desktops Tackle The Enterprise (Mar 26, 2007, 19:30)
"The year 2007 might be remembered as the year when Linux
corporate desktops stood up to Windows Vista..."
All About Microsoft: Report: Open-Source E-mail Systems Biggest Threat to Microsoft Exchange (Mar 26, 2007, 18:45)
"For the past couple of years, Microsoft has been fixated on
beating IBM Lotus Notes/Domino in the e-mail server market..."
Computerworld Australia: Linux, Open Source Software Pay Off for PayPal (Mar 26, 2007, 18:00)
"When Scott Thompson left Visa to take the CTO role at PayPal in
2005, the Web company's data centre surprised him. 'Wait a minute,'
he recalls saying, 'they run a payment system on Linux...?'"
Linux.com: Open Source at CeBIT 2007 (Mar 26, 2007, 17:15)
"Although CeBIT has been shrinking steadily for the past few
years, there were still plenty of interesting things and exciting
products on display at the big trade show earlier this month,
especially if you are interested in open source..."
derStandard.at: "The MS/Novell Partnership Should Have Included a Technical Mono/.NET Collaboration" (Mar 26, 2007, 16:30)
"Currently, part of our struggle is what will be called Mono
2.0; The ASP.NET side of the house will be ready before
Windows.Forms is ready..."
Linux-Watch: Tempest in a Groklaw Tea-Cup (Mar 26, 2007, 15:45)
"A recent InformationWeek story implied that Groklaw editor
Pamela Jones is 'receiving financial support from IBM.' The
.Net Developer's Journal: Ellison to Red Hat: 'Hide Your Wives and Daughters. We're Coming' (Mar 26, 2007, 15:00)
"During the company's earning call Tuesday Oracle CEO Larry
Ellison uttered the first words out of the company about its
hijacking Red Hat Linux since it opened its front against Red Hat
at the end of October..."
Linux.com: ChangeLog: Compiz and Beryl Teams Consider Merging (Mar 26, 2007, 14:15)
"The Compiz and Beryl teams are discussing a merger. Posts on
the Compiz forum and Beryl mailing list indicate that the projects
are discussing how to execute a merger and work..."
LWN: Linux 2.6.21-rc5 (Mar 26, 2007, 13:30)
"There's various fixes here, ranging from some architecture
updates (ia64, ARM, MIPS, SH, Sparc64) to KVM, networking and
CBC: Adopting Ubuntu (Mar 26, 2007, 12:45)
"In all the 'switcher' TV ads that the folks in Apple's
marketing department have come up with, the choice is always the
CNET News: Survey: MySQL Use Rises 25 Percent (Mar 26, 2007, 12:00)
"After this item was published, we discovered we gave an
incorrect figure for the percentage of developers who said they use
MySQL. The figure is 40 percent..."
eHomeUpgrade: Novell Spoof Ad Campaign: Mac vs. PC vs. Linux (Mar 26, 2007, 10:30)
Now it looks like Novell/SUSE Linux wants to get in on the fun
with couple of pro-Linux spoofs of their own..." [Linked Flash
downloadSquad: Linux MCE Looks Hot (Mar 26, 2007, 09:00)
"Take the leap to watch a demonstration of the Linux MCE project
running on a home TV, and a comparison to Windows Media Center
Edition..." [Flash video review.]
Linux.com: VLC Beyond the Basics (Mar 26, 2007, 07:30)
"VideoLAN's VLC is a cross-platform media player with a simple
interface that doesn't require a degree in rocket science to
Linux.com: RaveHD Uses Linux to Help Movie Studios Process Raw Video (Mar 26, 2007, 04:00)
"SpecSoft's Linux-powered RaveHD DDR-VTR system is not a video
editing tool for home users or small-time professionals..."
Technocrat: Why Free Software isn't Public Domain (Mar 26, 2007, 00:00)
"Raconteur GuyFawkes starts out discussing DRM and control of
written works, and suggests that the very idea of such is