Linux News for Mar 27, 2007
Techworld: Dell's Linux Offer Does It No Favours (Mar 27, 2007, 22:30)
"Can Dell really offer Linux on its desktops? That's a question
that a number of industry observers are asking. Most conclude that
it can't--but are they right...?"
internetnews.com: AJAX Goes Offline on Zimbra Desktop (Mar 27, 2007, 21:00)
"AJAX-based online tools typically offer nearly all the dynamics
of desktop applications save for one: offline viewing..."
ZDNet: Yankee Group: Novell Gaining (With Microsoft's Help) At Red Hat's Expense (Mar 27, 2007, 19:30)
"Whatever the reasons behind the formation of the
Microsoft-Novell technology partnership announced last year, it's
helping Novell SuSE Linux gain at Red Hat's expense, according to a
research study due out next month..."
Computerworld: Open Source... Hardware? Someday, Say ETech Attendees (Mar 27, 2007, 18:00)
"If sci-fi author William Gibson's claim that 'the future is
here, it's just not evenly distributed yet' is correct, then how we
will manufacture physical goods tomorrow may be augured by how we
make software today..."
ConsortiumInfo: The Linux Foundation Announces its First, Diverse Board of Directors (Mar 27, 2007, 16:30)
"One of the more interesting projects I worked on this winter
was the negotiation of the merger of the Free Standards Group and
Open Source Development Labs..."
Linux-Watch: Oracle Joins Linux Patent Commons (Mar 27, 2007, 15:45)
"On March 27, Oracle and the Open Invention Network (OIN) will
announce that Oracle will become an OIN licensee..."
eWeek: Linux Kernel to Add VMI (Mar 27, 2007, 15:00)
"The next stable update to the Linux kernel, Version 2.6.21, is
slated to include a new feature submitted by VMware called
Linux.com: Gentoo Attempts to Deal with Developer Conflicts (Mar 27, 2007, 14:15)
"Earlier this month, Slashdot posted a piece asking whether the
Gentoo project is in 'crisis...'"
internetnews.com: Firefox 3.0 Development Continues in 'Gran' Style (Mar 27, 2007, 13:30)
"Mozilla developers are keeping up the pace on the development
of their next-generation Firefox 3.0 browser with the Alpha 3
CNET News: New GPL Draft Due Wednesday (Mar 27, 2007, 12:45)
"A new phase of wrangling over the future of the dominant
open-source license, the General Public License, is set to begin
Wednesday and to end 90 days afterward..."
IT Manager's Journal: Open Access and Open Source Intersect in Public Knowledge Project (Mar 27, 2007, 12:00)
"The Public Knowledge Project is a hybrid of two philosophical
trends in technology: the well-known free and open source software
movement, and the open access movement, whose goal is to provide
free online access to scholarly research..."
Linux.com: Adobe's Flash Developers Need to Learn from Saudi Arabia (Mar 27, 2007, 11:15)
"The biggest video problem open source developers need to solve
isn't with video editing software, but with Internet video
delivery, which is currently dominated by Adobe Flash..."
HowtoForge: Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch (Mar 27, 2007, 10:30)
"I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of
GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of
searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish
Linux.com: Swfdec Officially Adds Flash 7 Video Support (But Not 8 or 9) (Mar 27, 2007, 09:45)
"Free software fans of YouTube jumped for joy last week when
developer Benjamin Otte announced on his blog that the free Swfdec
Flash player has reached the point where it can play YouTube's
Flash video content..."
InformationWeek: How to Revive an Old PC with Linux (Mar 27, 2007, 09:00)
"What do you do with an old computer? Say, a 386-generation PC
running Windows 98 that hadn't been patched in years, with a
20-Gbyte hard drive most likely infected with all manner of
viruses, spyware, and other maladjusted programs...?"
everyday linux howtos: Getting to Know Kdenlive (Mar 27, 2007, 07:30)
"'kdenlive looks to be progressing well, however, it has a
dependency on a package called MLT. To test the latest version of
kdenlive, you need a cvs version of MLT..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: socat (Mar 27, 2007, 06:00)
"Socat, netcat's 'twin brother,' is a utility that 'establishes
two bidirectional byte streams and transfers data between
HowtoForge: Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution (Mar 27, 2007, 04:30)
"This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails,
contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and
LinuxInsider: Linux-Optimized Laptops: Does the Hardware Matter? (Mar 27, 2007, 03:00)
"Even though interest in server-side Linux has been steadily
growing in enterprises and organizations around the world, desktop
and laptop-based Linux solutions have faced a steady series of
Phoronix: Tyan Toledo i965R S5180 (Mar 27, 2007, 02:15)
"For years now we have been accustom to seeing Tyan motherboards
in some of the best workstations and servers, but recently they
have been introducing a couple FlexATX/microATX
Seopher: Practical Review of PCLinuxOS 2007 Beta 2 (Using New Standards) (Mar 27, 2007, 01:30)
"I felt it was time to give my favourite distro (PCLOS) a more
thorough review in the light of my decision to change how I review
Only Ubuntu Linux: Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview (Mar 27, 2007, 00:45)
"The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the
absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has
OSWeekly: Novell: It's Cheaper Than Linux (Mar 27, 2007, 00:00)
"Lately, I have watched various companies make marketing
blunders on a near everyday basis. Some in the general media,
others in niche arenas, where most people will never see just how
huge of a mistake was actually made..."