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Linux News for Apr 25, 2007

  • Where [Are] All the Open Source Parasites? (Apr 25, 2007, 23:30)
    InfoWorld: "Will open source pass the $1B barrier? Yes, it will. But just as with the proprietary old world, it will take open source's new world a few years..."

  • The Real Cost of $3 Windows (Apr 25, 2007, 23:00)
    Manila Standard Today: "Leave it to Bill Gates. There's a reason he's the richest man in the world..."

  • Is Ubuntu Enterprise Ready? (Apr 25, 2007, 22:30)
    Linux-Watch: "Anyone who follows Linux at all knows that Ubuntu is currently the Linux community's favorite distribution. But can Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu, translate that popular success into business success...?"

  • Update: Just Push Play (Apr 25, 2007, 22:26)
    Hoosier Penguin: "And while Automatix2 is really useful, there is one part of it I have never liked: the fact that we have to use it to get DVD playback capabilities..." New CNR.com timeline added to entry.

  • Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source (Apr 25, 2007, 21:30)
    BMC: "Next week I'm leading the 'Open Source, the Web, Interoperability, and Microsoft' panel at Mix07 in Vegas, my first Microsoft conference..."

  • MySQL Says Yes to VARs, No to IPO (For Now) (Apr 25, 2007, 21:00)
    TechIQ: "The VAR Guy was half-right. He figured MySQL would launch a partner program during this week's big customer and developer conference in Santa Clara..."

  • Paving the Way to Linux on POWER (Apr 25, 2007, 20:30)
    Enterprise Unix Roundup: Is IBM's p AVE a funny mame for technology with big potential, or is it slicker than a greased pig at the county fair? Or, is it a little of both...?"

  • Xandros Linux Server First to Receive LSB Certification (Apr 25, 2007, 20:00)
    LinuxLookup: "Xandros today announced that Xandros Server 2.0 is the first product to be certified by the Linux Foundation through use of the LSB Distribution Testkit..."

  • SourceLabs Looks to Tame Open-Source Sprawl (Apr 25, 2007, 19:30)
    CNET News: "SourceLabs has developed an application to bring order to corporations' thicket of open-source components..."

  • OLPC Board Member: Microsoft's $3 Windows Fine by Us (Apr 25, 2007, 19:00)
    Computerworld: "'For the good of the world, it's a positive thing,' said Michael Evans, vice-president of corporate and business development for Linux provider Red Hat Inc...'"

  • Ghana Pursuing Open Source Policy--Minister (Apr 25, 2007, 18:30)
    Tectonic: "The government of Ghana is serious about free and open source software.."

  • How Digg.com Uses the LAMP Stack to Scale Upward (Apr 25, 2007, 18:00)
    Computerworld: "Digg.com credits two particular features of its LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) server cluster for helping the news aggregation site maintain speedy performance in the face of high growth..."

  • CollabNet Acquires SourceForge Software Assets (Apr 25, 2007, 17:30)
    internetnews.com: "Collaboration software developer CollabNet announced on Tuesday it would acquire the assets of the SourceForge Enterprise Edition business from VA Software..."

  • PCLinuxOS Launching Hardware Certification Program (Apr 25, 2007, 17:00)
    Linux.com: "The PCLinuxOS Hardware Database collects user-submitted reports on the compatibility of various hardware with the PCLinuxOS distribution..."

  • Google Offers its Own Changes to MySQL (Apr 25, 2007, 16:30)
    CNET News: "Google long has been known to be a user of the open-source MySQL database software, but the search powerhouse this week published its own changes to the project..."

  • Novell Tries Again for an SCO KO (Apr 25, 2007, 16:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Novell is once again trying to finish off The SCO Group's court cases by proving that Novell is the company that actually owns Unix's intellectual property rights..."

  • Does Open Source Have a Place on Wall Street? (Apr 25, 2007, 15:30)
    internetnews.com: "Although Linux is making inroads into the infrastructure layer of Wall Street, does open source enjoy the same success beyond Linux...?"

  • And Now... Life After GPLv3 (Apr 25, 2007, 15:00)
    Freedom Now: "But for me and for my colleague Richard Fontana, after months of living and breathing GPLv3, the weather's beginning to change..."

  • Red Hat Expands JBoss Developer Push (Apr 25, 2007, 14:30)
    internetnews.com: "Red Hat is expanding its JBoss middleware efforts with new initiatives that make it easier to acquire and develop with its open source applications technologies..."

  • Sun Microsystems Posts 3Q Profit (Apr 25, 2007, 14:00)
    AP/Yahoo!: "Sun Microsystems Inc. swung to a profit in the third quarter, matching Wall Street's tepid expectations, but shares plunged on fears that lower-than-expected revenue signaled a slowdown..."

  • Update: Just Push Play (Apr 25, 2007, 13:45)
    For the past two months, I have been working on a beginners-level consumer book on Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn. It's been a bit hectic, but now I am about finished and ready to send the last chapter to the publisher. (I'll tell you the title later; we're still trying to pin it down.)

    The final chapter (for me, not the book) is documenting the Automatix2 installer for Ubuntu (as well as Debian 4.0, MEPIS; plus the family of *buntu flavors).

    And while Automatix2 is really useful, there is one part of it I have never liked: the fact that we have to use it to get DVD playback capabilities.


  • German Parliament Plans to Pursue Open Source Strategy Further (Apr 25, 2007, 13:30)
    Heise Online: "The administration behind the Bundestag has reacted to criticism from the Linux Association concerning the call for tenders for an IT project..."

  • Red Hat Chides Oracle Over Linux (Apr 25, 2007, 13:00)
    InfoWorld: "Official questions database giant's motives, saying it merely wants to contain open source and push its own OS..."

  • IBM, MySQL Team Up on Database Software (Apr 25, 2007, 12:30)
    Reuters: "International Business Machines Corp. plans to start selling products from smaller rival MySQL AB..."

  • The Text Pistols (Apr 25, 2007, 12:00)
    Tux Deluexe: "It's hard to argue that Unix is anything other than a textual environment. Commands are text-based and manipulate information primarily as text..."

  • Put Your OpenSSH Server in SSHjail (Apr 25, 2007, 10:30)
    Linux.com: "Jailing is a mechanism to virtually change a system's root directory. By employing this method, administrators can isolate services so that they cannot access the real filesystem structure..."

  • Recover Data From RAID1 LVM Partitions With Knoppix Linux LiveCD (Apr 25, 2007, 09:00)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial describes how to rescue data from a single hard disk that was part of a LVM2 RAID1 setup like it is created by e.g the Fedora Core installer..."

  • Red Hat Author Dishes on RHEL 5 (Apr 25, 2007, 07:30)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "What general best practices or tips can you share to make an upgrade to RHEL 5 a smooth one...?"

  • Discover the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (Apr 25, 2007, 06:00)
    developerWorks: "Virtualization is a concept that has been around for quite some time. Succinctly, it's the process of taking something and making it look like something else..."

  • Fallen Under the Spell of Arch Voodoo (Apr 25, 2007, 04:30)
    Tuxmachines: "In fact, I've been using it for a couple of days now and the author of that email was correct when he said it was fast, stable, and up-to-date. I refer to Arch Linux 0.8 Voodoo..."

  • Review of Linux Mint Bianca KDE Edition (Apr 25, 2007, 03:00)
    Seopher: "With all the hype surrounding Ubuntu at the moment I think it's important not to overlook the other recent releases. One of these is Linux Mint Bianca: KDE Edition..."

  • Recoll: A Search Engine for the Linux Desktop (Apr 25, 2007, 01:30)
    Linux.com: "Desktop search engines are all the rage these days. While Beagle may be the most popular desktop search engine for Linux, there are alternatives..."

  • CentOS 5 As a Desktop System (Apr 25, 2007, 00:00)
    PolishLinux: "Is CentOS 5 really that stable? And does it fit on the average Joe's desktop? This is what I'm gonna find out..."