Linux News for May 25, 2007
What Microsoft Fears More than Linux (May 25, 2007, 22:30)
Editor's Note: "All through the conference, the
level of anger and condemnation from prominent members of the
community conveyed one glaring fact: whether or not Microsoft
wanted a patent war, they sure as hell have one now..."
Software Patents: Microsoft Jumps the Shark (May 25, 2007, 21:00)
OpenSourceLaw: "This article has been written
with a great deal of skill. It has painted the scenario in a
dramatic manner and one which highlights some dire
Hearing Scheduled for SJ Motions in SCO v. Novell May 31 (May 25, 2007, 19:30)
Groklaw: "Be there or be square, as my dear
granny used to say--May 31st, in Judge Dale Kimball's courtroom, at
9 AM sharp..."
MySQL Chief: Being Open Source is Not Enough (May 25, 2007, 18:00)
The Register: "Open source startups can hit
profitability sooner than it took closed source incumbents, as long
as they steer clear of rivals' costly business practices..."
EFF Defends Novell Partnership (May 25, 2007, 16:30)
ZDNet UK: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation
has defended its decision to partner with Novell over patent
These Are Dell's Ubuntu PCs (May 25, 2007, 15:00)
DesktopLinux: "Here's a closer look at exactly
what's what in Dell's initial line of Ubuntu-powered desktops and
Linux Foundation Fires Back at Microsoft (May 25, 2007, 13:30)
BusinessWeek: "If you earned $34 million a day
from Windows and Office, you too would try to spook the market with
Ten Tech Blunders: Whoops, We Stepped in It! (May 25, 2007, 12:00)
Datamation: "In a horrible case of
foot-in-mouth that revealed deep fear behind a thin mask of
disdain, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer compared Linux to cancer.
Panasas to Open-Source pNFS Client Code (May 25, 2007, 11:15)
eWeek: "High-performance storage system maker
Panasas announced May 22 that it will release the source code of
its parallel file system client software, called DirectFLOW, to the
The Road to KDE 4: Konsole Gets an Overhaul
(May 25, 2007, 10:30)
dot.KDE: "Again, after a delay brought on by a
bout Real Life, we return to bring you updates on the state of
Konsole, KDE's UNIX terminal program..."
Unveiling the Art of Illusion (May 25, 2007, 09:45)
Linux.com: "Blender gets the lion's share of
press among free 3-D modeling applications, but it is not the only
player in the field..."
Linux: CFS Group Level Fairness (May 25, 2007, 09:00)
KernelTrap: "Following a review of Ingo
Molnar's Completely Fair Scheduler, Srivatsa Vaddagiri posted a
patch allowing the new scheduler..."
Tone-Mapping HDR Photos with Qtpfsgui (May 25, 2007, 07:30)
Linux.com: "A lot of photos tagged with "HDR"
turn up on Flickr and similar photo sharing sites these days.
They're unnatural, surreal, sometimes crazy-looking images with the
bright areas darkened, the dark areas brightened, and lots of
saturation. You can get in on the craze under Linux using
The Perfect Server--Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (May 25, 2007, 06:00)
HowtoForge: "This is a detailed description
about how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free server that offers
all services needed by ISPs and hosters..."
Performance Tuning Subversion (May 25, 2007, 04:30)
developerWorks: "Subversion is one of the few
version control systems that can store binary files using a delta
algorithm. Unfortunately, users have discovered that doing so
results in a significant performance hit. In this article, senior
developer David Bell explains why Subversion's performance suffers
when handling binaries and suggests several ways to work around the
Review: PCLinuxOS 2007 Final Release (May 25, 2007, 03:00)
Seopher: "I've lost count how many times I've
been here; sitting in front of Kwrite as I review the latest and
greatest release from the PCLinuxOS team: PCLOS2007..."
Is Ubuntu the Linux OS for Law Firms? (May 25, 2007, 01:30)
Law.com: "To Vista or not to Vista; is that
really the question? With Microsoft's long-awaited operating-system
upgrade, well ... upon us ... it might be time to consider
The N800 Surfs Nicely, But How Does It Game? (May 25, 2007, 00:00)
Ars Technica: "In the hopes of finally finding
the perfect all-in-one mobile device for myself, I cast aside my
plans to get a nice MacBook and instead picked up a Nokia