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Linux News for May 29, 2007

  • In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... (May 29, 2007, 23:15)
    Microsoft Watch: "If Microsoft isn't the Evil Empire, what should be? It's the 30th anniversary of Star Wars and easy enough to cast Microsoft as destroyer of the Republic. But what if Microsoft were the Republic...?"

  • A Challenge to All Linux Users in the World (May 29, 2007, 22:30)
    ZDNet UK: "There are a lot of Linux experts on this site. I challenge them to come up with a list of applications that work the best for each of the given functions found in Windows Home Server..."

  • Why SCO Does Not Own the Unix Copyrights (May 29, 2007, 21:45)
    IP-Wars: "For many years the IT industry presumed that Santa Cruz Operation was the sole and rightful owner of the original Unix..."

  • GPUs & Beryl: What is Needed? (May 29, 2007, 21:00)
    Phoronix: "We thought it was already clear what graphics processors and drivers work and don't work with Linux desktop eye candy such as Beryl and Compiz, but it seems based upon the number of e-mails we have been receiving along with messages in community bulletin boards that the line isn't so clear after all..."

  • Redflag to Boost OpenOffice.org Development (May 29, 2007, 20:15)
    Linux.com: "Redflag Chinese 2000, software subsidiary of the Chinese Academy of Science, have announced a joint engineering agreement with Sun Microsystems to enhance Red Office..."

  • HelixPlayer News (May 29, 2007, 19:30)
    /home/liquidat: "After almost two years the HelixCommunity updated their pages and gives information about the current development state..."

  • Dell Linux PCs to skip Australia? (May 29, 2007, 18:45)
    ZDNet Australia: "Asia-Pacific customers wanting to get their hands on Dell PCs, pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux, will have to wait..."

  • Top Secret: Microsoft's $6 Billion Open Source Play (May 29, 2007, 18:00)
    LinuxWorld Australia: "Whether the businesses are complementary or not, Microsoft's integration work will no doubt involve a lot of open source software used by aQuantive..."

  • Red Hat Advises Caution Over Patents (May 29, 2007, 17:15)
    iTWire: "That's why I found it interesting that he would issue a word of caution to those who are boldly predicting that if it does come to a patent fight between Linux and Microsoft, then the latter would hold the upper hand..."

  • The Ignorance of Crowds (May 29, 2007, 16:30)
    strategy+business: "Ten years ago, on May 27, 1997, a little-known software programmer from Pennsylvania named Eric Raymond presented a paper at a technology conference in Würzburg, Germany. Titled 'The Cathedral and the Bazaar...'"

  • Chris Sontag Admits to "Linux License", Also Calls it a "Covenant Not to Sue" (May 29, 2007, 15:45)
    Groklaw: "We learn some mighty fascinating things about the SCOsource endeavor we could only guess about before..."

  • Firefox Takes 25% of Browser Market (May 29, 2007, 15:00)
    Image and Data Manager: "According to the latest statistics from w3counter.com, Firefox's market share is going gangbusters with the open source browser capturing over 25 percent of the browser market..."

  • Dell Goes Ubuntu; "Windows Tax" is $50 According to Pricing (May 29, 2007, 14:15)
    Ars Technica: "Ubuntu Linux is now available on the XPS 410n high-end desktop system at $849 (compared with $899 for the same machine with Windows installed), the E520n desktop at $599, and the E1505n notebook at $599..."

  • Novell/Microsoft Patent Deal Secrets (May 29, 2007, 13:30)
    Linux-Watch: "Most of the Novell/Microsoft patent deal is now out in the public. With this, the veil has been lifted in part from this controversial patent partnership..."

  • Linux: Announcing the 2.6.22-rc3 Kernel (May 29, 2007, 12:45)
    KernelTrap: "In a humorous announcement for the latest release candidate of the upcoming 2.6.22 Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds noted that there were updates to the ARM, SH and Blackfin architectures..."

  • ECS NF650iSLIT-A [Review] (May 29, 2007, 12:00)
    Phoronix: "Elitegroup Computer Systems is known for their array of products from desktop computers to graphics cards and motherboards..."

  • Running ISPConfig On Port 80 Using Apache's Reverse Proxy Feature (Debian Etch) (May 29, 2007, 10:30)
    HowtoForge: "This article shows how you can configure a Debian Etch system that has the webhosting control panel ISPConfig installed so that ISPConfig can be accessed on port 80..."

  • Phoronix: ASUS P5N-E SLI [Review] (May 29, 2007, 09:00)
    "The ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard rings in at about $130 USD, which makes it substantially cheaper than many of the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI motherboards on the market..."

  • Transferring Files with gFTP (May 29, 2007, 07:30)
    Linux.com: "gFTP is a complete, easy-to-use file transfer tool for the Linux desktop..."

  • TrueCrypt HOWTO--Truly Portable Data Encryption (May 29, 2007, 06:00)
    PolishLinux: "In the previous article I described the program Cryptsetup, which enables you to efficiently encrypt your data..."

  • 1 Month On: Mandriva 2007 Spring--Laptop (May 29, 2007, 04:00)
    Planet Cyprox: "Since it's been a while since I last posted, I thought I'd bring you all up to date with the new Mandriva release..."

  • Five Days with the Classmate PC and Mandriva (May 29, 2007, 00:00)
    Linux.com: "Intel says it is a 'rugged learning device.' With that in mind, I turned the Classmate over to my built-in target market, my eight-year-old daughter..."