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
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
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
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
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
WÃ¼rzburg, Germany. Titled 'The Cathedral and the
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
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
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
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
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..."