Linux News for May 30, 2007
GPL V3--Its True Purpose (May 30, 2007, 23:15)
Declan on Ice: "'Regardless of the GPLv3
outcome, it should be noted that Microsoft and Novell are two large
companies with plenty of attorneys--if they want to do business
together over Linux and Microsoft products, it's not hard to
imagine that they'll be able to find a way...'"
The Bugatti Principal (May 30, 2007, 22:30)
Whurley: "Recently Gartner warned of the open
source threat to the Big Four systems management vendors, but I
don't think the current open source solutions are quite ready to
take on the big four yet..."
The Patent Puzzle (May 30, 2007, 21:45)
eWeek: "Patent fights are fights about money.
The secondary issue, the one that makes the headlines, is
Open Source Software Makes the Invisible Man (May 30, 2007, 21:00)
PC Pro: "A University of Liverpool
mathematician claims 30-year-old open source software has cracked
the equation that will allow scientists to make objects--such as
humans, tanks or even entire islands--invisible..."
Adobe Relicenses XMP Toolkit as Open Source (May 30, 2007, 20:15)
Linux.com: "Adobe has released a new version of
its Extensible Metadata Platform toolkit, and for the first time it
is under an open source license that allows the code to be
incorporated into free software..."
Linux: Rethinking Suspend and Resume (May 30, 2007, 19:30)
KernelTrap: "What started as the review of a
bug report grew into an interesting debate as Linus Torvalds
slammed the current suspend and resume design in the Linux
openSUSE to Compete with Edubuntu? (May 30, 2007, 18:45)
ZDNet Education: "At first blush, the new
offering, with a proposed release this fall, appears to have the
makings of a serious competitor..."
Linux Server Market Share Keeps Growing (May 30, 2007, 18:00)
Linux-Watch: "Linux servers posted their second
consecutive quarter of double-digit growth and now represent 12.7
percent of the overall server market, or $1.6 billion for the first
quarter of 2007..."
Microsoft Wants to Build, Not Burn, IP Bridge (May 30, 2007, 17:15)
internetnews.com: "But there is that pesky
problem of patents, that Microsoft alleges certain Linux and open
source code may be infringing upon..."
StarOffice, Linux Fly High on Singapore Airlines (May 30, 2007, 16:30)
DesktopLinux: "Singapore Airlines is offering
access to Sun's StarOffice 8 office productivity suite free of
charge to passengers on its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft..."
Novell's Dilemma (May 30, 2007, 15:45)
Forbes: "Don't hate Novell because of its
partnership with Microsoft. Hate Novell because its business
Tux the Penguin Waddles to Last Place in Indy 500; Joost Fares Better (May 30, 2007, 15:00)
CNET News: "...[W]e can imagine hordes of geeks
wishing it had been a 'Vista car' instead. Imagine the 'blue screen
of death' jokes that could have resulted!
Does Microsoft Have Wine in its Patent Sights? (May 30, 2007, 14:15)
Computer Business Review: "While the patent
cooperation agreement between Microsoft and Novell included a
covenant from Microsoft not to sue Novell customers for their use
of open source software, it appears the offer does not extend to
the Wine and Open-Xchange projects..."
Palm to Launch Linux-Based Smartphone? (May 30, 2007, 13:30)
PC Advisor: "Now Palm is telling industry
watchers that founder Jeff Hawkins will unveil the new device
during his talk at a trade show in Carlsbad, California called D:
All Things Digital..."
GPLv3 Threatens Microsoft-Novell Pact? (May 30, 2007, 12:45)
ZDNet Australia: "Novell is concerned that
Microsoft could stop selling SUSE Linux coupons if the GPLv3
remains in its current form..."
SA Team Updates Translation Tools (May 30, 2007, 12:00)
Tectonic: "South African translation
specialists Translate.org.za have released new versions of the
Translate toolkit and Pootle..."
ATI Drivers: Ubuntu vs. Windows (May 30, 2007, 10:30)
Phoronix: "Yesterday we covered the graphics
hardware needed to handle Beryl and on the heels of that article we
are taking a quick look at another Linux versus Windows comparison
for the official ATI/AMD graphics drivers..."
The Perfect Desktop--PCLinuxOS 2007 (May 30, 2007, 09:00)
HowtoForge: "I found that PCLinuxOS is really
easy to install and use, and it's a real alternative..."
Backing Up MySQL Data (May 30, 2007, 07:30)
Linux.com: "Backing up files and directories is
relatively easy; databases, however, have some special quirks that
you need to address..."
Ubuntu's Restricted Driver Dialog Roundup (May 30, 2007, 06:00)
Mad Penguin: "Since Ubuntu is so heavily
targeted at Windows users, I will prepare you right now that we are
about to enter 'click-n-drool' mode. You have been warned..."
Apt-get remove SUSE; apt-get install Etch (May 30, 2007, 04:30)
DesktopLinux: "Ever since comparing seven Linux
distributions on my 'old thinkpad' testbed, I've remained impressed
with the flexibility and ease-of-maintenance of Debian-based
Joost on Linux: It's Difficult, But Possible (May 30, 2007, 03:00)
Ars Technica: "I grabbed an invite myself so
that I could put Joost to the test on the open-source Linux
Ubuntu 7.04 Review (May 30, 2007, 02:15)
Software in Review: "Ubuntu Linux continues to
show steady improvement with version 7.04, but there's still room
A Good Reason to Go Open Source at School (May 30, 2007, 01:30)
The New Zealand Herald: "This debacle over
school computer software shows just how beholden the big
institutions in society are to major software companies, and in
Teaching Microsoft: The Aftermath (May 30, 2007, 00:45)
vnunet: "A lot has happened since I debunked
Alan MacCormack's research.
Linux Desktop--Is it an Option for Normal Users? [Parts 2 & 3] (May 30, 2007, 00:00)
Tech Support Alert: "I also received mail from
the people in Mozilla, some of it agreeable and some of it less so.
Many confessed they'd also found it hard to come to grips with
Linux, but urged me to persevere..."