Linux News for May 31, 2007
Why Novell Must Not Crash and Burn (May 31, 2007, 23:15)
Linux Journal: "One reason why Novell has had
so much vitriol heaped upon it is that until that deal with
Microsoft, it seemed to be a company that really got open
OLPC: Intel, Microsoft, and Other "Experts" Just Don't Get It (May 31, 2007, 22:30)
Technology Director's Desk: "The One Laptop per
Child project has got to be one of the most controversial topics in
both education and technology..."
Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD (May 31, 2007, 21:45)
Free Software Magazine: "GNU/Linux is the most
popular operating system built with free/open source software.
However, it is not the only one: FreeBSD is also becoming popular
for its stability, robustness and security..."
First-Person Shooters [Review] (May 31, 2007, 21:00)
OS Reviews: "For some they represent the
essence of video gaming, others despise the ubiquitous violence or
simply find them extremely boring..."
Mark Shuttleworth Talks Dell, Hardware, Ubuntu 7.10 & More (May 31, 2007, 20:15)
Phoronix: Earlier today we had spoke with Mark
Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world
including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers
from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu
7.10 Gutsy Gibbon..."
Point-and-Click Linux LVM Filesystem Workstation Backup, Part 2 (May 31, 2007, 19:30)
LinuxPlanet: "In part 2 of this two-part series
on LVM, A. Lizard will cover the dar backup script, emergency
script, icon setups, setup of a backup GUI, insertion into a
Knoppix .iso, backup, and restore..."
Linux Users Ask for More (May 31, 2007, 18:45)
eWeek: "Enterprise IT users are looking for the
major Linux vendors to update their enterprise products less
frequently and to give them much more guidance about what is
included in the patches and upgrades..."
Gentoo's New Secret Sauce Is Sweet and Sour (May 31, 2007, 18:00)
Linux.com: "After several delays, Gentoo
finally released version 2007.0, code-named Secret Sauce..."
Review: Fedora 7 (May 31, 2007, 17:15)
Datamation: "Fedora 7 helps to convince me that
the time when the major GNU/Linux distributions were distinctive is
Israeli Firm Puts Linux Computer on a USB Stick (May 31, 2007, 16:30)
Electronics Weekly: "An Israeli start-up has
put a Linux computer on a USB stick to act as a security system for
notebook PCs and expects other applications to come..."
Google, Yahoo, Facebook Extensions Put Millions of Firefox Users At Risk (May 31, 2007, 15:45)
Wired: "Firefox browser users love the myriad
of third-party extensions that tweak the open-source browser's
performance, but some of the most popular of those extensions have
created a security hole so wide even a newbie AOL hacker could find
LinuxTag: Berlin to Make BetterUse of Its Open-Source (May 31, 2007, 15:00)
Heise Online: "At the opening of the trade
fairs LinuxTag and IT-Profits the Senator of Economics of the
German federal state of Berlin Harald Wolf announced in Berlin on
Wednesday that his department would from 2008 on be switching to
Which Laptop Per Child? (May 31, 2007, 14:15)
The Guardian: "But last week Negroponte's
composure finally broke as he lashed out at Intel for what he
called a 'predatory' attempt to damage the not-for-profit
Publication of the Microsoft Agreements (May 31, 2007, 13:30)
Novell Open PR: "A number of articles about the
filings indicate incorrectly that we are excluding OpenOffice from
the covenant not to sue under the patent cooperation agreement.
That's not the case..."
Microsoft Gets Novell Linux Code Ahead Of Open Source Community (May 31, 2007, 12:45)
InformationWeek: "Under its controversial
alliance with Novell, Microsoft is entitled to receive key
technical documentation from the Linux distributor even if that
documentation is not generally available to open source software
First Open Source Appliance Development Stack Builder Now Available in Fedora 7 (May 31, 2007, 12:00)
PR/Fedora-Announce List: "The Fedora Project
today announced that the latest version of its distribution, Fedora
7, is now available..." Full press release, with additional
message from Max Spevack, Fedora Project Leader, within.
Compiling OpenSSH on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Server (May 31, 2007, 11:15)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "SSH is the standard for
connecting to remote servers--without it we would all be taken back
in time to the days of telnet and serial cables..."
Filesystem Encryption Tools for Linux (May 31, 2007, 10:30)
Debian Admin: "Crypto filesystems keep your
data safe--even if someone steals your computer. Linux offers a
number of encrypted filesystem options--each with a different
approach to the encryption problem..."
Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch (May 31, 2007, 09:45)
HowtoForge: This article shows how you can
install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian
Firefox Extension Lets You Remove Elements from Web Pages (May 31, 2007, 09:00)
Linux.com: "Are you irritated by huge graphical
ads smack in the middle of an article...?"
Ubuntu Linux: Servers, Licensing and Installation Advice (May 31, 2007, 08:15)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Ubuntu should be free,
and if people want to install proprietary drivers, then it should
be made simple and left to them to decide..."
nBox--Envision Your Network with nBox (May 31, 2007, 07:30)
HowtoForge: "The life of a systems or network
administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of
our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it..."
Hugin Developer Launches Photographic Distortion Correction Database (May 31, 2007, 06:00)
Linux.com: "The lead developer of the Hugin
panorama-stitching application, Pablo d'Angelo, has proposed a new
open database for collecting camera lens information that could be
used to correct systematic distortion in photographs.
Desktop Search Tools for GNU/Linux: The Competition Hots Up (Part One) (May 31, 2007, 04:30)
Free Software Magazine: "I sometimes think that
search tools are like my local bus: none comes along for ages and
then three turn up in quick succession..."
An Open Source Approach to Fixing Public Media Funding (May 31, 2007, 03:45)
Linux Journal: ""Christopher Lydon's
RadioOpenSource is one of the best programs on radio. It's not
about open source code, but about radio modeled on open source
values and methods..."
PCLinuxOS 2007 Installation Review and First Impressions (May 31, 2007, 03:00)
Tryst with Linux and Other Alternatives: "Never
have I had such an incident free installation procedure before.
Really! I'm not joking. There's literally nothing much (in terms of
problems) to report..."
Ways to Understand the Linux Users--Popcon and Smolt (May 31, 2007, 02:30)
/home/liquidat: "The Linux user is mainly an
unknown species: since you can download your distribution
anonymously and everywhere the distributors know almost nothing
about their userbase..."
A Little History of Fuddenheim (May 31, 2007, 02:00)
vnunet: "The last decades a little war has been
fought in the small town of Fuddenheim, located near the border
between the Principality of Liechtenwald and South Prussia..."
Microsoft Office or OpenOffice? (May 31, 2007, 01:30)
AOL Blogging Stocks: "Looking around the globe,
there are free alternatives to both of those software franchises,
though, which makes one think: why doesn't everyone use the
freebies and stop paying for Microsoft's two big products...?"
Novell Unpunished Over Microsoft Deal, Source Claims (May 31, 2007, 01:00)
Reuters/InformationWeek: "Software maker Novell
Inc. will not be punished by a software foundation that owns rights
to much of the code..."
Will Users Want Palm's 'Companion?' (May 31, 2007, 00:30)
internetnews.com: "Though you can edit files
for the Microsoft apps, Foleo doesn't use Windows. It uses Linux.
Palm said it also expects to make several new application
announcements after the Foleo ships..."
Five Reasons that Prevent My 'School' from Adopting Open Source (May 31, 2007, 00:00)
Tryst with Linux and Other Alternatives:
"...[W]hile my heart goes out for the permeation of open source for
the sanity of the global IT customer/user, my own school (in a
non-western country) is eons away from moving towards open source
awareness let alone adoption..."