Linux News for Aug 28, 2007
The Linux Desktop Has Truly Arrived (Aug 28, 2007, 22:30)
Jaffe: "My last entry talked about the
imperative to grow the application base for Linux via greater
collaboration among vendors and standardization..."
Open-Source Education May Solve Talent Crunch (Aug 28, 2007, 21:45)
Live Mint: "SkillsCamp was born in an effort to
galvanize the Indian technology community to create quality open
source courseware helpful to people in the IT industry..."
Lowering Barriers to Entry: Open Source and the Enterprise (Aug 28, 2007, 21:00)
GigaOM: "Contrary to published reports and
popular opinion alike, the most important impact of open source on
the enterprise has not been on pricing..."
Debian Stays True to Its Roots (Aug 28, 2007, 20:30)
LinuxWorld: "It's a busy time for the members
of the Debian Project. Sam Hocevar took over as the new Debian
Project leader in April, right around the time the long-awaited
Debian 4.0 or 'Etch,' hit the streets..."
Unisys Adds JasperSoft to Open Source Portfolio (Aug 28, 2007, 20:00)
Computer Business Review: "I previously noted
Unisys's plan to rapidly expand its open source services and
The OOXML Vote: How Bad Can it Get? (Keep Counting) (Aug 28, 2007, 19:30)
ConsortiumInfo: "Previous reports from all over
have indicated sudden, surprising surges of membership in National
Body voting committees in multiple countries throughout the
Using a Hypervisor to Reconcile GPL and Proprietary Embedded Code (Aug 28, 2007, 19:00)
LinuxDevices: "Open source software is of
increasing use in embedded systems. The GNU General Public License
(GPL) version 2 is one of the most popular licenses for free and
open source software, including the Linux kernel..."
Public Sector Warms to Open Source (Aug 28, 2007, 18:30)
CIO Australia: "Australia is at the front of
the trend in public sector and government adoption of mature
Egat Turns to Open Source to Cut Costs (Aug 28, 2007, 18:00)
The Nation: "The Electricity Generating
Authority of Thailand (Egat) has successfully bundled Open Office
to run on 7,000 desktop PCs and reduced the cost of IT investment
by around Bt40 million a year..."
Linux, Windows Duke It Out Over Energy Efficiency (Aug 28, 2007, 17:30)
InfoWorld: "The battles for energy efficiency
aren't just being fought by chipmakers, server and PC vendors, and
other hardware companies out there. There's a similar battle
heating up on the OS layer between Microsoft and Linux..."
Becoming a Linux OEM: A Roadmap (Aug 28, 2007, 17:00)
Datamation: "Then it happened: Dell dropped
their hat into the ring, perhaps prompting what could become a rush
of other PC manufacturers and distributors wishing to enter into
OEM deals with various Linux distributions..."
OLPC Battery Life: What's the Real Story? (Aug 28, 2007, 16:30)
CNET News: "Hearing OLPC representative Walter
Bender repeat the claim of '10 or 12 hours' of battery life 'with
heavy use' reminded me of an open question from the last few times
I blogged about the OLPC project..."
Microsoft Cannot Declare Itself Exempt from the Requirements of GPLv3 (Aug 28, 2007, 16:00)
FSF: "The Free Software Foundation today
released the following statement in response to claims by Microsoft
regarding their obligations under the GNU GeneralPublic License
Microsoft Bashed in OOXML Shens (And Comparing Loos) (Aug 28, 2007, 15:30)
Computerworld: "I guess this shouldn't surprise
me, given some of the other tactics I've seen used for other
efforts over the years..."
Sugar CRM Goes On-Demand with Version 5.0 Beta (Aug 28, 2007, 15:00)
iTWire: "A beta release of a major new version
of the Sugar open source CRM application will be available this
Army Corps Ready to Build on Oracle 11g (Aug 28, 2007, 14:30)
GCN: ""Earlier this month, Oracle released the
much-anticipated upgrade to its platform database management
system, at least for Linux..."
Microsoft Still Cleaning Up With Windows (Aug 28, 2007, 14:00)
TheStreet: "The latest figures from consulting
firms indicate that although Linux sales are growing by number of
servers shipped with the operating system, the software is losing
ground to Microsoft's Windows..."
Rumor: Google Phone Will Be Linux-Powered, GPS-Loaded and Cheap (Aug 28, 2007, 13:30)
Wired: "If the murmurs are true, the GPhone
cometh in September..."
LWN: Linux 2.6.23-rc4 [Released] (Aug 28, 2007, 12:45)
"Ok, I lost it, and let two weeks pass between -rc releases. My
Discontent with LiveContent (Aug 28, 2007, 12:00)
Linux.com: "Perhaps Creative Commons'
LiveContent 1.0 CD would work better if more clearly
Importance of Grassroots Marketing Efforts for FOSS (Aug 28, 2007, 10:30)
Blue GNU: "Projects like the Tux Project and
the Radio Talkshow Blitz are vitally important projects when it
comes to helping the Free Software movement grow..."
Review: Sabayon Linux 3.4a (Aug 28, 2007, 09:00)
Raiden's Realm: "heir motto of 'when art meets
inspiration' speaks highly to this desire. But what makes Sabayon
stand out from all the rest...?"
Linux: Volatile Performance (Aug 28, 2007, 07:30)
KernelTrap: "Linus Torvalds noted, 'I just have
a strong suspicion that 'volatile' performance is so low down the
list of any C compiler persons interest, that it's never going to
Securing SSH Using Denyhosts (Aug 28, 2007, 06:00)
Ubuntu Geek: "SSH is a great way to remotely
administer a server. However, it still has a number of issues when
you open it up to the world..."
CPU Frequency Scaling In Ubuntu (Aug 28, 2007, 04:30)
HowtoForge: "So, you have an irritatingly loud
CPU fan which is making you consider whether or not launching your
laptop through the nearest window is a good idea..."
Having Linux Wireless Troubles? Try WPA! (Aug 28, 2007, 03:00)
Linux and Other Rants: "He already knows about
Linux because I've had him use it in the past. This time however,
he wanted to stick with Vista to try it out..."
openSUSE 10.3 Beta (1 &) 2 Report (Aug 28, 2007, 01:30)
Tuxmachine: "Another developmental release of
the upcoming openSUSE 10.3 was released a few days ago with some
improvements, some regressions, and some minor eye candy
Grassroots Campaign Seeks to get GNU/Linux On the Air (Aug 28, 2007, 00:00)
Blue GNU: "The *Nixed Report is pushing a
grassroots public relations campaign aimed at getting GNU/Linux
mentioned on radio talk shows..."