Linux News for Nov 28, 2007
Putting Linux in Perspective (Nov 28, 2007, 23:30)
Linux Journal: "While I was cleaning up my
office I ran into the March 1986 issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since
deceased magazine. I had saved this particular magazine because I
am the author of the article featured on the cover: The Unix System
on the IBM PC..."
Why Microsoft Rattles The Patent Saber (Nov 28, 2007, 22:45)
InformationWeek: "It must be maddening to
believe you command developer loyalties and lead legions worldwide,
then watch developers flock to the Linux kernel. Maddening, that
is, if you're Microsoft..."
It's the Directory, Stupid (Nov 28, 2007, 22:00)
eWeek: "Until Red Hat, Novell, or another party
focuses around open-source directory services, Linux will be stuck
playing catch-up with Windows 2000..."
In the Black: Why Linux Makes Financial Sense (Nov 28, 2007, 21:15)
The Linux Distillery: "Last week I touched on
some Microsoft backflipping over Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when
it comes to Linux..."
And the Best Community Linux Is... (Nov 28, 2007, 20:30)
eWeek: "The three biggest community Linuxes are
Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. They're all popular. They're all good.
But which is the best...?"
PayPal Says Linux Grid Can Replace Mainframes (Nov 28, 2007, 19:45)
InformationWeek: "PayPal is currently
processing $1,571 worth of transactions per second in 17 different
currencies on about 4,000 servers running Red Hat Linux..."
Cost Drives Firms from UNIX to Linux (Nov 28, 2007, 19:00)
SiliconRepublic: "Almost two thirds of Irish IT
experts say the main motivation for migrating to the Linux
operating system from UNIX for use in servers is cost, according to
a recent survey from Novell's Open Enterprise Summit in
Q&A: BMC's William Hurley Talks Up Open Source (Nov 28, 2007, 18:15)
Computerworld: "Hurley has a unique MO that
makes him as comfortable in the boardroom as he is on the legendary
long green skateboard he often uses to commute to work--and to get
around at open-source conferences..."
Japan Mid-Sized Businesses Need Support and Service for Open Source... (Nov 28, 2007, 17:30)
Tekrtati: "Medium businesses (100 to 999
employees) in Japan are showing latent potential to drive usage of
open source software..."
Debate Simmers on Why ODF Shuttered its Doors (Nov 28, 2007, 16:00)
eWeek: "Foundation president Gary Edwards says
changes to Oasis' membership rules forced the organization to shut
Kid-Sized Computers (Nov 28, 2007, 15:15)
The Fresno Bee: "Fresno Unified's endeavor is
the first of its kind in the nation because the laptop maker, ASUS,
unveiled the 7-inch creation just last week..."
Novell Ships SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10 (Nov 28, 2007, 14:30)
LinuxLookup: "Novell today announced the
availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10, the latest
version of Novell's enterprise-class, open source real-time
operating system for running high-performance, time-sensitive,
It's Time for SCO to Face the Novell Music (Nov 28, 2007, 13:45)
Linux-Watch: "On Nov. 27, however, the
bankruptcy court lifted its stay on the Novell trial, and so the
SCO/Novell court case is once again free to proceed..."
A Mother Lode Of Business Code (Nov 28, 2007, 13:00)
InformationWeek: "Forget IBM, Microsoft, and
Oracle. How much software do you think businesses have developed
for internal use? Here's one expert's guesstimate..."
openSUSE Goes Live (Nov 28, 2007, 12:15)
Linux.com: "The live versions are replicas of
their install-only cousins in terms of software, and apart from a
few quirks, they seem set to replace the older versions
linux.conf.au: Tying Up All Those Loose Ends (Nov 28, 2007, 11:30)
iTWire: "Every year, there are numerous
technical conferences held in Australia where attendees have to
make do without internet access. That doesn't happen when the topic
is Linux and the meeting is Australia's national Linux
Urbis.com Founder Relies on Passionate Ruby Developers (Nov 28, 2007, 10:45)
Linux.com: "Urbis.com, written completely in
Ruby using the open source framework Ruby on Rails, is yet another
social networking site, but with a twist..."
What Does "IP" Really Mean? (Nov 28, 2007, 10:00)
Linux Journal: "As is so often the case when it
comes to clear thinking about what is really going on, Richard
Stallman has put together an extremely useful statement of what the
Modular IO Schedulers (Nov 28, 2007, 09:15)
KernelTrap: "Adrian Bunk posted a patch to make
Linux IO schedulers a non-modular option, which would require one
IO scheduler to be selected at compile time..."
Intel Core 2 "Penryn" Performance under Linux (Nov 28, 2007, 08:30)
Linux Hardware: "Last week I presented the
details of the new 'Penryn' Core 2 processor from Intel..."
Linux Media Player Roundup--Part 5 (Nov 28, 2007, 07:45)
Raiden's Realm: "Today we'll be going over
several more media players for you to consider..."
Manage Your Mobile Phone With Wammu Via Bluetooth On Fedora 8 (Nov 28, 2007, 07:00)
HowtoForge: "This document describes how to
manage your mobile phone with Wammu via bluetooth on Fedora
A Newbie's Guide To RandR 1.2 (Nov 28, 2007, 05:30)
Phoronix: "Recently there has been much talk
about RandR 1.2 support with RadeonHD and Nouveau (among other
drivers), and as a result we have been asked many times now 'what
is RandR, and why do I care...?'"
Why I Won't be Recommending Linux to Family this Holiday Season (Nov 28, 2007, 04:45)
Datamation: "For the Linux community, 2007 has
been a fantastically successful year..."
Google Compiler (Nov 28, 2007, 04:00)
Computing Wish List: "I have read a lot about
the speculation of Google developing their own operating system.
This, to date, has just been rumor..."
Is Firefox Becoming Bloated? (Nov 28, 2007, 03:15)
Mad Penguin: "Most of you reading this are
likely doing so with the now popular Web browser lovingly known as
What If We Never Have the Year of the Linux Desktop? (Nov 28, 2007, 02:30)
ArsGeek: "Every year since 2004 has been touted
as the year of the Linux desktop. That year where Linux of some
flavor makes huge inroads into the home and work desktop
Einstein's Definition of Insanity... (Nov 28, 2007, 01:45)
Linux Format: "For the computing world, ISO
standards have a mixed record..."
Cheap Laptops Bad for Vista, Good for Linux (Nov 28, 2007, 01:00)
eWeek: "As laptops get cheaper, Linux and
Windows XP are both making better business sense than Vista..."
Asus Eee PC GPL Problem Appears Solved (Nov 28, 2007, 00:15)
Blue-GNU: "Against the backdrop of cries from
the GNU/Linux community, Asus has taken steps to correct the
availability of the source code for its Eee PC..."