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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 Dublin..."

  • 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 down..."

  • 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, mission-critical applications..."

  • 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 soon..."

  • 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 conference..."

  • 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 problem is..."

  • 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 8..."

  • 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 Firefox..."

  • 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 scene..."

  • 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..."