Linux News for Dec 25, 2007
linux.conf.au: Taking FOSS to the masses (Dec 25, 2007, 23:00)
ITWire: "Jacinta Richardson is one woman who
admits to definitely being a geek. But that hasn't got in the way
of her being the organiser of the only non-geek event of the 2008
Australian national Linux conference--Open Day..."
Will Patent Battles End Free Linux? (Dec 25, 2007, 21:00)
PC Magazine: "Is the open-source community
stealing ideas from commercial vendors? IP Innovations seems to
Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 2: Favorite Flavors (Dec 25, 2007, 21:00)
LinuxInsider: "So many flavors with so many
choices make the task of picking just one type of candy a
Samba's Big Step (Dec 25, 2007, 19:00)
Computerworld UK: "When Neelie Kroes proudly
announced her deal with Microsoft over interoperability
information, it seemed to me like a classic case of snatching
defeat from the jaws of victory..."
2007 Roundup: Open Source Comes of Age (Dec 25, 2007, 19:00)
vnunet: "Two major open source projects finally
came to fruition in 2007, bringing with them major
Flipping the Linux Switch: Desktop Environments vs. Window Managers (Dec 25, 2007, 17:00)
Download Squad: "Picture this: It's late at
night. You've restarted your computer. The optical drive is
whirring contentedly, but you have butterflies in your stomach.
Tonight is the night you install Linux for the first time..."
Holiday Wishes (Dec 25, 2007, 15:00)
Hoosier Penguin: In this season of the year,
the gift of free and open software is something awesome to reflect
Unwrapping the XO Laptop (Dec 25, 2007, 13:00)
(parent.thesis): "Santa's elves worked overtime
to ensure that little green laptops would make it to homes across
North America by December 24th..."
Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop (Dec 25, 2007, 09:00)
HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set
up a CentOS 5.1 desktop. The result is a fast, secure and
extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and
Fear of the Dark (Dec 25, 2007, 05:30)
PolishLinux: "Do you know why do I admire
Microsoft's marketing whizzes? They made a deity out of their
corporation. No, seriously. No figurative speech. Not a metaphor
nor a parallel. Those nameless heroes did it literally..."
Why Big Compute and Big Storage Will Meet Big Pipe at the Last Mile (Dec 25, 2007, 04:00)
Linux Journal: "The next big frontier for Big
Linux Build-out will be at a back end that's as close as anyone can
get the front lines of big video production..."
A Big Drop in the Bucket for Drupal (Dec 25, 2007, 03:15)
Xconomy: "Apparently, the days when a computer
science graduate student can invent some cool Web software and
raise a few million dollars to build a company around it are not
gOS 1.0.1: Lots of Hype, But Not So Fast (Dec 25, 2007, 02:30)
CLICK: "I'm writing this review on Google Docs
in Firefox while running gOS 1.0.1, the Ubuntu-based distribution
that steers users toward Web-based applications whenever
Looking Back on 2007, and Towards 2008 (Dec 25, 2007, 01:45)
Computer Business Review: "So 2007 will be
remembered for BI consolidation: Cognos buying Applix, Oracle
buying Hyperion, SAP buying Business Objects and IBM buying
The New Open Source Legacy (Dec 25, 2007, 01:00)
OnStrategies Perspectives: "The end of the year
is obviously the time for the 'look back,' and although we weren't
planning any grand pronouncements that 2007 was the year of social
computing or anything like that..."
Linux: No Longer a Winner? (From Jan 8/07) (Dec 25, 2007, 00:15)
Managing L'unix: "I was thinking about the
future of Linux when it occurred to me that one path for its future
can seen as a simple consequence of what we mean by