Linux News for Dec 28, 2007
Out of the Office (Dec 28, 2007, 23:30)
Editor's Note: On vacation this week, so let's
hear from you.
How Microsoft (and Apple) Will Respond to Very-Low-Cost Linux Systems (Dec 28, 2007, 22:00)
ZDNet: "My blogging colleague Robin Harris on
Storage Bits poses an interesting question 'How should Microsoft
respond to very-low-cost Linux systems...?'"
HOWTO: Convert A Friend To Linux (Dec 28, 2007, 19:45)
Royal HeHe2-ness: "Warning: You should proceed
with caution using this Howto, if you do not know what you are
doing you could damage your relationship with Friend 2.0 or totally
break it. Also, using this Howto extensively with multiple Friend
2.0's may damage Life 4.5, and end up as a sorrow lonely
Analyzing Microsoft's OS by Linux Standards (Dec 28, 2007, 19:00)
GeekSpeak: "So, in light of that, I decided to
right a few wrongs by creating a review of Windows XP Media Center
Edition 2005 (which is arguably the best Microsoft OS to date) as
if Linux were the market leader, and Microsoft, the upstart..."
2008: The Year That MS Loses the Notebook Wars? (Dec 28, 2007, 18:15)
SUSE Linux Enterprise in the Americas: "Face
it, now that the dam has broken with the OLPC, the EEE PC and now
the prospect of Everex's Cloudbook coming out in January at CES,
Microsoft is really feeling the heat from Linux in this
Samba Project to Provide Windows Protocol Access to All Open Source Developers (Dec 28, 2007, 17:30)
Linux.com: "Thanks to the Samba project,
documentation about Windows networking protocols is now available
to free software developers who want it..."
Open Source's New Commercial Strategy (Dec 28, 2007, 16:45)
InfoWorld: "No matter what you call them, open
source companies have been steadily integrating parts of the hated
commercial software subscription model into their business..."
A Laptop for Kandor (Dec 28, 2007, 16:00)
MassLive: "I suspect that if there's a tiny
Best Buy in the downtown Kandor strip mall, it probably stocks the
Ministry Encourages Open Source Software (Dec 28, 2007, 15:15)
VietNamNet: "The Ministry of Information and
Communications has recommended state agencies use four open source
software products--Open Office, Thunderbird, Firefox and
Thirty Days with PCLinuxOS (Dec 28, 2007, 13:00)
ruminations on the digital realm: "One of the
core principles of open source development is 'freedom.' As such,
there are few limitations for developers and end users to take the
work of others and move it into a direction they deem
Create an MP3 File Server Using Amarok and ObsidianMusic (Dec 28, 2007, 09:00)
Linux.com: "When it comes to playing music in
Linux, Amarok is one of the best audio players out there. It offers
almost everything you need, from a clean, intuitive interface to a
range of useful scripts..."
Linux PDF Editor for Manipulating PDF Documents (Dec 28, 2007, 05:30)
nixCraft: "My search ended with PDFedit
software, which is free and open source editor for manipulating PDF
10 Things I Hate About KDE4 RC2+ (Dec 28, 2007, 04:00)
Linux Tech Daily: "Depending on what you read,
and where you read it, it is either the second coming of the DE
Christ, or the first coming of the DE Anti-christ..."
The Migration of a Fussy Windows User to Linux (Dec 28, 2007, 02:30)
Marc Fearby's Home Page: "To demonstrate just
how fussy I am, I installed Kubuntu because it uses Konqueror as
the file manager which means I can draw selection rectangles when
highlighting files in detailed list view..."
The Deprecated "Smoke Screen" of MS Office Open XML (OOXML) (Dec 28, 2007, 01:45)
Fanatic Attack: "In an effort to win quick
converts to its bid to have Microsoft Open Office XML (MOOXML)
accepted as an ISO standard, Microsoft is deprecating parts of its
People Who've Never Run Linux Shouldn't Write About Linux (Dec 28, 2007, 01:00)
Ask Rea Maor: "Somehow, even though people get
the idea that specialized fields require some experience in that
field before you can say anything intelligent about it, people hear
the word 'Linux' for the first time, Google it long enough to see
Tux the penguin, and go 'OK, I'm qualified now...'"
The Flexibility of Open Source (Dec 28, 2007, 00:15)
Raiden's Realm: "One of the things that has
been a strong point of Open Source Software (OSS) for years, even
if it hasn't been held at the forefront of the battle, is the
flexibility that OSS offers..."