Linux News for Dec 31, 2007
And You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse... (Dec 31, 2007, 22:00)
Blog of Helios: "If there was ever a good time
to put away petty, hell, even major differences; that time would be
The Top Linux/FOSS Events of 2007 (Dec 31, 2007, 21:15)
The Linux Distillery: "Sure, it's been said
before, but this time it's true: 2007 was undoubtedly the year
which saw Linux go mainstream..."
For 2008 Media Will Create Red Hat-Ubuntu War (Dec 31, 2007, 20:30)
Shared Software, Shared Processes: "Here's an
easy prediction to make. In 2008 the media will gin up a 'war'
between Red Hat and Ubuntu for 'control' of Linux..."
Future AMD GPUs To Be More Open-Source Friendly? (Dec 31, 2007, 19:45)
Phoronix: "AMD is on the heels of releasing the
next set of GPU programming documentation to aide in the
development of the open-source R500/600 drivers..."
Fedora 8: An Assault On Ubuntu (Dec 31, 2007, 19:00)
Mad Penguin: "After looking into what Fedora
has done, I think it is clear which distribution is really working
hard to attract new users..."
My Very Own OLPC XO Laptop (Dec 31, 2007, 18:15)
Groklaw: "Finally I get to play with the OLPC
laptop. It was a gift, and it was given to me in a restaurant,
where it created a stir, so there's a story to tell you..."
Does Linux Still Fill a Need? (Dec 31, 2007, 17:30)
Linux Journal: "When I began using Linux it
solved several problems I faced. Linux provided a way for me to
learn UNIX without having to pay $20,000 for the so-called
privilege of owning a Solaris OS..."
SGI: Still Alive And Kicking (Dec 31, 2007, 16:45)
internetnews.com: "The Top 500 list of
supercomputers rarely contains real shockers, but in November,
readers might have been surprised to find that No. 3 was a
126-teraflop computer at the New Mexico Computing Applications
OLPC CTO Jepsen Quits Nonprofit Effort (Dec 31, 2007, 16:00)
IT World: "The One Laptop Per Child project
suffered a blow this week, with Chief Technology Officer Mary Lou
Jepsen quitting the nonprofit to start a for-profit company to
commercialize technology she invented with OLPC..."
Microsoft to Build an 'Emacs.Net' Text Editor (Dec 31, 2007, 15:15)
ZDNet: "Developers are puzzling over recent
clues blogged by a few Microsoft employees regarding a new
'Emacs.Net' tool the company is building..."
Long Live Closed-Source Software! (Dec 31, 2007, 14:30)
Discover: "It wasn't official, of course, but
the big idea kept popping up: Science as a whole should consider
adopting the ideals of 'Web 2.0,' becoming more like the community
process behind Wikipedia or the open-source operating system
Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 2 (Dec 31, 2007, 13:00)
Linux Journal: "As promised, the second part of
this series presents still more commercially available music and
sound software for Linux. Come see (and hear) what your money will
Repairo: Fixing a Hand-Built Ubuntu Based Linux Computer (Dec 31, 2007, 09:00)
Adventures in Linux and Open Source: "Linux has
a reputation, well earned, that it will run on much more marginal
hardware than most other OSes..."
Review: Foresight Linux (Dec 31, 2007, 05:00)
Softpedia: "It's 10 in the morning, I've just
finished downloading the Foresight DVD ISO image and I'm ready to
burn it on a DVD disc..."
NVIDIA 169.07 Linux Display Driver (Dec 31, 2007, 01:00)
Phoronix: "Just in time for the holidays,
NVIDIA has released a new Linux display driver, which is a stable
version of their previous 169.04 beta last month..."