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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 now..."

  • 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 Center..."

  • 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 Linux..."

  • 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 buy..."

  • 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..."