Linux News for Jan 31, 2008
Why Companies Don't Support Debian (Jan 31, 2008, 23:30)
Linux-Watch: "At a recent Australian Linux
conference, Sam Varghese reported that two Debian developers
pointed out that the Debian Project needs more corporate support
for 'men, money and machines' to advance the operating
25 Years Ago: Free, Easy, Software Begins (Jan 31, 2008, 22:00)
PC World: "He was already something of a
celebrity in the wider world of personal computing as the father of
'freeware,' a concept that he had popularized, starting in late
1982, with the release of his trailblazing communications program,
Motorola Responds to Nokia's Trolltech Buy (Jan 31, 2008, 20:30)
LinuxDevices: "Motorola has responded to the
news earlier this week that rival Nokia plans to purchase
Trolltech, long-time supplier of the graphical development
framework used in Motorola's Linux phones..."
Interview With Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon (Jan 31, 2008, 19:00)
Linux Journal: "Linux Journal recently
caught up with Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon, to find out
more about a recently announced partnership between Mandriva of
France and Turbolinux of Japan..."
Firefox Flaw Re-Rated as High Severity (Jan 31, 2008, 18:15)
iTWire: "A Firefox security flaw originally
judged to be of low severity has been upgraded to high, but a fix
is on its way..."
Linspire Offers Custom Linux Builds (Jan 31, 2008, 17:30)
vnunet: "Linspire, developer of the commercial
Linspire and Freespire flavours of community desktop operating
systems, is to offer a custom desktop Linux OS build service to
Google and Dell Tipped to Reveal iPhone Rival Plans (Jan 31, 2008, 16:45)
Marketing Week: "Speculation is mounting that
Google is plotting the launch of a mobile phone in partnership with
computer giant Dell..."
Tracking the Man with the Gavel: Alex Brown on the BRM (Jan 31, 2008, 16:00)
ConsortiumInfo: "As many of you are aware, Alex
Brown will be the 'Convenor' of the OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting
that will run from February 25 through 29 in Geneva,
SCO's 10K: Now What? Caveat Emptor (Jan 31, 2008, 15:15)
Groklaw: "SCO has filed its 10K Annual Report
for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. What a year it has
been. They are down to 115 employees as of that date. Probably less
Renault in Linux Deal with Microsoft, Novell (Jan 31, 2008, 14:30)
InfoWorld: "Microsoft will deliver more than
1,000 support subscription certificates for Suse Linux Enterprise
Server to French automaker Renault, under an agreement announced by
Microsoft and Novell on Wednesday..."
Torvalds' Linux is Ready to Go Green (Jan 31, 2008, 13:45)
ZDNet Australia: "The infrastructure and tools
required to make Linux a green operating system are now in place,
according to Linus Torvalds, who was in Melbourne this week
attending Australia's largest Linux conference..."
2008's Top Leaders in Open Source Business (Jan 31, 2008, 13:00)
LinuxWorld: "According to an IDC report, Open
Source Software Business Models 2007-2011 Forecast: A Preliminary
View, worldwide open source-related revenue reached $1.8 billion in
2006 and will grow to reach $5.8 billion by 2011..."
Open Aerial Map Project is Collecting Free Data (Jan 31, 2008, 12:15)
Linux.com: "The OpenStreetMap (OSM) project is
well on its way to producing a free, user-editable street-level
vector map of the world..."
A Better ext4 Filesystem for Linux (Jan 31, 2008, 11:30)
LinuxWorld: "A new Linux filesystem gets rid of
the 256-petabyte limit, and adds a checksum feature for the
journal. But developers want you to know that it's not yet ready
for production systems..."
SLAX on USB Drive (Jan 31, 2008, 10:45)
PolishLinux: "Such a stick is more than enough
for a light Linux distro leaving a lot of space for other
Bordeaux WineTricks Manager 0.3 Released (Jan 31, 2008, 10:00)
Wine Review: "This is the third release (0.3)
of Bordeaux, this release has many fixes and improvements over the
Over the Air Software Customization for Linux Mobile (Jan 31, 2008, 09:15)
DaniWeb: "A specialist mobile software
management company, Red Bend Software, has today announced what it
claims to be the first Linux based mobile phone complete with fully
over the air customizable software..."
Core Driver Patches in the 2.6.25 Merge Window (Jan 31, 2008, 08:30)
KernelTrap: Prefacing a series of 196 patches,
Greg KH noted, 'due to the low level nature of these patches, and
because they touch so many different parts of the kernel, a number
of the subsystem maintainers have asked me to get them in first to
make merging other trees easier..."
R500 XAA/EXA Benchmarks Of RadeonHD Driver (Jan 31, 2008, 07:00)
Phoronix: "The public release of AMD's 'tcore'
sample code is imminent, thereby steering the open-source
development efforts toward R600 2D acceleration and the basis of
the 3D support for the RadeonHD driver..."
77 Useful Linux Commands and Utilities (Jan 31, 2008, 05:30)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Linux administrators
cannot live by the GUI alone. That's why we've compiled the most
essential Linux commands into this convenient guide..."
The Essence of Choice (Jan 31, 2008, 04:00)
Raiden's Realm: "Over the years, I've had
people ask me many times, 'Why do you use this program or that
program? Why not use Microsoft instead like everyone else...?'"
Open Source Valuations, Competition, Downloads, and Profitability (Jan 31, 2008, 03:15)
Socialized Software: "And on goes my
fascination with open source companies and their valuations..."
Sun's Best Buy Ever: MySQL (Jan 31, 2008, 02:30)
eWeek: "Some people can't believe Sun actually
spent a billion dollars for MySQL; I can't believe they got such a
Nokia: $150M to the Trolltech Under the Bridge (Jan 31, 2008, 01:45)
tecosystems: "Surprisingly, Nokia's acquisition
of Trolltech has elicited the least inbound inquiry of all the
recent open source M&A activity..."
HP--Community-Serving or Self-Serving? (Jan 31, 2008, 01:00)
Enterprise Unix Roundup: "Putting aside, for a
moment, the trend surrounding the notion of finding open source in
your organization seems to have been elevated to--at the very
least--the level of getting cooties, why is HP offering this
Denying CDF: "There Be Dragons" (Jan 31, 2008, 00:15)
PlexNex: "The industry of denial of the
importance of the W3C's Compound Document Format is going to be a
Sisyphean ordeal for the blindered ODF & OOXML choruses..."