Linux News for Feb 25, 2008
Can We Take Microsoft at Its Open Source Word? (Feb 25, 2008, 23:30)
Seeking Alpha: "This has to be more than trying
to appease the European regulators..."
Mozilla May Hold the Clues to the Future of Commercial Open Source (Feb 25, 2008, 22:45)
The Open Road: "Much is rightly made about the
quality of open-source software like JBoss and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux. These, however, are arguably not the source of the quality
of the businesses behind them. Their networks were/are..."
South American Software Development: A Climate of Creativity (Feb 25, 2008, 22:00)
Dr. Dobb's Journal: "Who ultimately forced Sun
to open-source Java? Was it external pressure, either from Java
developers or the open-source community...?"
Linux Growing Fast in POS, Microsoft Still Tops (Feb 25, 2008, 21:15)
LinuxDevices: "In the North American market for
POS (point of sales/service) terminals, Linux grew 32 percent
year-over-year, according to figures released by IHL Group..."
KDE 4: Wow Factor Fully Engaged (Feb 25, 2008, 20:30)
LinuxPlanet: "Plasma, ZUI, Oxygen, Dolphin,
Okular, and Phonon are terms that seem more at home in a science
experiment than in a Window Manager. But this is one science
experiment that didn't go bad..."
Open Voices: Mark Shuttleworth (Feb 25, 2008, 19:45)
Linux Foundation: "I'm here with Mark
Shuttleworth today as part of our ongoing conversations at the
Linux Foundation with leaders in the Linux community and technology
industry where we hope to get insight into the trends that are
shaping the future of open source and Linux..."
Adobe Opens Up (A Bit) (Feb 25, 2008, 19:00)
Computerworld UK: "It will come as no surprise
to readers of this blog that the old proprietary software companies
are finally seeing the light and beginning--some faster, some
slower--to open up..."
Torvalds Gives Props to Microsoft for Sharing (Feb 25, 2008, 18:15)
Underexposed: "'I may make fun of Microsoft
occasionally, and yeah, I think they do stupid things at times, but
I think this one was a step in the right direction,' Torvalds said
in an e-mail..."
Philippines Open Source Bill Gets Sun's Support (Feb 25, 2008, 17:30)
ITWorldCanada: "Familiar battle lines are being
drawn over pending legslation mandating free and open source
software for government and educational use in the
Microsoft Gets Another Shot at Open XML Standard (Feb 25, 2008, 16:45)
Reuters: "Their week-long meeting at the
International Organisation for Standardisation, or ISO, is meant to
help broker consensus after a preliminary vote on the standard
failed six months ago..."
Computer Programmer's Attorneys Use 'Geek Defense' (Feb 25, 2008, 16:00)
Washington Post: "And so this week, after a
prosecution case that took almost three months, Du Bois launched
what Wired magazine dubbed 'the Geek Defense...'"
Why the OOXML Vote Still Matters: A Proposal to Recognize the Need for "Civil ICT Standards" (Feb 25, 2008, 15:15)
ConsortiumInfo: "This rather long essay is in
one sense a reply to the open letter recently released by Patrick
Durusau, in which he suggested that it was time to acknowledge
progress made and adopt OOXML..."
Stallman Relinquishing Reins of GNU Emacs After 32 Years (Feb 25, 2008, 14:30)
Network World: "After more than three decades
of work, the message from Richard Stallman, creator of the GNU
Emacs text editor and keeper of its flame since 1976, couldn't
possibly have been more matter of fact..."
Linux 2.6.25-rc3 [Released] (Feb 25, 2008, 13:45)
LKML.org: "As usual, most of the updates are in
architecture and drivers, with the dirstat showing about 37% in
First Impressions of Sidux, the Debian Based Linux Distro (Feb 25, 2008, 13:00)
My Take: "Several years ago, when I acquired my
first computer and began to learn more and more about them, I did
not dream that I would be using one as much as I do today..."
Explore the Universe from your Desktop with Celestia (Feb 25, 2008, 11:30)
Techthrob: "While it may not let you go where
no man has gone before, Celestia is an amazing desktop application
that lets you travel anywhere in the known Universe..."
Suspend and Freeze Paths (Feb 25, 2008, 08:30)
KernelTrap: "Issues reported during the
suspend-to-disk process lead Linux creator Linus Torvalds to
suggest, 'please--just make the f*cking suspend-to-disk use other
Switching Office Suites from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org (Feb 25, 2008, 07:00)
FanaticAttack: "You've been thinking about it
for a while. You've seen the PDF converter and sighed
Get Rid of Stowaway Packages with GNU Stow (Feb 25, 2008, 05:30)
Linux.com: "The installation instructions in
most free software reviews aren't enough. If you decide a package
sucks, how do you get rid of it...?"
MySpace the Platform Not the Product (Feb 25, 2008, 01:00)