Linux News for Feb 26, 2008
Ubuntu: Linux's Obama (Sort Of) (Feb 26, 2008, 23:30)
InformationWeek: "What is it about Ubuntu that
has generated such excitement about Linux? To steal a word from
Obama's playbook, 'Change...'"
Can Linux Make an Impact on Phones? (Feb 26, 2008, 22:00)
IT Week: "Mobile Linux is gaining attention but
handset capabilities are more important than the software
Open Source Needs Health Care Coverage (Feb 26, 2008, 21:15)
The VAR Guy: "...The open source industry may
miss yet another opportunity to prove its vertical market
Google Summer of Code 2008--Already? (Feb 26, 2008, 20:30)
internetnews.com: "I've been covering Summer of
Code since its inception in 2005 and I've seen it grow by leaps and
bounds every year..."
ExtJS: When Open Source is Not Open at All (Feb 26, 2008, 19:45)
The Open Road: "I was really excited to hear
about ExtJS the other day. It was billed as an open-source
The Penguin Begins the March South (Feb 26, 2008, 19:00)
iTWire: "Given that Hobart is a quieter place
than any of the other cities which have played host, the conference
will proportionally be a much more noticeable event..."
Evangelist: Mozilla Has "Historic Opportunity" to Advocate for Users (Feb 26, 2008, 18:15)
Linux.com: "Recently, Linux.com had the chance
to ask Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard his thoughts about the
past, present, and future of Mozilla, the force behind the
successful Firefox browser and Thunderbird email
The OOXML Ballot Resolution (Feb 26, 2008, 17:30)
Once More Unto the Breach: "Microsoft had a
perfect opportunity to participate in the Open Document Format
standard's development at OASIS. They ignored that
Novell Bids $205M For PlateSpin in Virtualization Push (Feb 26, 2008, 16:45)
internetnews.com: Though virtualization deals
with 'virtual' bits, the business of virtualization is certainly
real for Novell..."
Google: OOXML 'Insufficient and Unnecessary' (Feb 26, 2008, 16:00)
ZDNet UK: "Google has claimed that Microsoft's
proposed Office Open XML document standard is unnecessary and
should be rolled into the rival OpenDocument Format..."
Lawyers For 'Imposter' P2P Software Threaten Open-Source Team (Feb 26, 2008, 15:15)
TorrentFreak: "When the news started to break
in December last year, it looked bleak for the real Shareaza
Standards Australia Denies OOXML Bias (Feb 26, 2008, 14:30)
Computerworld Australia: "Following a
Computerworld report on the appointment of a Microsoft consultant
as part of Standard Australia's delegation for this month's Ballot
Resolution Meeting in Geneva, the organization's CEO has defended
the objectivity of the decision..."
Mozilla Seeks Growth, Tie-ups in China (Feb 26, 2008, 13:45)
Reuters/internetnews.com: "Mozilla, which
develops open source Web browser Firefox, the biggest alternative
to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, aims to at least double its share
this year in China, which is set to become the world's largest Web
Specsavers Sees Clear Benefits in Open Source (Feb 26, 2008, 13:00)
ZDNet UK: "Mike Banahan, chief technology
officer of OpenForum Europe, once described the UK as a
'third-world country' compared with the rest of Europe when it
comes to public- and private-sector interest in open-source
AMD Releases 3D Programming Documentation (Feb 26, 2008, 12:15)
Phoronix: "For the past several weeks we have
been referencing AMD's 'tcore' in several of our articles, which is
a user-space software suite that has been developed and used
internally at ATI by engineers to work on various aspects of their
Open Source Apps for Small Biz: Desktop to Backup (Feb 26, 2008, 11:30)
Datamation: "Budget-minded small business
owners can choose from a number of free, open-source applications
designed for Windows that will reliably handle their productivity
A Seatbelt for Server Software: SELinux Blocks Real-World Exploits (Feb 26, 2008, 10:45)
LinuxWorld: "Linux security experts are
reporting a growing list of real-world security situations in which
the US National Security Agency's SELinux security framework
contains the damage resulting from a flaw in other software..."
Firefox Feed Extensions (Feb 26, 2008, 10:00)
Linux.com: "Few features are as essential to
modern Web browsing as feeds. With the rise of social networking
and file sharing sites, feeds have become the only way for many
people to keep up-to-date with all the sites that interest
How To Create and Apply Image Filters in PHP (Feb 26, 2008, 09:15)
DevX: "Most likely, the first time you heard
about image filters was when you had to edit your vacation pictures
to remove the 'red eye' effect or an undesirable face..."
Drastically Speed up your Linux System with Preload (Feb 26, 2008, 08:30)
Techthrob: "Preload is in the package
repositories of many different managers, so users of other
distributions should check their appropriate package managers to
see if it's available.
Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) On Ubuntu 7.10 Server (Feb 26, 2008, 07:00)
HowtoForge: "This guide will walk you through
the setup process for implementing NDT running under Ubuntu 7.10
Mk-boot-usb: A Script to Create Multiple-Bootable USB Sticks (Feb 26, 2008, 05:30)
people.ofset.org: "It wipes out an entire USB
stick, partitions it, creates file systems on it, installs grub,
and installs a minimal Linux on it..."
Linux Got Game: TORCS Review (Feb 26, 2008, 04:00)
Tech Source from Bohol: "In my noble aim to
play at least one game for Linux per week, I bumped into a 3D car
racing simulator called TORCS..."
Frozen-Bubble--A Ridiculously Addictive Puzzle Game (Feb 26, 2008, 03:15)
The Daily Ubuntu: "Frozen-Bubble has blissfully
stolen hours and hours of my life with its addictive gameplay and
flippin' awesome soundtrack..."
Dawn of the Linux Dead (Feb 26, 2008, 02:30)
The Linux Distillery: "Today it's time to see
what Linux has in common with popular horror flicks: this story has
it all--zombies and zombie children, and a reaper..."
Do I Need an AntiVirus Program on Linux? (Feb 26, 2008, 01:45)
Techthrob: "There has been a lot of debate
recently over whether or not it's a good idea to run an anti-virus
program if you're using Linux..."
Microsoft's Open Premise: Divide and Conquer? (Feb 26, 2008, 01:00)
Grigor Gatchev--A Weblog: "The former approach
of Microsoft--threatening to crush the top FOSS projects by
LINdependence 2008 (Feb 26, 2008, 00:15)
Wuthering Writes: "It's a good feeling, freeing
someone from the shackles of Microsoft..."