Linux News for Feb 28, 2008
Ubuntu Brainstorm Launched (Feb 28, 2008, 23:30)
The Fridge: "Today a new feedback site is
launched at brainstorm.ubuntu.com that will make it easier for
users of Ubuntu to suggests ideas for improvements..."
Fedora Update Ready For Distribution? (Feb 28, 2008, 22:00)
internetnews.com: "As the new leader takes the
helm, Fedora 9 unveils FreeIPA and a plethora of new
Kubuntu-KDE4 Hardy Alpha Released (Feb 28, 2008, 20:30)
Kubuntu: "There will be two editions of Kubuntu
with the 8.04 release, a commercially supported KDE 3 edition and a
community supported KDE 4 edition..."
IBM Amends POS Focus, Opens Its Cash Registers to Version of Windows (Feb 28, 2008, 19:45)
Computerworld: "Point-of-sale leader embraces
Microsoft's WEPOS software as alternative to Linux..."
Sun's Source Code Donation Met With Skepticism (Feb 28, 2008, 19:00)
internetnews.com: "Sun is donating the source
code for the Sun StorageTek 5800 system to the OpenSolaris storage
and Java.net communities..."
Ubuntu Mobile Takes on Apple Touch Interface (Feb 28, 2008, 17:30)
electronista: "Its first Linux variant aimed at
handhelds, the software is tailored for the Mobile Internet Devices
expected to launch in spring based on Intel's Silverthorne
Swiss Canton Solothurn Migrating 2000 Desktops to Debian GNU/Linux (Feb 28, 2008, 16:45)
Debian Times: "The IT adminstration of the
Swiss canton Solothurn will conclude the 2000 desktop migration to
Debian GNU/Linux by the end of 2008..."
Confusion, Standards, and OpenXML (Feb 28, 2008, 16:00)
Durusau: "A preliminary response to Updegrove's
apocalyptic vision concerning OpenXML..."
The City of Vienna & Open Source: A Fuzzy-Logic Story (Feb 28, 2008, 14:30)
CognitiveCombine: "No, you don't wait for the
results of the study, instead you decide to spend 7.600.000 Euro
prematurely in order to buy, no it's not April yet, Windows Vista
Best Buy Sells Linux (Feb 28, 2008, 13:45)
LinuxHow2: "Add another once Windows-only PC
distributor to the Linux hit list..." Story updated to reflect
Red Hat Competes in Crowded Market (Feb 28, 2008, 13:00)
Datamation: "But even a quick look at the
burgeoning Linux market reveals that Red Hat faces a crowd of
competitive threats. A competitor lurks behind every server..."
NVIDIA 169.12 Linux Display Driver (Feb 28, 2008, 11:30)
Phoronix: "We know NVIDIA has been working on a
new Linux display driver release, with the GeForce 9 series having
been introduced just this past week, and today a new driver release
has arrived for Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD..."
Notebook Review: The Zonbu Zonbook (Feb 28, 2008, 10:00)
Wi-Fi Planet: "The name conjures up (at least
to us) images of some kind of evil galactic overlord, but
fortunately Zonbu is not here to enslave us, but to offer
10 Slick Linux Desktops, and How To Make Them (Feb 28, 2008, 08:30)
Royal HeHe2-ness: "So you thought Vista's
desktop looked slick? Or the latest Leopard desktop is coolest
thing after sliced bread? Well you probably haven't been properly
exposed to Linux's customizability..."
Using "shred" to Securely Delete Files (Feb 28, 2008, 07:00)
BeginLinux: "When you use the 'rm' utility, you
may think that you're deleting a file, but you're not..."
Use Kaffeine to Receive Free-to-Air TV on Your Linux Box (Feb 28, 2008, 05:30)
Linux.com: "Free-to-air ethnic television in a
variety of languages beamed from satellite straight to your Linux
PC? No problem--here's how.
Sony Leery of the Eee PC? (Feb 28, 2008, 04:00)
CNET News: "As a computer, the Eee PC from Asus
is intended to be the opposite of intimidating--it's made for
children after all. But its potential as a market force is
apparently giving chills to its larger industry peers..."
Promotion and Celebrity (Feb 28, 2008, 02:30)
LUGRadio: "...Jono Bacon, Stuart Langridge,
Chris Proctor and Adam Sweet discuss whether there is any
difference between Open Source heroes and the rest of us..."
Microsoft's Open Premise: The License Compatibility (Feb 28, 2008, 01:00)
Grigor Gatchev--A Weblog: "It is falling short
of the freedom we are used to, but is a step in the right
direction. Unless it is a part of some sinister plan, we should
commend Microsoft for it..."