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Linux News for Feb 29, 2008

  • Refocusing LinuxWorld (Feb 29, 2008, 23:30)
    Editor's Note: LinuxWorld Expo could be in danger of becoming too big or too unfocused to remain relevant for business people. But the conference's best hope for drawing power may lie with the geeks.

  • Netscape Bites the Dust (Feb 29, 2008, 22:00)
    Webuser: "In the early days of the web it was one of the most recognisable symbols, but tomorrow the Netscape Navigator icon will go to its grave..."

  • Can Linux Stage a Coup D'Etat? (Feb 29, 2008, 21:15)
    LinuxInsider: "Give office workers familiar with the Microsoft XP operating system an opportunity to try the same navigational tasks at a Linux-based desktop. Then step back and wait for the reaction..."

  • Battle of the Ultra-Mobile Linux Laptops: Cloudbook vs. EeePC vs. My Old Thinkpad (Feb 29, 2008, 20:30)
    Popular Science: "When Asus unveiled their ultraportable, ultra-cute EeePC in October of last year, they may not have anticipated launching a whole new product category..."

  • Open Source Software and Recycled Gear Equals PCs for Needy Schools (Feb 29, 2008, 19:45)
    LinuxWorld: "Installfest for Schools in California's Bay Area couples recycled desktops with Linux community volunteers to donate PCs to schools..."

  • Adobe to Deliver AIR for Linux (Feb 29, 2008, 19:00)
    eWeek: "Adobe Systems hopes to make nice with the open-source community and soon deliver a Linux version of its newly released Adobe Integrated Runtime..."

  • Showdown in Geneva: OOXML Fails to Achieve Majority Approval at BRM (Feb 29, 2008, 18:00)
    ConsortiumInfo: "There are two ways in which you may hear the results of the BRM summarized by those that issue statements and press releases in the days to come. Perhaps inevitably, they are diametrically opposed..."

  • SCO Reveals Darl McBride's 2007 Compensation (Feb 29, 2008, 17:30)
    internetnews.com: "Amidst all that turmoil, SCO CEO Darl McBride still managed to pull in a very decent amount of money from his employer..."

  • Announcement--openMosix Project Ends (Feb 29, 2008, 16:45)
    LinuxPR: "Moshe Bar, openMosix founder and project leader, has confirmed the previously announced plans to end the openMosix Project effective March 1, 2008..."

  • How OOXML Vote Could Change All--And Nothing (Feb 29, 2008, 16:00)
    LinuxWorld Australia: "Whether the International Organization for Standardization should adopt OOXML is a question that has fuelled a blog battle between supporters and opponents..."

  • An Objection to SCO's Proposed Reorganization Raises Questions About SNCP (Feb 29, 2008, 15:15)
    Groklaw: "Folks heard about the proposed reorganization and may be smelling money in the air, I gather, because here comes a creditor, Citi Financial, who's decided it's worth it now to hook a car to the creditors' train and send in their lawyers..."

  • Novell Grows Its Linux Business (Feb 29, 2008, 14:30)
    internetnews.com: "The first quarter of 2008 was a good one for Novell, spurred by its Linux sales..."

  • Microsoft's 'Openness' Pledge A Potential Patent Trap, Gartner Warns (Feb 29, 2008, 13:45)
    InformationWeek: 'Do not use Microsoft's documentation unless you have rigorous processes to keep track of applicable patents,' said Gartner, in a new research report..."

  • Ubuntu Landscape Systems Management Tool Set to Launch (Feb 29, 2008, 13:00)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "After a six-month beta period, Canonical Ltd. is adding management muscle to Ubuntu Linux servers and desktops in the form of its Landscape systems management tool..."

  • Scared or Oblivious: Australia's SMEs on Linux (Feb 29, 2008, 11:30)
    Builder AU: "Australian SMEs aren't paying nearly enough attention to Linux considering the top priority for their IT managers is to 'reduce costs...'"

  • GNOME Focuses on Accessibility--With a Little Help from Mozilla and Others (Feb 29, 2008, 10:00)
    Linux.com: "The GNOME Foundation has turned its attention to accessibility for people with disabilities..."

  • $200 Linux Desktop Systems Are No Bargain (Feb 29, 2008, 08:30)
    PC World: "On Sears.com and Wal-Mart.com--two sites that sell cheap Linux-based PCs--potential buyers post questions like, 'Which version of Windows does this have...?'"

  • Becoming Root User Without Password In GNU/Linux Ubuntu (Feb 29, 2008, 07:00)
    HowtoForge: "Ubuntu has an excellent security tool called sudo that allows the administrator to delegate control of certain commands to certain users..."

  • Vomit or Linux: Your Choice (Feb 29, 2008, 04:00)
    The Linux Distillery: "Imagine standing on the road. An oncoming car is heading rapidly towards you. You have a choice to move, or to stay..."

  • Google Summer of Code's Real Goals? (Feb 29, 2008, 02:30)
    Nussbaum: "There's an interesting discussion about Google Summer of Code going on debian-devel@..."

  • Why Microsoft's New EU Fine is Just Fine (Feb 29, 2008, 01:00)
    Linux Journal: "News that Microsoft is to be hit with yet another fine from the European Union has naturally attracted plenty of attention, but it has also raised the old questions of whether such interventions by governments are justified or even do any good..."