Linux News for Mar 18, 2008
Dear Dan Lyons: Open Source was Never 'Counter Culture' (Mar 18, 2008, 23:15)
FLOSS Ruminations: "Dan Lyons talks about Open
Source being in 'an identity crisis' likening it to some punk band
from the 70's that's now playing stadiums and losing touch with its
original ethos. This is wrong on many, many levels..."
Microsoft and Novell: The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship (Mar 18, 2008, 22:30)
The VAR Guy: "Former Novell CEO Ray Noorda used
to speak about coopetition--the need to both cooperate and compete
with technology companies..."
Ubuntu 8.04 Gets Ready for Beta (Mar 18, 2008, 21:45)
DesktopLinux: "The next major, long-term
support version of Ubuntu is days away from its first, and only,
SourceForge's Larry Augustin: A Better Way to Build Web Apps (Mar 18, 2008, 21:00)
LinuxInsider: "Today, the open source developer
network is one of the largest, decentralized networks of its
Acquia Ties Success to Growth of Drupal (Mar 18, 2008, 20:15)
Linux.com: "In the last year, a growing number
of companies based on free and open source software (FOSS) have
come out of stealth mode..."
SpringSource Releases Tool Suite (Mar 18, 2008, 19:30)
eWeek: "SpringSource, the company behind the
Spring Framework, is rolling out the SpringSource Tool
Matthias Ettrich: The KDE-Man! (Mar 18, 2008, 18:45)
EFYtimes: "KDE's history started with a posting
of mine in various Linux and X11-related newsgroups almost 12 years
ago in October 1996..."
JasperSoft Claims to be Most Widely-Deployed BI Tool (Mar 18, 2008, 18:00)
LinuxWorld: "JasperSoft, the open-source
business intelligence vendor, is claiming that it is now the
world's most widely deployed BI product..."
Novell CEO Looks to the Future (Mar 18, 2008, 17:15)
eWeek: "When Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian takes to
the stage to open the company's BrainShare 2008 conference here
March 17, he will talk about what has been achieved over the past
year and what he hopes to do in the year ahead..."
CodeWeavers to Release CrossOver Games (Mar 18, 2008, 16:30)
Wine Review: "Today while browsing around the
CodeWeavers site I came across the 2008 CrossOver roadmap that was
posted by Jeremy White the CEO of CodeWeavers..."
Former ECMA Sec. Gen Challenges ISO/BRM Critics to Create a Better Process (Mar 18, 2008, 15:45)
Australian PC World: "Jan van den Beld, the man
responsible for advising Microsoft to pursue a Fast Track route to
OOXML standardisation, challenges critics of the ISO, ECMA
Ulteo Online Desktop Beta 1 Available (Mar 18, 2008, 15:00)
Socialized Software: "Mandrake Linux Founder
now Ulteo Chairman and CTO Gaël Duval today announced a new
beta release of the Ulteo Online Desktop a hosted desktop solution
built from open source technology..."
Novell Pitches Focus on Infrastructure (Mar 18, 2008, 14:15)
internetnews.com: "Execs outline strategic
initiatives for Linux and for growing its businesses during its
annual Brainshare event..."
HP to Sell Linux Laptops and PCs (Mar 18, 2008, 13:30)
Australian PC World: "HP is planning to
introduce desktop and laptop computers that come with Novell's Suse
Linux Enterprise Desktop operating system preinstalled..."
Supremes Reject Microsoft's Novell Appeal (Mar 18, 2008, 12:45)
internetnews.com: "The U.S. Supreme Court
refused to hear Microsoft's appeal of the antitrust case Novell
filed more than a decade ago..."
Make Sunbird Shine with Extensions (Mar 18, 2008, 12:00)
Linux.com: "Sunbird, Mozilla's calendar
application, supports extensions just as Firefox and Thunderbird
do. What kind of extensions work with a calendar...?"
Getting Stuff Done on Linux [Part 1] (Mar 18, 2008, 10:30)
makeuseof: "One thing you hear often about
Linux is that there's no software for it. This is simply not
Dear Dan Lyons: Open Source was Never 'Counter Culture' (Mar 18, 2008, 09:57)
Day 10,274 of misunderstood musings on Open Source. Dan Lyons talks about Open Source being in "an identity crisis" likening it to some punk band from the 70's that's now playing stadiums and losing touch with its original ethos. This is wrong on many, many levels.
Managing LVM with the LVM Manager (Mar 18, 2008, 09:00)
BeginLinux: "The LVM Manager is a graphical
interface tool that provides an easy way to manage Logical Volumes.
You can install the LVM Manager with yum on Red Hat Enterprise or
Ulteo Online Desktop Beta 1 Available (Mar 18, 2008, 08:53)
Mandrake Linux Founder now Ulteo Chairman and CTO Gaël Duval today announced a new beta release of the Ulteo Online Desktop a hosted desktop solution built from open source technology.
Ubuntu Linux Disk Encryption Benchmarks (Mar 18, 2008, 07:30)
Phoronix: "Introduced in Ubuntu 7.10 was
install-time encryption support where using the alternate installer
one can fully encrypt their disk in an LVM using dm-crypt..."
Speed Up Your System With Preload On Fedora 8 (Mar 18, 2008, 06:00)
HowtoForge: "Preload is an adaptive readahead
daemon--it will monitor which programs you use at the most. Parts
of these programs will be cached to speed up their load
Flash CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Running in Wine (Mar 18, 2008, 04:30)
Wine Review: "It looks as if Wine might be
supporting Adobe's Flash CS3 as well as Photoshop CS3 on Linux in
the near future..."
Finding Open Source Project Teams (Mar 18, 2008, 03:00)
iTWire: "Software is only as good as the people
that work on it. All of the great open source projects had great
project teams. If you want to be the next big thing in open source
a good team is essential..."
Parsix Linux--The "Prince of Persia" (Mar 18, 2008, 01:30)
Raiden's Realm: "PARSIX 1.0 is a Persian Linux
distribution, created by a team in Iran and built on a Debian
Parallel Computing's Already Here (Mar 18, 2008, 00:45)
eWeek: "Microsoft's Craig Mundie is right.
Parallel computing is going to change everything about computing,
but his timing is off. Thanks to Linux, it's been here for
Open Source: World Domination or World Liberation? (Mar 18, 2008, 00:00)
The Open Road: "These days, though, while we
seem to be making progress toward this end, we also appear to be