Linux News for Mar 25, 2008
Is the AGPL Half-Empty, or Half-Full? (Mar 25, 2008, 22:30)
451 CAOS Theory: "AGPLv3 closes a loophole that
many would have preferred to see addressed by the GPLv3..."
Why Open Source Contributes to Productivity (Mar 25, 2008, 21:00)
Hack Your Day: "I think this is because open
source stuff contributes to productivity. Not necessarily personal,
but community productivity..."
Microsoft's Real Open-Source Nightmare (Mar 25, 2008, 19:30)
Coop's Corner: "If Microsoft really got singed
because of strong anti-U.S. blowback, it would prove an incredible
boon for open source..."
A Hard Problem (Mar 25, 2008, 18:45)
LinuxWorld: "Simon Phipps proposes a hard
problem: expanding the definition of 'open source' to include
More OOXML BRM Messiness: A Delegate from Brazil Challenges "Law of Silence" (Mar 25, 2008, 18:00)
Groklaw: "More issues now have surfaced
regarding some tactics being used to get OOXML approved as a
Survey: Devs Dip Into Both Open, Closed Apps (Mar 25, 2008, 17:15)
internetnews.com: "If you thought that most
open source developers work for open source companies, you might
well be wrong..."
Open Source Software Made Developers Cool. Now It Can Make Them Rich (Mar 25, 2008, 16:30)
Wired: "Last spring, marketer and blogger Hugh
MacLeod posted a question on his site: If open source is such a
phenomenon, where are all the open source billionaires...?"
Yet Another Eee Rival Arrives (Mar 25, 2008, 15:45)
PC Pro: "Yet another manufacturer has unveiled
an Eee PC rival, further crowding the emerging Linux-powered
F9 Beta Release Announcement (Mar 25, 2008, 15:00)
Announcement: "Ah, spring... when a young
penguin's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of... Beta testing! Yes,
spring has sprung, and so has the Beta release of Fedora 9..."
IBM Takes Stake In Open Source Database Vendor (Mar 25, 2008, 14:15)
internetnews.com: "For more than a decade,
PostgreSQL has been a cornerstone of the open source database
market. In recent years, EnterpriseDB has emerged as a leading
vendor supporting and driving PostgreSQL forward..."
Russian Postal Service Wears Red Hat (Mar 25, 2008, 13:30)
Hellmail: "Russian Post and American company
Red Hat signed the Protocol of intentions on IT development based
on open freeware earlier this month..."
NSA Updates SELinux (Mar 25, 2008, 12:45)
Government Computer News: "The National
Security Agency has released a new version of Security Enhanced
Mythbuntu 8.04 Brings MythTV Improvements To Fruition (Mar 25, 2008, 12:00)
Phoronix: "Last November we had looked at
Mythbuntu 7.10 and found it to be an excellent MythTV
A Frugal Experience (Mar 25, 2008, 10:30)
Planète Béranger: "Three days
ago, I installed Frugalware 0.8. As the speed and the availability
of the repositories is not always stellar, I decided to download
the DVD1 and to install everything on it..."
Troubleshooting Defunct (Zombie) Processes on Linux (Mar 25, 2008, 09:00)
isomerica.net: "Normally a zombie process means
that the process has died but remains in the process table because
the parent hasn't called wait() to 'reap' the process and retrieve
the return code..."
Virtual Compound Pages (Mar 25, 2008, 07:30)
KernelTrap: "'Allocations of larger pages are
not reliable in Linux. If larger pages have to be allocated then
one faces various choices of allowing graceful fallback or using
vmalloc with a performance penalty due to the use of a page
DOSBox, Part I: Installation and Configuration (Mar 25, 2008, 06:00)
PolishLinux: "In this article I am going to
explain how to configure and use DOSBox, the best MS DOS emulator
for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux systems..."
Phoronix: ASUS GeForce 9600GT 512MB [Review] (Mar 25, 2008, 04:00)
"In late February NVIDIA had introduced the GeForce 9 series
with the introduction of the mid-range GeForce 9600GT 512MB
Freespire 2.0.3 [Review] (Mar 25, 2008, 03:00)
distro-review: "Freespire is one of those
distros that I'm always being recommended to try, so this week
instead of reviewing a brand new release I'm stepping back to try
Freespire 2.0.3 and see how it measures up..."
9 Improvements Needed in GNOME (Mar 25, 2008, 01:30)
Datamation: "Although I regularly use KDE,
Xfce, and other desktops for GNU/Linux, I keep returning to
Microsoft Continues to Prey Upon the Overly Cautious with Patent Deals (Mar 25, 2008, 00:00)
The Open Road: "Just when I thought Microsoft
had closed patent cross-licensing deals with every Japanese firm
ever to have considered corporate existence, Microsoft surprises me
with a deal with Onkyo..."