Linux News for Mar 26, 2008
An Introduction to CrossOver Games (Mar 26, 2008, 22:30)
Wine Review: "CrossOver Games is a commercial
variant of Wine released by CodeWeavers with support for many of
today's most popular games..."
UK to Fly the Flag for OOXML (Mar 26, 2008, 21:45)
Channel Register: "The British Standards
Institute looks set to reverse its position on Microsoft's Office
Open XML file format by approving it as an international
The Importance of Being Updated (Mar 26, 2008, 21:00)
Linux-Watch: "Part of the problem? Many
companies are unclear both about what programs they're using, never
mind when and how to update them..."
Firefox Update Tackles Pair of Critical Bugs (Mar 26, 2008, 20:15)
internetnews.com: "While Mozilla is busily
developing its next-generation Firefox 3 open source Web browser,
work continues to improve stability and security with the current
The State of Open Source: Zack Urlocker, MySQL (Mar 26, 2008, 19:30)
PC World Australia: "Vice president of products
at MySQL, Zack Urlocker, speaks about the challenges open source
projects face in gaining deeper adoption in the enterprise..."
Disruptive Technologies that Affect Desktop Linux (Mar 26, 2008, 18:45)
Datamation: "Perhaps what has given desktop
Linux its biggest shot in the arm is the evolution of various
disruptive technologies that have, by design, made desktop Linux
adoption just that much easier..."
GPL Project Watch List for Week of 03/21, 2k Update (Mar 26, 2008, 18:00)
Palamida: "Our database now contains over 2000
projects that are using the GPL v3. This is a large milestone for
the license, and seems to still be the beginning of wider
The World's First Document Freedom Day (Mar 26, 2008, 17:15)
ODF: "Today is Document Freedom Day: Roughly
200 teams from more than 60 countries worldwide are organising
local activities to raise awareness for Document Freedom and Open
Microsoft Files Complaint on OOXML Vote to Apex Office and Ministry of Consumer Affairs (Mar 26, 2008, 16:30)
Open Source India: "I love Microsoft for their
sheer willingness to p**s off every human being on this planet in
their quest for approval of OOXML..."
OOXML Votes: One Yea, One Nay (Mar 26, 2008, 15:45)
Roundup: Brazil votes no again, but the Czechs
change their minds and vote yes.
Sun Announces MySQL Bundle (Mar 26, 2008, 15:00)
eWeek: "As Sun Microsystems prepares to close
its acquisition of MySQL, the GlassFish and MySQL communities are
announcing the availability of an optimized bundled release..."
Oracle Expands Its Linux Base (Mar 26, 2008, 14:15)
internetnews.com: "Oracle claims that it
continues to pick up users for its Linux offering and now is set to
add new clustering capabilities to the mix..."
OSBC: What Red Hat, Microsoft, CBS Do for Open Source (Mar 26, 2008, 13:30)
Roundup: Coverage from yesterday's speakers at
the Open Source Business Conference includes how Red Hat wants to
lead, how CBS Interactive uses, and what Microsoft's relationship
to open source is (both from Redmond's and the Linux Foundation's
points of view).
Linux 2.6.25-rc7 [Released] (Mar 26, 2008, 12:45)
LKML.org: "So this hopefully continues closing
various regressions, and most of the changes are pretty small
(i.e., diffstat shows a lot of oneliners)..."
ODF Editor: ODF Loses if OOXML Does (Mar 26, 2008, 12:00)
PC World Australia: "The editor of the Open
Document Format standard has written a letter that strongly
supports recognizing Microsoft's Open Office XML file format as a
standard, arguing that if it fails, ODF will suffer..."
Embedded Linux Conference Courts Developers (Mar 26, 2008, 12:00)
DeviceGuru: "Developers thinking of using Linux
as an embedded operating system won't want to miss the annual
Embedded Linux Conference coming to Silicon Valley next
Linux Distros That Could Take The Lead Soon (Mar 26, 2008, 10:30)
Biguncledave's Weblog: "But open source is
about free choice and fair competition, so there's never a time
when the lead penguins can rest easy..."
Kernel as Hypervisor: Andrea Arcangeli (Mar 26, 2008, 09:00)
LinuxWorld: "A Linux kernel developer explains
the key overlaps between the hypervisor and the OS kernel. The KVM
architecture uses Linux as both, which puts new capabilities at the
Salasaga Burns Brightly at Its Start (Mar 26, 2008, 07:30)
Linux.com: "One of the remaining gaps in the
GNU/Linux desktop is an editor for producing Flash content..."
Best Way To Create Your Own Ubuntu (Mar 26, 2008, 06:00)
OSWeekly: "This is something that I have been
toying with as an idea--creating my own distribution, based on the
Ubuntu core, but making sure some basics that continue to go
ignored are covered..."
Running Linux on the PlayStation 3: More Than a Toy (Mar 26, 2008, 04:30)
developerWorks: "When Sony first announced that
the PlayStation 3 would be able to run Linux natively, a great deal
of excitement ensued..."
Dell, Rivals Leaving Linux Money on the Table (Mar 26, 2008, 03:00)
The VAR Guy: "The VAR Guy is in the market for
a small office printer that supports Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X and
What CAN'T Linux Do? (Mar 26, 2008, 01:30)
TechRepublic: "A few weeks ago a colleague of
mine sent me a link to a story about a man who clustered together
sixteen Playstation 3s using Linux to simulate black holes..."
We Don't Need No Stinking Black Boxes (Mar 26, 2008, 00:00)
Between the Lines: "In Late February, VMWare
announced the release of ESX Server 3i, the first release of their
embedded hypervisor platform for OEMs..."