Linux News for Mar 27, 2008
Aaron Seigo, KDE Project Lead Speaks Out (Mar 27, 2008, 22:30)
Computerworld UK: "Here he describes how
porting KDE4 to Windows and MacOS will enable Kontact, the Open
Source groupware application, to challenge the dominance of
Microsoft Outlook in the enterprise..."
Laying the Groundwork for OS Systems Management (Mar 27, 2008, 21:45)
internetnews.com: "The systems management space
has been dominated by proprietary vendors like IBM Tivoli and HP
OpenView for years, though in recent years open source upstarts are
trying to make a dent..."
OLPC XO Hacks: Overclocking an XO Laptop Geode LX 700 CPU (Mar 27, 2008, 21:00)
One Laptop Per Child News: "One major complaint
about One Laptop Per Child's XO laptop, is the speed of its Geode
LX 700 CPU that runs at 433mhz..."
OS Commerce: The True Cost of Free Carts (Mar 27, 2008, 20:15)
eCommerce-Guide: "A free, open source shopping
cart may sound really attractive in these economic times, but how
free is free...?"
Local Government Urged to Consider Open Source (Mar 27, 2008, 19:30)
CIO Australia: "The Shire of Busselton's senior
IT officer says open source software offers many opportunities for
councils suffering budgetary constraints.."
Sun Outlines its Open Source Strategy and MySQL Integration (Mar 27, 2008, 18:45)
"SearchEnterpriseLinux.com sat down with Barton George, the group
manager for Sun Microsystems Inc.'s GNU/Linux strategy, about the
company's open source strategy, Sun's acquisition of MySQL and the
impact on customers..."
Hacker Super Bowl Pits Mac OS vs. Linux, Vista (Mar 27, 2008, 18:00)
LinuxWorld: "It's the most anticipated matchup
in the hacker world: Linux versus Mac OS X versus Vista. Who will
get hacked first...?"
Initiative Helps Farmers in Rural India Using OSS (Mar 27, 2008, 17:15)
Linux.com: "'India is like a long snake. While
its head is moving into the twenty-first century, the tail is still
in the sixteenth. And there are people all over its body...'"
OSBC Panel Looks at the Future of the OS (Mar 27, 2008, 16:30)
eWeek: "There were testy exchanges between the
panelists about developer support for Linux, Solaris and
Another Reason Microsoft's OSP Isn't Good Enough (Mar 27, 2008, 15:45)
Groklaw: "We've seen the reasons given by the
Free Software Law Center as to why Microsoft's Open Specification
Promise, or OSP, provides no assurance for FOSS developers. But
what about everyone else...?"
Porn Site Technique Used to Promote OOXML (Mar 27, 2008, 15:00)
<NO>OOXML: "OOXML supporters anonymously
registered a domain similar to the Document Freedom Day domain in
order to, much like many Porn sites, exploit user confusion and to
fool visitors into their site..."
Report: Subscriptions to Surge for Open-Source Licensing (Mar 27, 2008, 14:15)
eWeek Mid-Market: "One out of five applications
will be licensed by subscription within five years, respondents
said, thanks to goodies such as remote management, security
monitoring and more..."
Development of Automatix Has Been Discontinued (Mar 27, 2008, 13:30)
Automatix: "Well the day has finally come,
development of Automatix has been discontinued..."
OpenOffice.org Releases New Version of Free Software Alternative to Microsoft Office (Mar 27, 2008, 12:45)
eMediaWire: "The OpenOffice.org Community is
pleased to announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.4, the latest
version of the leading open source office productivity
Kernel Space: Authoritative Hooks for Containerization (Mar 27, 2008, 12:00)
LinuxWorld: The containers developers have what
would seem to be a relatively straightforward problem: they would
like to control access to devices on a per-container basis..."
Linux Directory Structure Overview (Mar 27, 2008, 10:00)
Debian Admin: "One of the most noticeable
differences between Linux and Windows is the directory
Get the Most out of Social Media On Your Ubuntu (Mar 27, 2008, 09:00)
PolishLinux: "Sometimes I get the feeling that
Web 2.0 is just too fancy for Linux, loads of tools, websites, and
apps are being developed without taking Linux users into
Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) Beta (Mar 27, 2008, 07:30)
Ubuntu Geek: "Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is the upcoming
version of the Ubuntu operating system..."
5 Tips to Improve your Linux Desktop (Mar 27, 2008, 06:00)
Cheese Media News: "Here are 5 funkalicious
tips to improve your Linux desktop..."
Eclipse at eBay, Part 2 (Mar 27, 2008, 04:30)
developerWorks: "Here in Part 2 of a two-part
'Eclipse at eBay' series, we will look at some of the
organizational needs of eBay and how it has used Eclipse to fill
Taking A Good Long Look At Vector Linux 5.9 Standard (Mar 27, 2008, 03:00)
LinuxDevCenter: "Over the past 14 months I've
reviewed two previous releases of Vector Linux: Vector Linux 5.8
Standard and Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO..."
Calling All Distros (Mar 27, 2008, 01:30)
Blog of Helios Too: "It's not often that the
opportunity to get some real publicity comes your way..."
10 Ways That Linux is Outgrowing the Stereotype and Becoming the Best O/S (Mar 27, 2008, 00:00)
distro-review: "Linux has a negative image
associated with it; a most unfortunate affliction when that image
is contrary to the truth. I'm occasionally asked 'why do you bother