Linux News for Apr 24, 2008
Free Choice: The "Social Business" Model and Free Software (Apr 24, 2008, 22:30)
Advogato: "Yet the average person is simply
unaware of these issues of 'integrity,' or they are but do not
value them highly, choosing 'interoperability with their friends
and businesses' as 'more important...'"
Deploying KDE to 52 Million Young People (Apr 24, 2008, 21:00)
aseigo: "Mauricio broke the news today in his
blog about what can only be described as a massive deployment of
The Debian Project Improves its New Maintainer Process (Apr 24, 2008, 19:30)
Debian Times: "One of the bottlenecks is the
Debian Accout Management, and Sam Hocevar delegated some important
tasks to more people, distributing future workload..."
Linux Benefits for Small Businesses Highlighted (Apr 24, 2008, 18:00)
The Bellingham Herald: "As small businesses
around Whatcom County look to cut costs in a slowing economy,
presenters at this weekend's LinuxFest Northwest are encouraging
the use of Linux technology..."
Linux Ubuntu PCs Set for Sale in Russia (Apr 24, 2008, 16:30)
CNews: "Linux Ubuntu installation on PCs sold
by Excimer and NT Computer is to be launched within the [next]
month. Consequently, Ubuntu sales in Russia might reach 300
Linux Still Top Embedded OS (Apr 24, 2008, 15:00)
LinuxDevices:"Linux was used by 18 percent of
embedded engineers responding to a survey, making it tops overall
among both free and commercial OSes..."
Bill Gates: "The GPL, which we disagree with" (Apr 24, 2008, 13:30)
Ars Technica: "At the Institute for Systems
Biology in Seattle, Bill Gates gave his thoughts on where the
pharmaceutical industry was going, and where it should be going.
However, he also slipped up a bit and criticized the GNU General
Ubuntu's 'Hardy' Gets Cozy With Windows (Apr 24, 2008, 12:45)
internetnews.com: "The newest Ubuntu Linux long
term support (LTS) release, code named 'Hardy Heron' (officially
called Ubuntu 8.04) is set to be available today, including both
desktop and server editions with a long list of new
Open-Source ERP Grows Up (Apr 24, 2008, 12:00)
InfoWorld: "Can open-source software find a
home in mission-critical systems...? "
Open-Source Films Attack Hollywood (Apr 24, 2008, 11:15)
CNET News: "Board member and serial
entrepreneur Peter Vesterbacka says the aim of the open-source
project is 'wrecking the Hollywood model...'"
Codeweavers Gives Linux Project a Boost (Apr 24, 2008, 10:30)
We Are *Nixed: "CodeWeavers Inc., the leading
manufacturer of Windows to Linux software compatibility products,
announced today its support for Lindependence '08, which involves
migrating the entire town of Felton, CA to the Linux operating
The X300 Review, Part 2: Running Ubuntu Hardy (Apr 24, 2008, 09:45)
tecosystems: "Which is another way of saying
that once the X300 got here, it was just a matter of time until I
replaced Windows with Linux. Where 'time' equates to less than two
Bacula: Backups That Don't Suck (Apr 24, 2008, 09:00)
Linux.com: "Good systems administrators know
that implementing a robust backup procedure is one of their most
Wubi Do Bee Do, Installing Ubuntu Now So Easy But Hardy Heron Still Too Hard (Apr 24, 2008, 08:15)
iTWire: "Thanks to a wonderful new open source
tool called Wubi, downloading and installing the latest version of
Ubuntu Linux is now a snap for Windows users. It's a pity the
Ubuntu development team still hasn't taken the hint with its latest
release, Hardy Heron..."
Three Linux HTML Editors Reviewed (Apr 24, 2008, 07:30)
Linux.com: "Today's Web development tools offer
capabilities that go beyond basic HTML editing. I compared three
Web editors for Linux--Screem 0.16.1, Bluefish 1.0.7, and Quanta
Plus 3.5.7--to determine how well they handle today's Web editing
OpenOffice.org Extensions: Writer's Tools (Apr 24, 2008, 06:45)
Linux Journal: "One of the perqs of being a
journalist is that I often hear about software and events before
Defaulting To 4K Stacks (Apr 24, 2008, 06:00)
KernelTrap:: "Andrew Morton replied to a commit
message making 4k stacks the default, saying, 'this patch will
cause kernels to crash.' Ingo Molnar replied, 'what mainline
kernels crash and how will they crash...?'"
The Perfect Desktop--gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) (Apr 24, 2008, 05:15)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how you can
set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) desktop that is a full-fledged
replacement for a Windows desktop..."
Identify Speakers with sndpeek (Apr 24, 2008, 04:30)
developerWorks: "This article demonstrates the
tools and code you'll need to modify sndpeek to record individual
voice-print files for a given speaker..."
Red Hat's Open Source Community Trick (Apr 24, 2008, 03:00)
Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro: "Select a good open
source developer, respected in the community but not affiliated
with any Linux distributor company..."
"Green" Open Source Technologies for Earth Day (Apr 24, 2008, 02:15)
Socialized Software: "In recognition of Earth
Day, here are a few open source ideas that might help save the
planet or at least extend its shelf life..."
The Definitive Review of Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Herron" (Apr 24, 2008, 01:30)
Shelley the Republican: "Linux, as we all know,
began life as a hobbyist operating system--invented by conspiracy
theorist Richard 'Stalin' Stallman so that he could have an
operating system that was just as unfriendly as confusing as his
word-processor 'e-Macs...'" (Humor)
Is Linux Really Outgrowing Its Stereotypes? Does It Matter? (Apr 24, 2008, 00:45)
Linux DevCenter: "Last month distro-review ran
an article titled 10 ways that Linux is outgrowing the stereotype
and becoming the best OS.
OLPC Moves Spark Comments (Apr 24, 2008, 00:00)
Roundup: Tiemann asks: without open source,
what will OLPC have? Blankenhorn calls OLPC a "failure," but
believes it's not an indictment of Linux's future; meanwhile Dawson
opines that we owe a lot to OLPC's trailblazing. Articles
Open Source ERP Grows Up (Nov 28, 2007, 16:45)
internetnews.com: "After eight years of
development and over a million downloads, the open source Compiere
ERP has proven that it fits the bill for many..."