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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 free software..."

  • 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 thousand units..."

  • 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 Public License..."

  • 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 features..."

  • 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 system..."

  • 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 weeks..."

  • 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 important duties..."

  • 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 needs..."

  • 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 most people..."

  • 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 within.

  • 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..."