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Linux News for Apr 30, 2008

  • Microsoft Trojan Horse Part Duex... (Apr 30, 2008, 22:30)
    ONLamp: "After reading a recent press release about System Center Operations Manager 2007 being able to 'manage Unix/Linux,' the first thought that goes through my head is WTF? Who in their right mind would touch that product...?"

  • Deflectors Say There's Something There, Sensors Say There Isn't (Apr 30, 2008, 21:00)
    Hoosier Penguin: "Did you ever get the nagging feeling you've missed something important as you go through your daily routine...?"

  • If They Mated: Intel and Cray to Conceive x86 Linux Monster (Apr 30, 2008, 19:30)
    Ars Technica: "In a move that could have broad implications for the high-performance computing market, Intel and Cray have announced a broad collaboration that will see engineers from the two companies work together on future products and projects..."

  • The Open Life of Second Life (Apr 30, 2008, 18:00)
    LinuxWorld: "On January 2007, the source code of the client viewer for the online virtual world community Second Life was released as Open Source..."

  • Commercial KVM-Based Virtual Desktop Program Arrives (Apr 30, 2008, 17:15)
    Linux.com: "Now, Qumranet, the company behind KVM, is releasing a commercial virtual desktop called Solid ICE based on KVM technology..."

  • Has the BBC Duped Us over iPlayer? (Apr 30, 2008, 16:30)
    Open...: "The story then was: trust us, we'll get round to GNU/Linux support as soon as we can. And you know what? Silly old me believed them..."

  • FAST: Bring on The Microsoft Linux/Unix Ties (Apr 30, 2008, 15:45)
    internetnews.com: "Microsoft's FAST purchase, which closed Friday, gives it one of the premier enterprise search players, and a search platform that, in addition to Windows, supports rival operating systems Linux and Unix..."

  • Reiser Juror Explains What Led to Conviction (Apr 30, 2008, 15:00)
    San Francisco Chronicle: "Hans Reiser's arrogance and his lack of compassion for his estranged wife helped persuade jurors to convict the computer programmer of first-degree murder, a member of the Oakland jury said Tuesday..."

  • KDE Project Ships First Alpha of KDE 4.1 (Apr 30, 2008, 14:15)
    KDE.org: "With the soft feature freeze in effect, KDE 4.1 provides a first preview of what can be expected from KDE 4.1, due in late July this year..."

  • First Word from Day 1 of the Novell v. SCO Trial (Apr 30, 2008, 13:30)
    Groklaw: "Michael Jacobs made the opening comments for Novell stating that they seek the recovery of $19,979,561 from SCO based on its licenses to Microsoft, Sun, and others..."

  • Microsoft Rides In to Cross-Platform Systems Management (Apr 30, 2008, 12:45)
    451 CAOS Theory: "Specifically, Microsoft will enable the management of Linux and Unix servers from within its own systems management software..."

  • Hardy Heron Moves Into the Black Tower (Apr 30, 2008, 12:00)
    Device Guru: "Last time I wrote about the 'Black Tower,' I had just installed Vista and Kubuntu 7.10 in a dual-boot setup. When version 8.04 of Kubuntu ('Hardy Heron') hit the Web last week, I wasted no time upgrading to it.

  • Deflectors Say There's Something There, Sensors Say There Isn't (Apr 30, 2008, 10:17)
    Did you ever get the nagging feeling you've missed something important as you go through your daily routine?

    I'm having that feeling right now, and it may not bode well for Linux.

  • Linux and Formula One (Apr 30, 2008, 09:00)
    ITPro: "It is a testament to the rapid advance of Linux in high performance computing that most teams in Formula 1 have been using Linux systems in their aerodynamic and engine workshops for a number of years..."

  • Three Utilities for Automatically Converting Audio for Portable Music Players (Apr 30, 2008, 07:30)
    Linux.com: "While large cheap hard disks allow you to keep your audio collection in a lossless format such as FLAC on your home network, when you are on the move you probably want to squeeze the most out of every gigabyte by using a compressed format.."

  • MySQL Engines: MyISAM vs. InnoDB (Apr 30, 2008, 06:00)
    Tag1 Consulting: "InnoDB is commonly viewed as anything but performant, especially when compared to MyISAM. Many actually call it slow. This view is mostly supported by old facts and mis-information..."

  • The Perfect Desktop--Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) (Apr 30, 2008, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes step by step how to set up a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment..."

  • Microsoft Arguments Against Linux are Bollocks (Apr 30, 2008, 03:00)
    The Linux Distillery: "Microsoft PR threw down the gauntlet; 'see how Windows Server 2008 stacks up versus Linux,' they say..."

  • Kickfire is the MySQL Data Box for the Rest of Us (Apr 30, 2008, 01:30)
    Between The Lines: "Given all the various technology news in the last two weeks, it would have been relatively easy to overlook a press release from a small startup called Kickfire, which produces an appliance to run MySQL applications..."

  • Red Hat Pitching Proprietary Lock-in as "Open" (Apr 30, 2008, 00:45)
    The Open Raod: "Ah, how the mighty have fallen. In what must have been gross oversight, Red Hat is pitching proprietary software on its website under the banner of 'No vendor lock-in...'"

  • OpenOffice.org--A Candidate for a 501(c)6? (Apr 30, 2008, 00:00)
    Safe as Milk: "'Look at Eclipse; it was released by IBM in November, 2001. Within 2 years, it had something like 80 companies participating in the code development, and in less than 2.5 years, a non-profit organization was founded where IBM didn't even have a majority of seats on the board...'"