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Linux News for May 28, 2008

  • The Anatomy of a Crappy Linux Distro (May 28, 2008, 23:15)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "All Linux distributions are not created equal. Some are superior in quality while others are so full of crap.

  • Why the Pre-Loaded Linux Desktop is Important (May 28, 2008, 21:45)
    Practical Technology: "I will never cease to be amazed at how fast things change and how quickly people forget..."

  • Managing Firm-Sponsored Open Source Communities (May 28, 2008, 21:00)
    Jan Fredrik's Weblog: "I have studied the American software company Novell and the openSUSE project, largely guided by an inductive, qualitative approach supplemented by some quantitative methods..."

  • Q&A: Google's Open-Source Balancing Act (May 28, 2008, 20:30)
    Underexposed: "Chris DiBona's job--manager of Google's open-source programs--is a balancing act..."

  • Is OpenOffice.org Getting Faster? (May 28, 2008, 20:00)
    OpenOffice.org Ninja: "Some complain OpenOffice.org is slow and bloated. With each release there may be dozens of performance improvements, but there are also new features, some of which may slow things down..."

  • Open-Source ATI Driver Achieves Major R500 3D Success (May 28, 2008, 19:30)
    Phoronix: "While the RadeonHD developers have been busy working on Radeon HD 3200 / 780 Series support and other features for this open-source ATI R500/600+ driver, the DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) support has been lagging behind..."

  • Open Source Licensing Suits Settle in Short Order (May 28, 2008, 19:00)
    The Lawyers Weekly: "Many open source licences are only two or three paragraphs long and read more like a manifesto than a traditional software licence..."

  • The Skinny on Linux for Thin Client Computing (May 28, 2008, 18:30)
    LinuxInsider: "Technology moves at a lightning-fast pace. A brand new desktop computer has an average lifespan of two to five years, after which both its hardware and its software have become obsolete..."

  • Linux Gains "Embedded" Maintainers (May 28, 2008, 18:00)
    LinuxDevices: "Andrew Morton finally has his wish--times two--as there are now two official 'Embedded Linux' maintainers listed in the Linux kernel 'Maintainers' file..."

  • The Shuttleworth Foundation Supports South Africa's Appeal Against OOXML (May 28, 2008, 17:30)
    Groklaw: "The Shuttleworth Foundation has sent out a press relase explaining what it believes is wrong with OOXML as a standard, and stating its conviction that the the South Africa Bureau of Standards has a strong case for appeal..."

  • Keep Your Eyes Open (May 28, 2008, 17:00)
    Computerworld UK: "One of the unexpected benefits of Microsoft's desire to get some hot openness-juice is that in its effort to appear open it is revealing far more of its internal thought processes..."

  • GNOME File Manager Gets Tabbed File Browsing (May 28, 2008, 16:30)
    #open.ended: "The Nautilus developers are about to deliver a big improvement, however, with the addition of full support for tabbed browsing..."

  • Google Now Hosts Open Source Libraries (May 28, 2008, 15:45)
    OStatic: "Ajax works quite well, and has been increasingly popular among many new Web sites. The only problem is the fact that the underlying JavaScript calls needed for Ajax are slightly different on various browsers..."

  • Ruby on Rails Upgrade Eyed (May 28, 2008, 15:00)
    Australian PC World: "Ruby on Rails 2.1, a planned upgrade to the popular open-source Web framework, could be released as soon as this weekend, the creator of the framework, David Heinemeier Hansson, said on Tuesday..."

  • Red Hat Builds New Community Around Security (May 28, 2008, 14:15)
    internetnews.com: "Red Hat is jumping into the open source security game with a effort known as the Open Source Software Security community, or simply OSS-security..."

  • Firefox 3 RC2 on Tap, Final Ship in Mid June (May 28, 2008, 13:30)
    ZDNet: "The Mozilla Firefox 3 team decided Tuesday to make available a Release Candidate 2 that resolves some of the remaining showstopper bugs but they say it won't impact the ship date by much..."

  • Linux Server Sales Continue to Grow (May 28, 2008, 12:45)
    vnunet: "HP and IBM claimed an equal share of the global server market in the first quarter of 2008, according to IDC, echoing figures from rival analyst firm Gartner published last week..."

  • Interview with Jeff Moe: BLAG, linux-libre and More (May 28, 2008, 12:00)
    Blue-GNU: "Jeff Moe is a 37 year old self-employed father. Better known as jebba, he is the main developer behind the 100% Free distribution BLAG..."

  • A Tiny Look at TinyMe 2008.0 (May 28, 2008, 10:30)
    TuxMachines: "While we're all waiting for PCLOS 2008 to be released, we were treated to a kissing cousin yesterday with the release of TinyMe 2008.0..."

  • Bash Regular Expressions (May 28, 2008, 09:45)
    Linux Journal: "When working with regular expressions in a shell script the norm is to use grep or sed or some other external command/program..."

  • Setting Up PHPlist (Open-Source Newsletter Manager) (May 28, 2008, 09:00)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set up PHPlist on Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. This howto should also work for other distributions with little modifications..."

  • How-to: Playing Psychonauts on Linux with Wine (May 28, 2008, 08:15)
    Wine Review: "I decided to test Psychonauts because I felt bad that I bought the game a year ago for about 3 Euro, and I had not touched it since then..."

  • Using Perl On Linux To Do Mass Synchronization Of File Time Stamps (May 28, 2008, 07:30)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today we're going to take a look at another quick and simple Perl command line execution statement that you can use to save yourself lots of time..."

  • RadeonHD Driver Delivers AMD 780 Support (May 28, 2008, 06:45)
    Phoronix: "In early March AMD had announced the 780 Series Chipset for motherboards, which is designed to be the low-end Phenom-compatible version of the 790FX Chipset..."

  • How To Install A TeamSpeak Server On Ubuntu (May 28, 2008, 06:00)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial describes how to set up a TeamSpeak server on an Ubuntu Server system..."

  • Manage Widget Geometry in PyGTK (May 28, 2008, 04:30)
    developerWorks: "The GTK+ toolkit and its PyGTK binding package have several convenient containers..."

  • Linux is Ready for Your Desktop, And Your Business (May 28, 2008, 03:00)
    PC Advisor: "Linux? That's only for geeks, right? Like its forerunner Unix it conjures up visions of terminal windows and cryptic commands..."

  • What Happens When You Ask a Software Pirate for Ubuntu? (May 28, 2008, 01:30)
    fsckin w/Linux: "We've all seen the email scams, where software pirates offer amazing deals on software through email. In fact I got one such message today..." [Humor]

  • Windows vs. Linux: Understanding the Difficulty Divide (May 28, 2008, 00:45)
    Works With U: "Over the years, I've developed a generalized theory about the relative cost of getting things done in Windows versus that of Linux..."

  • A Day in the Life (May 28, 2008, 00:00)
    The Beez' Speaks: "You know what the difference is between a professional blogger and amateurs like us? They write about the community and we are the community..."