Linux News for Jun 16, 2008
Why Linux is Not Coming to a Desktop Near You (Jun 16, 2008, 23:15)
iTWire: "For many years now, Linux has been a
remarkable success story at the server level. However, at the
desktop level, the tale is patchy--there are some success stories
but for the most part one factor or another holds back the
operating system from repeating its feats..."
Open Source and Sustainability (Jun 16, 2008, 22:30)
Open Source Initiative: "It's a great read, and I heartily
recommend it to anyone who enjoyed books like The Tipping Point,
The Wisdom of Crowds, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and other books that
powerfully explain the world from a new perspective..."
OpenSolaris Still Has Some Linux Copying To Do (Jun 16, 2008, 21:45)
The Register: "Although far from a complete
product, the latest OpenSolaris is impressive and in the long run
could prove a viable alternative to Linux..."
Charging for GNU/Linux is Not the Answer (Jun 16, 2008, 21:00)
Free Software Magazine: "The problem is that as
I've said before the game is changing and cost of the licence is
becoming a much lesser part of the issue of obtaining
Programmer Insecurity (Jun 16, 2008, 20:15)
iBanjo: "One of the main community
'anti-patterns' we've talked about is people writing 'code bombs.'
That is, what do you do when somebody shows up to an open source
project with a gigantic new feature that took months to
Fedora 9 Falls A Little Short (Jun 16, 2008, 19:30)
LinuxPlanet: Reviewer Dan Lynch takes a test
drive on the latest release of Fedora. His experience: some really
neat features overshadowed by a lack of stability and too
Open Source Tour of Europe: [Greece and Poland] (Jun 16, 2008, 18:45)
Roundup: "To coincide with EURO 2008,
Iâ€™m embarking on a virtual European tour,
taking a quick look at open source policies and deployment projects
in the 16 nations that are competing in the tournament..."
Will Linux Users Miss Out on Firefox 3? (Jun 16, 2008, 18:00)
internetnews.com: "With the new Firefox 3 Web
browser set for release tomorrow, tens of millions of Mozilla
Firefox users on Windows will get an update notification directly
from Mozilla to upgrade..."
openSUSE's Brockmeier Sees Distro Coming Into Its Own (Jun 16, 2008, 17:15)
Linux.com: "In the middle of preparations for
the new release, Brockmeier took the time to talk with Linux.com
about the priorities within the community and its relation with the
larger world of free software..."
Newport News, Virginia Goes Open Source (Jun 16, 2008, 16:30)
Open Source Connections: "Recently, the Newport
News, Virginia Open eGov system was released. Using the Plone
content management system, the system is designed for governments
to install, out of the box, a website which also includes
specialized departmental infrastructure..."
Changes to Gobuntu (Jun 16, 2008, 15:45)
LWN: "This installer option now obviates the
need for a separate derivative project, and in the interest of
reducing the workload of Ubuntu core developers, the Gobuntu
project will instead focus on merging as many changes as possible
into mainline Ubuntu..."
Microsoft Now Sponsor of Open Source Census (Jun 16, 2008, 15:00)
LinuxWorld: "Microsoft has become a sponsor of
The Open Source Census, a project started earlier this year that
aims to track and catalog the use of open-source software in
enterprises worldwide, the group announced Monday..."
Open Source Project Management App Hits 500K Downloads (Jun 16, 2008, 14:15)
Linux.com: "Open source application OpenProj, a
Microsoft Project replacement, has been downloaded more than
500,000 times, says Marc O'Brien, CEO of OpenProj's sponsoring
Becta, Open Source and Education: Too Little, Too Late? (Jun 16, 2008, 13:30)
IT Pro: "Back in 2005, Becta--the body that
advises the UK government on IT policy in education--issued a
report which concluded that free and open source software could
reduce the cost of deploying, supporting and maintaining computer
systems in primary schools by between 20 and 50 per cent..."
IBM May Open Source DB2 (Jun 16, 2008, 12:45)
ZDNet UK: "IBM is positive about the
possibility of bringing out its DB2 database-management software
under an open-source licence..."
Tagan Icy Box NAS4220 NAS Enclosure (Jun 16, 2008, 12:00)
Phoronix: "Over the past few years we have
looked at several Tagan power supplies such as the TurboJet 1100W
and BZ 900W..."
Pardus 2008 RC1--Great Distro Ahead (Jun 16, 2008, 10:30)
PlanetOSS: "Pardus team has released RC version
of their latest offering, Pardus 2008. This release has some
noticeable features which made me to go back to Pardus..."
Using NTSYSV To Manage Linux Services (Jun 16, 2008, 09:00)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Picking up where
we left off in yesterday's post regarding using chkconfig to manage
Linux run levels, today we're going to take a look at another
common, and helpful, tool you can find on Redhat, Fedora and other
such similar Linux distro's, named ntsysv..."
Practical Guide to Mindquarry (Jun 16, 2008, 07:30)
Free Software Magazine: "Groupware tools are a
dime a dozen these days, but there are a few features that make
Mindquarry stand out from the crowd..."
How To Install And Use gDesklets On Ubuntu 8.04 (Jun 16, 2008, 04:30)
HowtoForge: "This document describes how to
install and use gDesklets on Ubuntu 8.04..."
Review: TinyMe 2008 (Jun 16, 2008, 00:00)
Raiden's Realm: "About a year ago we reviewed
TinyMe when it was still in its beta and test stage. But a lot has
happened in the past year, and all of it good..."