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Linux News for Jun 24, 2008

  • ProxMox: The High-Performance Virtualization Server for the Rest of Us (Jun 24, 2008, 22:30)
    Between the Lines: "What sounds like a cross between a Ferengi mating practice and an OREO cookie clone, but is actually the latest and greatest in Open Source turnkey virtualization servers...?"

  • GNOME Do and The Network Backed Plugin Architecture (Jun 24, 2008, 21:00)
    tecosytstems: "What I personally found fascinating about the 0.5 release was the way it continues the blurring of the lines between network and client application that I've been expecting for some time..."

  • Firefox 3 Reviews (Jun 24, 2008, 19:30)
    Roundup: A blogger's general user review and a security-oriented review from Linux Security within.

  • Linux Graphics, A Tale of Three Drivers (Jun 24, 2008, 18:45)
    Linux Foundation: "The purpose of this essay is to illustrate by example the strengths and weaknesses of the open source development model versus the binary driver one..."

  • Alfresco-Adobe Pact Pushes Open Source Toward the Mainstream (Jun 24, 2008, 18:00)
    Daniweb: "Last week Adobe surprised a few people--well, at least it surprised me--with the announcement that it was including Alfresco content management services as part of its LiveCycle Enterprise Suite Update 1 package..."

  • FUDCon Report from the Fedora Project Leader (Jun 24, 2008, 17:15)
    Red Hat Magazine: "This has been an exceptional way to introduce open source customers to the larger ecosystem behind the products they love, and the community that powers Fedora, the upstream for Red Hat Enterprise Linux..."

  • LGP Introduces Linux Game Copy Protection (Jun 24, 2008, 16:30)
    Phoronix: "For seven years Linux Game Publishing has been selling their Linux-ported games with no form of copy protection on their CD/DVDs, but beginning with their forthcoming port of Sacred: Gold that will be changed..."

  • Sun: We Screwed Up on Open Source (Jun 24, 2008, 15:45)
    Builder AU: "Many open source developers remain sceptical of Sun because their memories of the company focus on Sun's interactions with the community in 2001/2002, which Sun's chief open source officer Simon Phipps concedes was a period where Sun 'screwed up...'"

  • Linux Magazine is Dead, Long Live Linux Magazine! (Jun 24, 2008, 15:00)
    iTWire: "Just a couple of weeks ago Linux New Media acquired the subscriber base of Linux Magazine in the USA. Now comes the news that it is axing the paper version and moving publication online. Does this mean that print is dead...?"

  • KDE 4.1 Beta 2 Ready For Testing (Jun 24, 2008, 14:15)
    dot.KDE: "Another milestone on the road towards KDE 4.1 has been packaged and put online for testing..."

  • ASUS Backs Down on Anti-Linux Pricing (Jun 24, 2008, 13:30)
    APC Magazine: "Asus has quietly ditched its ludicrous policy of charging $50 more for the Linux-based Eee PC 901 than the XP one..."

  • Nvidia One Focus of Foundation's Position; Still Not Opening Their Drivers (Jun 24, 2008, 12:45)
    Roundup: A Linux Foundation spokesman singled out Nvidia drivers as a problem for the Linux kernel. But Nvidia is standing firm on its choice to keep their drivers binary only.

  • Symbian Acquired; Open Sourced (Jun 24, 2008, 12:00)
    Roundup: News from Europe this morning reveals Nokia has purchased the Symbian and is open sourcing the embedded OS. Pundits are already wondering what this means for Linux and Android.

  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 1 (Jun 24, 2008, 11:15)
    LinuxPlanet: "Can't seem to find the shares of Ubuntu machines from My Network Places or Network in Windows? You'll soon find out it's not a hide-and-seek game you'll win unless you start playing with features that exist on the computer, rather than chasing those you imagine are installed and setup..."

  • NVIDIA GeForce 8200 (Jun 24, 2008, 10:30)
    Phoronix: "Back in March we had looked at the Radeon HD 3200 graphics found on AMD 780G motherboards..."

  • Processing RAW files in Linux (Jun 24, 2008, 09:00)
    Polish Linux: "In this article I'm going to show the benefits of storing the photos in RAW 'format.' I'll be also decribing GNU/Linux tools that can help you with processing such images..."

  • Gedit Plugins for Everyone (Jun 24, 2008, 06:00)
    Linux.com: "If you drift between distributions, one of the first things you might notice is that Gedit, GNOME's text editor, is not always the same on each system..."

  • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) LAMP Server Setup (Jun 24, 2008, 04:30)
    Ubuntu Geek: "In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go..."

  • Pardus 2008 RC2 [Review] (Jun 24, 2008, 03:45)
    distro-review: "Pardus is a release that I didn't discover by myself; more it was thrust in front of me by a community of passionate users. Whenever I was looking for 'the most usable' distro someone would always recommend Pardus--so I gave it a go..."

  • Stop the Press: Watch the News with Linux! (Jun 24, 2008, 03:00)
    The Open Source Advocate: "For the past three versions of Ubuntu, I have tested seven news websites to find out if I could watch their video feeds using Ubuntu. You can read the results for 6.10 and 7.04, and 7.10.

  • Fair Trade Coffee & Open Source Java (Jun 24, 2008, 02:15)
    OSI: "When Starbucks grew from regional powerhouse to cultural phenomenon, there was one small problem: the coffee they sold did not jive with their brand..."

  • Seagate Freeagent Pro: Hardware That Comes with Proprietary Software (Jun 24, 2008, 01:30)
    Free Software Magazine: "What I didn't know when I bought it was that the hard drive came with all sorts of issues related to proprietary software..."

  • 20 Great Quotes from Richard M. Stallman (Jun 24, 2008, 00:45)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "I have here a collection of 20 of my favorite quotes from the famous free software evangelist and living legend Richard M. Stallman..."

  • Skype for Linux: Where's the R-E-S-P-E-C-T? (Jun 24, 2008, 00:00)
    Linux Journal: "We Linux folk are the reliable early adopters of innovative applications like Skype who have done a disproportionate amount of work to make it popular..."