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Linux News for Jun 25, 2008

  • How To Love Linux On The Desktop (Jun 25, 2008, 22:30)
    ChannelWeb: "Blowing away a computer and installing a different operating system is all part of a day's work for the Test Center..."

  • Bill Gates: It's a Wonderful Life (Jun 25, 2008, 21:00)
    eWeek: "What the world would have been like if Gates had never been born..." (Humor)

  • Punishment (Jun 25, 2008, 20:15)
    LinuxWorld: "William H. Page and Seldon J. Childers cite my podcast interview with Jeremy Allison in an article for the Northwestern University Law Review..."

  • Linux Kernel Drivers--AU Law on Interoperability (Jun 25, 2008, 19:30)
    Brendan Scott's Weblog: "My suggestion on this is that the interface for drivers should prohibit non-GPL drivers unless the driver's author positively asserts that the driver is not a derivative work.

  • Mobile Linux--Less Open, Less Advantage (Jun 25, 2008, 18:45)
    451 CAOS Theory: "This week's deal by Finnish giant Nokia to pay more than $400m for total ownership of Symbian so it can open the OS has stoked the red hot mobile Linux and open source coals, just in time for summer BBQs..."

  • Why Open Source and the Net Must Play a Role in Medicine (Jun 25, 2008, 18:00)
    PC World: "It would be nice if medical professionals never lost patient information. But unfortunately, doctors and other healthcare specialists are only human..."

  • Sorry Simon, But You're Still Screwing Up (Jun 25, 2008, 17:15)
    ZDNet: "This is like a candidate for re-election blaming the problems he faces on a predecessor from the other party..."

  • coLinux Gets Its Second Wind (Jun 25, 2008, 16:30)
    Linux.com: "Cooperative Linux (coLinux for short) occupies a unique niche in the field of virtualization--that of running GNU/Linux natively in Windows..."

  • The Low-Down on Open Source Law (Jun 25, 2008, 15:45)
    Computerworld Australia: "After almost a decade of experience working in large law firms, Scott established and heads the Open Source Law legal practice and Web portal to help organisations, particularly in the public sector, use FOSS to better the long term value of their ICT expenditure..."

  • Nokia Launches a Full Scale War for the Mobile OS (Jun 25, 2008, 15:00)
    Jim Zemlin's Blog: "It has been years since we have seen a full scale operating system war..."

  • Linux 2.6.26-rc8 [Released] (Jun 25, 2008, 14:15)
    LKML.org: "It depends on how good you all are while I'm not looking..."

  • Firefox 3.0 Boosts Mozilla's Market Share (Jun 25, 2008, 13:30)
    LinuxWorld Australia: "On the back of the release last week of Firefox 3.0, Mozilla's open-source browser gained market share at the expense of rivals Internet Explorer and Safari, Net Applications said Monday..."

  • Alpha Ubuntu for UMPCs is Developer Ready (Jun 25, 2008, 12:45)
    Practical Technology: "The company just announced on June 24 that the developer release of Ubuntu MID Edition 8.04 is ready for testing..."

  • Open-Source Smart Card Project Launched (Jun 25, 2008, 12:00)
    Computerworld UK: "A Dutch charity is funding an open-source project to design smart card software that offers stronger protection of personal data in light of security vulnerabilities found with cards used today..."

  • New Media Center OS is Pleasing to the Eye and Ear (Jun 25, 2008, 11:15)
    Linux.com: "Acoustic Reality is a Danish company that sells speakers, amplifiers, storage devices, cables, and other products to build top-shelf home entertainment centers..."

  • Open Source Tour of Europe: [Croatia and The Netherlands] (Jun 25, 2008, 10:30)
    451 CAOS Theory: "To coincide with EURO 2008, I'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..."

  • Monitoring Network Performance with Speedometer (Jun 25, 2008, 09:00)
    Linux.com: "Speedometer shows a graph of your current and past network speed in your console, letting you see your network connection's up and downstream speed and history at a glance..."

  • Botnets and You: Save the World--Install Linux (Jun 25, 2008, 07:30)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise in the Americas: "Fancy yourself a crusader? Think Green all the time? That's going to help with the environment, but do you want to make a real difference in the world of computing and the Internet...?"

  • Run a Business Network on Linux: SMTP Forwarding (Jun 25, 2008, 06:00)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "Virtually all servers have an option to email reports, logs, and alerts to the server administrator..."

  • Ekiga on Ubuntu 8.04 (Jun 25, 2008, 04:30)
    BeginLinux: "The biggest thing I like about Ekiga was that it was the default and I assumed as a result that it would be the easiest to get going..."

  • OpenSUSE 11: A Feature-Rich Distro in Search of Direction (Jun 25, 2008, 03:00)
    Datamation: "The result is a release that, while not completely ideal for an absolute newcomer, offers more advanced desktop users who have absorbed the GNU/Linux mania for tinkering..."

  • Open Source Solution to 'Dirty Data' Problem? (Jun 25, 2008, 01:30)
    Computer Business Review: "The problem of so-called 'dirty data'--data that contains duplications, omissions or other errors--has been a serious issue in corporate IT for many a year..."

  • Can Linux Find One Good Way to Install Software? (Jun 25, 2008, 00:00)
    Practical Technology: "I'm not sure when the fights over how to install programs started in Linux, but it was probably not longer after there were three Linux users on the planet. Things haven't gotten any better..."