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Linux News for Jun 27, 2008

  • Time's a' Wastin' (Jun 27, 2008, 22:30)
    Editor's Note: Everyone's fixated on all the outside problems for Linux; what about the internal ones?

  • Do We Really Need Another Packaging System? (Jun 27, 2008, 21:00)
    Yaakov Nemoy: "Most importantly, the most common theme I've heard is that this fancy new system could usher in a new era of easy package installation for users. Let's go over some of these myths..."

  • How "Ignorant of Standards" Was Microsoft Really? (Jun 27, 2008, 19:30)
    ConsortiumInfo: "Regular readers will notice that I've been woefully silent the last few weeks, at first due to having too many irons in the fire, and for the last ten days due to being on a family vacation abroad, returning not till July 2..."

  • Nokia's Open Source Response: The Symbian Q&A (Jun 27, 2008, 18:00)
    tecosystems: "Sun's Jonathan Schwartz, in discussing Java specifically and Sun more generally, is fond of highlighting the volume of the mobile market relative to the PC..."

  • Ubuntu's Role in Bug Management for the Whole Free Software Stack (Jun 27, 2008, 16:30)
    here be dragons: "A distribution occupies a very specific niche in the free software ecosystem. Among other things, we need to accept some responsibility for ALL the software defects ('bugs') that users actually experience across the entire stack..."

  • When Is An Open-Source Project Ready? (Jun 27, 2008, 15:00)
    Practical Technology: "I've been getting told that my recent review of KDE 4 wasn't fair because KDE 4 isn't really ready for prime time. My response: 'When is any program, especially an open-source program, ready...?'"

  • Mozilla Pitches Firefox 3.1 Alpha for July Release (Jun 27, 2008, 14:15)
    LinuxWorld: "Just a week after Mozilla shipped Firefox 3.0, the open-source developer has proposed ship dates for the next version that, if approved, would produce an alpha release next month and a final no later than early 2009..."

  • CentOS Updates Red Hat Enterprise Clone (Jun 27, 2008, 13:30)
    The Register: "Love Red Hat Enterprise Linux and want the latest edition, but can't stand the company and refuse to give it a single red cent? You're in luck..."

  • Linux Security: Easy as 1-2-3 (Jun 27, 2008, 12:00)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "But you can certainly beef up the security of a given Linux system to make it more secure than it would otherwise be--while still enabling it to do its job--and it's that process, known as hardening, that is the subject of this article..."

  • PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo, Part 2 (Jun 27, 2008, 11:15)
    LinuxPlanet: "Last week we learned a bit about the chaotic jumble that is audio on Linux, and about the new PulseAudio sound server that just may create bit of order, and perhaps some more user-friendliness..."

  • Ripping Videos for MythTV with AcidRip (Jun 27, 2008, 10:30)
    Linux Magazine: "MythTV is an open source DVR solution that supports recording of live video broadcast and playback of recorded material. It also supports the direct import of DVD content..."

  • Hotwire: A Combined Terminal/GUI for GNU/Linux (Jun 27, 2008, 09:00)
    Free Software Magazine: "There is nothing more guaranteed to ignite a bad tempered, incandescent flame war that an outbreak of hostilities between the rival Gnome and KDE camps..."

  • The Perfect Desktop--Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 (Jun 27, 2008, 07:30)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops..."

  • Developing a Simple Workflow within SugarCRM (Jun 27, 2008, 06:00)
    Packt: "In our simple workflow we'll assume that each task is carried out by one person at a time, and that all tasks are done sequentially (i.e. none are done in parallel)..."

  • How to Save Time and Traffic Upgrading with apt-proxy (Jun 27, 2008, 04:30)
    Linux.com: "I was blissfully unaware of apt-proxy myself last week when I was upgrading three Ubuntu machines from 7.10 to 8.04, but the idea of caching the downloaded packages seemed so obvious that I was sure such a utility existed..."

  • The Enterprise and Open-Source Storage (Jun 27, 2008, 03:00)
    Storage Soup: "...I've also heard similar withering talk about Sun's open storage in particular, and can only imagine Sun's open-source push is making this topic timely..."

  • The State of Open Mobile OSes (Jun 27, 2008, 01:30)
    TechCrunch: "Open operating systems, for most folks, means that the operating system is essentially free. The average computer user knows that Linux is free, as in beer, while Windows costs money..."

  • "Aaron, We Owe You..." (Jun 27, 2008, 00:00)
    trueg's blog: "Aaron and the Plasma devs are trying something really innovative here, trying to bring a new level of usability and beauty to our desktop..."