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IT Management Linux News for May 25, 2007

  • What Microsoft Fears More than Linux (May 25, 2007, 22:30)
    Editor's Note: "All through the conference, the level of anger and condemnation from prominent members of the community conveyed one glaring fact: whether or not Microsoft wanted a patent war, they sure as hell have one now..."

  • Linux Foundation Fires Back at Microsoft (May 25, 2007, 13:30)
    BusinessWeek: "If you earned $34 million a day from Windows and Office, you too would try to spook the market with patent threats..."

  • Tone-Mapping HDR Photos with Qtpfsgui (May 25, 2007, 07:30) "A lot of photos tagged with "HDR" turn up on Flickr and similar photo sharing sites these days. They're unnatural, surreal, sometimes crazy-looking images with the bright areas darkened, the dark areas brightened, and lots of saturation. You can get in on the craze under Linux using Qtpfsgui."

  • Performance Tuning Subversion (May 25, 2007, 04:30)
    developerWorks: "Subversion is one of the few version control systems that can store binary files using a delta algorithm. Unfortunately, users have discovered that doing so results in a significant performance hit. In this article, senior developer David Bell explains why Subversion's performance suffers when handling binaries and suggests several ways to work around the problem..."