IT Management Linux News for Nov 24, 2008
OLPC Giveaway Program Hits Oz (2008-11-24 22:33:12)
Builder AU: "The Australian subsidiary of the
non-profit One Laptop per Child (OLPC) organisation today said it
would commence a local "Give 1, Get 1" program on November 30 that
would deliver the machines to both geeks and disadvantaged
I've Got A Penguin in My Briefs (2008-11-24 22:03:12)
Linux Magazine: "The practice of law is a
knowledge, information, and document-intensive profession. In many
respects, lawyers ply their trade in the same way independent
programmers do: we sell our expertise, experience and technical
skill in using what is, essentially, the aboriginal "open" source
code -- the code of laws and courtroom procedure."
The Little SCO That Cried Wolf (2008-11-24 20:43:12)
Cyber Cynic: "...the big, bad wolves--IBM, Red
Hat, and Novell--had attacked it with their big nasty Linux penguin
buddy, Tux the Destroyer! And-oh no!--they had stolen SCO's picnic
basket of Unix intellectual property goodies."
Fedora 10: the GNU/Linux Desktop Steps Forward (2008-11-24 20:33:12)
Datamation: "Any release of a GNU/Linux
distribution marks a milestone in a continuous cycle of software
development. However, Fedora 10 promises to be a larger milestone
than most, both for its development community and users, according
to Paul W. Frields, the Fedora leader and chair."
Ubuntu vs. OpenSolaris vs. FreeBSD Benchmarks (2008-11-24 19:03:12)
Phoronix: "We had begun by providing Ubuntu
7.04 to 8.10 benchmarks and had found the performance of this
popular Linux distribution to become slower with time... In this
article, we are now comparing the 64-bit performance of Ubuntu 8.10
against the latest test releases of OpenSolaris 2008.11 and FreeBSD
McDonald's Sandwich Patent (2008-11-24 18:33:12)
Open... "The present invention relates to a
sandwich assembly tool and methods of making a sandwich, which may
be a hot or cold sandwich, quickly by pre-assembly of various
sandwich components and simultaneous preparation of different parts
of the same sandwich."
SCO v. Novell is Final -- For Now (2008-11-24 18:03:12)
Linux Journal: "Way back in July, the word rang
out that SCO - the arch-villains bent on squeezing every dime they
can out of Linux - had been vanquished by the valiant legal team at
Novell to the tune of $2.5+ million. Now comes word that the
victory is final - or at least, as final as can be expected."
Microsoft, Rob Enderle, and Their Conflicting Perceptions of Reality (2008-11-24 17:03:12)
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog: "Judging from the
e-mails, however, people at Microsoft aren't always interested in
his advice. The exchanges provide a rare glimpse of back-channel
communications in the technology industry -- and illustrate how
they can go awry."
Linux Has Been Tick Boxed (2008-11-24 13:03:12)
IP Pro: "...MSI has had a lot more netbooks
returned with Linux installed, than Windows. What is interesting is
that there is a recent report that Asus has found no skew in the
number of returns in either way. Very interesting indeed - so what
does this say?"
OpenLDAP Quick Tips: Get Your Own Private Enterprise Number for LDAP Schemas (2008-11-24 12:03:12)
Suretec: "The golden rule: Under no
circumstances should you hijack name space belonging to
PhoneReminder 1.0, Appointment Reminder Software for OpenEMR, Released (2008-11-24 08:03:12)
LinuxMedNews: "OpenEMR HQ, a small software
startup in NE Oklahoma, announced the release of PhoneReminder for
OpenEMR. PhoneReminder is add-in software to the OpenEMR medical
records package that allows users to automatically notify patients
by phone (voice or text message) of upcoming appointments."