Linux News for Sep 25, 2005
TheDeal/CNET News: How open? That's the big patent question (2005-09-25 23:30:02)
"If you were to accept patent production as a good proxy for
innovative ability, you would quickly conclude that one of the
software giants is a whole lot more creative than the
The Decatur Daily: Art of Programming: Are Open-Source Evangelists a Threat to Microsoft? (2005-09-25 22:00:30)
"For Eric Raymond, it is all about art. For Louis Suarez-Potts,
the allure is intellectual challenge and inclusion in a worldwide
NewsForge: Inkscape Review: It's All in the UI (2005-09-25 21:00:02)
"If Inkscape were at the 1.0 release level, I could easily
forget a reviewer's responsibility and gush about it like an
adolescent in love..."
CNET News: Can Microsoft Pull One More Rabbit Out of Its Hat? (2005-09-25 20:00:14)
"Did Steve Ballmer really blow a gasket when an underling told
him he was joining Google? Microsoft says it's bunk, but I kind of
hope it's true..." Plus, a link to a CNET talkback that
speculates on Google's Linux-based strategy.
Computerworld: Q&A: VMware's President Looks at the Competitive Landscape (2005-09-25 19:00:40)
"VMware Inc. has dominated the virtualization market for some
time. But the company is scrambling to stay ahead of an
increasingly competitive landscape that includes Microsoft Corp.
and Linux vendors..."
The Korea Times: Former President Corners Microsoft Korea (2005-09-25 18:00:38)
"Who will be the last man to promote open-source programs
here--the No. 1 enemy of Windows operating system of Microsoft
Korea? The answer may be the president or ex-presidents of the
Tectonic: A First Look at Ubuntu Breezy (2005-09-25 17:00:43)
"Oh, it's so exciting! The latest Ubuntu, Breezy Badger, hot off
the web and on my desktop..."
Federal Computer Week/LinuxInsider: Open Source Software: Five Common Mistakes (2005-09-25 15:00:34)
"Few technology initiatives have generated as much interest
among chief information officers as the open-source software
DebCentral: Symphony OS in the Words of its Developer (2005-09-25 13:00:46)
"With Symphony OS, the screenshots are the first hint that this
is not your ordinary remix. What Sympony OS is is a bold step into
a new desktop paradigm..."
KernelTrap: Reviewing the Development Process (2005-09-25 09:00:09)
"The generally accepted path for introducing new code into the
2.6 Linux kernel is to first have it merged into Andrew Morton's
-mm kernel, and then after sufficient testing to have it merged
into Linus Torvald's mainline kernel..."
Enterprise IT Planet: Disaster Recovery: Are You Prepared? (2005-09-25 05:00:20)
"Scores of IT infrastructure professionals have been working
night and day to recover data centers that were either devastated
or put out of service due to Hurricane Katrina..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Red Hat Network Tour (2005-09-25 01:00:12)
"Typically, people use Red Hat Network to download patches using
the errata updates. I use it often, and I can tell you that it can
do a lot more than that..."