Linux News for Mar 30, 2007
Editor's Note: Stranger Than Fiction (2007-03-30 22:30:46)
Rubber chicken in hand, your editor focuses on a curious
phenomenon: how yesterday's April Fool's headlines have become some
of today's real news.
Network Computing: The NWC Interview: Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation (2007-03-30 21:00:54)
"The executive director of the newly formed Linux Foundation
talks about the advantages of open-source development and his
(nearly) unbridled admiration for Microsoft..."
Linux-Watch: Analysts, Legal Eagles Dissect New GPLv3 Draft (2007-03-30 19:30:42)
"When it comes to disliking the latest GPL draft, it would be
hard to find someone who felt more strongly about it then ACT
(Association for Competitive Technology)..."
InfoWorld: Red Hat CEO Undaunted by Oracle, Microsoft (2007-03-30 18:00:19)
"Matthew Szulik says Red Hat's sharp rise in Q4 results prove
the company can withstand new competitive challenges..."
internetnews.com: GPL v3 Not a Concern For Google (2007-03-30 16:30:54)
"Some of the terms in the just-released draft also have the
potential to adjust software practices at search engine giant
Google, which uses open source widely within its own
LWN: Fedora 7 Test 3 [Released] (2007-03-30 15:00:50)
"This test release includes significant new versions of many key
components and technologies..."
Linux-Watch: Red Hat's Gross Income Grows, Net Disappoints (2007-03-30 13:30:45)
"While total revenue was up, the market was disappointed at the
report that net income for the quarter fell about 25 percent
Linux.com: Linux to Help the Library of Congress Save American History (2007-03-30 12:00:24)
"The Library of Congress, where thousands of rare public domain
documents relating to America's history are stored and slowly
decaying, is about to begin an ambitious project to digitize these
fragile documents using Linux-based systems..."
HowtoForge: How To Install VMware Server On A Mandriva Free 2007 Desktop (2007-03-30 10:30:46)
"This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to
install VMware Server on a Mandriva Free 2007 desktop
Linux.com: PengYou Document Collaboration Software Shows Promise (2007-03-30 09:00:43)
"PengYou is a promising Java-based client/server document
management solution and versioning tool for individual users and
small workgroups of up to 10 users..."
Seopher: Review of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Alpha 5) for New Users (2007-03-30 07:30:20)
"In the same way I revisited PCLinuxOS2007 beta 2 recently using
my new methods of reviewing distros I'm returning to this Alpha 5
release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn..."
Phoronix: AMD 8.35.5 Display Driver (2007-03-30 06:00:16)
"Ch-ch-ch-changes... Not expecting to hear that with today's
developerWorks: Second Life Client, Part 1: Hacking Second Life (2007-03-30 04:30:59)
"Second Life is a virtual world, maintained through a
combination of client software and hosting servers..."
Datamation: Open Source Desktop: Xfce's Advantages (2007-03-30 03:00:18)
"However, many alternatives exist, ranging from minimalist
graphic environments in window managers like IceWM to entire
alternative desktops, such as ROX. Of these alternatives the
best-known and most polished is Xfce..."
InfoWorld: Oracle Linux Customers: Finally They're Talking (2007-03-30 01:30:06)
"Oracle today announced a range of customers that have signed up
for Oracle Linux. It's an impressive list..."
OSWeekly: Google and Mozilla: Nobody Wants an OS from You (2007-03-30 00:00:01)
"I love Mozilla and Google products, and I use them every single
day; however, the ongoing discussions about how they should create
more of a presence in the operating system world has baffled