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Linux News for Apr 27, 2007

  • Your Momma Uses Linux (Apr 27, 2007, 23:30)
    Editor's Note: We hold all of our loved ones up as shining examples of how Linux is or will be ready for the desktop. But is that a fair test?

  • Oracle's Unbreakable Linux...All about Microsoft? (Apr 27, 2007, 23:15)
    InfoWorld: "What If Oracle's move against Red Hat was not about Red Hat at all? What if it was in response to the Microsoft threat...?"

  • Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Review (Apr 27, 2007, 21:45)
    Software in Review: After making a lot of progress with Mandriva Linux 2007, I thought perhaps Mandriva had turned over a new leaf, and was using that release as a starting point for an overall better quality operating environment..."

  • Tech tête-à-tête with President, Turbolinux (Apr 27, 2007, 21:00)
    Merinews: "...Deepak Wassan, President, Turbolinux India (Pvt) Ltd spoke about the unique capabilities of Wizpy, the palm sized USB device that is being launched in India..."

  • A Tale of Two Desktops (Apr 27, 2007, 20:15)
    PC Authority: "There's a split in the Linux world that transcends distributions: the divide between the GNOME and KDE desktops..."

  • Ten Open Source Security Apps Worth Considering (Apr 27, 2007, 19:30)
    Datamation: "Are open source security tools really as secure as those available for sale...?"

  • Dell and Ubuntu: Deal or No Deal? (Apr 27, 2007, 18:45)
    iTWire: "Have Michael Dell and Mark Shuttleworth come to some kind of understanding that will see Dell machines out on the shelves soon with Ubuntu installed...?"

  • Falcon to Be the Major Piece of MySQL 6.0 (Apr 27, 2007, 18:00)
    LinuxWorld Australia: "The most significant development in the next major release of MySQL AB's open-source database, MySQL 6.0, will be the inclusion of the vendor's homegrown Falcon storage engine..."

  • 9.6 Years: On Beyond Novell (Apr 27, 2007, 17:15)
    Open Source Advocacy with Reverend Ted: "March 24th, 2007 was my final day working at Novell. Leaving will be anything but easy..."

  • Ubuntu Linux Vs. Windows Vista: The Battle For Your Desktop (Apr 27, 2007, 16:30)
    InformationWeek: "Is Linux finally ready to take on Windows as a desktop OS? We tried out both Vista and Ubuntu on individual PCs to see which works better. Here's who won..."

  • Qantas Ditches Linux for AIX (Apr 27, 2007, 15:45)
    ZDNet Australia: "Qantas will next month shift the underlying platform running its internal finance systems from Linux to IBM's Unix variant AIX as part of its wide-ranging eQ transformation project..."

  • Is Novell Poised for a Turnaround? It Doesn't Look Like It (Apr 27, 2007, 15:00)
    SeekingAlpha: " claims Novell has done 'a great job revitalizing its prospects by focusing on customers' shift toward open-source software such as Linux...'"

  • Ubuntu's Gutsy Target: Windows-Level Device Support? (Apr 27, 2007, 14:15)
    LinuxWorld Australia: "Less than a week after the latest Ubuntu Linux release--version 7.04 'Feisty Fawn'--users are already crying out for driver support to rival that for Windows in the next release..."

  • First Ubuntu Live Conference Set for July (Apr 27, 2007, 14:00)
    DesktopLinux: "Registration opened today for Ubuntu Live, the first official conference dedicated to Ubuntu..."

  • '$100 Laptop' to Cost $175 (Apr 27, 2007, 13:30)
    AP/Yahoo!: "...[Negroponte] revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface..."

  • GNOME 2.19.1 Released (Apr 27, 2007, 12:45)
    LWN: "This is our first development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007..."

  • Lumen Gives Open Source Some SaaS (Apr 27, 2007, 12:00)
    NetworkWorld: "Lumen Software is hoping to tap enterprises and software developers interested in taking an open source slant on the emerging software-as-a-service model..."

  • Open Source Monitoring Shines Light on Firm's Servers (Apr 27, 2007, 10:30)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "When Tom Cignarella came on board as vice president of technical operations at PlanetOut Inc., a majority of his data center was in the dark..."

  • Debian Project Participates in Google's Summer of Code (Apr 27, 2007, 09:00)
    LinuxLookup: "The Debian project is proud that it has been accepted by Google as a mentor organization for this year's Summer of Code program, with nine tasks in total..."

  • HDTV Reception and Network Streaming in a Box (Apr 27, 2007, 07:30) "But TiVo's elimination of lifetime subscriptions has made me plan on migrating to a do-it-yourself DVR, probably running MythTV..."

  • Get Slack (Apr 27, 2007, 06:00)
    Tux Deluxe: "Slackware is the most venerable of Linux distributions, loved and trusted by hordes of users, sysadmins and programmers around the world for its solidity and closeness to the ground...:

  • How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0 (Etch) (Apr 27, 2007, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.2) on a Debian Etch system..."

  • GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative: A Viable Option for Carriers? (Apr 27, 2007, 03:00)
    Mad Penguin: "I can honestly say without reservation that the GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative (GMAE) is a novel idea, and I certainly support the hard work that has gone behind bringing GNOME to the mobile world..."

  • That Linux Thing--Where's the Vision? (Apr 27, 2007, 01:30)
    ZDNet: "In large part because the strategic drivers for BSD and Solaris are clear, exciting, and aligned with my personal values, but I can't say that about Linux because I don't understand what drives it..."

  • "Trusted" Computing (Apr 27, 2007, 00:00)
    Tux Deluxe: "One of the most disturbing news items of recent times was watching the Chinese President Hu Jintao meeting with Bill Gates at the Gates's mansion, even before he met with President George Bush..."