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Linux News for Apr 30, 2007

  • Editorial--Welcome to Opensville (Apr 30, 2007, 23:15)
    Enterprise Open Source Magazine: "Presently there are four multi-billion dollar companies that have a very significant open source element to their businesses: IBM, Sun, Novell, and Red Hat (you could make an argument for HP and Dell too if you like)..."

  • Linux On Wall Street Is Not An Oxymoron. Or Is It? (Apr 30, 2007, 22:30) "The Linux on Wall Street conference in New York is an attempt to highlight Linux and open source vendors and solutions, demonstrating and pontificating on how they all can work together..."

  • MS Office 2007 Versus OpenOffice 2.2 Shootout (Apr 30, 2007, 22:00)
    ZDNet: "This isn't the first time I've measured Office CPU and memory consumption of Microsoft Office and Open Office..."

  • Computer for Grandma and World Domination (Apr 30, 2007, 21:30)
    A Blog for Gentoo and Other Stuff: "This entry was inspired by latest entry in LinuxToday, but refers to such topic as 'Computers for gramma' or 'Linux on a desktop' in general..."

  • So Much for the 'New and Improved' GPL (Apr 30, 2007, 21:00)
    CNET News: "But reaction from the corporate wing of the movement--starting with its semi-official spokesman, the Linux Foundation--is silence..."

  • Dell to Choose Ubuntu (Apr 30, 2007, 20:15)
    DesktopLinux: "Several sources within Dell, however, have told that Dell's desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu..."

  • Who Can You Trust? (Apr 30, 2007, 19:30)
    Novell: "We've all heard the old adage, 'Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.' So it is once again with Mark Webbink's latest article in Linux Magazine 'A Matter of Trust.' Mr. Webbink, by the way, makes his living as an attorney at Red Hat..."

  • Open Source Database Management Systems: What the Pros Use (Apr 30, 2007, 19:00)
    LinuxInsider: "Databases have been a tool for business and research analysis since computers replaced typewriters in the workplace..."

  • Reject Microsoft $3 Addiction Hit: Open Source Advocate (Apr 30, 2007, 18:30)
    iTWire: "Microsoft addicted many of the first billion users to its proprietary platform using the ruse of encouraging software piracy in developing nations..."

  • Releasing With Known Regressions (Apr 30, 2007, 18:00)
    KernelTrap: "Following the release announcement of the 2.6.21 Linux kernel, Adrian Bunk noted that he no longer planned to track regressions..."

  • The Road to Firefox 3 (Apr 30, 2007, 17:30)
    Mozilla Links: "Mozilla developers have updated the Firefox 3 (Gran Paradiso) development release schedule providing details on what to expect on each of them..."

  • What's Wrong with Ubuntu 7.04 (Apr 30, 2007, 17:00)
    APC Magazine: "I have great expectations for 7.04, and unfortunately they're not all met. If you're a fanboy, don't read on, because I'll shatter your fragile world..."

  • Ubuntu Lays Down the Trademark Law (Apr 30, 2007, 16:30)
    Linux-Watch: "Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu, announced the trademark policy in his blog on April 25..."

  • Sun Mulls Deeper Open-Source Dive (Apr 30, 2007, 16:00)
    BusinessWeek: "CEO Jonathan Schwartz is considering what may be the company's riskiest advance yet into open-source territory..."

  • SCO Receives Nasdaq Notice Letter (Apr 30, 2007, 15:30)
    PRNewswire/Yahoo!: The SCO Group, Inc... today announced it has received a Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter on April 23, 2007 indicating that the Company fails to comply with the minimum bid price requirement for continued listing..."

  • First Interview: Sam Hocevar, New Debian Project Leader (Apr 30, 2007, 15:00) "Sam Hocevar recently became the next Debian Project Leader, defeating seven other candidates while running on a platform that emphasized ways to improve how project members interact..."

  • State by State, Microsoft Responds to Creeping Threat (Apr 30, 2007, 14:30)
    MarketWatch: "State-by-state skirmishes over open-source document formats represent the latest showdown in a long-running, and so far unsuccessful, campaign to topple Microsoft's sheer dominance of the desktop software application market..."

  • New Linux Does Inclusive Virtualization (Apr 30, 2007, 14:00) "The second Linux kernel release of 2007 is now available, further extending the virtualization and real-time capabilities of Linux..."

  • Inside the Microsoft-Novell Deal (Apr 30, 2007, 13:30)
    ZDNet UK: "The uproar in the open-source community caused by proprietary poster-child Microsoft's deal with Linux provider Novell shows no sign of abating..."

  • SCO Tried to Gag Groklaw in 2004 (Apr 30, 2007, 12:45)
    Groklaw: "It also wanted Linus Torvalds, Eben Moglen, and Eric Raymond to be prevented from commenting publicly about the litigation..."

  • Getting Things Done with Tracks (Apr 30, 2007, 12:00) "Tracks is a Ruby on Rails application. It comes bundled with the standalone Web server WEBrick so it can run as a locally accessed desktop application, but that is not mandatory..."

  • Perfect Setup Of Snort + Base + PostgreSQL On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Apr 30, 2007, 10:30)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial describes how you can install and configure the Snort IDS and BASE on an Ubuntu 6.06 system..."

  • Review: SimplyMEPIS Linux 6.5 (Apr 30, 2007, 09:00) "SimplyMEPIS 6.5 may have Ubuntu's DNA under the hood, but it hasn't lost its identity..."

  • Review: Arch Linux 0.8 Voodoo x86_64 (Apr 30, 2007, 07:30)
    TriedIT: "Arch aims to be a simple distribution for the experienced Linux user. It brings another package management solution to the fray, 'pacman...'"

  • Pagestream Delivers Easy, Powerful DTP (Apr 30, 2007, 04:00) "Pagestream is a proprietary desktop publishing program for Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and Amiga..."

  • Leverage Transparent Huge Pages on Linux on POWER (Apr 30, 2007, 00:00)
    developerWorks: "Transparently leveraging huge pages on Linux--which allow memory page table entries to cover larger (up to multiple megabytes) ranges of contiguous physical memory..."