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Linux News for May 25, 2007

  • What Microsoft Fears More than Linux (May 25, 2007, 22:30)
    Editor's Note: "All through the conference, the level of anger and condemnation from prominent members of the community conveyed one glaring fact: whether or not Microsoft wanted a patent war, they sure as hell have one now..."

  • Software Patents: Microsoft Jumps the Shark (May 25, 2007, 21:00)
    OpenSourceLaw: "This article has been written with a great deal of skill. It has painted the scenario in a dramatic manner and one which highlights some dire consequences..."

  • Hearing Scheduled for SJ Motions in SCO v. Novell May 31 (May 25, 2007, 19:30)
    Groklaw: "Be there or be square, as my dear granny used to say--May 31st, in Judge Dale Kimball's courtroom, at 9 AM sharp..."

  • MySQL Chief: Being Open Source is Not Enough (May 25, 2007, 18:00)
    The Register: "Open source startups can hit profitability sooner than it took closed source incumbents, as long as they steer clear of rivals' costly business practices..."

  • EFF Defends Novell Partnership (May 25, 2007, 16:30)
    ZDNet UK: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation has defended its decision to partner with Novell over patent reform..."

  • These Are Dell's Ubuntu PCs (May 25, 2007, 15:00)
    DesktopLinux: "Here's a closer look at exactly what's what in Dell's initial line of Ubuntu-powered desktops and laptops..."

  • Linux Foundation Fires Back at Microsoft (May 25, 2007, 13:30)
    BusinessWeek: "If you earned $34 million a day from Windows and Office, you too would try to spook the market with patent threats..."

  • Ten Tech Blunders: Whoops, We Stepped in It! (May 25, 2007, 12:00)
    Datamation: "In a horrible case of foot-in-mouth that revealed deep fear behind a thin mask of disdain, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer compared Linux to cancer. Ouch...!"

  • Panasas to Open-Source pNFS Client Code (May 25, 2007, 11:15)
    eWeek: "High-performance storage system maker Panasas announced May 22 that it will release the source code of its parallel file system client software, called DirectFLOW, to the open-source community..."

  • The Road to KDE 4: Konsole Gets an Overhaul (May 25, 2007, 10:30)
    dot.KDE: "Again, after a delay brought on by a bout Real Life, we return to bring you updates on the state of Konsole, KDE's UNIX terminal program..."

  • Unveiling the Art of Illusion (May 25, 2007, 09:45) "Blender gets the lion's share of press among free 3-D modeling applications, but it is not the only player in the field..."

  • Linux: CFS Group Level Fairness (May 25, 2007, 09:00)
    KernelTrap: "Following a review of Ingo Molnar's Completely Fair Scheduler, Srivatsa Vaddagiri posted a patch allowing the new scheduler..."

  • Tone-Mapping HDR Photos with Qtpfsgui (May 25, 2007, 07:30) "A lot of photos tagged with "HDR" turn up on Flickr and similar photo sharing sites these days. They're unnatural, surreal, sometimes crazy-looking images with the bright areas darkened, the dark areas brightened, and lots of saturation. You can get in on the craze under Linux using Qtpfsgui."

  • The Perfect Server--Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (May 25, 2007, 06:00)
    HowtoForge: "This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters..."

  • Performance Tuning Subversion (May 25, 2007, 04:30)
    developerWorks: "Subversion is one of the few version control systems that can store binary files using a delta algorithm. Unfortunately, users have discovered that doing so results in a significant performance hit. In this article, senior developer David Bell explains why Subversion's performance suffers when handling binaries and suggests several ways to work around the problem..."

  • Review: PCLinuxOS 2007 Final Release (May 25, 2007, 03:00)
    Seopher: "I've lost count how many times I've been here; sitting in front of Kwrite as I review the latest and greatest release from the PCLinuxOS team: PCLOS2007..."

  • Is Ubuntu the Linux OS for Law Firms? (May 25, 2007, 01:30) "To Vista or not to Vista; is that really the question? With Microsoft's long-awaited operating-system upgrade, well ... upon us ... it might be time to consider alternatives..."

  • The N800 Surfs Nicely, But How Does It Game? (May 25, 2007, 00:00)
    Ars Technica: "In the hopes of finally finding the perfect all-in-one mobile device for myself, I cast aside my plans to get a nice MacBook and instead picked up a Nokia N800..."