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Linux News for Jun 26, 2007

  • Four Reasons to Avoid Ubuntu (Jun 26, 2007, 23:15)
    All About Ubuntu: "But I also realize Ubuntu won't appeal to all users. In fact, I can think of at least four key reasons why many Mac and Windows users won't want an Ubuntu PC..."

  • OpenSUSE Update (Also, Just What is a Distribution?) (Jun 26, 2007, 22:30)
    ZDNet Education: "So this weekend wasn't quite as productive as I'd hoped in terms of my foray into testing and documentation for OpenSUSE..."

  • Dell Dimension E520 With Ubuntu Linux Review (Jun 26, 2007, 22:00)
    devnulled: "As mentioned earlier, I finally broke down and ordered a Dell Dimension E520 with Ubuntu Linux to replace my doddering primary workstation which is four years old at this point..."

  • Implementing Silverlight in 21 Days (Jun 26, 2007, 21:30)
    de Icaza: "Needless to say, we believe that Silverlight is a fantastic development platform, and its .NET-based version is incredibly interesting..."

  • DebConf 7 Positions Debian for the Future (Jun 26, 2007, 21:00) "At last week's DebConf 7 Debian Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, nearly 400 attendees had a chance to meet and socialise after years of working together online..."

  • Apache Maven 1.1 Released (Jun 26, 2007, 20:30) "Apache Maven 1.1 was released yesterday as the final release with new features to the 1.x branch of Maven. Maven is an open source project management tool for Java developers..."

  • Will HP Follow Dell With Ubuntu Linux PCs? (Jun 26, 2007, 20:00)
    Seeking Alpha: "Sources close to HP tell me the company hope to offer PCs with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed in a few months--or perhaps even a few weeks..."

  • Red Hat's JBoss Open Sources Exadel Tools (Jun 26, 2007, 19:30) "Linux vendor Red Hat is a company that is keen on living up to its open source promises..."

  • Firefox 3 and Google Team Up for Offline Apps (Jun 26, 2007, 18:45)
    PC Pro: "Mozilla and Google are collaborating on an effort to make web applications work offline..."

  • Linux Becomes Mature and Achieves Excellence (Jun 26, 2007, 18:00)
    People's Daily Online: "In recent years, the world's leading software and hardware providers such as IBM and Intel are rushing to do compatibility testing and quality authentication with China's local Linux products..."

  • Mozilla + iTunes + Rhapsody = Songbird (Jun 26, 2007, 17:15) "As Apple continues to extend its hegemony over the music industry, a new initiative from an MP3 veteran could provide an alternative to the vendor lock between iTunes and the iPod player..."

  • The Worth of Open Source? Open Question (Jun 26, 2007, 16:30)
    BusinessWeek: "The IPO plan of Swedish software company MySQL is eagerly awaited by fund managers, who want more benchmarks to gauge open source's value..."

  • Slackware Linux 12.0 RC2 Released (Jun 26, 2007, 15:00) "This might as well be called 12.0 RC2 so that we're not accused on skimping on release candidates..."

  • Greens Don't Accept Berlin 'Nein' to Open Source (Jun 26, 2007, 14:15)
    LinuxWorld: "The Green Party is accusing the Berlin city government of lacking a coherent IT strategy and thus not being in a position to adequately judge the merits of open source software..."

  • Web 2.0, Yes. Open Source, Maybe (Jun 26, 2007, 13:30) "A new study says the use of so-called Web 2.0 applications in the enterprise is growing, but those customers are more cautious about adopting open source solutions for collaborative applications..."

  • Hans Reiser: Once a Linux Visionary, Now Accused of Murder (Jun 26, 2007, 13:00)
    Wired: "I stick out my hand. It's an awkward moment--his wrists are chained to his waist..."

  • Patch: Linux v2.6.22-rc6 (Jun 26, 2007, 12:30)
    LWN: "I'm happy to say that things seem to have calmed down after -rc5, and that most of this really is just bugfixes and regression fixing in particular..."

  • Fun with GStreamer Audio Effects (Jun 26, 2007, 12:00)
    The GNOME Journal: "GStreamer is mostly known as a back-end for media players like Totem and Rhythmbox. Besides that, it is used as a foundation for content creation tools like Jokosher, Buzztard, Marlin, and PiTiVi..."

  • Rexflo 80, 92, 120mm PWM Fans (Jun 26, 2007, 11:15)
    Phoronix: "Rexus, ever hear of them? Neither had we until an ambitious representative had contacted us and sent out three of their Rexflo fans..."

  • Installing And Working With Xoops Under Ubuntu 6.10 (Jun 26, 2007, 10:30)
    HowtoForge: "I want to show you how to install Xoops on Ubuntu. I used the Ubuntu 6.10 Server Edition, but it will probably work on other systems as well..."

  • Creating the GNOME 2.18 Live Media: An Interview with Ken VanDine (Jun 26, 2007, 09:45)
    The GNOME Journal: "Paul Cutler interviews Ken VanDine, founder of Foresight Linux, on building images for the recent GNOME 2.18 Live Media release..."

  • Virtual Hosting With vsftpd And MySQL On Debian Etch (Jun 26, 2007, 09:00)
    HowtoForge: "Vsftpd is one of the most secure and fastest FTP servers for Linux..."

  • Natural Language Toolkit (Jun 26, 2007, 08:15)
    ...for Some Value of "Magic": "I have just seen an announcement for the latest version of the Natural Language Toolkit..."

  • Exercising Your Application With Accerciser (Jun 26, 2007, 07:30)
    The GNOME Journal: "GNOME enjoys the benefit of being accessible. A computer program is accessible when it provides the necessary means for people with disabilities to access it's user interface..."

  • Red Hat Cluster Suite in Debian GNU / Linux 4.0 Etch (Jun 26, 2007, 06:45)
    Linux Blog: "The Red Hat cluster suite packages in Debian 4.0 Etch are partially broken..."

  • Use Cases On Steroids (Jun 26, 2007, 06:00)
    Trevor's Trinkets: "Computer software development projects still often run late and over budget, and the people who commission them are still often surprised and disappointed by what they get at the end of the development process..."

  • 2007 Wrap-Up (Jun 26, 2007, 05:15)
    The GNOME Journal: "For the fourth year running, in Sydney played host to Australia's GNOME conference:" Link repaired.

  • How to Control Firefox Using Vim Keybindings (Jun 26, 2007, 04:30) "Vim users stick with Vim in no small part because muscle memory is so powerful--once you've learned Vim's keybindings, it's possible to be extremely productive in Vim without ever taking your hands off the keyboard..."

  • Google and Linux Join Forces for Google OS (Jun 26, 2007, 03:45)
    OSWeekly: "Imagine a world where Google decides to purchase Linspire for their CNR efforts (open source or not), Mozilla Corp. (not the organization) for access to Firefox business offerings, and infuse cash into Ubuntu development..."

  • Display Controls and Linux: Poor Combination (Jun 26, 2007, 03:00)
    Mad Penguin: "Let's face it; some distributions have better controls for handling display issues than others..."

  • Microsoft, Linux Distros Get Cozy: Let's Get Scared (Jun 26, 2007, 01:30)
    OSWeekly: "Well, you have to admit, this deal with Linspire doesn't sound half bad..."

  • On Open Source Dying... (Jun 26, 2007, 00:45)
    Yet Another Linux Blog: "Let me make it clear for you Michael Hickins of eWeek. Your Article 'Is Open Source Dying?' doesn't even make it into the outer ring of the target for facts..."

  • Little Red Hens of Open Source CRM (Jun 26, 2007, 00:00)
    ZDNet: "When we last left our story, Michael Tiemann of the OSI had decided to police the term 'open source' and write some CRM companies out..."