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Linux News for Jun 27, 2007

  • The World Can Live Without Microsoft (Jun 27, 2007, 23:30)
    Enterprise Linux Log: "India. China. Japan. Brazil. Munich, Germany. Russia. The list goes on..."

  • Understanding the Common User: Everything Should Be as Simple As It Is (Jun 27, 2007, 23:00)
    PolishLinux: "Let's begin with--Linux is simply the best. Open, free of charge, stable, reliable, flexible, and scalable. And God only knows why people do not want to use it..."

  • What is Microsoft's Real Agenda for the Linux Community? (Jun 27, 2007, 22:30)
    Tech.Blorge: "Considering this, one has to take a step back and think about what the end goal of these kinds of agreements might be..."

  • Red Hat Profit Rises on 42 Percent Revenue Hike (Jun 27, 2007, 21:30) "The report compares favorably to the year-ago quarter, in which Red Hat earned a profit of $13.75 million, or $0.07 a diluted share on revenue of $84 million..."

  • An Open Letter To ATI/AMD (Jun 27, 2007, 21:00)
    Phoronix: "I don't any longer find it fun to try to force a piece of hardware or software to do what I want. In this case I just want to get on with the job..."

  • Your Freedom Needs Free/Libre Software (Jun 27, 2007, 20:15)
    ZNet: "Many of us know that governments can threaten the human rights of software users through censorship and surveillance of the Internet. Many do not realize that the software they run on their home or work computers can be an even worse threat..."

  • How Much Does MySQL Make? (Jun 27, 2007, 19:30)
    InfoWorld: "Reading Dave's post on MySQL's IPO range of $600M--$1B, I started to wonder what type of revenue we're talking about..."

  • Kernel Space: Two New Filesystems for Linux (Jun 27, 2007, 18:45)
    LinuxWorld: "All that being said, Linux's filesystems are looking increasingly crufty and we are getting to the time where we would benefit from a greenfield start-a-new-one..."

  • XenSource, NEC to Partner on Virtualization (Jun 27, 2007, 18:00)
    eWeek: "The June 25 agreement gives XenSource, the Palo Alto, Calif., virtualization company created by the original developers of the Xen open-source hypervisor project..."

  • Open Solutions Alliance Invites Customers to Join (Jun 27, 2007, 17:15) "In an effort to promote more communication between open source users and vendors, the nonprofit Open Solutions Alliance, Inc. (OSA) is opening up its membership to customers..."

  • Universities Embrace Open Source Email (Jun 27, 2007, 16:30)
    TechIQ: "In recent months, Zimbra deployments have more than doubled in higher education..."

  • Open-Source Network Management Gets Put to the Test (Jun 27, 2007, 16:00)
    Network World: "Three open-source network management tools were reviewed: Zenoss Core; Hyperic HQ; and GroundWork OpenSource Monitor..."

  • Bundestag: "Open-Source Strategy is Not in Jeopardy" (Jun 27, 2007, 15:30)
    Heise Online: "Susanne Kastner, the chairperson of the Commission of the Council of Elders on the Use of New Information and Communications Technologies in the Bundestag... has defended the decision in favor of MS Exchange and Outlook as a groupware solution for the parliamentarians..."

  • The Grill: MySQL's Mårten Mickos on the Hot Seat (Jun 27, 2007, 15:00)
    Computerworld: "MySQL's CEO calls out Oracle, sets Wall Street straight and explains what open source is really all about..."

  • Red Hat's Exchange Roars Like a Muted Lamb (Jun 27, 2007, 14:15)
    The Register: "Have you heard of the Red Hat Exchange? Rest easy, you're not alone..."

  • IBM Dominates Supercomputer List--Again (Jun 27, 2007, 13:30) "If there is such a thing as a winner in such a competition, however, that would be IBM. Just as last November--the top 500 list is recompiled every six months--Big Blue held the top spot, with its Blue Gene/L - eServer Blue Gene Solution..."

  • GPL Upgrade Set for Friday (Jun 27, 2007, 12:45)
    LinuxWorld Australia: "A controversial update to the GNU GPL (General Public License) is set to be released Friday by the Free Software Foundation, a representative of the organization said on Tuesday..."

  • Linux: Rewriting the Buffer Layer (Jun 27, 2007, 12:00)
    KernelTrap: "Posting a series of three patches, Nick Piggin announced that he was working on a rewrite of the buffer layer which he calls fsblock..."

  • Linux Helps Raise Funds for a Million Soccer Balls (Jun 27, 2007, 11:15)
    Tectonic: "Although Linux geeks are not often found on the sports field, this week Linux computers will help in a fund raiser to donate a million soccer balls to improve children's lives through sport..."

  • New AntiX Distro Makes Older Hardware Usable (Jun 27, 2007, 10:30) "I've been a fan of SimplyMEPIS for years. The distribution was one of the early pioneers in the field of user-friendly Linux development, and to this day offers a system that usually 'just works...'"

  • How to Install Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu (Jun 27, 2007, 09:45)
    Softpedia: "We talked a few days ago about the Compiz and Beryl mergence and the name of the newly born project resulted from this fusion, Compiz Fusion..."

  • Review: Yoggie Pico Personal Firewall (Jun 27, 2007, 09:00)
    LinuxDevices: "Yoggie's innovative Yoggie Pico may well be the first hardware firewall that is truly practical for mobile workers running Windows-based computers..."

  • MySQL Tutorial: Best Practices for Securing Tables, Triggers and Privileges (Jun 27, 2007, 08:15)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Although there is no way to limit table access on a per-use basis in MySQL, you can use stored procedures to limit user access to data..."

  • Configuring Samba 3.0 To Use The ADS Security Mode (CentOS) (Jun 27, 2007, 07:30)
    HowtoForge: "The intent of this article is to show you how to configure your Linux machine and Samba server to participate in a Windows 2003 Active Directory domain as a Member Server using Kerberos authentication..."

  • Review: Pardus Linux 2007 Kurulan RC2 (Jun 27, 2007, 06:45)
    Seopher: "The Linux release schedule has been rather slow of late with the major players (Fedora aside), so that explains the unusual excitement..."

  • KDE Built For Speed--Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO (Jun 27, 2007, 06:00)
    LinuxDevCenter: "Back in January I wrote a review of Vector Linux 5.8 Standard. The fact that as I write this, over five months later, that review is still in the O'Reillynet Blogs Hot 25 says a lot about just how much interest there is..."

  • Linux Security Help: Nagios with BMC Patrol, Setting Up SSH and More (Jun 27, 2007, 05:15)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "There isn't an easy and automated way to monitor open ports in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5), says the author of Hardening Linux, James Turnbull..."

  • Brief Guide to Installing a VM Server on Ubuntu (Jun 27, 2007, 04:30)
    Really Linux: "It is indeed reasonable to have virtual machines on home PCs today, since they are sufficiently powerful and include large enough disk space..."

  • Introducing the Thunar File Manager (Jun 27, 2007, 03:45) "Since its inception, the Xfce desktop environment has aimed to provide high functionality with only modest demands on system resources, with the overarching goal of leaving more facilities for the user to run applications..."

  • The Top 10 Best Themes for Thunderbird 2.0 (Jun 27, 2007, 03:00)
    openSUSE Linux Rants: "If I could make my Thunderbird look like the Viper that I've always wanted, I'd be totally set..."

  • Roll Your Own Linux Distro (Jun 27, 2007, 02:15)
    iTWire: "There's no denying that Linux is a popular operating system and is genuinely seen by many as a viable alternative to Microsoft's market domination..."

  • "Open Source" Now Meaningless. Thanks, Centric CRM. (Jun 27, 2007, 01:30)
    LinuxWorld: "Sure, isn't trademarked by the same people as, but it is 'Centric CRM' and they should have no objection to me calling it that. Right...?"

  • Asay: Could Cash Replace Code as an Open Source Contribution? (Jun 27, 2007, 00:45)
    ITBusinessEdge: "Shortly after I hosted a conference call last Thursday on the GPL v3 draft process, I smacked myself in the forehead for not following up on this comment by Matt Asay..."

  • Where Linux Will Dominate, And Not Dominate (Jun 27, 2007, 00:00)
    Z Trek: "We're past the days of religious wars, and we're also past the days where Linux is chosen merely because it's free or because it's open source..."