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Linux News for Jul 27, 2007

  • Wikia Goes The Way of Open Source Search (Jul 27, 2007, 23:15) "The founder of Wikipedia is aggressively building out his Wikia effort, a commercial collection of Web sites anyone can edit. One of its key parts? Search..."

  • The Value of Choice or the Choice of Value? (Jul 27, 2007, 22:30)
    Editor's Note: Let's face it, last week I was being a bit of a smart aleck.

  • this is a rant. i know it is a rant. i need to get it off my chest. (Jul 27, 2007, 21:45)
    Spot: "I've been handling licensing matters for Fedora for at least a year now (maybe longer), and admittedly, the new GPL v3 makes things much more complicated (look at this chart if you don't believe me: Chart of Doom)..."

  • Microsoft Decides 'Open' is Better than 'Shared': What This Says About OSI (Jul 27, 2007, 21:00)
    CNET News: "Tim notes that Microsoft will be submitting its shared-source licenses to the OSI for approval. He calls this 'huge, long-awaited,...and earthshaking.' It's actually none of the above, but it is welcome..."

  • Tux Goes to Elementary School (Jul 27, 2007, 20:15)
    Wired: "It's common knowledge that getting kids excited about computers and technology is the best way to get them excited about learning..."

  • Advertising the Open Source Way with OpenAds (Jul 27, 2007, 19:30)
    CNET News: "OpenAds is one of the most interesting open source projects/companies on the planet. Period..."

  • Indiana's Calling, Is Anyone Listening? (Jul 27, 2007, 18:45)
    LinuxPlanet: "Thus, headlines like 'Sun hopes for Linux-like Solaris' or 'Sun OpenSolaris to become more 'Linux-like' are published, with similarly themed articles. The problem is, some of this coverage is not quite on the mark..."

  • SGI and NASA Ready Most Powerful Linux Computer Ever (Jul 27, 2007, 18:00)
    Linux-Watch: "NASA has selected an SGI Altix supercomputer to help it meet future high-performance computing requirements..."

  • Sourceforge Community Choice Award Winners Are.... (Jul 27, 2007, 17:15)
    CNET News: "The ones selected say a lot about those who frequent Sourceforge..."

  • OpenMFG Takes on QuickBooks With PostBooks (Jul 27, 2007, 16:30) "Many smaller companies don't bother with full ERP applications due to their complexity; it's a situation that xTuple President and CEO Ned Lilly is trying to fix..."

  • Interview: The OpenBSD Foundation's Ken Westerback (Jul 27, 2007, 15:45)
    The Jem Report: "Yesterday the OpenBSD Foundation announced its inception as a legal entity in charge of donations of money and equipment for the OpenBSD operating system and its associated projects..."

  • Researchers Reveal Another Firefox Flaw (Jul 27, 2007, 15:00)
    PC World: "Mozilla Corp. has produced a patch for yet another critical flaw in Firefox, the latest embarrassment in a lengthening list this month for the open-source browser..."

  • Linux: 2.4.35 Released (Jul 27, 2007, 14:15)
    KernelTrap: "'After 6 months of careful integration and testing, I'm happy to announce availability of Linux 2.4.35,' 2.4 maintainer Willy Tarreau announced on the lkml..."

  • Dell To Expand Linux PC Offerings, Partner Says (Jul 27, 2007, 13:30)
    Reuters/InformationWeek: "Dell Inc will soon offer more personal computers that use the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp's Windows, said the founder of a company that offers Linux support services..."

  • Email Call to Action (Jul 27, 2007, 12:45)
    mitchell's blog: "We have concluded that we should find a new, separate organizational setting for Thunderbird; one that allows the Thunderbird community to determine its own destiny..."

  • Is Xen Ready for the Data Center? Is That the Right Question? (Jul 27, 2007, 12:00)
    SearchServerVirtualization: "Article after article and post after post have compared and contrasted Xen, VMWare, Veridian, and a host of other virtualization technologies, with opinions on performance, management tools, implementations, etc., etc. in abundant supply..."

  • ODF: The Inevitable Format (Jul 27, 2007, 10:30)
    Red Hat Magazine: 'The scientist thought he would find what he needed on a NASA website somewhere, but it wasn't that easy. The original data had been misplaced, and when the huge magnetic tapes that stored the data were found, they were 'in a format so old that the programmers who knew it had died...'"

  • Report: Seagate Plans to Stop Manufacturing IDE Drives by Year End (Jul 27, 2007, 09:00)
    Ars Technica:: "Seagate plans to cease manufacturing IDE hard drives by the end of the year and will focus exclusively on SATA-based products..."

  • How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Amarok (Jul 27, 2007, 07:30)
    HowtoForge: "This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Amarok..."

  • Ingimp's Tools May Improve FOSS Usability (Jul 27, 2007, 06:00) "Since May, ingimp, a modified version of the GIMP, has collected daily logs on what users do with the program in the hope of improving its usability..."

  • HowTo Configure Hidden Compiz/XGL Effects (Jul 27, 2007, 04:30)
    Linux In Novell's East Region: "One of the coolest things about Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) are its new 'Desktop Effects.' Desktop Effects are really a combination of two opensource components written by Novell's David Reveman, Compiz and Xgl..'""

  • Ten Commandments for Ubuntu (Jul 27, 2007, 03:00)
    CNET News: "...Ubuntu is making serious headway, not because it's the same as Microsoft, SUSE, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but rather because it's different from these..."

  • Open Source Licensing: The Right (or Wrong) Tool for the Job (Jul 27, 2007, 01:30)
    Computer Business Review: "The big news for today is definitely open source licensing, with SugarCRM going GPLv3, the OSI approving SocialText's Common Public Attribution License, BMC selecting the BSD license for its open source projects, and the newly re-named xTuple introducing yet another license..."

  • Hey, Wired... 2001 Called... (Jul 27, 2007, 00:00)
    dot unplanned: "It wants its headline back..."