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Linux News for Aug 28, 2007

  • The Linux Desktop Has Truly Arrived (Aug 28, 2007, 22:30)
    Jaffe: "My last entry talked about the imperative to grow the application base for Linux via greater collaboration among vendors and standardization..."

  • Open-Source Education May Solve Talent Crunch (Aug 28, 2007, 21:45)
    Live Mint: "SkillsCamp was born in an effort to galvanize the Indian technology community to create quality open source courseware helpful to people in the IT industry..."

  • Lowering Barriers to Entry: Open Source and the Enterprise (Aug 28, 2007, 21:00)
    GigaOM: "Contrary to published reports and popular opinion alike, the most important impact of open source on the enterprise has not been on pricing..."

  • Debian Stays True to Its Roots (Aug 28, 2007, 20:30)
    LinuxWorld: "It's a busy time for the members of the Debian Project. Sam Hocevar took over as the new Debian Project leader in April, right around the time the long-awaited Debian 4.0 or 'Etch,' hit the streets..."

  • Unisys Adds JasperSoft to Open Source Portfolio (Aug 28, 2007, 20:00)
    Computer Business Review: "I previously noted Unisys's plan to rapidly expand its open source services and consulting business..."

  • The OOXML Vote: How Bad Can it Get? (Keep Counting) (Aug 28, 2007, 19:30)
    ConsortiumInfo: "Previous reports from all over have indicated sudden, surprising surges of membership in National Body voting committees in multiple countries throughout the world..."

  • Using a Hypervisor to Reconcile GPL and Proprietary Embedded Code (Aug 28, 2007, 19:00)
    LinuxDevices: "Open source software is of increasing use in embedded systems. The GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 is one of the most popular licenses for free and open source software, including the Linux kernel..."

  • Public Sector Warms to Open Source (Aug 28, 2007, 18:30)
    CIO Australia: "Australia is at the front of the trend in public sector and government adoption of mature open-source products..."

  • Egat Turns to Open Source to Cut Costs (Aug 28, 2007, 18:00)
    The Nation: "The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has successfully bundled Open Office to run on 7,000 desktop PCs and reduced the cost of IT investment by around Bt40 million a year..."

  • Linux, Windows Duke It Out Over Energy Efficiency (Aug 28, 2007, 17:30)
    InfoWorld: "The battles for energy efficiency aren't just being fought by chipmakers, server and PC vendors, and other hardware companies out there. There's a similar battle heating up on the OS layer between Microsoft and Linux..."

  • Becoming a Linux OEM: A Roadmap (Aug 28, 2007, 17:00)
    Datamation: "Then it happened: Dell dropped their hat into the ring, perhaps prompting what could become a rush of other PC manufacturers and distributors wishing to enter into OEM deals with various Linux distributions..."

  • OLPC Battery Life: What's the Real Story? (Aug 28, 2007, 16:30)
    CNET News: "Hearing OLPC representative Walter Bender repeat the claim of '10 or 12 hours' of battery life 'with heavy use' reminded me of an open question from the last few times I blogged about the OLPC project..."

  • Microsoft Cannot Declare Itself Exempt from the Requirements of GPLv3 (Aug 28, 2007, 16:00)
    FSF: "The Free Software Foundation today released the following statement in response to claims by Microsoft regarding their obligations under the GNU GeneralPublic License version 3..."

  • Microsoft Bashed in OOXML Shens (And Comparing Loos) (Aug 28, 2007, 15:30)
    Computerworld: "I guess this shouldn't surprise me, given some of the other tactics I've seen used for other efforts over the years..."

  • Sugar CRM Goes On-Demand with Version 5.0 Beta (Aug 28, 2007, 15:00)
    iTWire: "A beta release of a major new version of the Sugar open source CRM application will be available this week..."

  • Army Corps Ready to Build on Oracle 11g (Aug 28, 2007, 14:30)
    GCN: ""Earlier this month, Oracle released the much-anticipated upgrade to its platform database management system, at least for Linux..."

  • Microsoft Still Cleaning Up With Windows (Aug 28, 2007, 14:00)
    TheStreet: "The latest figures from consulting firms indicate that although Linux sales are growing by number of servers shipped with the operating system, the software is losing ground to Microsoft's Windows..."

  • Rumor: Google Phone Will Be Linux-Powered, GPS-Loaded and Cheap (Aug 28, 2007, 13:30)
    Wired: "If the murmurs are true, the GPhone cometh in September..."

  • LWN: Linux 2.6.23-rc4 [Released] (Aug 28, 2007, 12:45)
    "Ok, I lost it, and let two weeks pass between -rc releases. My bad..."

  • Discontent with LiveContent (Aug 28, 2007, 12:00) "Perhaps Creative Commons' LiveContent 1.0 CD would work better if more clearly defined..."

  • Importance of Grassroots Marketing Efforts for FOSS (Aug 28, 2007, 10:30)
    Blue GNU: "Projects like the Tux Project and the Radio Talkshow Blitz are vitally important projects when it comes to helping the Free Software movement grow..."

  • Review: Sabayon Linux 3.4a (Aug 28, 2007, 09:00)
    Raiden's Realm: "heir motto of 'when art meets inspiration' speaks highly to this desire. But what makes Sabayon stand out from all the rest...?"

  • Linux: Volatile Performance (Aug 28, 2007, 07:30)
    KernelTrap: "Linus Torvalds noted, 'I just have a strong suspicion that 'volatile' performance is so low down the list of any C compiler persons interest, that it's never going to happen...'"

  • Securing SSH Using Denyhosts (Aug 28, 2007, 06:00)
    Ubuntu Geek: "SSH is a great way to remotely administer a server. However, it still has a number of issues when you open it up to the world..."

  • CPU Frequency Scaling In Ubuntu (Aug 28, 2007, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "So, you have an irritatingly loud CPU fan which is making you consider whether or not launching your laptop through the nearest window is a good idea..."

  • Having Linux Wireless Troubles? Try WPA! (Aug 28, 2007, 03:00)
    Linux and Other Rants: "He already knows about Linux because I've had him use it in the past. This time however, he wanted to stick with Vista to try it out..."

  • openSUSE 10.3 Beta (1 &) 2 Report (Aug 28, 2007, 01:30)
    Tuxmachine: "Another developmental release of the upcoming openSUSE 10.3 was released a few days ago with some improvements, some regressions, and some minor eye candy changes..."

  • Grassroots Campaign Seeks to get GNU/Linux On the Air (Aug 28, 2007, 00:00)
    Blue GNU: "The *Nixed Report is pushing a grassroots public relations campaign aimed at getting GNU/Linux mentioned on radio talk shows..."