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Linux News for Sep 27, 2007

  • Hand-Me-Down Linux: The Notebook Edition (Sep 27, 2007, 23:30)
    InformationWeek: "This week, I tried it with a notebook that's about seven or eight years old. Windows XP barely ran. Linux gave it a new lease on life..."

  • StartCom Delivers Free Enterprise Server (Sep 27, 2007, 23:00)
    LinuxPlanet: "The most recent release of StartCom Enterprise Linux is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 and provides all the base functionality you'll find in that distribution..."

  • One Laptop Per Child (New Version), Reviewed by 12-Year-Old (Sep 27, 2007, 22:30)
    Freedom to Tinker: "After my first review, the administrators at OLPC were kind enough to send Mr. Felten the newer model of the computer, the B4, for me to review..."

  • Top 21 Linux Games Of 2007 (Sep 27, 2007, 22:00)
    linuxgames: "Below are addictive 3d games for linux users to fill their time with..."

  • A Test Drive with Celena (Sep 27, 2007, 21:30)
    Softpedia: "The final version of Linux Mint 3.1 (codename Celena) burst onto the Linux scene two days ago. It's based on Cassandra and is compatible with Ubuntu Feisty and its repositories..."

  • First Impressions: Symphony, Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Sep 27, 2007, 21:00)
    PC World: "Once upon a time in the 20th century, so long ago that folks weren't even using Windows in large numbers yet, there was an office suite called Symphony from a software company named Lotus..."

  • Digium Expands With Switchvox Buy (Sep 27, 2007, 20:30) "The future of VoIP is about more than simply providing voice connectivity, it's about realizing the dream that is unified communications..."

  • Enterprise Developers Programming Speed? Check. Time to Fix Bugs? Not So Much. (Sep 27, 2007, 20:00)
    CIO: "For open-source developers, the time reported between bug reports and the community's response is far, far less..."

  • SFLC Completes Review of Atheros Wireless Driver for Linux, Releases Guide for Developers (Sep 27, 2007, 19:30)
    Groklaw: "How different reality often is from flame wars, particularly when the subject is legal..."

  • Ubuntu 7.10 Beta Released (Sep 27, 2007, 19:00)
    Ubuntu: "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 7.10 and its variants, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu..."

  • openSUSE 10.3 RC 1 Report (Sep 27, 2007, 18:30)
    Tuxmachines: "OpenSUSE 10.3 final is due out in just a few days, so let's take a look at the progress..."

  • Linux Users No Longer Have an Excuse to Pirate MP3s (Sep 27, 2007, 18:00)
    The Inquirer: "So how would it work for a DRM-free Linux user? It turns out that very well..."

  • Community Interview: Novell Answers 10 Questions About Linux, GPLv3, ODF, and More (Sep 27, 2007, 17:30) "Two months ago, the Brazilian Linux community gathered around BR-Linux invited Novell to answer 10 questions sent and selected by the users..."

  • CentOS/OpenVZ: Virtualize on the Fly (Sep 27, 2007, 17:00)
    Hoosier Penguin: "It must have been the fanboy mention, because some folks at OpenVZ let me in on a scoop for an announcement they plan to make sometime in the next few days..."

  • Tech Data Adds Red Hat Certification Training (Sep 27, 2007, 16:30)
    eWeek Channel Insider: "Tech Data announced on Sept. 26 the availability of 25 Red Hat professional training courses leading to Red Hat Certified Technician and Red Hat Certified Engineer certifications..."

  • CFS Development Tree Backported (Sep 27, 2007, 16:00)
    KernelTrap: "'By popular demand, here is release -v22 of the CFS scheduler..."

  • Gadget Retailer IWOOT Goes Open Source (Sep 27, 2007, 15:30)
    IT Pro: "Online gadget specialist I Want One of Those (IWOOT) has chosen to deploy SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell as part of its ongoing open source strategy..."

  • Open Source to Help Quell ICT Trade Deficit: Waugh (Sep 27, 2007, 15:00)
    Computerworld Australia: "Australia's $21 billion ICT trade deficit could be dramatically reduced if the local industry played to its strengths and exported services using open source software..."

  • SCO Sells Text Ads On Website After Filing For Chapter 11 (Sep 27, 2007, 14:30)
    fsckin: "Why are there links for Search Engine Optimisation (or SEO) and website design on the footer of"

  • Novell's Linux Business Spikes Since Microsoft Deal (Sep 27, 2007, 14:00)
    Australian PC World: "Novell's Linux business has soared 243 percent since last November when the company signed its controversial deal with Microsoft..."

  • Linspire Adds Paid Support Option to Freespire (Sep 27, 2007, 13:30)
    DesktopLinux: "Linspire... has announced the immediate availability of its first commercial paid support offerings for Freespire 2.0 users..."

  • FOSS Bridge Pairs Companies in EU and Vietnam (Sep 27, 2007, 12:00) "Now, a European nonprofit organization known as FOSS Bridge hopes that FOSS can be equally innovative in promoting cooperation between companies and in fostering investment in developing nations..."

  • Windows Media Player 9 & 10 on Linux with Wine (Sep 27, 2007, 11:15)
    Wine Review: "I'm aware there are many open source multimedia tools that will play most audio and video formats on Linux these days but many people have come to like Windows Media player over the years..."

  • Migrating to SugarCRM on Linux (Sep 27, 2007, 10:30)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "In this article, I'll discuss some of the ways SugarCRM and its partners have created solutions for migrating from other products..."

  • Automated User Management with Expect (Sep 27, 2007, 09:00) "At the large school in Mexico where I'm employed as a system manager, I proposed (and got) a Linux server to replace an old Windows 2000 file server and domain controller for the alumni..."

  • phpGroupware Admin: Controlling Access and Setting Preferences (Sep 27, 2007, 07:30)
    Blue-GNU: "So far, in our series of tutorials on phpGroupware, we have installed the system and worked through most of the administration and configuring applications..."

  • Live TV and Beyond--On the Local Network (Sep 27, 2007, 06:00)
    Join the Revolution: "In many households there are more TV sets than persons living in it. In my house it's the same with computers..."

  • Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (Debian Etch) (Sep 27, 2007, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "This guide explains how to integrate eAccelerator into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system..."

  • Kind of Fond of FaunOS (Sep 27, 2007, 03:00) "FaunOS offers a full KDE desktop system with a comprehensive set of applications as either a live DVD or a live USB flash drive..."

  • Miro (Democracy Player) for Linux Reviewed (Sep 27, 2007, 02:15)
    Mad Penguin: "I have watched Miro (formally known as Democracy Player) grow and mature over the last few years, and I have to admit, it's become quite the addition to my Linux desktop..."

  • What's New in Mandriva 2008.0 (Sep 27, 2007, 01:30)
    Frederick's Blog: "There were great ideas at the start of the development phase, and in in those six months that have passed, Mandriva has always been one of the most active projects on"

  • Good and Bad Reasons to Open Source Your Software (Sep 27, 2007, 01:00)
    Enterprise Open Source Magazine: "This article offers a review of the top reasons that can influence your company to contribute source code to open source or to start new open source projects..."

  • My Linux Broke--Is It My Fault? (Sep 27, 2007, 00:30)
    InformationWeek: "One of the adages about Linux that gets passed around a lot goes something like, 'It's a great system, but you really have to know what you're doing...'"

  • The State of Linux (Sep 27, 2007, 00:00)
    A Blog Of Gentoo and Other Stuff: "I'd like to challange a little the Linux community. In all recent press, me, my friends and many other people I know are reading about Linux all sorts of information..."