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Linux News for Oct 01, 2007

  • To Sir, with Love: How To Get More Women Involved in Open Source (2007-10-01 23:30:30)
    O'Reilly: "I was an 18-year-old chemistry major working at Dunkin' Donuts when I got my first help desk job. Over a weekend, I went from deep-frying old fashioned donuts to fixing whatever computer a student brought in off the street..."

  • Novell Touts Microsoft--There's a Shock (2007-10-01 23:00:52)
    Hoosier Penguin: "Last week, the story was broke that Novell was claiming to be making some money, and the company cited its partnership with Microsoft as a big reason why..."

  • GPLv2 and GPLv3 for Beginners (2007-10-01 22:30:09)
    Linux-Watch: "Do you find open source licenses a puzzle? Does reading stories about the legal side of open source give you the heebie-jeebies? If so, then we have the document for you..."

  • Dream Linux 2.2 XGL Review (2007-10-01 22:00:58)
    Happy Linux Thoughts: "Installation for Dream Linux has to be the simplest installer I've ever seen..."

  • Foresight Linux 1.4 Review (2007-10-01 21:30:01)
    Open Review: "According to the project website 'Foresight Linux is a Distribution which showcases the latest and greatest version of the GNOME Desktop Environment and Freedesktop.org...'"

  • Review: Shift Linux 0.5--Neowin's Linux (2007-10-01 21:00:51)
    Sunny Talks Tech: "Just lately, I heard about a new distro over at Neowin.net called ShiftLinux. It is a community effort from Neowin users to create a Linux distribution..."

  • Review: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon (Beta) (2007-10-01 20:30:43)
    Seopher: "The biggest step forwards as far as I'm concerned is the improvement to the configuration of the X server..."

  • Rails 2.0: Preview Release (2007-10-01 20:00:37)
    Ruby on Rails: "Behold, behold, Rails 2.0 is almost here. But before we can slap on the final stamp, we're going to pass through a couple of trial release phases..."

  • Kubuntu Takes Over the Canary Islands (2007-10-01 19:30:28)
    The Fridge: "The Canary Islands have two derivatives of Kubuntu, one which is being installed in all their schools and one used by the largest university..."

  • Major Headaches Possible for Tech Patent Holders (2007-10-01 19:00:02)
    internetnews.com: "The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a technology patent case that has the potential to throw the entire technology supply chain into upheaval--or prompt closer adherence to technology licensing terms..."

  • The Progress Of The RadeonHD Driver (2007-10-01 18:30:10)
    Phoronix: "It's going on two weeks since the RadeonHD driver was made available, which is AMD's sanctioned open-source driver for the Radeon X1000 (R500) and Radeon HD 2000 (R600) series..."

  • GNOME 2.22 Planning: Empathy Messaging Client and Toolkit Proposed for Inclusion (2007-10-01 18:00:06)
    #open.ended: "We have previously discussed Empathy, an open source instant messaging client and toolkit that is part of the Telepathy project..."

  • Talking to Torvalds (2007-10-01 17:30:09)
    BCS: "He hates cellphones, but thinks that acceptance of the open source concept is now taken for granted--in a good way..."

  • HP: Linux Ready for Mission-Critical Apps (2007-10-01 17:00:50)
    ZDNet Asia: "Linux is ready to take on a more serious role in enterprises, says a senior Hewlett-Packard executive..."

  • A Microsoft Windows/Linux Conspiracy Theory (2007-10-01 16:30:12)
    Chris Pirillo: "Well with all of the efforts that went into that, and Vista basically becoming what would've happened to Apple if it truly had shipped Copland, Microsoft finds itself in a bind..."

  • Driving Linux (2007-10-01 16:00:32)
    internetnews.com: "Enter the Linux Driver Project. Led by Novell staffer Greg Kroah-Hartman, the group is aiming to get drivers and Linux users aligned..."

  • 2007 Ohio LinuxFest: The Penguin Colony Gathers Again! (2007-10-01 15:30:41)
    Blue-GNU: "Between the free (but not Free) beer, having to choose between apparently popular sessions, and the wide variety of booths, the biggest problem was choosing which fun to have..."

  • SCO Chief Confident (2007-10-01 15:00:09)
    The Salt Lake Tribune: "Losing in court, vilified on blogs and in bankruptcy proceedings, SCO Group CEO Darl McBride still says pronouncements of the death of the Utah software company are premature, if not greatly exaggerated..."

  • Flash Player 9 Update (2007-10-01 14:30:55)
    Adobe Labs: "This update, codenamed 'Moviestar,' includes new features, enhancements and bug fixes for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux versions of Flash Player 9..."

  • Novell Touts Microsoft--There's a Shock (2007-10-01 14:03:22)
    Last week, the story was broke that Novell was claiming to be making some money, and the company cited its partnership with Microsoft as a big reason why.

    This came out during a conference hosted by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, in which Novell's Director of Marketing Justin Steinman indicated "The affect on sales year over year, for Novell's first three quarters of our fiscal year, which ends Oct. 31--our Linux business was up 243 percent year over year."

    Normally, this kind of up-tick in Linux business would be a good thing, but then Justin had to go and sour the milk with this now oft-quoted gem from Novell's marketing strategy: "Do you want the Linux that works with Windows? Or the one that doesn't?"

  • The Novell-Microsoft Wheeler Dealers Speak (2007-10-01 14:00:43)
    Groklaw: "Justin Steinman reveals that to market their SUSE Linux Enterprise Server against Red Hat they ask, 'Do you want the Linux that works with Windows? Or the one that doesn't...?'"

  • SCO Staves Off NASDAQ Delisting (2007-10-01 13:30:08)
    internetnews.com: "Embattled Unix vendor The SCO Group remained listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange today. For how much longer that will be the case, however, is unclear...

  • GPL Defenders Say: See You in Court (2007-10-01 12:45:00)
    CNET News: "A legal team enforcing the most widely used license in the open-source and free software movement has shown that it's not afraid to take its cases all the way to court..."

  • Linux Mint 3.1 Review (2007-10-01 12:00:27)
    Open Review: "Great Vision, Great prospects, but losing some it somewhere in the crowd..."

  • A Guide to GNU Screen (2007-10-01 10:30:47)
    Red Hat Magazine: "The same way tabbed browsing revolutionized the web experience, GNU Screen can do the same for your experience in the command line..."

  • How To Tell Apache To Not Log Certain Requests In Its Access Log (2007-10-01 09:00:32)
    HowtoForge: "Normally Apache logs all requests in its access log. In certain cases this can distort your page view statistics (if you use a tool like Webalizer or AWStats that creates statistics based on Apache's access log)..."

  • Installing SUSE Linux 10.3 RC1 64bit Edition (2007-10-01 07:30:38)
    Gizmodise: "This is an actual recollection of how I installed Suse Linux 10.3 RC1 64bit onto my system..."

  • Export Writer Documents Into Any Wiki Format (2007-10-01 06:00:17)
    Linux.com: "One of the most welcome additions to OpenOffice.org 2.3 is a new export filter that allows you to save Writer documents as MediaWiki-formatted pages..."

  • Preventing Brute Force Attacks With BlockHosts On Debian Etch (2007-10-01 04:30:26)
    HowtoForge: "In this article I will show how to install and configure BlockHosts on a Debian Etch system..."

  • Ten Things Linux Distros Get Right (That MS Doesn't) (2007-10-01 02:00:40)
    WarpedVisions: "I find myself more productive on a Linux system, though, because of a few very simple differences..."

  • 5 Reasons Your Parents Should Use Linux (2007-10-01 00:00:33)
    Foogazi: "It's no secret that tech-savvy computer users typically become the go-to guy for all technical help in their circles..."