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Linux News for Oct 26, 2007

  • How Not to Treat Your Readership (Oct 26, 2007, 22:30)
    Editor's Note Everyone else reacts positively to lies and outrageous behavior--only Linux users would be upset. That's the questionable point made by an InfoWorld blogger who incited the Linux community this week and then claimed it was all a way to prove how bad the community's behavior really is.

  • Here's an Idea... (Oct 26, 2007, 21:45)
    HackFUD: "Writing the previous article sparked off various thoughts in my head, one of which was 'what could be done to get consumers to start realising that there is an alternative to Windows on a PC or a laptop...?'"

  • The SCO-ification of NetApp (Oct 26, 2007, 21:00)
    451 CAOS Theory: "When Network Appliance announced its patent infringement charges against Sun in September the company went out of its way to try and ensure that it was not seen as the next SCO Group..."

  • If the Data is Open, Is It Free Game? (Palamida vs. Black Duck) (Oct 26, 2007, 20:15)
    The Open Road: "Black Duck has admitted to 'borrowing' Palamida's database of open-source projects/licenses, without giving attribution or any other indication that it had taken the data from Palamida..."

  • Open Source vs. Commercial Software (Oct 26, 2007, 19:30)
    LinuxWorld: "Open source software initially was a head-scratcher: 'How can you make money selling something for free...?'"

  • Red Hat: Open Source Consolidator (Oct 26, 2007, 19:00)
    451 CAOS Theory: "A few weeks ago I mentioned the amount of merger and acquisition activity in the open source sector in recent years and that it might worth trying to build a table of open source M&A deals..."

  • KHTML Vs Webkit: To Merge or Not To Merge (Oct 26, 2007, 18:30)
    Blue-GNU: "This past Summer, the news broke that the KDE project has plans to re-merge KHTML and Webkit. It appears the KHTML team is not going gently into that good night..."

  • Mozilla's Prism to Bring Web Apps to Desktop (Oct 26, 2007, 18:00)
    CNET News: "Even the Mozilla Foundation, makers of the popular Firefox Web browser, thinks it's time to break out of the browser..."

  • Anti-Features (Oct 26, 2007, 17:15)
    Free Software Foundation: "I was excited to find CHDK recently. In a nutshell, it is a free software firmware add-on for certain Canon digital cameras. I couldn't help but notice that the top item on the CHDK feature list is the ability to shoot RAW..."

  • One Laptop Organization to World: Chill! (Oct 26, 2007, 16:30)
    Xconomy: "If you aren't on a schedule, you can't be late..."

  • Linux Being Launched at Schools (Oct 26, 2007, 15:45)
    Cnews: "The project to install open-source software at schools has been launched in Russia..."

  • Forbes Columnist Dan Lyons Says He Really Likes Linux, No Matter What Anyone Else Says (Oct 26, 2007, 15:00) "During a session at the 2007 Online News Association conference in Toronto, Canada, I had a chance to point my video camera at Forbes columnist (and Fake Steve Jobs blogger) Dan Lyons..."

  • Mozilla Can Live Without Google's Money, Baker Says (Oct 26, 2007, 14:15)
    Computerworld: "Mozilla Corp. will walk away from Google Inc. and the millions it collects from the search company each year, if that's what it takes to stay independent, the open-source developer's CEO promised yesterday..."

  • Microsoft Says Windows May Soon Be On XO Laptop (Oct 26, 2007, 13:30)
    Reuters/InformationWeek: "Microsoft has made progress in getting its Windows software to work on a low-cost laptop computer for poor children that currently runs on rival Linux software, an executive said Thursday..."

  • Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server (Oct 26, 2007, 12:45)
    eWeek: "Experts say that migrations from Unix to Linux have slowed down because all the low-hanging fruit has now been picked..."

  • Mongolia Commits to One Laptop Per Child (Oct 26, 2007, 12:00)
    PR-Inside: "President Nambaryn Enkhbayar of Mongolia announced today his commitment to provide every child in his nation with a connected laptop by the end of 2010..."

  • Openbravo Executives Open Up on the ERP Solution (Oct 26, 2007, 10:30)
    PC World Australia: "Openbravo, an Open Source web-based ERP product, was project of the month on SourceForge in September..."

  • Oracle Easy Meat for Red Hat Australia (Oct 26, 2007, 09:00)
    Australian IT: "Oracle's decision to offer Red Hat Linux support has had almost no impact on the latter's business in Australia, a senior executive said..."

  • Linux Security Modules Maintainers (Oct 26, 2007, 07:30)
    KernelTrap: "'Despite my heart-felt feelings that we should support different people in trying out different things, one of the issues is also that I'm obviously not myself a security person...'"

  • KDE and Distributions: ALT Linux Interview (Oct 26, 2007, 06:00)
    dot.KDE: "Russia recently announced plans to include GNU/Linux in every school in the country, and ALT Linux hopes to be the chosen distribution..."

  • Windows to Desktop Linux in Three Easy Steps (Oct 26, 2007, 04:30)
    LinuxWorld Australia: In fact, when compared to the mainstream alternatives, there are lots of compelling reasons to give Linux a try..."

  • HOW TO: Setup a Web-Based BitTorrent Client (Oct 26, 2007, 03:00)
    J_K9@Linux: "How many times have you been stuck at work when the latest episode of a podcast such as LugRadio has become available for download, or the latest version of your favourite Linux distribution has been released...?"

  • Google OS: The Scenario (Oct 26, 2007, 01:30)
    PC Magazine: "But instead, we hear a lot of denial while Microsoft pushes its new agenda: advertising. And I'm not talking about buying advertising, like any normal company in the software business does, but about selling ads--as Google does..."

  • I'm Typing This on a Classmate PC (Oct 26, 2007, 00:45)
    ZDNet Education: "My Classmate PCs arrived today from Intel and I finally had time to break them out tonight..."

  • Ahhh! What Did They Do to My Gimp? (Oct 26, 2007, 00:00)
    Penguin Pete's Blog: "I have good news and bad news: the good news is that a ton of new features have been added. The bad news is, the UI has been entirely re-designed..."