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Linux News for Oct 31, 2007

  • Build an 8 PS3 Supercomputer (2007-10-31 23:30:04)
    ZDNet: "Take 8 PS 3 consoles, Yellow Dog Linux, a Gigabit Ethernet switch and your favorite protein folding or gravitational wave modeling codes and you're doing real science. On a Playstation...!"

  • Top 10 Reasons Not to Use Ubuntu (2007-10-31 22:45:14)
    Mark Hinkle: "So I thought I would give you ten reasons why you shouldn't use Ubuntu so when your Ubuntu-loving friends tell you about it you can be armed with some reasons why you would rather use Windows..." Humor.

  • Latest Tricks Won't Spoil Open Source Treats (2007-10-31 22:00:05)
    451 CAOS Theory: "This is the Halloween edition of the CAOS Theory blog, so please, if you scare easy, consider reading this another time or place where you feel more comfortable. There are some scary things lurking out there for Linux and open source software. Boo! Patents. Eeeeeek! Microsoft. Yikes! Forking. Nooooooo...!"

  • Is Microsoft Hijacking Open Source? (2007-10-31 21:30:13)
    Linux Journal: "Like many, I was pretty shocked by the recent Microsoft-EU deal to settle the long-running investigation into interoperability issues..."

  • Some Church Officials Keen About One Laptop Per Child (2007-10-31 21:00:09)
    Catholic News Service: "A plan to equip the world's poorest schoolchildren with a low-cost, rugged, portable, wireless laptop has found some enthusiastic support among the Jesuits and in the Vatican..."

  • Google in Talks With Verizon Wireless: Sources (2007-10-31 20:30:07)
    Reuters/internetnews.com: "Google is in active talks with number-two U.S. mobile carrier Verizon Wireless about putting Google applications on phones it offers..."

  • Project Indiana and the OpenSolaris Name (2007-10-31 20:00:58)
    [indiana-discuss]: "...[W]e need to have a better answer to the question, 'Where do I download OpenSolaris...?'"

  • The Pirate Bay Sees a Future Without BitTorrent (2007-10-31 19:30:02)
    TorrentFreak: "This company, founded by BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen, recently decided to close the source of some newer additions to the protocol. According to The Pirate Bay, this gives them too much power and influence..."

  • Almost the Google PC: Everex gPC Available at Wal-Mart (2007-10-31 19:00:41)
    CNET News: "On Thursday, WalMart begins selling the Everex Green gPC TC2502, a $198, low-powered, Linux-based PC that's designed primarily for running Web 2.0 apps..."

  • Google Phone, Motorola Razr2 will Finally Catapult Role of Open Source, Linux in Mobile Market (2007-10-31 18:30:12)
    ZDNet: "The impending release of the Google phone and Motorola's first Linux-based Razr2 device in the U.S. will catapult open source's status in the mobile market..."

  • German Foreign Office Comes Out in Favor of Open Document Format (2007-10-31 18:00:11)
    Heise Online: "The development in India was happening along similar lines, M K Yadava of the IT development company Amtron from the federal state of Assam pointed out..."

  • Van Wyk Aims to Transform Red Hat for Future Growth (2007-10-31 17:15:17)
    LinuxWorld: "Having established itself as the leading enterprise Linux vendor, Red Hat is in a pivotal phase of reinventing itself as a broader open-source software provider and a long-term technology leader a la Microsoft and Oracle..."

  • Notebooks for All (2007-10-31 16:30:32)
    Bangkok Post: "A Canadian alternative to the much talked about 'one hundred dollar laptop' is making the rounds of the region in the hope of winning support from governments by offering a different solution to bridge the digital divide..."

  • Nigerian Education Selects Intel-powered Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux (2007-10-31 15:45:19)
    Mandriva: "Mandriva is working with Intel Corporation and Technology Support Center Ltd. to provide 17,000 Intel-powered classmate PCs..."

  • Government Not Monitoring Open Source Use, Minister Admits (2007-10-31 15:00:41)
    Computerworld UK: "The government does not know how much open source software it uses or what its value is, ministers have admitted..."

  • Linux Community Questions x86 Server Numbers (2007-10-31 14:15:28)
    eWeek: "The Linux community is questioning research that suggests the open-source operating system is losing market share to Windows on preinstalled x86 servers, saying that Linux is undercounted in those kinds of studies..."

  • KDE Project Ships Fourth Beta Release... Codename "Kippie" (2007-10-31 13:30:26)
    KDE: "The KDE Community is happy to release the fourth Beta for KDE 4.0. This Beta aimed at further polishing of the KDE codebase and we would love to start receiving feedback from testers..."

  • BusyBox Developers and Monsoon Multimedia Agree to Dismiss GPL Lawsuit (2007-10-31 12:45:30)
    Software Freedom Law Center: "The Software Freedom Law Center and Monsoon Multimedia today jointly announced that an agreement has been reached to dismiss the GPL enforcement lawsuit filed by SFLC on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox..."

  • Software Guru is Hot on Linux, Busting Bureaucracy (2007-10-31 12:00:23)
    Computerworld Australia: "IBM Rational's 'free radical' talks about the enduring difficulties of software development, his advocacy of open source and Second Life, and his license to kill..."

  • Top 10 Reasons Not to Use Ubuntu (2007-10-31 10:34:00)

    I played around with Ubuntu this Ubuntu Logoweekend and I have been really impressed by everything, but I know many people still want to use a Windows desktop. So I thought I would give you ten reasons why you shouldn't use Ubuntu so when your Ubuntu-loving friends tell you about it you can be armed with some reasons why you would rather use Windows.



  • Mono Versioning (2007-10-31 10:30:50)
    Miguel de Icaza's Web Log: "A common problem that I face is explaining to people the current situation of Mono..."

  • Gaming from Within the Terminal (2007-10-31 09:00:47)
    Linux.com: "MUDs are text-driven cooperative or competitive games that you can play either straight from your terminal using the Telnet protocol or through a separate application specially designed to play MUDs..."

  • New Wine Help and Discussion Forum (2007-10-31 07:30:28)
    Wine Review: "Today the new Wine help and discussion forum at wine-forum.org went live, the forums are meant to be a meeting place for anyone interested in Wine usage or development..."

  • Using SETools to Manage SELinux Policies (2007-10-31 06:00:13)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Configuring high-end SELinux (Security-enhanced Linux) policies can be a daunting challenge to system administrators, especially those who are new to the concepts and processes..."

  • Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac--Mac4Lin Project Documentation (2007-10-31 04:30:14)
    HowtoForge: "The goal of this project is to bring the look and feel of Mac OS X (latest being 10.5, Leopard) on *nix GTK based systems..."

  • wget Going libcurl? (2007-10-31 03:00:28)
    dblog: "Micah Cowan is the current maintainer of GNU Wget, and he recently posted a long mail to the wget mailing list titled 'Thoughts on Wget 1.x, 2.0...'"

  • LinuxBIOS Brings Clones One Step Closer to Freedom (2007-10-31 01:30:36)
    EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "No matter how hard you try to build a 100 percent Free/Open Source (FOSS) computer, there are a few bits you can't reach that contain non-FOSS code: ROM chips..."

  • Live License-Friendly with liblicense (2007-10-31 00:00:43)
    Linux.com: "Now it is seeking to make licensing enlightenment an everyday part of desktop computer usage with liblicense..."