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
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.
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
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
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
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 weekend 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
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
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:
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