Linux News for Nov 01, 2007
Why Linux Will Succeed On The Desktop (2007-11-01 23:15:03)
InformationWeek: "I believe Linux will become
the de-facto standard desktop operating system. Though it'll take a
while for many users to break free from ties to Windows, there is
good reason to believe that this day will come..."
Applications Versus Formats (2007-11-01 22:30:03)
PlexNex: "Yesterday I asserted that at the core
of our disaffection with ODF is its supporters' fundamental view
that interoperability is an application thing and not a format
HP Backs Red Hat in Government Biz Bid (2007-11-01 21:45:21)
internetnews.com: "When it comes to big
enterprise IT deployments in the U.S., there is no enterprise
bigger than the federal government itself..."
Choosing a Desktop for GNU/Linux (2007-11-01 21:00:54)
Datamation: "'It's like starting another
operating system,' a colleague complained recently when he switched
from the GNOME to the KDE desktop..."
Review: NimbleX 2007 (2007-11-01 20:15:51)
Raiden's Realm: "NimbleX is a Linux
distribution built on the idea that 'fast is best...'"
Linux Backups For Real People, Part 1 (2007-11-01 19:30:38)
LinuxPlanet: "Everyone knows they should make
regular backups of their data. But hardly anyone is as diligent
with backups as they should be..."
OLPC Makes its Entry Into India--Finally (2007-11-01 18:45:25)
All About Linux: "When the OLPC first made
news, a prominent official in the HRD ministry of the Indian
government had gone on record snubbing the OLPC project..."
Sprint Also Rumored to Eyeball Google Apps (2007-11-01 18:00:41)
Reuters/internetnews.com: "Sprint Nextel, the
No. 3 U.S. mobile service, is in talks to put applications from Web
search leader Google on its cell phones, a person familiar with the
matter said on Wednesday..."
Google Docs Spreadsheets Can Kill Nokia's Mozilla Browser (2007-11-01 17:15:19)
The Inquirer: "We found that this browser still
needs to be optimized to deal with Google's AJAX based Google
Microsoft's Newest Halloween Documents (2007-11-01 16:30:30)
The Open Road: "There was a day when
Microsoft's confidential internal documents had to be leaked in
order to show the company's views on open source..."
Fedora Struggles with Harm Reduction via Codec Buddy (2007-11-01 15:45:07)
Linux.com: "In public health, harm reduction is
a practice that, rather than trying to eradicate potentially
dangerous choices like prostitution, tries to minimize their
Being a Good Netizen--Protecting Linux from Network Nasties (2007-11-01 15:00:44)
iTWire: "Microsoft Windows attracts virus
writers and malware like faeces attracts flies..."
In-Depth Roadmap Analysis For Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 (2007-11-01 14:15:44)
fsckin w/linux: "The Hardy Heron Roadmap has
over 130 new ideas that have been proposed thus far..."
Software Patent Abolition Campaign will Launch Next Month (2007-11-01 13:30:37)
Linux.com: "What could make the Free Software
Foundation (FSF), proprietary software companies, and at least one
venture capitalist into allies...?"
An Open Letter to Steve Ballmer (2007-11-01 12:45:20)
Mandriva: "You should give it a spin, I'm sure
you'd like it. We also happen to be one of the Linux companies that
did not sign an agreement with your company (nobody's
ASUS Eee PC: Exclusive Inside Look (2007-11-01 12:00:43)
TweakTown: "What am I on about? Well it's ASUS'
new mini laptop already on sale in Taiwan, and due out elsewhere
towards the end of the year..."
Giant Firewall Runs Linux (2007-11-01 10:30:48)
LinuxDevices: "Crossbeam Systems has started
shipping a massive chassis-style, 'unified threat management' (UTM)
system based on an open Linux OS..."
Vodafone Mobile Connect Card Driver For Linux (2007-11-01 09:00:15)
HowtoForge: "Vodafone Mobile Connect Card
driver for Linux is a tool that allows you to establish a
connection to the Internet using 3G cards..."
ATI: Linux vs. Windows Vista (2007-11-01 07:30:59)
Phoronix: "Since AMD introduced their new Linux
display driver last month, we have published a number of different
articles looking at the Radeon performance across their different
GPU product generations..."
Apache Authentication and Authorization Using LDAP (2007-11-01 06:00:55)
Linux.com: "Network administrators frequently
use the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to implement a
centralized directory server..."
Full Mail Server Solution w/ Virtual Domains & Users (2007-11-01 04:30:02)
HowtoForge: "This guide describes how to set up
a full email solution in Debian Linux (all code is from Debian
Kernel Space: Should Security Modules be Dynamically Loadable? (2007-11-01 03:45:28)
LinuxWorld: "The ever-contentious Linux
Security Modules API is being debated once again on linux-kernel,
not its removal, which Linus Torvalds came down firmly against, but
whether it should allow security modules to be loaded
Why Non-Technical Users Might Find Shell Scripting Useful (2007-11-01 03:00:56)
Blue GNU: "You know, I've never found any real
use for a shell script. Recently, I found an actual reason to write
one for moving and converting audio files using a few less
The Three Opens, Pt. 1: Open-Source OS (2007-11-01 02:15:52)
InformationWeek: "There's been a lot of talk
about the three big 'open's in the computing world
today--open-source OSes, open-source applications, and open
Linux: The Little Operating System That Really Can (2007-11-01 01:30:54)
Donspatch: "I began what I like to think of as
my 'Linux Adventure,' in February of 2006 on a short, much-frazzled
Dell Ubuntu Computers Cost More than Windows Equivalent--So What? (2007-11-01 00:45:21)
iTWire: "The issue of Dell Ubuntu pricing is
causing a storm of consternation among visitors to the Dell blog
Is the Monsoon Settlement a Missed Opportunity? (2007-11-01 00:00:14)
451 CAOS Theory: "...[O]ne can't help the
feeling that the case once again represents a missed opportunity to
establish a legal precedent..."