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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 thing.

  • 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 Docs..."

  • 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 effects..."

  • 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 perfect)..."

  • 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 Etch)..."

  • 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 dynamically..."

  • 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 keystrokes..."

  • 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 standards..."

  • 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 shoestring..."

  • 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 IdeaStorm..."

  • 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..."