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Linux News for Nov 29, 2007

  • Why Microsoft Loves/Hates Google's Android (Nov 29, 2007, 23:30)
    Roundup: The pros and cons, the yin and yang, the ins and outs, if you will, of Microsoft's real thoughts about the new Android development platform.

  • OpenSUSE 10.3 YaST Allows Upgrade Even If There Is No Room for Upgrade? (Nov 29, 2007, 22:00)
    Centerlink's Weblog: "I was unsure, if it was enough but thought that YaST will tell me if there is not enough free space for upgrade..."

  • A Review of Fedora 8, on the PowerPC (Nov 29, 2007, 21:15)
    CMOS Networks: "Having heard much--nearly all of it positive--about the Fedora Project's latest offering, Fedora 8, I decided to change direction somewhat and review this GNU/Linux distribution on a Power Macintosh G4..."

  • Kick the Tires on Zenoss (Nov 29, 2007, 20:30)
    EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "It manages applications as well as servers and network devices---we'll explain what that means shortly. We decided it was time to give it an honest run for its money. Wait, it is free, but still we wanted to give it a real review..."

  • gOS: Undocumented Enlightenment (Nov 29, 2007, 19:45)
    LinuxPlanet: "Linux reviewers are totally in love with it, and are praising it to the skies. Naturally, I had to find out if it lives up to the hype..."

  • MIT OpenCourseWare Expands for High School Students (Nov 29, 2007, 19:00)
    CNET News: "The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking on the issue of inadequate education for youth by extending its OpenCourseWare program to include secondary level students..."

  • Flaws Reported in Validated OpenSSL Module v1.1.1 (Nov 29, 2007, 18:30)
    Open Source Software Institute: "A significant flaw in the PRNG implementation for the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module v1.1.1 has been reported by Geoff Lowe of Secure Computing Corporation. Due to a coding error in the FIPS self-test the auto-seeding never takes place..."

  • Notebook-Style Computing Appliance Runs Linux (Nov 29, 2007, 18:15)
    LinuxDevices: "Zonbu has started shipping a laptop version of its Linux-based computing appliance for home users..."

  • Goldman Sachs Cuts 2008 Estimates on Proprietary Software Companies, Red Hat (Nov 29, 2007, 17:30)
    The Open Road: "Red Hat didn't escape Goldman's knife, but Microsoft and Oracle did. Why...?"

  • GNOME 2.20.2: The Next Step Into Freedom (Nov 29, 2007, 16:45)
    Softpedia: "The second update of GNOME 2.20.0, version 2.20.2, was released yesterday..."

  • Open Source's Future: More Microsoft, Bigger Talent Shortages (Nov 29, 2007, 16:00)
    Network World: "Open source analyst says systems integrators to play bigger role in 2008 too..."

  • Novell's New Desktop-to-Server Software Suite (Nov 29, 2007, 15:15)
    Datamation: "If you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft for running your small business, Novell, Inc, may have the answer you seek..."

  • Open Document Format Can Evolve Without Foundation Input (Nov 29, 2007, 14:30)
    eWeek: "Foundation President Gary Edwards lauds its work regarding the Massachusetts market requirements; others disagree..."

  • Windows and Linux Gain Ground in Datacentres (Nov 29, 2007, 13:45)
    Techworld: "Windows and Linux operating systems are getting an ever-growing share of datacentre environments, according to Gartner..."

  • (How) Has Open Source Data Warehousing Developed? (Nov 29, 2007, 13:00)
    Intelligent Enterprise: "Given the strengths of open source database management systems (DBMSes), open source seems like a natural platform for data warehousing..."

  • Linux Audio Editors: An Overview (Nov 29, 2007, 11:30)
    ONLamp: "If you're not familiar with the area of Linux audio editors, you might be totally amazed at just how many there are. Clearly, writing these has scratched more than a few itches and more than one has earned grades as a class project..."

  • Iced Tea [Interview] (Nov 29, 2007, 10:45)
    Fedora Project: "Now that Sun has begun freeing the Java language, how much work was there involved for you to get a complete and free Java implementation into Fedora...?"

  • Building an LDAP Server on Linux, Part 1 (Nov 29, 2007, 10:00)
    EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "Your network is growing in size and complexity. It's taking on a life of its own, spreading and growing and absorbing everything in its path..."

  • Using grep and sed to Find and Replace (Nov 29, 2007, 09:15)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "If searching for or handling text, grep and sed can increase your efficiency with Linux bash scripting and configuration files..."

  • Kernel Space: E-Paper Support for Linux (Nov 29, 2007, 08:30)
    LinuxWorld: "The familiar CRT monitors or backlit LCD screens on our desks continuously consume power in order to hold an image. Electronic paper (e-paper) is different: power is only needed to change the image..."

  • Gigabyte GeForce 8600GTS 256MB [Review] (Nov 29, 2007, 07:45)
    Phoronix: "In this review today we are looking at its bigger brother, which is the Gigabyte 8600GTS..."

  • Tips for Taming SELinux (Nov 29, 2007, 07:00)
    EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "There is a lot of (mostly uninformed) buzz around SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux); it is touted as doing all kinds of wonderful things that it probably doesn't do..."

  • CLI Magic: No-Nonsense Network Monitoring Tools (Nov 29, 2007, 06:15) "Atop is a system and process manager that displays network traffic, along with other useful information such as CPU consumption, memory usage, and a process list..."

  • Configuring Linux on IBM System p (Nov 29, 2007, 05:30)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "A major benefit of a Linux operating system is its multi-platform capability, but each hardware platform comes with its own set of questions..."

  • Ten Things You Can Do to Help Open Source (Nov 29, 2007, 04:00)
    ZDNet UK: "Most of us agree that open source is a good thing. But then, so is fresh fruit and exercise, and it's very easy to pay lip service to all these things without doing anything about it...

  • Who Will Follow Funambol's Open Source SaaS Steps? (Nov 29, 2007, 02:30)
    451 CAOS Theory: "Funambol's move to adopt the new GNU Affero GPLv3 (AGPLv3) has some interesting implications for the mobile open source software player.

  • The Single Point of Failure (Nov 29, 2007, 01:45)
    Beam of Reflections: "So, when it comes to a single point of failure what comes to mind are these examples of software designs: Windows Registry file vs. /etc configuration fies in Linux/Unix systems and a single Outlook PST file vs. mbox vs. maildir formats for desktop email applications..."

  • Why Linus Isn't "Competing" (Nov 29, 2007, 01:00)
    InformationWeek: "The recent interview with Linus Torvalds cemented a number of things I've believed about Linux for a while now. Linux isn't an OS, or even a kernel: it's an embodiment of a design philosophy..."

  • The Real Reason the Linux Community Didn�t Come Up With the iPhone (Nov 29, 2007, 00:15)
    Ubuntu This & Ubuntu That: "Lately, there seems to an explosion of interest in Open Source. I suppose it is a natural progression. When interest in something grows, its level of recognition expands exponentially as more and more people become aware..."