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Linux News for Dec 24, 2007

  • Five Desktop Linux Highlights of 2007 (Dec 24, 2007, 23:30)
    DesktopLinux: "Sometimes putting together a best-of-the-year list is like pulling teeth. There simply isn't enough big news to fill the list out. That was not a problem for desktop Linux in 2007.."

  • The Benefits of a Regular Release Schedule (Dec 24, 2007, 22:45)
    The Open Source Advocate: "I have recently read the announcement that Kubuntu 8.04 is NOT going to be an LTS release, thereby deviating from the release schedule of all the other Ubuntu variants..."

  • Holiday Wishes (Dec 24, 2007, 22:21)
    The little one's in bed, trying, in her excitement, to get to sleep. Except she's not so little anymore. At 10, she's very wise to the ways of Santa, so that little piece of magic seems forever lost.

    But is it always so?

  • 2007 Top Ten Free and Open Source Legal Issues (Dec 24, 2007, 22:00)
    Law & Life: Silicon Valley: "The year 2007 has been the most active year for legal developments in the history of free and open source ('FOSS'). In fact, you would have been hard pressed in past years to enumerate even five important legal developments..."

  • Everything You Know About Networking Just Changed (Dec 24, 2007, 21:15)
    Linux-Watch: "I was sure that Microsoft would find some way to wiggle out of the European Union deal to reveal its trade secrets..."

  • Of The People, By The People, For the People... (Dec 24, 2007, 20:30)
    Open Source Initiative: "Already the press has characterized Jim as 'an airline guy,' and I'd like to make a point that these other reporters refuse to acknowledge: Jim was an open source guy before he was an airline guy..."

  • IPR, Trade Barriers and Open Document Formats: China Learns its Lessons Well (Dec 24, 2007, 19:45)
    ConsortiumInfo: "One of the topics I'm behind writing on is the state of IPR concerns and standard setting in China in general, and the current status of UOF--China's 'Uniform Office Document Format' entry in the document format sweepstakes--in particular..."

  • Open Source is an Operations Business: Red Hat's CEO Switch (Dec 24, 2007, 19:00)
    The Open Road: "I was talking with a friend this morning who used to work at JBoss. He made an interesting point: Rob Bearden, the COO at JBoss, was perhaps the biggest reason for JBoss' success..."

  • How a Linux Download Topped YouTube's Hit List (Dec 24, 2007, 18:15)
    Wired: "The hottest thing on YouTube this month isn't The Dark Knight trailer or that clip of a baby giving an evil eye..."

  • What Microsoft (And Linux) Can Learn from Firefox (Dec 24, 2007, 17:30)
    Datamation: "There are two things that I know with absolute certainty to be true; that Elvis is dead and that Linux poses no immediate threat to Microsoft's business model..."

  • Technology in 2008 (Dec 24, 2007, 16:45)
    The Economist: "Rejoice: the embrace of 'openness' by firms that have grown fat on closed, proprietary technology is something we'll see more of in 2008..."

  • OneLaptop-OneVillage (Dec 24, 2007, 16:00)
    AP/Chicago Tribune: "Doubts about whether poor, rural children really can benefit from quirky little computers evaporate as quickly as the morning dew in this hilltop Andean village..."

  • Are You Violating BusyBox's GPL Code? (Dec 24, 2007, 15:15) "Software licensed under the GPL open source license is considered to be Free Software but that doesn't mean it's free as in beer and that developers don't have rights..."

  • New Red Hat CEO Checks Open Source Claims (Dec 24, 2007, 14:30)
    Reg Developer: "The news that the operations chief from a major US airline, Jim Whitehurst from Delta, is taking over at Red Hat from Matthew Szulik is a further sign of the growing legitimization of open source and Linux in the eyes of corporate, mainstream America..."

  • A Holiday Present for Everybody: MEPIS 7.0 is Released (Dec 24, 2007, 13:45)
    Mepis: "MEPIS 7.0 offers up to date user applications delivered on top of a Debian stable core..."

  • OLPC Heralds Era of Low-Cost Computing (Dec 24, 2007, 13:00)
    LinuxWorld: "OLPC's XO laptop and the dream of the $100 notebook PC have driven down the cost of computing and highlighted the issue of the lack of computing resources in developing nations..."

  • Linux Networking Cookbook: Tasty Linux Recipes (Dec 24, 2007, 09:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Even before I picked up Unix, I worked on networks. While networking has gotten simpler, it's almost all TCP/IP now instead of Arcnet, Token-Ring and a half dozen dusty wiring and protocol schemes..."

  • Slow File Copy Bug in Vista: An Excellent Case for Open Source Development (Dec 24, 2007, 05:00)
    foobar: "But let us just ponder for a moment what would happen if Vista was open source...?"

  • Why Microsoft Loves Google Android, Take 2 (Dec 24, 2007, 01:00)
    I, Analyst: "Reputation bashing aside, I like high-spirited debates. My favorite quote these-days is, 'Argue as if you were right, listen as if you were wrong' by Karl Weick..."