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Linux News for Dec 25, 2007

  • Taking FOSS to the masses (Dec 25, 2007, 23:00)
    ITWire: "Jacinta Richardson is one woman who admits to definitely being a geek. But that hasn't got in the way of her being the organiser of the only non-geek event of the 2008 Australian national Linux conference--Open Day..."

  • Will Patent Battles End Free Linux? (Dec 25, 2007, 21:00)
    PC Magazine: "Is the open-source community stealing ideas from commercial vendors? IP Innovations seems to think so..."

  • Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 2: Favorite Flavors (Dec 25, 2007, 21:00)
    LinuxInsider: "So many flavors with so many choices make the task of picking just one type of candy a near-impossible--but fun-filled--task..."

  • Samba's Big Step (Dec 25, 2007, 19:00)
    Computerworld UK: "When Neelie Kroes proudly announced her deal with Microsoft over interoperability information, it seemed to me like a classic case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory..."

  • 2007 Roundup: Open Source Comes of Age (Dec 25, 2007, 19:00)
    vnunet: "Two major open source projects finally came to fruition in 2007, bringing with them major headlines..."

  • Flipping the Linux Switch: Desktop Environments vs. Window Managers (Dec 25, 2007, 17:00)
    Download Squad: "Picture this: It's late at night. You've restarted your computer. The optical drive is whirring contentedly, but you have butterflies in your stomach. Tonight is the night you install Linux for the first time..."

  • Holiday Wishes (Dec 25, 2007, 15:00)
    Hoosier Penguin: In this season of the year, the gift of free and open software is something awesome to reflect upon.

  • Unwrapping the XO Laptop (Dec 25, 2007, 13:00)
    (parent.thesis): "Santa's elves worked overtime to ensure that little green laptops would make it to homes across North America by December 24th..."

  • Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop (Dec 25, 2007, 09:00)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set up a CentOS 5.1 desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment..."

  • Fear of the Dark (Dec 25, 2007, 05:30)
    PolishLinux: "Do you know why do I admire Microsoft's marketing whizzes? They made a deity out of their corporation. No, seriously. No figurative speech. Not a metaphor nor a parallel. Those nameless heroes did it literally..."

  • Why Big Compute and Big Storage Will Meet Big Pipe at the Last Mile (Dec 25, 2007, 04:00)
    Linux Journal: "The next big frontier for Big Linux Build-out will be at a back end that's as close as anyone can get the front lines of big video production..."

  • A Big Drop in the Bucket for Drupal (Dec 25, 2007, 03:15)
    Xconomy: "Apparently, the days when a computer science graduate student can invent some cool Web software and raise a few million dollars to build a company around it are not over..."

  • gOS 1.0.1: Lots of Hype, But Not So Fast (Dec 25, 2007, 02:30)
    CLICK: "I'm writing this review on Google Docs in Firefox while running gOS 1.0.1, the Ubuntu-based distribution that steers users toward Web-based applications whenever possible..."

  • Looking Back on 2007, and Towards 2008 (Dec 25, 2007, 01:45)
    Computer Business Review: "So 2007 will be remembered for BI consolidation: Cognos buying Applix, Oracle buying Hyperion, SAP buying Business Objects and IBM buying Cognos..."

  • The New Open Source Legacy (Dec 25, 2007, 01:00)
    OnStrategies Perspectives: "The end of the year is obviously the time for the 'look back,' and although we weren't planning any grand pronouncements that 2007 was the year of social computing or anything like that..."

  • Linux: No Longer a Winner? (From Jan 8/07) (Dec 25, 2007, 00:15)
    Managing L'unix: "I was thinking about the future of Linux when it occurred to me that one path for its future can seen as a simple consequence of what we mean by 'winning...'"