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Linux News for Dec 27, 2007

  • Thank You For the Code (Dec 27, 2007, 23:30)
    iTWire: "There are a total of 21,652 packages installed on my home workstation, an AMD64 single core processor box which has been in use since March 2006. It runs the testing stream of Debian. That's a lot of code, all of it free as in beer..."

  • There's More to Linux than Ubuntu (Dec 27, 2007, 22:45)
    The Tech and Other Cents: "Recently I got to read more and more stories about Linux in general (at least that what it was insinuated by the name of the article) where term 'Linux' is quite replaced by Ubuntu..."

  • The Year the GPL Went to War (Dec 27, 2007, 22:00)
    SD Times: "But in hindsight, the significance of 2007 may well be that the GPL finally grew some teeth..."

  • Microsoft Shows Linux Some Dual-Boot Love with Windows (Dec 27, 2007, 21:15)
    Softpedia: "Of course that Microsoft did little more than to protect its own interests with the Novell partnership, leaning hard on open source customers in order to tip them in the direction of intellectual property assurance agreements..."

  • Building A Linux Music Studio (Dec 27, 2007, 20:30)
    LinuxPlanet: "There are all kinds of great digital recording gear, from tiny portable recorders to multi-channel mixer-recorders with CD burners, and Linux has a wealth of good-quality audio recording and editing programs..."

  • A Quasi-Comprehensive Look at Open Source in 2007 [Parts 1 & 2] (Dec 27, 2007, 20:30)
    The Open Road: "I think you, like I, will be shocked by just how much happened in 2007..."

  • War Rages on Over Microsoft's OOXML Plans (Dec 27, 2007, 20:00)
    ZDNet Australia: "What is it about Microsoft's proposed OOXML standard that has boffins hurling death threats at each other? Brett Winterford investigates..."

  • SCO, NASDAQ Part Ways (Dec 27, 2007, 19:30)
    Roundup: "There are only so many times you can cheat the reaper..." With Groklaw's coverage.

  • Top Five Open Source Stories Of 2007 (Dec 27, 2007, 19:00)
    InformationWeek: "It's been a landmark year for open source, and in so many different ways that even a casual survey of the year's events will range far and wide..."

  • NVIDIA 2007 Linux Year in Review (Dec 27, 2007, 18:15)
    Phoronix: "Now in our third year of doing this, it's time to see how NVIDIA's binary driver has panned out over the past year..."

  • Editors' Retrospective--Linux Devices in 2007 (Dec 27, 2007, 17:30)
    LinuxDevices: "Of the approximately 1,200 stories we published this year, these were the most important, in our opinion..."

  • Bruce Almighty: Schneier Preaches Security to Linux Faithful (Dec 27, 2007, 16:45)
    Computerworld Australia: "Internationally renowned security guru, Bruce Schneier, will be encouraging technologists at to take a lesson from Luke Skywalker, and 'feel the force' a little more when it comes to security..."

  • Mozilla Aims to Weave a New Web (Dec 27, 2007, 16:00) "Most Web browser users typically save their preferences and bookmarks locally. A new effort from Mozilla, called 'Weave,' may change that using a browser-integrated set of hosted online services..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Updated (Dec 27, 2007, 15:15)
    Debian: "This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems..."

  • 'The $100 Laptop' Now a $600 eBay Item (Dec 27, 2007, 14:30)
    USA Today: "So why did people pay as much as $600 for them on eBay, when that kind of money is enough to buy a much more powerful machine...?"

  • Accelerate Plone with Varnish (Dec 27, 2007, 13:00)
    Bitubique: "This tutorial highlight the necessary steps to configure Varnish and lighttpd to serve your Plone site. The primary benefit is that you can tremendously improve performance of your Plone..."

  • Simple, Fast Administration with Webmin (Dec 27, 2007, 09:00) "Linux has so many tools, settings, parameters, and configuration files to learn that administering your box can be a challenge..."

  • Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And ftplicity On Debian Etch (Dec 27, 2007, 05:00)
    HowtoForge: "When you rent a dedicated server nowadays, almost all providers give you FTP backup space for your server on one of the provider's backup systems..."

  • Python LDAP Applications: Part 3 (Dec 27, 2007, 01:00)
    Packt: "In this article we will see some more LDAP operations such as add operation, delete operation etc. Then we will take a look at LDAP URL Library..."