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Linux News for Feb 26, 2008

  • Ubuntu: Linux's Obama (Sort Of) (Feb 26, 2008, 23:30)
    InformationWeek: "What is it about Ubuntu that has generated such excitement about Linux? To steal a word from Obama's playbook, 'Change...'"

  • Can Linux Make an Impact on Phones? (Feb 26, 2008, 22:00)
    IT Week: "Mobile Linux is gaining attention but handset capabilities are more important than the software platform..."

  • Open Source Needs Health Care Coverage (Feb 26, 2008, 21:15)
    The VAR Guy: "...The open source industry may miss yet another opportunity to prove its vertical market expertise..."

  • Google Summer of Code 2008--Already? (Feb 26, 2008, 20:30) "I've been covering Summer of Code since its inception in 2005 and I've seen it grow by leaps and bounds every year..."

  • ExtJS: When Open Source is Not Open at All (Feb 26, 2008, 19:45)
    The Open Road: "I was really excited to hear about ExtJS the other day. It was billed as an open-source JavaScript framework for building web applications. Great...!"

  • The Penguin Begins the March South (Feb 26, 2008, 19:00)
    iTWire: "Given that Hobart is a quieter place than any of the other cities which have played host, the conference will proportionally be a much more noticeable event..."

  • Evangelist: Mozilla Has "Historic Opportunity" to Advocate for Users (Feb 26, 2008, 18:15) "Recently, had the chance to ask Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard his thoughts about the past, present, and future of Mozilla, the force behind the successful Firefox browser and Thunderbird email application..."

  • The OOXML Ballot Resolution (Feb 26, 2008, 17:30)
    Once More Unto the Breach: "Microsoft had a perfect opportunity to participate in the Open Document Format standard's development at OASIS. They ignored that opportunity..."

  • Novell Bids $205M For PlateSpin in Virtualization Push (Feb 26, 2008, 16:45) Though virtualization deals with 'virtual' bits, the business of virtualization is certainly real for Novell..."

  • Google: OOXML 'Insufficient and Unnecessary' (Feb 26, 2008, 16:00)
    ZDNet UK: "Google has claimed that Microsoft's proposed Office Open XML document standard is unnecessary and should be rolled into the rival OpenDocument Format..."

  • Lawyers For 'Imposter' P2P Software Threaten Open-Source Team (Feb 26, 2008, 15:15)
    TorrentFreak: "When the news started to break in December last year, it looked bleak for the real Shareaza project..."

  • Standards Australia Denies OOXML Bias (Feb 26, 2008, 14:30)
    Computerworld Australia: "Following a Computerworld report on the appointment of a Microsoft consultant as part of Standard Australia's delegation for this month's Ballot Resolution Meeting in Geneva, the organization's CEO has defended the objectivity of the decision..."

  • Mozilla Seeks Growth, Tie-ups in China (Feb 26, 2008, 13:45)
    Reuters/ "Mozilla, which develops open source Web browser Firefox, the biggest alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, aims to at least double its share this year in China, which is set to become the world's largest Web market..."

  • Specsavers Sees Clear Benefits in Open Source (Feb 26, 2008, 13:00)
    ZDNet UK: "Mike Banahan, chief technology officer of OpenForum Europe, once described the UK as a 'third-world country' compared with the rest of Europe when it comes to public- and private-sector interest in open-source software..."

  • AMD Releases 3D Programming Documentation (Feb 26, 2008, 12:15)
    Phoronix: "For the past several weeks we have been referencing AMD's 'tcore' in several of our articles, which is a user-space software suite that has been developed and used internally at ATI by engineers to work on various aspects of their binary drivers..."

  • Open Source Apps for Small Biz: Desktop to Backup (Feb 26, 2008, 11:30)
    Datamation: "Budget-minded small business owners can choose from a number of free, open-source applications designed for Windows that will reliably handle their productivity needs..."

  • A Seatbelt for Server Software: SELinux Blocks Real-World Exploits (Feb 26, 2008, 10:45)
    LinuxWorld: "Linux security experts are reporting a growing list of real-world security situations in which the US National Security Agency's SELinux security framework contains the damage resulting from a flaw in other software..."

  • Firefox Feed Extensions (Feb 26, 2008, 10:00) "Few features are as essential to modern Web browsing as feeds. With the rise of social networking and file sharing sites, feeds have become the only way for many people to keep up-to-date with all the sites that interest them..."

  • How To Create and Apply Image Filters in PHP (Feb 26, 2008, 09:15)
    DevX: "Most likely, the first time you heard about image filters was when you had to edit your vacation pictures to remove the 'red eye' effect or an undesirable face..."

  • Drastically Speed up your Linux System with Preload (Feb 26, 2008, 08:30)
    Techthrob: "Preload is in the package repositories of many different managers, so users of other distributions should check their appropriate package managers to see if it's available.

  • Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) On Ubuntu 7.10 Server (Feb 26, 2008, 07:00)
    HowtoForge: "This guide will walk you through the setup process for implementing NDT running under Ubuntu 7.10 server..."

  • Mk-boot-usb: A Script to Create Multiple-Bootable USB Sticks (Feb 26, 2008, 05:30) "It wipes out an entire USB stick, partitions it, creates file systems on it, installs grub, and installs a minimal Linux on it..."

  • Linux Got Game: TORCS Review (Feb 26, 2008, 04:00)
    Tech Source from Bohol: "In my noble aim to play at least one game for Linux per week, I bumped into a 3D car racing simulator called TORCS..."

  • Frozen-Bubble--A Ridiculously Addictive Puzzle Game (Feb 26, 2008, 03:15)
    The Daily Ubuntu: "Frozen-Bubble has blissfully stolen hours and hours of my life with its addictive gameplay and flippin' awesome soundtrack..."

  • Dawn of the Linux Dead (Feb 26, 2008, 02:30)
    The Linux Distillery: "Today it's time to see what Linux has in common with popular horror flicks: this story has it all--zombies and zombie children, and a reaper..."

  • Do I Need an AntiVirus Program on Linux? (Feb 26, 2008, 01:45)
    Techthrob: "There has been a lot of debate recently over whether or not it's a good idea to run an anti-virus program if you're using Linux..."

  • Microsoft's Open Premise: Divide and Conquer? (Feb 26, 2008, 01:00)
    Grigor Gatchev--A Weblog: "The former approach of Microsoft--threatening to crush the top FOSS projects by litigation--was stillborn..."

  • LINdependence 2008 (Feb 26, 2008, 00:15)
    Wuthering Writes: "It's a good feeling, freeing someone from the shackles of Microsoft..."