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Linux News for Feb 27, 2008

  • Dear Windows, It's Over (Feb 27, 2008, 23:30)
    Ubuntu Forums: "I didn't want to tell you this in person, because I thought it might be too complicated, and might take too long. After all, we've been together for a long time, almost five years and running now..." Humor.

  • GNU/Linux Desktop: The Case Against Running Windows Apps (Feb 27, 2008, 22:00)
    Datamation: "Does GNU/Linux need to run Windows apps? This question resurfaced last week, when the media noticed that Google has been contributing heavily to the Wine project, which develops a compatibility layer on GNU/Linux for running Windows applications..."

  • How Open is OpenLogic? (Feb 27, 2008, 21:15)
    Roundup: OpenLogic purports to be a good open source citizen, but pundit Matt Asay wonders if they're meeting this goal. OpenLogic's response within.

  • Want to Run Linux on Your Nintendo Wii? (Feb 27, 2008, 20:30)
    PC World: "Go beer, then, and what's more, go who'd-a-thunk-it hacks that let you for-real load Linux and 'embrace your inner penguin' on an unassuming white box half the size of a toaster..."

  • LGP Has A New Linux Game Installer (Feb 27, 2008, 19:45)
    Phoronix: "Linux Game Publishing, the company behind porting such games to Linux as Cold War and X2: The Threat, has prepared a new Linux GUI installer for its forthcoming titles..."

  • The Ministry of Finance in the Republic of Macedonia Uses Debian GNU Linux in its Servers (Feb 27, 2008, 19:00)
    Debian Times: "The Ministry is the largest organisation in Macedonia using Open Source software, according to him..."

  • Psi: New Release, Same Strong Jabber Support (Feb 27, 2008, 18:15)
    Instant Messaging Planet: "Not too long after the Jabber project's first public release in 2000, a group of open source developers went to work producing a client for Jabber users that would provide basic connectivity and also work with the Jabber protocol's transports..."

  • New Fedora Chair Plans to Remove Obstacles for Volunteers (Feb 27, 2008, 17:30) "'The job is to remove obstacles in the way of the community,' says Paul W. Frields, speaking about his new position as Fedora Chair..."

  • Kernel Space: Finally, a Kernel Debugger for Linux? (Feb 27, 2008, 16:45) The kernel source level debugger, kgdb, has been around for a long time, but never in the mainline tree. Linus Torvalds is not much of a fan of debuggers in general and has always resisted the inclusion of kgdb..."

  • 15 Minutes with Jonathan Schwartz: Java, Community, and Linux (Feb 27, 2008, 16:00)
    The Open Road: "I asked him a range of questions about criticism of Sun over Linux and community, as well as whether the MySQL integration would be as prickly as Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss was at times..."

  • Danish Unix User Group Files Complaint With EU Commission Against Denmark For Mandating MSOOXML (Feb 27, 2008, 15:15)
    Groklaw: "The Danish Unix User Group, DKUUG, has filed a formal complaint with the EU Commission regarding Denmark's mandating ECMA 376, better known by us as MSOOXML, for certain procurements..."

  • Sun Opens Up on the Limits of MySQL Enterprise Unlimited (Feb 27, 2008, 14:30)
    451 CAOS Theory: "A little less loudly the company has also confirmed that it has tinkered with the terms of MySQL Enterprise Unlimited..." [Source headline updated. -ed]

  • EU Fines Microsoft Another €899M for Antitrust Abuse (Feb 27, 2008, 13:45)
    Washington Post: "The European Commission fined Microsoft a massive €899 million (US$1.3 billion) for continued failure to honor the 2004 antitrust ruling against it, Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes said Wednesday..."

  • KDE 4 Tour: digiKam 0.10 (Feb 27, 2008, 13:00)
    PolishLinux: "digiKam uses highly extensible Kipi architecture. Thanks to this, adding new features to the program is a breeze..."

  • OpenProj: Good Software, But Needs Documentation (Feb 27, 2008, 11:30) "OpenProj 1.0 was recently released by Projity, which offers a related commercial product called Project-On-Demand..."

  • Music Notation Programs: Recent Releases (Feb 27, 2008, 10:00)
    Linux Journal: "A few weeks ago I promised to bring in some more general news from the world of Linux audio software development..."

  • Linpus Lite 9.4 [Review] (Feb 27, 2008, 08:30)
    TechieMoe: "It's rare these days for me to start up a Linux distribution and be surprised..."

  • Parsix: Persian Distro Makes GNOME Look Good (Feb 27, 2008, 07:00) "Parsix is a GNOME-based distro based on the testing branch of Debian GNU/Linux with elements from Kanotix. It makes an attractive alternative to Ubuntu..."

  • Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Mandriva 2008.0 (Feb 27, 2008, 05:30)
    HowtoForge: In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Mandriva 2008.0 server with munin and monit..."

  • How Linux Passion Sometimes Beats Windows Preloads (Feb 27, 2008, 04:00)
    The VAR Guy: "But in the shadow of Windows Vista, a rather remarkable trend--known as an InstallFest--continues to transform Linux from a fringe desktop option into a mainstream Windows alternative..."

  • The Pulse of Open Source (Feb 27, 2008, 02:30)
    451 CAOS Theory: "I was initially skeptical of this service that looked like a cross between instant messaging and blogging--something people often refer to as 'micro-blogging...'"

  • Linking Open Source to SaaS (Feb 27, 2008, 01:00)
    Community: "...OSS makers should care, as SaaS may finally give them a business model that may finally bring them some money..."