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Linux News for Feb 28, 2008

  • Ubuntu Brainstorm Launched (Feb 28, 2008, 23:30)
    The Fridge: "Today a new feedback site is launched at that will make it easier for users of Ubuntu to suggests ideas for improvements..."

  • Fedora Update Ready For Distribution? (Feb 28, 2008, 22:00) "As the new leader takes the helm, Fedora 9 unveils FreeIPA and a plethora of new features..."

  • Kubuntu-KDE4 Hardy Alpha Released (Feb 28, 2008, 20:30)
    Kubuntu: "There will be two editions of Kubuntu with the 8.04 release, a commercially supported KDE 3 edition and a community supported KDE 4 edition..."

  • IBM Amends POS Focus, Opens Its Cash Registers to Version of Windows (Feb 28, 2008, 19:45)
    Computerworld: "Point-of-sale leader embraces Microsoft's WEPOS software as alternative to Linux..."

  • Sun's Source Code Donation Met With Skepticism (Feb 28, 2008, 19:00) "Sun is donating the source code for the Sun StorageTek 5800 system to the OpenSolaris storage and communities..."

  • Ubuntu Mobile Takes on Apple Touch Interface (Feb 28, 2008, 17:30)
    electronista: "Its first Linux variant aimed at handhelds, the software is tailored for the Mobile Internet Devices expected to launch in spring based on Intel's Silverthorne technology..."

  • Swiss Canton Solothurn Migrating 2000 Desktops to Debian GNU/Linux (Feb 28, 2008, 16:45)
    Debian Times: "The IT adminstration of the Swiss canton Solothurn will conclude the 2000 desktop migration to Debian GNU/Linux by the end of 2008..."

  • Confusion, Standards, and OpenXML (Feb 28, 2008, 16:00)
    Durusau: "A preliminary response to Updegrove's apocalyptic vision concerning OpenXML..."

  • The City of Vienna & Open Source: A Fuzzy-Logic Story (Feb 28, 2008, 14:30)
    CognitiveCombine: "No, you don't wait for the results of the study, instead you decide to spend 7.600.000 Euro prematurely in order to buy, no it's not April yet, Windows Vista licences..."

  • Best Buy Sells Linux (Feb 28, 2008, 13:45)
    LinuxHow2: "Add another once Windows-only PC distributor to the Linux hit list..." Story updated to reflect original source.

  • Red Hat Competes in Crowded Market (Feb 28, 2008, 13:00)
    Datamation: "But even a quick look at the burgeoning Linux market reveals that Red Hat faces a crowd of competitive threats. A competitor lurks behind every server..."

  • NVIDIA 169.12 Linux Display Driver (Feb 28, 2008, 11:30)
    Phoronix: "We know NVIDIA has been working on a new Linux display driver release, with the GeForce 9 series having been introduced just this past week, and today a new driver release has arrived for Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD..."

  • Notebook Review: The Zonbu Zonbook (Feb 28, 2008, 10:00)
    Wi-Fi Planet: "The name conjures up (at least to us) images of some kind of evil galactic overlord, but fortunately Zonbu is not here to enslave us, but to offer freedom..."

  • 10 Slick Linux Desktops, and How To Make Them (Feb 28, 2008, 08:30)
    Royal HeHe2-ness: "So you thought Vista's desktop looked slick? Or the latest Leopard desktop is coolest thing after sliced bread? Well you probably haven't been properly exposed to Linux's customizability..."

  • Using "shred" to Securely Delete Files (Feb 28, 2008, 07:00)
    BeginLinux: "When you use the 'rm' utility, you may think that you're deleting a file, but you're not..."

  • Use Kaffeine to Receive Free-to-Air TV on Your Linux Box (Feb 28, 2008, 05:30) "Free-to-air ethnic television in a variety of languages beamed from satellite straight to your Linux PC? No problem--here's how.

  • Sony Leery of the Eee PC? (Feb 28, 2008, 04:00)
    CNET News: "As a computer, the Eee PC from Asus is intended to be the opposite of intimidating--it's made for children after all. But its potential as a market force is apparently giving chills to its larger industry peers..."

  • Promotion and Celebrity (Feb 28, 2008, 02:30)
    LUGRadio: "...Jono Bacon, Stuart Langridge, Chris Proctor and Adam Sweet discuss whether there is any difference between Open Source heroes and the rest of us..."

  • Microsoft's Open Premise: The License Compatibility (Feb 28, 2008, 01:00)
    Grigor Gatchev--A Weblog: "It is falling short of the freedom we are used to, but is a step in the right direction. Unless it is a part of some sinister plan, we should commend Microsoft for it..."