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Linux News for Mar 26, 2008

  • An Introduction to CrossOver Games (Mar 26, 2008, 22:30)
    Wine Review: "CrossOver Games is a commercial variant of Wine released by CodeWeavers with support for many of today's most popular games..."

  • UK to Fly the Flag for OOXML (Mar 26, 2008, 21:45)
    Channel Register: "The British Standards Institute looks set to reverse its position on Microsoft's Office Open XML file format by approving it as an international standard..."

  • The Importance of Being Updated (Mar 26, 2008, 21:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Part of the problem? Many companies are unclear both about what programs they're using, never mind when and how to update them..."

  • Firefox Update Tackles Pair of Critical Bugs (Mar 26, 2008, 20:15) "While Mozilla is busily developing its next-generation Firefox 3 open source Web browser, work continues to improve stability and security with the current Firefox 2.x..."

  • The State of Open Source: Zack Urlocker, MySQL (Mar 26, 2008, 19:30)
    PC World Australia: "Vice president of products at MySQL, Zack Urlocker, speaks about the challenges open source projects face in gaining deeper adoption in the enterprise..."

  • Disruptive Technologies that Affect Desktop Linux (Mar 26, 2008, 18:45)
    Datamation: "Perhaps what has given desktop Linux its biggest shot in the arm is the evolution of various disruptive technologies that have, by design, made desktop Linux adoption just that much easier..."

  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 03/21, 2k Update (Mar 26, 2008, 18:00)
    Palamida: "Our database now contains over 2000 projects that are using the GPL v3. This is a large milestone for the license, and seems to still be the beginning of wider adoption..."

  • The World's First Document Freedom Day (Mar 26, 2008, 17:15)
    ODF: "Today is Document Freedom Day: Roughly 200 teams from more than 60 countries worldwide are organising local activities to raise awareness for Document Freedom and Open Standards..."

  • Microsoft Files Complaint on OOXML Vote to Apex Office and Ministry of Consumer Affairs (Mar 26, 2008, 16:30)
    Open Source India: "I love Microsoft for their sheer willingness to p**s off every human being on this planet in their quest for approval of OOXML..."

  • OOXML Votes: One Yea, One Nay (Mar 26, 2008, 15:45)
    Roundup: Brazil votes no again, but the Czechs change their minds and vote yes.

  • Sun Announces MySQL Bundle (Mar 26, 2008, 15:00)
    eWeek: "As Sun Microsystems prepares to close its acquisition of MySQL, the GlassFish and MySQL communities are announcing the availability of an optimized bundled release..."

  • Oracle Expands Its Linux Base (Mar 26, 2008, 14:15) "Oracle claims that it continues to pick up users for its Linux offering and now is set to add new clustering capabilities to the mix..."

  • OSBC: What Red Hat, Microsoft, CBS Do for Open Source (Mar 26, 2008, 13:30)
    Roundup: Coverage from yesterday's speakers at the Open Source Business Conference includes how Red Hat wants to lead, how CBS Interactive uses, and what Microsoft's relationship to open source is (both from Redmond's and the Linux Foundation's points of view).

  • Linux 2.6.25-rc7 [Released] (Mar 26, 2008, 12:45) "So this hopefully continues closing various regressions, and most of the changes are pretty small (i.e., diffstat shows a lot of oneliners)..."

  • ODF Editor: ODF Loses if OOXML Does (Mar 26, 2008, 12:00)
    PC World Australia: "The editor of the Open Document Format standard has written a letter that strongly supports recognizing Microsoft's Open Office XML file format as a standard, arguing that if it fails, ODF will suffer..."

  • Embedded Linux Conference Courts Developers (Mar 26, 2008, 12:00)
    DeviceGuru: "Developers thinking of using Linux as an embedded operating system won't want to miss the annual Embedded Linux Conference coming to Silicon Valley next month..."

  • Linux Distros That Could Take The Lead Soon (Mar 26, 2008, 10:30)
    Biguncledave's Weblog: "But open source is about free choice and fair competition, so there's never a time when the lead penguins can rest easy..."

  • Kernel as Hypervisor: Andrea Arcangeli (Mar 26, 2008, 09:00)
    LinuxWorld: "A Linux kernel developer explains the key overlaps between the hypervisor and the OS kernel. The KVM architecture uses Linux as both, which puts new capabilities at the hypervisor's disposal..."

  • Salasaga Burns Brightly at Its Start (Mar 26, 2008, 07:30) "One of the remaining gaps in the GNU/Linux desktop is an editor for producing Flash content..."

  • Best Way To Create Your Own Ubuntu (Mar 26, 2008, 06:00)
    OSWeekly: "This is something that I have been toying with as an idea--creating my own distribution, based on the Ubuntu core, but making sure some basics that continue to go ignored are covered..."

  • Running Linux on the PlayStation 3: More Than a Toy (Mar 26, 2008, 04:30)
    developerWorks: "When Sony first announced that the PlayStation 3 would be able to run Linux natively, a great deal of excitement ensued..."

  • Dell, Rivals Leaving Linux Money on the Table (Mar 26, 2008, 03:00)
    The VAR Guy: "The VAR Guy is in the market for a small office printer that supports Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP..."

  • What CAN'T Linux Do? (Mar 26, 2008, 01:30)
    TechRepublic: "A few weeks ago a colleague of mine sent me a link to a story about a man who clustered together sixteen Playstation 3s using Linux to simulate black holes..."

  • We Don't Need No Stinking Black Boxes (Mar 26, 2008, 00:00)
    Between the Lines: "In Late February, VMWare announced the release of ESX Server 3i, the first release of their embedded hypervisor platform for OEMs..."