Linux News for Apr 01, 2008
Automatix Is Dead... Or Maybe Not? (2008-04-01 22:30:17)
Softpedia: "Although, there seems to be a
slight chance that the development could continue, by creating
Automatix3, which could be a completely new application..."
School Districts Serve Up Lessons in Linux (2008-04-01 21:00:13)
Computerworld Australia: "School districts in
the US and Canada find Linux and open source offers better support,
cheaper setup costs, and improved educational value..."
Australian Open Source Industry Worth $500 Million (2008-04-01 19:30:26)
APC Magazine: "Open source in Australia has
gone well and truly past the 'one geek and a server' stage, an
independent report has shown..."
Flying Penguins Found by BBC Programme (2008-04-01 19:29:00)
Telegraph: "BBC1 viewers will see the penguins
not only take flight from the Antarctic wastes, but fly thousands
of miles to the Amazonian rainforest to find winter sun..."
SCO Backs Slowly Toward the Door (2008-04-01 18:00:26)
Groklaw: "SCO has settled a few things with the
U.S. Trustee's office, withdrawing several motions, two 'without
Government Announces Penguin-Proof Firewall (2008-04-01 17:59:18)
free-bees.co.uk: "Today, government spokesman
Uma Head made a startling announcement--that there were too many
foreign operating systems in Britain today, and something needed to
Richard Stallman, Live and Unplugged (2008-04-01 16:30:00)
Datamation: "The students--many of them
computer science majors--have come to hear Richard Stallman, the
grand forefather of GNU/Linux..."
Bloggers are Bonkers for BeOS! (2008-04-01 16:29:18)
Linux Journal: 'After seeing Linux Journal
shift their focus to BeOS, I thought it would be great to blog
Mozilla's Firefox Hits 18 Percent of Corporate Desktops (2008-04-01 15:45:23)
The Open Road: "As Mary Jo Foley reports on
ZDNet, Mozilla Firefox's enterprise desktop market share is at 18
percent, according to a recent Forrester report..."
HTML5 Will Incorporate High Definition Extensions (2008-04-01 15:44:48)
Linux.com: "High definition HTML is coming to a
site near you--whether you will see it is another matter..."
VC Funding for Open Source Hits an All-Time High (2008-04-01 15:00:13)
451 CAOS Theory: "Yes, it is 1 April, and no
I'm not joking. Following the plunge in the fourth quarter of 2007,
VC funding started 2008 on a high..."
Mono to be Renamed as Duo (2008-04-01 14:59:00)
iTWire: "The well-known open-source Microsoft
imitation Mono has been renamed Duo to better reflect the project's
intentions and purposes..."
Interview with Ron Hovsepian (2008-04-01 14:15:36)
Linux Foundation: "This Open Voices installment
features Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Novell, who sits down with Jim
Zemlin for a candid discussion on Novell's current standing in the
KDE's ISO Delegate Votes Yes to Office Open XML (2008-04-01 14:14:00)
dot KDE: "This week saw the International
Standards Organisation vote on adopting Office Open XML as a
standard for office documents..."
Who Writes Linux? There Are a Lot of Unknowns (2008-04-01 13:30:01)
internetnews.com: "According to a new report
published by the Linux Foundation, as of the 2.6.24 kernel,
Torvalds' code represents 0.6 percent of the changes made..."
Microsoft and Novell Announce Departure of OpenSUSE Project, Renewed Patent Strategy (2008-04-01 13:29:00)
Boycott Novell: "As such, Microsoft and Novell
decided to revise their strategic partnership and combine the best
of two platforms' intellectual property, protected by an extensive
portfolio of valuable patents..."
OOXML Standard Likely Approved; Official Word Tomorrow (2008-04-01 12:45:20)
Roundup: While the official news won't be
announced until April 2, close followers of the ISO/OOXML vote are
reporting that the OOXML has been approved as a standard.
Kernel.org Downtime Notice (2008-04-01 12:44:00)
LKML: "After much deliberation, research and
argument in #korg (along with screaming matches between HPA and I
over dinner) we are upgrading the kernel.org machines from Fedora
Core 5 to FreeBSD 7.0..."
Asian Linux User Groups Aim Wide (2008-04-01 12:00:54)
ZDNet Asia: "Linux user groups across the
region are ramping up efforts and activities this year to raise
public awareness of open source and attract more members..."
Japan's Plat'Home Launching Palm-Sized Linux Server in US (2008-04-01 10:30:57)
Negative Approach: "Plat'Home, a very early
Linux provider in Japan, is bringing its OpenBlock server, a small,
easy-to-use, easy-to-configure solution for growing companies, to
WordPress 2.5 Review (2008-04-01 09:00:40)
Socialized Software: "[Friday] the long awaited
and somewhat delayed WordPress 2.5 was released. Today, I updated
my installation today and though I had a few problems the upgrade
to the new version was definitely worth it..."
Firefly Extension Turns Firefox into a File Browser (2008-04-01 07:30:28)
Linux.com: "Nowadays, Web browsers can act as
front ends to many other kinds of applications. For instance, if
you want to browse and open the files on your hard drive from
within Firefox, turn to the Firefly extension..."
Communicating With the Other Half: NTFS Support in Linux (2008-04-01 06:00:15)
Linux Magazine: "NTFS support has been slow in
coming to Linux. But new drivers are now available that enable you
to read from, and even to write to, NTFS partitions, including
removable media formatted with NTFS..."
How To Set Up SSH With Public-Key Authentication On Debian Etch (2008-04-01 04:30:29)
HowtoForge: "This mini-howto explains how to
set up an SSH server on Debian Etch with public-key authorization
(and optionally with disabled password logins)..."
My Box Has Been Foxxed--Gecko, We Have A Problem (2008-04-01 03:00:44)
Blog of Helios: "An update to .13 hosed my box.
Unfortunately, it goes deeper than Firefox... it's Gecko as a whole
and I will illustrate in a moment..."
Open Source: Made in Japan? (2008-04-01 01:30:57)
The Open Road: "For years I've assumed that
Japan is not a big contributor to open source..."
Ubuntu Linux 8: Is the Heron Hardier? (2008-04-01 00:00:51)
iTWire: "It wasn't long ago that Gutsy Gibbon
was in the news; Ubuntu's last release was touted as the easiest
and most reliable Linux ever..."