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Linux News for Apr 26, 2008

  • Synching the Open Source Release Schedule (Apr 26, 2008, 22:00)
    The Open Source Advocate: "The main concept is that Linux distributions, and open source in general, have a lot to gain by synchronizing their release schedules..."

  • Open Source Management Software Breaks Into the Data Center (Apr 26, 2008, 20:00)
    LinuxWorld: "Linux in the data center brings with it a dilemma: more boxes to manage... With management tools in the picture, the total cost of ownership may actually increase instead of decrease when Linux is brought in..."

  • Why You Hate the GPL and Why I Love It (Apr 26, 2008, 18:00)
    The Open Road: "As a case in point, Van explicates the Great Divide between those who love and loathe the GPL by citing a post on the Python mailing list about a controversial bit of code called setuptools..."

  • Europe's Not Finished with Microsoft (Apr 26, 2008, 16:00)
    ITPro: "Microsoft's troubles in Europe are far from over, as Neelie Kroes, The EU competition commissioner, has warned. We review the past and future options for Microsoft and the European Commission..."

  • Ubuntu 8.04 Is Ready to Take On Windows (Apr 26, 2008, 14:00)
    eWeek: "Canonical has marshaled the best of what the open-source world has to offer in Ubuntu 8.04, a Linux-based operating system that's capable of mounting a serious challenge to Microsoft Windows on mainstream desktops and notebooks..."

  • Firefox Reached 29% Share in Europe (Apr 26, 2008, 12:00)
    Mozilla Links: "XiTi Monitor has released the latest numbers on browsers utilization in Europe and the rest of the world, announcing it has reached about 29% in March 2008..."

  • This, Too, Shall Pass, or: Things to Remember When Reading News About OLPC (Apr 26, 2008, 08:00)
    code culture: "It's easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom over OLPC's future. But keep things in perspective: they aren't as bad as they seem..."

  • Three Myths Microsoft Tells Russia (Apr 26, 2008, 04:00)
    The Open Road: "Before I leave, however, I figured it would be good to note (and then bury) three myths that I heard perpetuated by Microsoft at the Interop Moscow conference..."

  • Bill Gates' Disdain for Open Source Even in Retirement (Apr 26, 2008, 00:00)
    Socialized Software: "Bill Gates steps down as the Chairman of Microsoft on July 1st to transition to full time philanthropic efforts with the Gates Foundation. However, I wonder how effective Bill will be other than writing checks. You see Bill's never played well with others..."