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Linux News for Apr 28, 2008

  • Watching the Watchers of the GPL (2008-04-28 22:30:53)
    TechRepublic: "Ah the GPL. The GNU Public License. It's probably one of the most controversial topics in all of the IT world. What is it and how is it enforced? Who backs it and who defends it...?"

  • Sun: Trying to Do the Right Thing (2008-04-28 21:45:29)
    Safe as Milk: "I've been annoyed by some of the Sun-bashing that has been going on over the past few months and years..."

  • Ubuntu: I'm Extremely Impatient (2008-04-28 21:00:43)
    Between the Lines: "If I wasn't such a Linux addict I probably would have walked right out the door with Ubuntu Hardy Heron as well..."

  • Shuttleworth Acknowledges Ubuntu's Debt to Debian (2008-04-28 20:15:33)
    Practical Technology: "New comers to Linux sometimes think that Ubuntu sprang forth from Linux as a totally new creation, the next generation of Linux. Old-hands at Linux know better..."

  • Girls Love Linux (2008-04-28 19:30:35)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "If you think that Linux is only 'for the boys,' then think again..."

  • Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Windows Vista Power Usage (2008-04-28 18:45:39)
    Phoronix: "While Linux has improved in recent years when it comes to power efficiency and optimizations, more processes running on the desktop had canceled out any real power improvements..."

  • Should We Boycott Microsoft? Can We? (2008-04-28 18:00:51)
    Linux Journal: "Captain Charles Boycott was an unfortunate chap. Not only was he the object of prolonged social ostracism, but his name has passed into history as both a noun and a verb describing that action..."

  • Five Reasons Ubuntu Server Revolution Begins Today (2008-04-28 17:15:37)
    The VAR Guy: "A technology revolution started today. Most people don't know about it. In fact, most folks won't hear about today's events for another five to seven years..."

  • Interview with Donald Knuth (2008-04-28 16:30:34)
    informIT: "Andrew Binstock and Donald Knuth converse on the success of open source, the problem with multicore architecture, the disappointing lack of interest in literate programming, the menace of reusable code, and that urban legend about winning a programming contest with a single compilation..."

  • Ubuntu Man Says Microsoft's About to 'Swallow a Hand-Grenade' (2008-04-28 15:45:59)
    The Register: "'The Microsoft and Yahoo thing is fascinating,' he told me. 'I think the ad game is lost. So, Microsoft buying Yahoo! now on search? Come on. Two failing operators will just continue to decline together. On search, I think it's totally a waste of time...'"

  • Red Hat's (and Sun's) Missed SUSE Opportunity (2008-04-28 15:00:59)
    The Open Road: "I posted a (substantiated) rumor last week about Red Hat getting first dibs on buying SUSE and ultimately passing on it..."

  • Black Duck Buying Koders for Code Search (2008-04-28 14:15:00)
    LinuxWorld: "Black Duck Software plans to announce Monday that it has purchased the assets of Koders, maker of a code search engine and other tools, for an undisclosed sum..."

  • Java Fully Open-Sourced 'By End of Year' (2008-04-28 13:30:01)
    ZDNet UK: "Sun is to open-source the last closed-source parts of Java, a move that should make it possible to fully integrate the software into Linux distributions..."

  • SCO Group vs. Novell: New Round (2008-04-28 12:45:32)
    The Salt Lake Tribune: "A reinvigorated SCO Group Inc. goes to trial Tuesday to once again defend its claims to a widely used computer software code against Novell Inc..."

  • Interview: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader (2008-04-28 12:00:22)
    Computerworld UK: "I can understand that some companies may feel more comfortable by signing that kind of deal to cover themselves. Some markets like the US are notorious for problems with software patents..."

  • What Edubuntu Can Teach Your Kids (2008-04-28 11:15:01)
    Linux.com: "Edubuntu is a customized version of Ubuntu aimed at children in educational environments. According to the distributions homepage, Edubuntu is 'Linux for Young Human Beings...'"

  • A Coder Practices Multimedia Journalism--with Open Source Tools (2008-04-28 10:30:09)
    PBS: "But Brian, on principle, is trying to do the work with open-source tools..."

  • Rt2x00 Project for Wireless Nearing Success (2008-04-28 09:00:02)
    Linux.com: "If you use wireless networking in GNU/Linux with native drivers, then chances are that you benefit from work done by the Rt2x00 project..."

  • Verizon EV-DO on Linux (2008-04-28 07:30:15)
    openSUSE Spotlight: "Spent a little while today getting an EV-DO card working with openSUSE 10.3. It was nowhere near as difficult as I was expecting it to be..."

  • Media Collection Software in GNU/Linux (2008-04-28 06:00:10)
    PolishLinux: "Around three years ago, when I began my adventure with 'the penguin,' I had been looking for an application to catalog CDs..."

  • Configuring the Samba Server (2008-04-28 04:30:25)
    Mike Petersen: "One of the quickest and easiest ways to save quite a bit of money on your network is to utilize a Suse Linux Enterprise Server (or any other GNU/Linux Server) as a Domain Controller for Windows Clients..."

  • The Open Source Model Is About Organization, Not Who Signs Your Paycheck (2008-04-28 00:00:18)
    TechnologyOwl: "Nick Carr points out a report from the Linux Foundation that finds that most contributions to the Linux kernel come from people who work at companies..."