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Linux News for May 27, 2008

  • CollabSummit Videos: Communities Within Communities (May 27, 2008, 23:15)
    Amanda McPherson's Linux Foundation Blog: "A few weeks ago we posted video from the first day of our Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit as well as a dozen personal interviews with interesting folks who attended..."

  • Novell's Big Opportunity (May 27, 2008, 22:30)
    The Open Road: "A friend called me on Friday to ask what I thought about Novell. 'Does it have a chance?' he asked...?"

  • How Everyone Wins with Open Source Software (May 27, 2008, 21:45) "Though I find Tomboy exceptionally useful, I had a minor issue with the inability to create new notebooks from within a note..."

  • Open Source Programmers Flocking to the Mac? (May 27, 2008, 21:00)
    OSNews: "Ivan Krstic' critique of the One Laptop Per Child Project has made its ripples around the pond of the intertubes..."

  • Business Logic vs. Free Software Idealism (May 27, 2008, 20:30)
    Datamation: "Although you still find some members of the free software community who automatically view business with suspicion, for the most part the community considers the multibillion dollar open source industry as a validation of its beliefs..."

  • Can System Builders Turn to Ubuntu? (May 27, 2008, 20:00)
    eWeek Channel Insider: "Late last month, Ubuntu 8.04 arrived on the scene, right on time, right on its six-month refresh cycle and readily available via a simple ISO image file download..."

  • KDE 4.1 Beta1 Release Announcement (May 27, 2008, 19:30) "The KDE Project is proud to announce the first beta release of KDE 4.1..."

  • The Problem(s) with OpenID (May 27, 2008, 19:30)
    The Identity Corner: "On occasion, my colleagues and I are asked whether Credentica is working to ensure that our innovative technology for user-centric identity management will work with OpenID..."

  • Portrait: NimbleX Creator Bogdan Radulescu (May 27, 2008, 19:00) "Sometimes all it takes to foment innovation may be an idea that sounds cool..."

  • Exclusive Fedora Interview (May 27, 2008, 18:30)
    Softpedia: "Therefore, we wanted to know more about this Linux distribution and about the upcoming Fedora 10 release, so we've contacted the project leader, Paul W. Frields, for an in-depth interview..."

  • Bonus Interview: 'The State Of... Linux Gaming?' (May 27, 2008, 18:00)
    Gamasutra: "That's why we thought now might be a good time to have a chat with Bob Zimbinksi, who has run the Linux Gaming Tome for around nine years now..."

  • Rock Out on Linux with the Banshee 1.0 Beta 2 Media Player (May 27, 2008, 17:30)
    Ars Technica: "It has been almost a year since we got our first glimpse of the next-generation Banshee media player. The latest beta, which was released on Friday, offers a wide variety of impressive features and a highly polished user interface..."

  • Vyatta Aims Higher (May 27, 2008, 17:00)
    ISP-Planet: "Dave Roberts, vice president of strategy and marketing at Vyatta, explains that there are two editions of the core software: the community edition and the subscription edition..."

  • AMD Releases Stream SDK For Linux (May 27, 2008, 16:30)
    Phoronix: "Earlier this month we announced that AMD would soon be releasing their Stream SDK for Linux, and just before the start of the weekend this inaugural release had occurred..."

  • Kenya Linux Group Challenges Procurement Policies (May 27, 2008, 16:00)
    LinuxWorld: "The association members have been locked out of government tenders because the requests for proposals are usually skewed toward Microsoft products, therefore locking out open-source software developed locally..."

  • Green Euro MP Supports Call for Better Access to Open Source Software (May 27, 2008, 15:30)
    Green Party UK: "European citizens have the right to freely access documents and information from the institutions which represent them, and it is about time that the use of open source software became more widespread..."

  • The Embrace, Extend, Extinguish of ODF Begins? (May 27, 2008, 15:00)
    Groklaw: "The so-called document format standards war between OpenDocument and Open XML has ended 'not with a bang, but with a whimper.' Or more plainly stated, Microsoft has robbed opponents of Open XML of any colorable claim that any war was taking place..."

  • Death Knell for Television As We Know It (May 27, 2008, 14:30)
    Sydney Morning Herald: "Japanese television technology that will give viewers access to high-speed broadcasts over the internet could render conventional television obsolete and transform the media landscape within years, analysts have predicted..."

  • Cisco Systems' New Client/Server Messaging Protocol Announced (May 27, 2008, 14:00)
    CIO: "Are your developers using SOAP, CORBA or EJBs? You might want to take a look at Etch. It's language-, platform- and transport-agnostic, and Cisco is planning to release it as open source..."

  • Asus to Release Desktop Eee PC as Ebox (May 27, 2008, 13:30)
    Register Hardware: "Asus will finally launch the desktop version of its elfin Eee PC early next month. Once dubbed the E-DT, the unit is set to retail as the Ebox, we understand..."

  • Via Releases Laptop Design as Open Source (May 27, 2008, 13:00)
    IDG Norway: "Via Technologies released the hardware design for a low-cost laptop with WiMax support under an open-source license on Tuesday, a move intended to make customization easier and shorten design cycles for system makers..."

  • Mozilla Mulls Second Release Candidate for Firefox 3.0 (May 27, 2008, 12:30)
    Channel Register: "Mozilla is considering whether on not to publish a further test version of Firefox 3 following the discovery of ten noteworthy bugs in Firefox 3.0 RC1..."

  • Linux 2.6.26-rc4 [Released] (May 27, 2008, 12:00) "You know the drill by now: another week, another -rc..."

  • Open Source Gets an "A" Grade at UniversityReaders (May 27, 2008, 11:15) "When Bassim Hamadeh was a student at the University of California, San Diego, he experienced firsthand the challenge of procuring the right textbooks for his classes..."

  • Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Etch (May 27, 2008, 10:30)
    HowtoForge: "In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Etch server for OpenVZ..."

  • Bash Process Substitution (May 27, 2008, 09:00)
    Linux Journal: "In addition to the fairly common forms of input/output redirection the shell recognizes something called process substitution..."

  • Manage Your Laptop's Hotkeys On Fedora (May 27, 2008, 07:30)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to make your laptop's hotkeys usable on Fedora..."

  • Anatomy of Linux Flash File Systems (May 27, 2008, 06:00)
    developerWorks: "Solid-state drives are all the rage these days, but embedded systems have used solid-state devices for storage for quite some time..."

  • Online Storage with Wuala (May 27, 2008, 00:00)
    Linux Journal: "At it's most basic level, Wuala is an online storage service. Like other services it aims to allow you to access your files from anywhere, even if your home or office computer is turned off..."