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Linux News for May 30, 2008

  • Killing With Kindness (May 30, 2008, 22:30)
    Editor's Note: You might think destruction is Microsoft's plan of attack. It's all about control.

  • The Meaning of Open Source (May 30, 2008, 21:00)
    Linux Journal: "Like many Linux Journal readers, I have been upgrading my Gibbons to Herons recently. And like many readers, I imagine, I have been finding a few little challenges along the way..."

  • Interviews: Four Open Source Questions for Microsoft (May 30, 2008, 19:30)
    OStatic: "They offered up some thought-provoking input on what open source needs, Novell, China, Live Mesh, and other topics..."

  • Novell CEO: Red Hat Never in Desktop Linux (May 30, 2008, 18:45) "Novell's CEO Ron Hovsepian used the investor call with analysts as an opportunity to land a low blow against Linux rival Red Hat and its desktop Linux business..."

  • Hands On: Plasma Continues to Advance in KDE 4.1 Beta 1 (May 30, 2008, 18:00)
    Ars Technica: "The KDE development community has issued the first official KDE 4.1 beta. This release includes the Kontact PIM suite and significant improvements to KDE's Plasma desktop layer..."

  • How Microsoft Lost the Office File Format Battle (May 30, 2008, 16:30)
    LinuxWorld Australia: "When MS announced that SP2 for Office 2007 would support ODF and not OOXML, it suffered defeat at its own hands..."

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 RC 1 (May 30, 2008, 15:00)
    openSUSE: "The good news is that we're closing in on the final release of 11.0, but it's not time to relax just yet..."

  • Make That Three: India Appeals Adoption of OOXML (May 30, 2008, 14:15)
    ConsortiumInfo: "This morning, a spokesman for the IEC acknowledged the receipt of a total of three appeals by the deadline, with the third and final appeal being filed by India..."

  • Competition Returns to the Linux Market: Novell's Linux Business Up 31 Percent (May 30, 2008, 13:30)
    The Open Road: "Yes, Novell has a ways to go to catch up with Red Hat, but with yet another strong quarter it's becoming increasingly clear that the enterprise Linux market is a two-horse race again..."

  • Review: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (May 30, 2008, 12:00) "I tested two Mandriva offerings. Mandriva's flasgship edition, Mandriva One, comprises a half dozen live CDs, three each for the KDE (version 3.5.9) and GNOME (2.22) desktops, each of the three distinguished only by different Internationalization support..."

  • Photo Editing For Real People With Fotox (May 30, 2008, 10:30)
    LinuxPlanet: "I gave it a test drive, and it's no Adobe Photoshop. Which for me is a plus--for editing digital photographs, Photoshop is overpriced, lardy overkill, and there is no Linux version anyway..."

  • Damn Small Linux 4.4 RC1 Under the Microscope (May 30, 2008, 09:00)
    Click: "I've already written about how the inclusion of Firefox 2 (renamed Bon Echo) in DSL 4.3 has breathed new life into the live-CD distribution as far as I'm concerned..."

  • Synergy--Sharing Keyboard and Mouse (May 30, 2008, 07:30)
    Blogbuntu: "Not to be confuse with the latest boardroom buzz word, synergy is a nice little application that allows the sharing of keyboard and mouse services between up to 4 physical boxes..."

  • Simple Shell One-Liner To Enumerate File Types In Linux and Unix (May 30, 2008, 06:00)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Lately, we've been focusing a lot on Perl 'one liners,' from mass file time syncing to name and IP resolution..."

  • Installing And Using The Unbound Name Server On Debian Etch (May 30, 2008, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver, released under a BSD license. Version 1.0.0 was released on May 20, 2008..."

  • Linux Filesystem Defragmentation Flame War (May 30, 2008, 03:00)
    MDLog:/sysadmin: "The result was that I was not convinced at all, and on a quick check on some of my most used systems I could not see any defragmentation issues..."

  • Forget the Heron; What's New in Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex? (May 30, 2008, 02:15)
    The Linux Distillery: "That's passé now; here's the low down on what the future holds this October with Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex..."

  • Linux On The Desktop: Who Cares! (May 30, 2008, 01:30)
    Linux Journal: "I think the only folks that are still up in arms over whether or not Linux will ever be ready are the same folks that have been talking about it for years. New users really don't care..."

  • Disruption in the OS Market? Hardly (May 30, 2008, 00:45)
    Enterprise Unix Roundup: "If you are someone like this who just likes the status quo, then the theme of the recent report from Gartner outlining the future of the operating system (OS) market may be a bit unsettling to you: Increased disruption lies ahead, and there doesn't seem to be any way to stop it..."

  • Top 5 Ways Not To Be a Linux Evangelist (May 30, 2008, 00:00)
    Really Linux: "As I ate dinner at a recent LUG meeting, I found myself pleasantly surrounded by a group of people with the same intense passion. We all shared a thorough love for the beneficial and effective Linux operating system..."