Linux News for Sep 26, 2008
Transmeta, Chip Patents Up for Sale
internetnews.com: "Transmeta, the chip maker
that once challenged Intel with its low-power x86-compatible
processors and once employed Linux creator Linus Torvalds for some
time, has put itself up for sale."
Never Installed a Firewall on Ubuntu? Try Firestarter (2008-09-26 23:03:03)
LinuxSecurity.com: "By the end of this article,
the user will be able to install and configure Firestarter and will
also be able to live a secure and healthy life ... over the
Red Hat HPC Linux Cometh
The Inquirer: "Red Hat will announce its first
high performance computing optimised distro, the Red Hat HPC on 7
Gentoo Linux Cancels Distribution
internetnews.com: "But the news doesn't
necessarily mean a setback for the project."
Red Hat: Go Support Yourselves, Fedora Users
The Register: "There is always a temptation to
try to monetize the vast installed base of users who are making use
of the so-called development or community editions of programs. But
Red Hat isn't going for it."
Linux.com's Guide to the 2008 US Presidential Candidates
Linux.com: "As November's national election
looms in the United States, voters can expect increasing coverage
of the hot-button issues through the mainstream media and campaign
ads. On issues important to the open source and free software
communities, however, information is harder to come by."
31-year-old Texas Native Develops Solar Powered Wireless on Linux-based System (2008-09-26 20:34:31)
EMQ: "The router is to become part of a
reliable Internet communications network connecting remote towns in
Microsoft CEO Ballmer: Apple iPhone and Mac Will Lose
MacDailyNews: "Long term, he said, the battle
will be between the Symbian OS (which is now open source), mobile
versions of Linux and Windows Mobile."
Ten Amazingly Alternative Operating Systems (2008-09-26 19:29:15)
pingdom: "This post is about the desktop
operating systems that fly under the radar of most people. We are
definitely not talking about Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, or even
BSD or Solaris."
Devil-Linux Distro Bundles Router/Firewall and Server in One Live CD (2008-09-26 19:03:21)
linux.com: "Devil-Linux might sound hellish for
a Linux distribution, but this live CD offers many blessings for
your server needs."
Richard Stallman Looks Back at 25 Years of the GNU Project (2008-09-26 18:32:21)
linux.com: "On September 27, 1983, Richard M.
Stallman announced his intention to found the GNU project in order
to build a free operating system. Now, 25 years later, the Free
Software Foundation is marking the anniversary of the announcement
with a month-long celebration."
Canonical Wants to Know What you Want From Ubuntu Server
Practical Technology: "Canonical is running a
survey for Ubuntu Server edition users to see how they're currently
using Ubuntu and where they're using it so they can make the next
version even better for Linux system administrators."
Will Mobile Open Source Learn From Closed? (2008-09-26 17:39:21)
the 451 group: "... as Google attempts to
leverage a mobile Linux OS and open source to garner its usual
developer strength, and Apple works to control its mobile OS and
the applications that may or may not run on it."
CUPS: How to Manage Multiple Printers (2008-09-26 17:01:56)
PACKT: "Unlike other printing systems, CUPS
features a way to let you select a group of printers to print a job
instead of selecting just one."
Sundown on Solaris? (2008-09-26 16:33:19)
InformationWeek Blogs: "Open sourcing the
platform was too little, too late. Well, maybe not sundown, but
it's getting mighty dark out."
GNOME 2.24 Gains Empathy IM (2008-09-26 16:08:10)
DesktopLinux.com: "The GNOME project has
released a major upgrade of its desktop environment that adds an
instant messaging (IM) client."
Fedora @5: How a Community Approach Works (2008-09-26 15:36:10)
internetnews.com: "Seeing the Fedora Project
pass its five year milestone got me thinking about the early days
of the community-based Linux distribution and how far it's
The Five Best Desktop Linuxes You Haven't Tried (2008-09-26 15:01:11)
Cyber Cynic: "One of the pleasures of Linux is
that you can try out different distributions to see which one works
best for you."
Technology Review: Counting Every Vote (2008-09-26 14:33:58)
Technology Review: "California's secretary of
state says open-source software is needed to safeguard electronic
A Dozen Cool Plasmoids For Your KDE Desktop (2008-09-26 13:10:58)
TechWorld: "A plasmoid is an applet developed
with KDE's new Plasma application development environment. More
information about Plasma can be found at its Web site."
Gentoo 2008.1 Release Solutions
Daniel Robbins:"Gentoo seems to be having
problems with .'1' releases - 2007.1 was cancelled and now 2008.1
has been cancelled."
Mac Fans Disappointed in GTK+ Port (2008-09-26 10:30:48)
WebMonkey: "Those wanting to run Linux apps on
their Mac desktops now have reason to rejoice -- sort of. The GTK+
software development framework has been ported to Mac OS X, so it's
now possible to install and run GTK+ applications on your Mac."
Google Chrome—Minus the Snooping (2008-09-26 09:01:40)
OSTATIC: "German company SRWare developed its
knock-off of Chrome for users who are concerned about Google's
policies for collecting private information--a constant Achilles
heel for the company. "
The Netherlands Patent Office Changes to Open Source Software
The Netherlands Patent Office: "The Netherlands
Patent Office is the first government authority to implement the
'Nederland Open in Connection' action plan and to switch a large
number of its ICT systems to what is known as open source
Oracle, Red Hat Spar Over Linux
ComputerWorld: "Asked if there has been any
measurable impact on Red Hat, Andrew Cathrow, Red Hat product
marketing manager, responded, 'To be quite honest, not at
Battle of the Linux Distros (2008-09-26 04:33:02)
Lifehacker: "Lots of Linux distributions make
claims about being easy to use, fast, or stable, but what does that
mean for a non-programmer trying out a Linux system for the first
Do-It-Yourself Konqueror Commands
Linux.com:"KDE's Konqueror is as
multifunctional as a Swiss Army knife. It works as both a file
manager and a Web browser, and you can enhance it even further by
adding new commands to its repertoire by means of service
Microsoft's Newest TCO Study Overlooks Windows Biggest Cost
CNET: "The problem is that the research fails
to acknowledge the biggest cost of working with Microsoft: the cost
How to Set Up an iPod on Linux
HomeLinux.org: "There are published
instructions for setting up an iPod using Linux but they don't seem
to apply to this model as they refer to a firmware file which, as
far as I can see, doesn't exist on this iPod."