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Linux Today Summary, August 30 – September 6

“Here’s a summary of the most popular stories posted to Linux
Today during the last week.”

Most Viewed Stories

Hoax —
.net Jury Claims Microsoft/Siemens in Secret Joint Venture to
Create Linux Distribution

(7997 reads) (by Dave Whitinger) (Sep 6)
A press release, allegedly from the .net jury which earlier this
year awarded the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica to Linus
Torvalds, claims discovery of secret strategy by corporate giants
to control the open-source movement. – Exposed as a hoax.

Eric
Harlow — It’s a funny world: Or why Microsoft’s reign is
over

(6060 reads) (by Eric Harlow) (Sep 1)
“It took me until this evening to realize the significance of the
announcement that Sun is releasing StarOffice for free and
releasing the source code to the office suite.”

ATI
loses Dell Deal

(4843 reads) (by narsi) (Sep 1)
“ATI products are probably one of the best in their class and
inspite of repeated request for a Linux version, they have
responded in negative. Dell went with a competitor.”

We’re
all Happy Hackers

(4771 reads) (by Dave Whitinger) (Sep 2)
“I work very hard to improve my productivity. Enter the Happy
Hacker Keyboard.”

VNUnet:
‘Disastrous security flaw’ in Windows

(4732 reads) (Sep 6)
” ‘This is potentially the most disastrous security flaw in
Microsoft’s history,’ said Simon Davies, visiting fellow of
computer security at London School of Economics.”

Most Actively Discussed Stories

Red Hat
Allegedly puts Foot Down on Trademarked Brand Name

(38 talkbacks posted) (Sep 2)
Accusations are flying that Red Hat has their lawyers in action to
disallow everybody from referring to their GPL distribution as ‘Red
Hat Linux’.

UltimateOS.com: Linux Users Love to Hate

(37 talkbacks posted) (Aug 31)
“Don?t get me wrong, I think Linux is a suitable alternative OS for
those whose needs are better suited for it.”

TechWeb: Free Apps Aren’t Trusted, Sun Web Rivals
Say

(35 talkbacks posted) (Sep 1)
“Microsoft spokeswoman Phyllis McNeice said security fears
prevented the company from releasing a public, Internet application
server even though it had developed one.”

Hoax —
.net Jury Claims Microsoft/Siemens in Secret Joint Venture to
Create Linux Distribution

(34 talkbacks posted) (Sep 6)
A press release, allegedly from the .net jury which earlier this
year awarded the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica to Linus
Torvalds, claims discovery of secret strategy by corporate giants
to control the open-source movement. – Exposed as a hoax.

Eric
Harlow — It’s a funny world: Or why Microsoft’s reign is
over

(32 talkbacks posted) (Sep 1)
“It took me until this evening to realize the significance of the
announcement that Sun is releasing StarOffice for free and
releasing the source code to the office suite.”