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No, really! Ubuntu is not Linux! Try it on for size!

For reason/reasons unknown, ex-Windows users leaving Windows and seeking a free alternative somehow do not seem to be flocking to ReactOS. Instead, the Windows users are coming to Linux in general, but we hear a lot of complaints from the ex-Windows users that Linux is difficult for them to get used to. They want a free system that is Windows-like, and here they have a free system which is Unix-like.

Linux Foundation Announces a Diverse Board of Directors to Represent the Linux Ecosystem

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its new board of directors, a diverse group that represents the key stakeholders from every corner of the Linux ecosystem: the Linux kernel community, Linux vendors, distributions and users, as well as individual open source leaders.

myOS (v1.0.3) - Miniature OpenGL development system

This is minimalistic GNU/Linux based system. Beside the main goal - OpenGL capable, Linux based system without X, I was also looking to make system small and fast as possible, with quick kernel boot and system loading time.

[So, after case modding new now get OS modding? Sweet. — Sander

New Xandros Linux Server to Bundle Scalix 11 Enterprise-Class Collaboration Platform

Xandros, Inc. and Scalix today announced that the forthcoming Xandros Server 2 will ship with Scalix 11 pre-installed. The bundled solution brings enterprise-class email and calendaring to the SMB market.

Novell takes Microsoft’s InfoCard technology open source

Novell is developing an open source implementation of Microsoft’s identity card technology that is functionally equivalent to the Windows software but will run on both Linux and Macintosh.

Viacom Hates Open Source (and Small Children in the Third World)

Some of you may be visiting this blog to read about the OLPC running an NES emulator. To accompany that article, Brad Morgan uploaded a video to YouTube. When you try to watch the video, however, you’re presented with the following message: This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Viacom International Inc.

Linux Kernel to Add VMI

The next stable update to the Linux kernel, Version 2.6.21, is slated to include a new feature submitted by VMware called VMI. VMI will provide a common protocol across which multiple hypervisors can communicate with the Linux kernel instances they paravirtualize.

First experimental KDE 4 svn rpms for Fedora

Chitlesh Goorah has prepared a set of Fedora rpm packages containing a checkout of the KDE 4 development trunk of the KDE svn. Of course these packages do install KDE 4 only to some /opt/ directory and are strictly for demonstration and development only.

Oracle Signs License Agreement With Open Invention Network

Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed to spur innovation and protect the Linux System, has said that Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, has become a licensee. By becoming a licensee, Oracle is demonstrating its commitment to a secure, fertile Linux ecosystem, ensuring choice in the marketplace.

Mandriva and O3Spaces Announce An Alliance

Mandriva will now distribute O3Spaces Workplace as part of the Corporate Server 4 and Mandriva Linux Powerpack+ 2007 Spring editions. The alliance also covers an extensive support agreement.

[O3Spaces isn't Free Software though — Sander]

Here come the RHEL 5 clones

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Red Hat should be flattered. Less than two weeks after the company introduced RHEL 5 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5), StartCom Ltd. released the first RHEL 5 clone, StartCom Enterprise Linux AS-5.0.0.

CELF-con to feature embedded Linux luminaries

The Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) has attracted a veritable who's who of embedded Linux speakers for its annual conference, set this year for Apr. 17-19 in Santa Clara, Calif. Speakers include Thomas Gleixner, Greg Ungerer, Koen Kooi, and Nicholas McGuire, to name just a few.

Mr. Gates, tear down this wall

In this software cold war, there are two sides. One represents entrepreneurship, cooperation, and the free exchange of ideas and resources. The other is a totalitarian monoculture that does everything in its power to keep customers under its control. This, too, resembles the real Cold War -- and we know how that conflict ended.

Novell Linux Mocks “I’m a Mac” TV Adverts

Novell have done a great collection of spoof ads of Apple’s “I’m a Mac” series, you know, the ones that had a UK launch in January this year. While playing to the same music and video style, it mocks the self congratulatory styles and adds a third character … Linux. Rather than the obvious blokes, it uses a woman to represent Linux.

[I just love the new, 3rd video. -- Sander]

FOSS Essentials Training conducted in Nepal

  • LocalFOSS; By Subir Pradhanang and Sagun Dhakhwa (Posted by Sander_Marechal on Mar 26, 2007 5:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over 27 IT professionals and students from different organizations and universities gathered at Yala Maya Kendra, Lalitpur, Nepal for a two-day Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) training called “FOSS Essentials Training 2007” on March 17-18, 2007. It was the first Free/Open Source Software training of its kind in Nepal.

Adopting Ubuntu

If you're looking for a new computer and you're not sure whether to go Windows or Mac, I'd suggest also paying some attention to the "L" word. No, not that "L" word. I'm talking about Linux.

[Nothing new in this article, but the source is interesting. CBC is like the Canadian BBC, aimed at non technical users. — Sander]

Mozilla Gran Paradiso Alpha 3 released

Gran Paradiso Alpha 3 is an early developer milestone for the next major version of Firefox that is being built on top of the next generation of Mozilla's layout engine, Gecko 1.9. Most notable improvement: Support for animated PNG's.

ChangeLog: Run Linux, lose warranty

Laura Breeden bought a new Compaq Presario C304NR notebook in January. She bought it because she wanted to get rid of Windows and all the malware that surrounds it and move to Linux, and her old laptop lacked the memory and power to run Ubuntu Edgy. The salespeople assured her that the C304NR was "Linux ready." But they didn't tell her that running Linux would void her warranty.

Nero for Linux V3 is almost out

Nero was showing two things at CeBIT. The far more interesting of the two is coming this May, it is NeroLinux V3. It catches the Linux version up with the Windows one with the same burn engine.

Ubuntu Receives Editor's Choice Award from PC Welt

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has scooped another award for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux distribution. At the PC Welt awards dinner held during the CeBIT Exhibition in Hanover, on Friday 16th March, Ubuntu was awarded the "Editor's Choice Award for Open Source".

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