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SCO President Darl McBride: 'It's Not the End of the Line'

"We absolutely and fundamentally believe we are right in this case, and we believe in the justice system. But we also know that things don't always happen the way they're supposed to, and we're realistic about that point. We don't believe that this latest ruling was a reflection of the facts that were involved in the case. And the way the system works, we get a chance to put up an appeal," said SCO CEO Darl McBride.

This week at LWN: Memory part 7: Memory performance tools

A wide variety of tools is available to help programmers understand the cache and memory use of a program. Modern processors have performance monitoring hardware that can be used. Some events are hard to measure exactly, so there is also room for simulation. When it comes to higher-level functionality, there are special tools to monitor the execution of a process. We will introduce a set of commonly used tools available on most Linux systems.

Linux provides solid uptime for automated hunting and fishing licenses

When deer hunting season begins in Mississippi, or its time for the alligator lottery to start down in Florida, sportsmen flock to the Internet to order their licenses through companies like Automated License Systems (ALS). To keep its servers running reliably, ALS's Infrastructure Manager Rich Edwards uses Red Hat Linux and servers from Levanta, no questions asked.

Linux United. No more Distro Wars.

Lets put the distro wars to an end and all work together. I know we may work on different distros, packages, and repos but as long as we don't put each other down or say we are better than others we stand a fighting chance.

AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Nov 22, 2007 3:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
For the past two months, the AMD release train has been running full speed ahead as they introduced their new driver code-base and last month had dropped in the AIGLX support. However, this month the AMD train has taken an intermediate stop as this closed-source driver embarks on its next journey. As always, we have all of the details for you on this month's ATI Catalyst 7.11 Linux display driver release.

Two new alleged license violations against Busybox

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has filed another two cases on behalf of BusyBox developers Erik Andersen and Rob Landley against High Gain Antennas, LLC of Parker, Calif., and Xterasys Corp. of City of Industry, Calif. The cases follow a similar case against Monsoon Multimedia, which was recently settled out of court.

So how does a non-gamer organize a gaming festival?

"Each one of us is just a link in the chain, just a node in a network. Each contributes what we can to build something larger than ourselves."

Mythbuntu 7.10 - Review

Mythbuntu is a relatively new Ubuntu derivative aimed squarely at the HTPC enthusiasts. The distro consists of modified versions of XFCE/Xubuntu and MythTV. While MythTV has always been one of the best HTPC platforms around, it certainly hasn’t been one of the the easiest to install. With Mythbuntu 7.10, all that is starting to change.

Developing for the Nokia N800 with Linux

The Nokia N800 takes advantage of Linux’s ability to scale down to a small footprint to run efficiently in company devices, offering a great deal of general-purpose functionality for developers. In this Linux on board series root inside the Nokia N800 phone/Internet tablet/Webcam and see how to get started building applications by way of a working example.

Just A Glance At BLAG

I installed BLAG 70000 on an old 450MHz box with 192 MB of RAM. You might just be interested to know how it turned out.

Installing LAMP Server Using TASKEL (desktop edition) in Ubuntu

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Nov 21, 2007 10:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Installing LAMP Server Using TASKEL (desktop edition) in Ubuntu

Go creative with Gogh

Gogh is an extremely lightweight drawing program designed for pressure-sensitive devices. Despite its simplicity, it packs in a lot of features and a lot of fun. You can download Gogh packages from the project's Web site. The latest release is 0.1.2.1. Gogh is written in Python, and you can uncompress and run the source code tarballs from any place on your system -- no compilation or installation step required. You do need to have PyGTK, PyXML, and gnome-python installed. All are run-of-the-mill Python packages, though, so check your distribution's package management system.

Another New Twist on Open-Source VoIP

  • Earthweb; By Ted Stevenson (Posted by SamShazaam on Nov 21, 2007 8:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
There's a feeling of inexhaustible energy radiating through the world of open-source VoIP. And the more we learn, the more we discover. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Marc Fribush, president and COO of newly fledged service provider Aretta Communications, and got the lowdown on NetPBX, this organization's vision of phone service for small companies.

Its Time for a New Global Standards Organization

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Nov 21, 2007 7:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The ongoing circus that is the OOXML adoption process in ISO/IEC JTC 1 has helped expose the cracks in the traditional process. Unfortunately, while the consortia that set most IT standards are independent of the traditional process for most purposes, they still have to return to gain the types of global certifications that some governments look for. It's time for consortia to cut the cord completely, and form their own global organization.

How to: Reboot Linux box after a kernel panic

If a kernel panic occurs for the first time you have to no choice but to reboot Linux box manually. If you want the server to get rebooted automatically after kernel hit by a pain error message, try adding panic=N to /etc/sysctl.conf file. It specify kernel behavior on panic. By default, the kernel will not reboot after a panic, but this option will cause a kernel reboot after N seconds.

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots Tour

  • debianadmin.com (Posted by gg234 on Nov 21, 2007 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots Tour

KDE 4 is almost ready to go

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 21, 2007 4:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE e.V, the nonprofit organization behind the popular KDE desktop environment, has announced the immediate availability of the first release candidate for its next major release: KDE 4.0. With this release candidate, the majority of KDE 4's components are almost ready for prime time. At the same time, with the final bits of Plasma, the brand-new desktop shell and panel in KDE 4, falling into place, Release Candidate 1 is the first preview of KDE 4.0 that is suitable for general use.

gOS unboxed: Should Microsoft worry?

Microsoft's rivalry with Google heated up considerably this past year when rumors surfaced that Google might release its own operating system to compete with Windows. Has Google finally jumped into the fray with its own OS? Unfortunately, no; gOS is not a "Google OS" nor is it affiliated with Google (though Desktop Linux has reported that Google has seen gOS and approved inclusion of the Google toolbar with the operating system).

What's your favourite Ubuntu?

At Tectonic we're confirmed Ubuntu fans with the occasional copy of Xubuntu thrown onto the older hardware lying around. Tell us what your favourite Ubuntu flavour is.

Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, and Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

  • HowtoForge; By Andrew Riesel (Posted by falko on Nov 21, 2007 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure Snort (an intrusion detection system (IDS)) from source, BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Snort will assist you in monitoring your network and alert you about possible threats. Snort will output its log files to a MySQL database which BASE will use to display a graphical interface in a web browser.

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