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10 Days as a Linux User: A GNU Perspective on things - The Rebuttal

After carefully reading Clarence Ladson Jr.'s story of 18 August 2005, I realized Flexbeta and the author may have tricked me and other readers. Ladson's story had little, if anything to do with a GNU Perspective. So what exactly would you call it?

Review: March of the Penguins

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 27, 2005 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you haven't had a chance to see the Warner Brothers film "March of the Penguins" yet, and you are at all curious about life as an emperor penguin, I highly recommend it.

SWsoft Announces Launch of Plesk for Linux Control Panel

  • HostSearch.com (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today, server automation and virtualization software firm SWsoft announced the availability of Plesk Reloaded 7.5.4 for Linux/UNIX. The latest Plesk control panel upgrade includes more than ten new enhancements and dozens of user-suggested improvements and bug fixes to one of the most popular and requested control panels for hosting service providers.

The Boot Loader Showdown: LILO or GRUB?

What utility do practically all Linux users use -- regardless of their job or expertise? A boot loader. In this article, see how a boot loader works, meet two popular loaders -- LILO (LInux LOader) and GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Boot loader) -- and review the pros and cons of each.

Freespire attempts to morph Linspire into free distro

Freespire, a claimed "free" (and apparently unsanctioned) variant of Linspire Linux with proprietary components and trademarks removed, is reportedly available for download. The initial release, dubbed 5.0, is currently offered in liveCD format only, and is supported by a free repository of some 1,500 Debian Linux packages, DistroWatch reports.

Sun Gives Java Server Faces Open Source Treatment

Sun is giving more of its code to the open source community under its new licensing scheme, this time with its JavaServer Faces (JSF) reference implementation.

Tutorial: WiFi PDA Meets Linux--Part 5

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Music on a corporate PDA? Bad idea? Not when you stop and think that offering various audio products, sales pitches, and info casts to customers and employees via their WiFi PDA might be a good thing. Why plop down a couple of Franklins for one of those dedicated music players that make you download via USB?

Linux Kernel Update Improves Event Monitoring

The next stable update of the Linux kernel will bring advances in file system event monitoring, the Xtensa architecture, and a set of system calls that allows users to load another kernel from the currently executing Linux kernel.

Sun Prioritizes Open Source

  • Line 56 News (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun has set up an Open Source Office (under Simon Phipps, the company's existing Open Source Office) to bring together all of Sun's open source initiatives and serve as a single point of contact for the open source community.

China's Linux industry considers mega-merger

  • IDG.com (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A major reorganization is in the works for China's open-source software industry, with discussions under way over how local Linux vendors and industry organizations can cooperate more closely—including the possibility of a merger between several of the country's top Linux companies.

Open Source Funding Review

  • Enterprise Open Source Journal; By Raven Zachary (Posted by VISITOR on Aug 26, 2005 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Over $100 million dollars US has been invested in open source startups in the past five months.

Vista to Open Doors for Desktop Linux

The number of features which Microsoft has cast aside since Longhorn and the hardware requirements of Vista have set the stage for a large scale move to desktop Linux.

Mailbag: Linux management

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I recently invited readers to share their thoughts and experiences regarding the management of Linux, and today's column will feature the feedback that we've received.

Novell to launch SUSE Linux in five Indian languages

Massachusetts-based network software maker Novell Inc. will soon launch versions of its popular SUSE Linux operating system in five Indian languages, a company official said Friday.

A Linux desktop shouldn't be a kick in the teeth.

  • Linux Journal (Posted by bstadil on Aug 26, 2005 2:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To understand the IT industry, start with On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt. Prof. Frankfurt poses, but doesn't answer, the question of why there is so much B.S. in our society. He compares his subject to shoddy construction, and that's an analogy we can work with

'Linux' trademark doesn't matter, says Stallman

The freedom to run and modify software is more important than what you call it, according to the GNU founder

Survey: Apps Availability Drives Choice Between Linux, Windows

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 1:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When users buy operating systems, they have more in mind than security and cost, according to Web hosting company Rackspace.

Novell acquires JV stake, eyes Open Source opportunity

In a move to apply its global strategic growth plan, Novell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 50 percent stake held by its Indian partner Onward Novell.

Linux thrives in left-leaning Kerala

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Kerala, a tiny coastal state in south India, is a site of significant popularity of free software and GNU/Linux. What lessons can Kerala teach other areas about using free and open source software?

Linux Professional Institute Invites Community Input

  • LXer; By Arne Flones (Posted by dave on Aug 26, 2005 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: LPI
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) invites members of the wider Linux community to assist in the updating of their exams.

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