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Ubuntu for Mobile Internet Devices

Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced more details on Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Edition at Computex 2007 in Taipei. Following discussions at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Seville Spain and a great response from the developer community generally, the target specifications and technical milestones for the project have been agreed.

Asus stuns Computex with £100 laptop

Asus chairman Jonney Shih sprang a surprise during Intel's Computex keynote today with the announcement of a $189 laptop. The notebook uses a custom-written Linux operating system, much like the OLPC, though unlike the OLPC, Asus has chosen a more conventional interface. The laptop will be available in all areas of the world, not only developing nations.

Open Letter to Jason Weber

You know things are bad when a company's products are not up to snuff. You know it's ugly when said company is threatening a lawsuit pertaining to software patents and so-called intellectual property. You know it's really screwed up when a Visual Studio developer is threatened with a lawsuit. Mr. Weber, how in the world do you sleep at night?

Sabayon makes managing multiple GNOME user profiles simple

If you have multiple users sharing a single computer, you could probably use an easy way to manage their user profiles. Sabayon can help you create and set up GNOME desktop profiles and assign them to different users. It's similar to Kiosktool for KDE, but for the GNOME environment.

A guide to using PDFs on GNU/Linux

  • Linux Journal; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by dcparris on Jun 7, 2007 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
Although GNU/Linux has long supported postscript format, full support for the related PDF file format has been longer in arriving. Today, however, PDF support is finally starting to equal what is available on other operating systems. Whether you are printing, editing, or viewing PDF files, you now have the choice of a variety of applications on both the command line and the desktops.

Microsoft & Linux Vendors Trading in Patent Fool's Gold

LXer Feature: 07-Jun-2007

Well what do you know? Microsoft seems to be gaining ground with their "patent protection" scheme. But what if they discover they've only bought a few bricks of fool's gold?

With RHEL 5, Red Hat goes to bat for SELinux

  • Search Enterprise Linux; By Jack Loftus (Posted by dcparris on Jun 7, 2007 6:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
IT managers who want to secure their Linux environments and keep things running smoothly have a very powerful tool at their disposal: Security Enhanced Linux, or SELinux, an implementation of mandatory access controls originally developed by the National Security Agency. Currently, it is integrated into most mainstream Linux distributions.

Intel updates multi-core tools

  • Reg Developer; By Gavin Clarke in San Francisco (Posted by dcparris on Jun 7, 2007 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel, Sun
Embrace the futureIntel has followed Sun Microsystems by releasing development tools to optimize the performance of applications running on multi-core, multi-threaded chips.

IDC: Open source market still immature

  • ZDNet Asia Latest Tech News; By Aaron Tan (Posted by dcparris on Jun 7, 2007 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Despite healthy growth, the development and deployment of open source software is still in the early stages, says analyst house.

AllPeers Reaches Agreement to Offer Mozilla Firefox with AllPeers Bundle

AllPeers has reached an agreement with the Mozilla Foundation to allow a version of Mozilla Firefox with the AllPeers extension pre-installed to be offered for download.

Ultra-lite AntiX Linux targets obsolete PCs

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Chris Preimesberger (Posted by dcparris on Jun 7, 2007 3:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
MEPIS today said that the RC of a community-built "ultra-lite" derivative of its own Linux distribution is ready for testing. AntiX (pronounced "Antics") is the personal project of MEPIS community member "anticapitalista," who wanted a MEPIS version that would work well on old PCs.

Fedora 7 Advances on Rivals

Review: The Linux distribution impresses with a variety of customization options.

You're Invited: New features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux webinar

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Jun 7, 2007 2:19 AM EDT)
Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has been out for less than two months but tomorrow we will see the first alpha (or in this case it's called a "Tribe") release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. We used the daily build of Ubuntu and Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon to do some exploring prior to the release of Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1 tomorrow morning. While there is still many changes that will come prior to the October release of Gutsy, things are looking good for the Ubuntu camp this fall.

A simple script for tracking Web sites

  • NewsForge; By Leslie P. Polzer (Posted by dcparris on Jun 7, 2007 1:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
Many Web sites feature RSS feeds and newsletter subscriptions that let you know when they've updated their contents, but unfortunately, a significant number of sites still don't. How can you keep up with them? Let's build a shell script to automate that task.

Review: Practical Packet Analysis

  • LinuxSecurity.com - Feature Stories; By Daniel Boland (Posted by dcparris on Jun 7, 2007 1:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community
Everybody, from seasoned network administrators to people that just use the Internet to check the TV listings, will experience network problems at some point. Despite their varied technical knowledge, there is one tool that everybody can use: Wireshark. Whats the quickest way to learn this fantastic tool? Read Practical Packet Analysis, by Chris Sanders, which provides all the basic information anybody needs to start troubleshooting their network.

Programming Firefox: Building Applications in the Browser

Depending on what you plan on learning, "Programming Firefox" can provide for several different needs. XML technologies are hot, hot, hot these days and Firefox utilizes the XML User Interface Language or XUL (Pronounced "zool"...reminds me of the film "Ghostbusters", "There is no Dana, only XUL", but I digress). Perhaps that's enough to get your attention, but there's more. The text on the book's back cover promises in part to provide an "introduction to the graphical elements that compose a XUL application", "an introduction to Resource Description Files, and how the Firefox interface renders RDF", "displaying documents using the Scalable Vector Graphics standard and..." Well, you get the idea. Let's take a closer look and see what this text actually delivers.

Scripting Second Life with Rational App Developer

Create a mini game in Second Life. This tutorial explains the basics (and not so basics) behind Second Life scripts and shows you how to ease development by using Rational Application Developer as you build a small game users can carry around and play.

Navy CIO 'recognizes the importance of OSS to the warfighter'

  • linux.com; By Joe Barr (Posted by SamShazaam on Jun 6, 2007 11:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linspire
John Weathersby, executive director of the Open Source Software Institute, told Linux.com today that, effective immediately, the Department of the Navy has adopted a new policy which requires that open source software must be considered in every software acquisition the Navy makes.

After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

  • linux.sys-con.com; By Paul Nowak (Posted by alc on Jun 6, 2007 11:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
My recent switch to a single-boot Ubuntu setup on my Thinkpad T60 simply floors me on a regular basis. Most recently it's had to do with the experience of maintaining the software. Fresh from a very long Windows 2000 experience and a four-month Windows XP experience along with a long-time Linux sys admin role puts me in a great position to assess Ubuntu

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