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Lessig: Free Culture Needs Free Software

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 16, 2006 2:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The fight for free culture will be more difficult than the fight for free software, said Lawrence Lessig, founder of the Creative Commons and Professor of Law at Stanford. Lessig took the podium at LinuxWorld here for the opening keynote with an impassioned plea to the audience about free culture and the need for free software to support it.

CFQ to become the default I/O scheduler in 2.6.18

CFQ (Complete Fair Queuing) I/O scheduler will become the default one in the upcoming 2.6.18 kernel, replacing the current anticipatory I/O scheduler. This has been planned ever since 2004. and we'll soon see how it works in practice. One of the nice new features that CFQ brings is setting I/O priority per process.

RealNetworks Inks Distribution Agreement with Novell to Deliver Universal Multimedia Support on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

Novell to Distribute Windows Media Compatible RealPlayer and Helix Banshee, the Only Music Player Capable of Burning MP3 files to CDs on Linux

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - V

OK, we had an extended breather from our last look at BIND's zone file It's time to finish up and get a sense of what these records mean.To go off-topic a little, recently, I had the task of setting up two OpenLDAP servers and putting together a test environment for a project with several developers and several applications including some LAMP applications. Without a working knowledge of DNS, the project would have gone amuck.

LinuxWorld Day Two (video)

  • NewsForge; By Robin 'Roblimo' Miller (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 15, 2006 11:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LINUXWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO - Today's video -- there's just one -- is a five-minute random tour of the main exhibit hall, concentrating on the commercial side of the show. It's a pretty big (11.8 MB) download that'll give you an idea of what you'd see if you were here, wandering around with no particular purpose in mind. Tomorrow we'll talk to some of the dot-org people. I usually find them more interesting than the commercial vendors, and I suspect that you will, too.

The Ruby on Rails migrations story has key advantages over Java Frameworks

You'd expect a complex pieces of code, but with Ruby on Rails migration, it turns out to be incredibly simple.

New York School Districts Select Linux Desktops from Novell to Improve Student Access to Technology

Linux Running on Intel Processor-Based Hardware Is Designed to Bring 1:1 Student/Computer Access Into the Classroom

Debian Weekly News - August 15th, 2006

Welcome to this year's 33rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Debian turns 13 this week, so make sure you find a party nearby. With enough time compose a melody before the new release Julien Danjou published his etch song. David Sugar wondered if the Free Software community should learn to write more buggy code and invent reasons to reboot the system all the time after a change has been made in order to be more attractive for the desktop.

Virtuozzo Conducts Virtualization Products

Even as IBM, VMWare, Xen, and Red Hat announced their plans, one rival vendor, Moscow-based SWsoft, may have beaten them to the punch with a plan to introduce VMware management tools within their Virtuozzo OS-level software tool, with plans to introduce similar tools for Xen, Microsoft Virtual Server, and Parallels early next year.

Sun's Simon Phipps Reveals Open Source Goals, Strategy

In an interview with Computerworld, Phipps discussed Sun's open source strategy and the view of some industry experts that Sun isn't fully committed to open source software.

Knoppel 0.7 Screenshot Tour

  • OSDir (Posted by linuxbeta on Aug 15, 2006 8:42 PM EDT)
DistroWatch reports - A Greek variant of the popular KNOPPIX live CD, has been released. Version 0.7 is based on KNOPPIX 5.0.1 with kernel, X.Org 7.0 and KDE 3.5.3 and 2.0.3 OSDir has some great shots of Knoppel in the Knoppel 0.7 Screenshot Tour.

Penguin Computing Announces New Altus Linux Servers With Next-Generation AMD Opteron(TM) Processors

Servers Increase Productivity and Efficiency for High-Performance Computing and Web Infrastructure

A slow start at LinuxWorld

SAN FRANCISCO -- The LinuxWorld Conference& Expo lurched to a start on Monday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco with half-day tutorials and after-hours parties for the early birds.

ThinkPad--now with Suse Linux

Engineers and designers in need of a mobile workstation now have the option for a preloaded version of Novell's Suse Linux on a ThinkPad laptop computer.

KernelTrap: No Updates Into September, New Theme

I'm unable to add content to KernelTrap for the next two or three weeks, as I'm in the middle of a move. Once settled down into my new home, I hope to find much more time for KernelTrap than I've had in recent months.I recently hired Trae McCombs, founder of and, to give KernelTrap an improved look. The theme is not completely finished yet, but is ready to be previewed. I don't expect everyone to like the new look, but would be interested in hearing about any technical problems people may run into it so we can get them resolved before the new theme goes live.Drupal has been upgraded from 4.5 on the live site to 4.7 on the new site. Please leave any comments about the new site here, or drop me an email.

Wi-Fi Alliance(R) Certifies 3,000th Product

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by grouch on Aug 15, 2006 5:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Converged mobile phone certification exemplifies expansion of Wi-Fi beyond the PC market

Openwave and Trolltech Collaborate on Linux-Based Development Platform

Openwave's Leading Client Software to be Ported Onto Trolltech's Qtopia(TM) Platform and Offered to Handset Manufacturers Developing Linux Handsets

Why open-source routers are shut out

Vyatta’s open-source router promises to reduce costs, so why are buyers slow to consider it, asks Martin Courtney?

rPath Launches rBuilder 2.0

Allows ISVs to easily build and maintain software appliances

Red Hat Delays Enterprise Linux 5 Beta

Red Hat has delayed the beta of its Enterprise Linux 5 upgrade until later this summer but says the upgrade will ship by end of year as promised.

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