LXer Weekly Roundup for 17-Jun-2007
First off, Happy Fathers Day to all you Fathers out there, especially mine. It seems that Microsoft is all over the news this week. Between the Linspire deal, getting help from an old friend in the Justice Department to yet another one of their shills stating that OpenXML really is an open standard. Not to worry though, I have lots of other articles for you to check out.
Microsoft Finds Legal Defender in Justice Dept.: Thomas O. Barnett, top Justice Department antitrust official and former partner at a law firm that representing Microsoft in antitrust disputes, has recently rejected a complaint by Google and is urging state prosecutors to do the same.
Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn — Cool, Fresh and… Unstable: Borys Musielak writes "This will not be another “I just installed Ubuntu — it beats Windows — try it yourself” type of review. It is going to be rather a report from another successful upgrade, pointing out the biggest surprises and the most miserable failures of the latest release of Ubuntu Linux, codenamed Feisty Fawn."
Microsoft Spits in GPL Creator Richard Stallman's Eye: The GPL creator's attempts to stop Microsoft from cutting any more of those patent-protection deals like the one it cut with Novell don't quite seem to be working.
Linux Programmer's Toolbox: What does it take to start writing programs for Linux ? Most people will guess a text editor, knowledge of a programming language and the compiler and libraries of that language would suffice. But ask a professional programmer who has been writing code for Linux and he will differ with you.
Torvalds: Solaris could nudge Linux to GPL 3: Linux leader Linus Torvalds has finally found something that could convince him that the forthcoming version 3 of the General Public License is worth adopting: open-source Solaris.
Microsoft and Linspire Collaboration Promotes Interoperability and Customer Choice: Here is the press release announcing the Linspire-Microsoft deal. I keep hearing an old Queen song in my head, "and another one gone and another one gone, another one bites the dust".
From the Camera to the Web With Konqueror: Our own Don Parris shows us how to get pictures from our cameras and onto the web without pulling your hair out in another one of our LXer Features.
Microsoft Will Help Deliver a "Better" Linux (Linspire announces deal with Microsoft): Here is the letter that Kevin Carmony wrote where he talks about why the deal with Microsoft is good for Linspire and Linux in general.
Tutorial: Protecting Data with Encrypted Linux Partitions: In this tutorial Carla Schroder shows us how to protect our data using encrypted partitions.
How To Compile A Kernel - Debian Etch: In this tutorial Falko Timme of HowToForge.com shows us the steps to be taken in compiling a kernel under Debian Etch.
Linux leaders plot counterattack on Microsoft: Eric Auchard likens the Open Source movement to a religious sect in his "slightly" slanted report on the recent get together of Open Source figures at Google headquarters.
Lessons from a Community Fundraising Project: D.C. Parris and Brian Proffitt publish their financial report and lessons learned on the Tux-500 campaign.
Microsoft Interoperability Team: Bring on Red Hat: Microsoft said the company hopes to strike a Linux pact with Red Hat similar to the partnerships it has forged with Linux vendors. So far Red Hat is not interested.
Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and Microsoft -- he's not signing nothing: Steven Rosenberg found a post my Mark Shuttleworth on his blog concerning whether or not Ubuntu would be signing a deal with Microsoft. Mark has since expanded and reposted his thoughts on his blog.
Microsoft's next Linux partner is...?: In the first of our two FUD articles of the week SJVN tries to convince us of his telepathic abilities because he knew that Linspire was going to be next to sign a deal with Microsoft. So Steve, can you tell what I am thinking right now?
Open standards advocate comes out in favor of Microsoft: Microsoft's standards format has been misunderstood and being "pro Open XML" doesn't make one "anti ODF", claims Australian activist Rick Jelliffe. Hmm, I wonder who pays his bills..
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