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|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 392||srlinuxx||14/02/2011 - 5:42pm|
With an estimated 850 million PCs installed worldwide, it's not surprising the mantra continues for displacing Windows with a Linux desktop. But is this a commendable objective anymore?
THERE HAVE BEEN a lot of phones claiming to be 'Linux phones' and those that do run a Linux kernel, but they all miss the point of Linux: to be open. FIC is about to change that in a big way with a truly open phone, the OpenMoko.
Microsoft Corp has denied that its patent deal with Novell Inc is in breach of the GNU General Public License or will automatically spread Microsoft's patent protection to other Linux distributions.
I'm at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Mountain View, California in the heart of Silicon Valley -- at the Googleplex. This biannual event is held within a couple of weeks of every Ubuntu release, to plan the features, processes and the development cycle for the next release -- in this case "Feisty" which will become Ubuntu 7.04 when it releases in April next year.
The impact of GPLv3 on license proliferation will depend on the FOSS license's final form, which is being shaped largely by the DRM and patent issues, said Finnegan-Henderson Partner Larry Robins. If these controversial terms remain in the GPLv3, then license proliferation may actually increase.
Unless you are living under a rock, you probably know production Ubuntu 6.10 was released on October 26. I'd heard that it was a nice package, but really haven't spent much time with it. SUSE Linux and I have been together for quite a while and when you have something that works, you stick with it. Many readers are probably in the same boat.
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux® and open source software, today announced the first fellowship grant from its Fellowship Fund announced earlier this year. The one-year fellowship grant will sponsor a technical writer, whose work will be targeted at Linux kernel documentation, further accelerating and maximizing Linux development.
The last Linux comparison that we did was exactly 13 months ago; and in that short period, things have really moved to the next level. Newer versions of applications have come up, a lot of work has gone into making the Graphical User Interface (GUI) less intimidating, the Kernel has been spruced up, hardware databases have expanded and overall, using Linux is now an enjoyable experience.
While VMware Player is not designed to create virtual machines from scratch, other tools can help you to build your own VMs in a matter of minutes. You could use VMware's free VMware Server software, but it's overkill if you only need a quick-and-dirty way to build a VM. Instead, consider VMX Builder, an easy-to-use desktop tool for creating VMware virtual machines.
apt-spy is a program that tests a series of Debian archive mirrors for bandwith.It writes an /etc/apt/sources.list with the fastest server.You can select which of the many Debian sites to benchmark by geographical location.
Only 15 years ago, Linus Torvalds was annoyed enough about the expense of the just-commercialized Unix workstations and systems on the market that he started to create his own operating system. Proprietary operating systems still have their niches--and they will for a long time to come--and a formerly ascendant Unix has been pushed out of the entry server space by Linux and Windows.
You bet! Here are the reasons why. I suspect that the big enterprise players are each going to jump on one of the various Linux boats and start a software war. The fact is, Microsoft is way overdue in this effort.
We'll round off this short series on 'dual booting' Linux and Windows with a brief tour of your new operating system. It begins with the Bootloader screen that appears a few moments after switch-on.
When running multiple machine with the same distribution, it is interesting to set up a repository cache on your network so that once a package is downloaded from an official repository, all other machines will download it from your local area network.
What should the Linux desktop of 2007 and beyond be like? That's what the OSDL wants to know in its latest Linux Client Survey, which runs from now until Dec. 1. The results will help the OSDL's Desktop Working Group work on the areas of development that are critical to users.
On Thursday night, I asked Jeff Jaffe, Novell's chief technology officer, if he could think of a company that had partnered with Microsoft and done really well as a result. Which Microsoft alliance, I asked him, would he cite as the model that he'd like to emulate? His response: "I think this partnership is breaking new ground."
Vista be damned. Novell, Red Hat and Ubuntu are showing the world that Linux is getting its desktop house in order. Novell made its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 desktop available in July, Ubuntu shipped a new version of its Debian-based distribution a few weeks ago and Red Hat will release its Enterprise 5.0 version early next year.
I was drawn to Wolvix by a review of an earlier version on [some other site], where the reviewer raved about its multimedia capabilities. As installing codecs and plugins has always been one of my least favourite admin tasks, I thought I'd try Wolvix Hunter 1.0.5, which claimed to come with all the usual suspects pre-installed.
Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3), due this month, will not ship with Linux pre-installed, as suggested in March by CEO Ken Kuturagi. However, TerraSoft CEO Kai Staats says his company's Yellow Dog Linux is installable by "anybody who knows how to use a keyboard, mouse, and browser," according to an interview in the Coloradoan.