Ubuntu 7.04 arrives Thursday

October 24, 2007

For Linux business users, the most important Linux release of 2007 so far is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. But for most other Linux fans, the upcoming release of Ubuntu Version 7.04 on April 19 demands more attention.

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Disgruntled Debian developers delay Etch

October 24, 2007

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, codenamed Etch, had been due to arrive by December 4, 2006, but it’s been delayed because some developers have deliberately slowed down their work.

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Samba Team Asks Novell to Reconsider

October 24, 2007

The Samba Team disapproves strongly of the actions taken by Novell on November 2nd in their dealings with Microsoft, and have posted their thoughts on the matter.

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Did Xandros sign a Novell-like patent deal with Microsoft?

October 24, 2007

Looks like there could be another Microsoft-Linux patent deal in the offing. Signs point to Linux vendor Xandros signing a “patent-protection” deal with Microsoft akin to the one Novell inked last November.

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Microsoft in State of Denial Amid GPLv3 Effect

October 24, 2007

Microsoft cleared the air July 5 on its obligations to GNU General Public License Version 3 support, declaring it will not provide support or updates for GPLv3 under the deal it penned in November with Novell to administer certificates for the Linux distribution.

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OpenBSD 4.0 review

October 24, 2007

Full review of OpenBSD 4.0, which was officially released November 1. This is the 20th CD release, marking 10 years of OpenBSD development.

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Google gives Linux its patent protection

October 24, 2007

Search giant Google has promised not to use its patent portfolio against the Linux operating system and other open source projects by becoming the first end-user licensee of the Open Invention Network. By joining the OIN Google has licensed over 100 patents from the non-profit organization, which was formed in November 2005.

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Novell tricks Microsoft into killing MS’s patent claims against Linux users

October 24, 2007

Heh, remember when Microsoft agreed to distribute those SuSE GNU Linux coupons? Well, those coupons have no expiration date, so if even one person uses one of those coupons to get SuSE GNU Linux distros after the GPL 3 goes into effect in July, BINGO, Microsoft is covered by the GPL 3, and its patent claims against any user of GNU Linux are dead.

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Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Alpha “Tribe 5” Released

October 24, 2007

This is the first alpha release of Gutsy Gibbon after the Feature Freeze and it is available to download from Ubuntu’s site. A more-complete beta version of Gutsy Gibbon will be available on September 27th.

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OpenMoko – the Anti-iPhone

October 24, 2007

The OpenMoko Neo 1973 has a touchscreen, WiFi, GPS and runs Linux. Unlike the iPhone, it is completely open for developers. They even include a guitar pick so you can ply open the case. Developer version goes on sale for $300 on July 9th.

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