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Intel And Nokia Announce Open Source Mobile Partnership

The two will work hand in hand to develop common technologies for use in the Moblin and Maemo platform projects, which will deliver Linux-based operating systems for these future mobile computing devices. The agreement also nets Intel a solid win in the IP department, as it has acquired the rights to utilize 3G/HSPA (3.6Mbps) technology.

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Predicting SCO’s Actions Post Bankruptcy

eldavojohn writes “SCO lost last year and began the bankruptcy filings a long time ago but PJ has some speculative bad news on what they retain through the bankruptcy proceedings. SCO proposes to sell a number of assets to an outfit called UnXis, which PJ characterizes this way: ‘It starts to hint that this is more a renaming, taking in some new management who seem to have financial expertise, and SCO keeps skipping along as unXis, with the dangerous litigation spun off safely into a litigation troll.’ In their filings SCO says they retain ‘their litigation and related claims against International Business Machines Corporation, Novell, Inc., AutoZone Corporation, Red Hat and certain Linux users which are not material customers of UnXis (excluding certain large-scale users of Linux servers) that are claimed to have infringed against UNIX copyrights.’ So that’s still a possibility they could go after anyone who is a ‘certain Linux user.’ And what’s even worse is that they’ll retain a patent for running multiple Java applications on a single Java virtual machine. We may not be out of the SCO litigation woods yet.”

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How Do You Sync & Manage Your Home Directories?

digitalderbs writes “A problem plaguing most people with multiple computers is the arduous task of synchronizing files between them: documents, pictures, code, or data. Everyone seems to have their own strategies, whether they involve USB drives, emailed attachments, rsync, or a distributed management system, all of which have varying degrees of success in implementing fast synchronization, interoperability, redundancy and versioning, and encryption. Myself, I’ve used unison for file synchronization and rsnapshot for backups between two Linux servers and a Mac OS X laptop. I’ve recently considered adding some sophistication by implementing a version control system like subversion, git, or bazaar, but have found some shortcomings in automating commits and pushing updates to all systems. What system do you use to manage your home directories, and how have they worked for you for managing small files (e.g. dot configs) and large (gigabyte binaries of data) together?”

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The Beginner’s Guide to Slackware Linux

Give a man Ubuntu, and he’ll learn Ubuntu. Give a man SUSE, and he’ll learn SUSE. But give a man Slackware, and he’ll learn Linux. Well, so the old internet maxim goes, but while it’s normally used with a touch of humor, there’s a great deal of truth in it, too.

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Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

jammag writes “The Linux desktop has seen major innovation of late, with KDE 4 launching new features, GNOME announcing a new desktop, and Ubuntu embarking on a redesign campaign. But Linux pundit Bruce Byfield asks, do average users really want any of these things? He points to instances of user backlash, and concludes ‘Free software is still driven by developers working on what interests or concerns them. The problem is, the days when users of free software were also its developers are long gone, but the habits of those days remain. The result is that developers function far too much in isolation from their user base.’ Byfield suggests that the answer could be more user testing.”

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Source code for Palm WebOS released

Palm has released the source code for its Linux-based WebOS used by the new Palm Pre

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Saturday, June 20th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Source code for Palm WebOS released

The Truth Behind the Death of Linux On the Netbook

eldavojohn writes “Groklaw brings us news of M|cr0s0ft holding the smoking gun in regards to the death of Linux on netbooks. You see, the question of Linux on netbooks in Taiwan was put forth to the Taiwan Trade Authority director, who replied, ‘In our association we operate as a consortium, like the open source consortium. They want to promote open source and Linux. But if you begin from the PC you are afraid of M|cr0s0ft. They try to go to the smart phone or PDA to start again.’ It’s simple; fear will keep them in line. PJ points out, ‘So next time you hear M|cr0s0ft bragging that people prefer their software to Linux on netbooks, you’ll know better. If they really believed that, they’d let the market speak, on a level playing field. If I say my horse is quicker than yours, and you says yours is quicker, and we let our horses race around the track, that establishes the point. But if you shoot my horse, that leaves questions in the air. Is your horse really quicker? If so, why shoot my horse?'”

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Firefox 3.5 Almost Here

Fans of Firefox’s beta builds can now download Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The latest build contains bug-fixes although, according to Mozilla’s Director of Firefox Mike Beltzner, these were minor stability issues corrected after the release of the first release candidate.

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State Of Sound Development On Linux Not So Sorry After All

An anonymous reader writes “There have been past claims by Adobe and others that development on Linux is a jungle, particularly with regards to audio. However today, the author of the popular ‘The Sorry State of Sound in Linux’ has posted a follow up showing Adobe’s claims to be FUD, as well as being a good update on where OSS and ALSA are holding today, and why PulseAudio isn’t a good idea.”

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State Of Sound Development On Linux Not So Sorry After All

An anonymous reader writes “There have been past claims by Adobe and others that development on Linux is a jungle, particularly with regards to audio. However today, the author of the popular ‘The Sorry State of Sound in Linux’ has posted a follow up showing Adobe’s claims to be FUD, as well as being a good update on where OSS and ALSA are holding today, and why PulseAudio isn’t a good idea.”

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