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arstechnica: PulseAudio is a cross-platform, open source sound server that supports advanced software mixing capabilities and network transparency. PulseAudio is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the Esound daemon and uses a pluggable Esound module for backwards compatibility.
WSJ: If some of Linus Torvalds's own family members back in Finland don't use Linux, what hope is there for the rest of us?
dana blankenhorn: Was the Open Source Initiative right to approve two Microsoft licenses today? Both clauses are meant mainly to protect Microsoft’s interests, as opposed to the licensee’s interests. Microsoft doesn’t want you trying to make a profit by adding your stuff to its stuff. This ain’t your daddy’s BSD, in other words.
PCAuthority: Linux isn’t without its own desktop search tools though, with Novell’s Beagle project leading the charge. There’s competition in the wings though, from both the king of search and a young, lightweight alternative.
Press Release: Canonical Ltd. announced today the upcoming availability of version 7.10 of the Ubuntu Server, Desktop, Kubuntu and Edubuntu Editions. All will be available for free download on Thursday 18 October. Canonical is the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu.
adamw: I know there’s those of you out there who are perfectly happy with 2007 Spring thankyouverymuch and won’t be upgrading till it goes out of maintenance. So if you’re in this group but you’d like the latest proprietary NVIDIA or ATI driver for your card, never fear - Anssi Hannula has come to your rescue.
internetnews.com: The nation's first Linux patent suit currently facing Red Hat and Novell isn't about open source at all. Or so the plaintiff says.
desktoplinux: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, will announce its third annual desktop Linux survey on Oct. 17.
Anyone else notice lately how good Wine is getting? No, of course I'm not talking about the beverage. Last year, Wine would only "sorta" work with the ClassXP software. This school year is a different story.
softwareinreview.com: Mandriva Linux has a history of inconsistency; one release will be superb, and the next one will be so bug-ridden and feature-weak that it's unusable. True to form, Mandriva 2008.0 is an excellent release, following the terrible 2007.1, and the just as excellent 2007.0.
arstechnica: Mozilla user interface design specialist Alex Faaborg wrote a lengthy blog entry last week about plans for the Firefox 3 visual refresh. Faaborg explained the importance of creating applications that visually integrate with the rest of the operating system and displays screenshots of the new default Firefox 3 themes for Mac OS X and Vista.
desktoplinux: In 13 Reasons why Linux won't make it to a desktop near you, we reviewed Linux as a marketing case study. In this piece, we take a good look at the product to find out why it has thrived despite its troubled childhood.
- Bluetooth GPS on Ubuntu Gutsy
- Ubuntu: It's not just for desktops anymore
- Upgrading Ubuntu Linux 7.04 to Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
- Ubuntu's Gutsy Move
- Mozilla Team needs YOU!
- On Your Marks, Get Set...Gutsy Gibbon!
thenixedreport: It use to be that when a Linux program came out it was geared to run on Fedora, PCLinuxOS, SUSE, and Gentoo Linux. This was good because anyone could use it on any distribution. Then Ubuntu got more and more popular. Why I still can’t figure out.
matt asay: I wrote a week ago about the rich opportunities that await those that end up leaving Novell, whether by choice or by RIF. Today, I got an email from an old friend who left Novell last year. Funny what happens once you shake off the spell Novell weaves:
theregister.co.uk: Most notably for the client crowd is the production version of Compiz. It's mostly eye candy to be sure, although the Compiz code serves a larger purpose. "I believe we're the first (Linux) distribution to deliver that out of the box."
arstechnica: Last month, Google rolled out a new API for YouTube based on GData, making it possible for developers to use Google's existing client libraries to interact with the video service.
downloadsquad.com: Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth held a conference call with reporters today in advance of the October 18th release. Canonical is set to ship Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon on Thursday. The latest version of the popular Linux distribution packs a bunch of new features.
Also: Ubuntu Plans Eye Candy for Desktop Computers and Beyond