06.14.08

Links 14/06/2008: Schools in Korea on GNU/Linux, OEMs Increasingly Give Choice

Posted in News Roundup at 4:20 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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GNU/Linux

  • Koreans to showcase open source experience in Cebu summit

    KIPA has been actively pushing open source use in government. One of its projects resulted in a local version of Linux (called Buyeo) now used in nearly 200 schools in South Korea.

  • Please don’t take our XP away from us!

    The users are asking, ok screaming, to Microsoft to please, oh please, don’t take our XP Pro away from us. So far the big dumb company from Washington state is ignoring their customer pleas.

    [...]

    Dell offers Ubuntu 7.10 on several of its systems and Dell will soon be offering Ubuntu 8.04 on its PCs, laptops, and its forthcoming UMPC. Acer will soon be offering Linpus Linux on its UMPCs and laptops.

  • Tagan Icy Box NAS4220 NAS Enclosure

    What makes this device more interesting to us is that it runs Linux and Tagan is more than happy to let its customers modify the unit and write their own software.

  • uClinux console servers add open source UPS mgmt

    Opengear has integrated uninterruptible power supply (UPS) monitoring tools in its uClinux-based remote access equipment. Opengear’s console servers (pictured at left) now include tools derived from the open source Network UPS Tools (NUT) project, says the company.

  • MontaVista expands in France and Spain

Laptops

Open Source/Free Software

Competition

  • Next year critical for Sun’s ‘Project Copy Linux’

    Not helping its case is the fact Sun put OpenSolaris under its own license – Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). Sun joins a league of other vendors including Microsoft who have written their own licenses rather than use existing open-source licenses. Debian, by contrast, got to its position in the industry using a spread of different, and existing, licenses. Another complication is the Sun-domination of the OpenSolaris work.

  • Future OS X To Be DRM Restricted?

Europe’s High Standards

  • EU Commish Hearts Open Software, Open Standards

    “As new form-factors such as netbooks and MIDs (mobile Internet devices) bring Linux to users, they are often and largely unaware of the operating system. Distributions such as Ubuntu, Xandros and others have proven Linux can be as easy to use as Windows. Vendors are also making Linux easier to run, offering options to run Linux inside of Windows, alongside Windows, on USB and LiveCDs, so that complication/difficulty factor is changing,” he explained.

  • Why Microsoft’s EU problem isn’t going away

Yahoo-Goo-Soft!

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  1. Vadim P. said,

    June 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm

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    That Asialinux you mentioned has partenered with Symantec.

    Fail!

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