Raise your hand if you use whois every day. Even if your hand isn't up, and you just regard whois as an essential sysadmin tool, this post is for you.
Because if you're interested in keeping whois working for the those it was made for in the first place, you need to visit the battlefield where whois' future is being determined right now. That is, you must be Beowulf to the Grendel that is the Intellectual Property Community. Worse, you must confront him in the vast cave that is ICANN. more>>
Attention Linux Users! The Linux Foundation's Desktop Linux Survey needs your help!
As we previously reported, the Linux Foundation has opened the doors on the Third Annual Desktop Linux Survey. The survey, which is available until November 30, has received over 10,000 responses already! more>>
The FCC auction of the 700 MHz wireless spectrum is turning out to be more controversial than a Steve Ballmer speech. The auction, slated to begin January 24, 2008, has been tied up with court challenges from Verizon, confusing announcements from AT&T, and in-and-out games from Microsoft. more>>
The GIMP project announced the release of Version 2.4 today, complete with a bevy of bug fixes and new features.
Among the features of the new release are a new and improved icon set, better selection tools, scalable brushes, improvements on zoom, cropping, and color management, a red-eye removal tool, and quite a bit more. more>>
Turbolinux, a major presence in the Asian Linux market, inked a deal today with Microsoft, to provide the ever-popular “patent assurances” as well as access to Live Search and a planned cross-platform login. The deal apparently centers around a plan to provide single-login functionality for both Windows and Linux, allowing a single user login to transfer between platforms. more>>
The dangers of software patents for free software have always been a hot issue. But with the news that Red Hat and Novell are being sued for alleged patent infringement by IP Innovation, the matter has moved from theory into practice. In fact, in the battle against software patents, it turns out that the open source world already has a rather powerful weapon in its armoury – even if it's one that few people know about. more>>
Trolltech, the company behind the Qtopia platform, has given up on the Greenphone, it's Linux mobile phone.
David Bialer announced that Trolltech had expended it's existing stock of the Greenphone, originally released in 2006, and would not be ordering new stock. Bialer cited developments in the Linux smartphone market as making the Greenphone obsolete. more>>
The rumor-mill is abuzz with reports that Apple has fired 800 employees over fraudulent iPhone rebates.
According to tech blog ArsTechina, two independent sources have confirmed that Apple went on a firing binge over employees who submitted claims for the $100 credit offered to early adopters of the iPhone. For those who aren't in the know, Apple employees got their iPhones for free. more>>
Ubuntu 7.10, better known as “Gutsy Gibbon” arrived with a fanfare today, sporting a host of shiny new features.
Ubuntu, which claims 30% of the Linux desktop market, now boasts Compiz by default, the ability to write to Windows NTFS drives, built-in dual-monitor support, an easier method for installing Firefox plugins, and and quite a bit more. more>>
I am Katherine, the relatively new webmaster (or webmistress if you prefer) here at LinuxJournal.com, and this entry begins my new blog about all things web, design and development. However, I will start by welcoming you all to the new version of LinuxJournal.com. more>>
When people talk about computer gaming these days, they invariably mean
commercial games running on a Windows platform. Few people realize that
Linux can be more than just a very good Web or file server. Even fewer
people are aware of the many open-source or otherwise freely available
games available for Linux.
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