Run Linux, lose warranty

Laura Breeden bought a new Compaq Presario C304NR notebook in January. She bought it because she wanted to get rid of Windows and all the malware that surrounds it and move to Linux, and her old laptop lacked the memory and power to run Ubuntu Edgy. The salespeople assured her that the C304NR was "Linux ready." But they didn't tell her that running Linux would void her warranty.

Four Google open source tools on Google Code

Over the past two years, Google has released several infrastructure tools as open source software. Google Code project hosting has four new tools available.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference

Gomez, Inc., the leader in web application experience management, today announced that its recently appointed Chief Open Source Evangelist, Patrick Lightbody, will discuss the challenges of testing today's complex AJAX-based web applications at this week's Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference. His presentation, part of the conference's Web 2.0 track, takes place on March 28 at 4:45 p.m. ET at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

New GPL draft due Wednesday

The third discussion draft of GPL version 3 is scheduled for release at 7 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Brett Smith, a licensing compliance engineer for the Free Software Foundation said in a mailing list posting Monday. The current GPL 2 governs the rights and restrictions of many open-source and free-software projects, including high-profile ones such as the Linux kernel, Java and MySQL database.

Linux Camp To Sabotage Microsoft-Novell Deal

The non-profit group that owns rights to much of the Linux operating system says it will seek to undermine a controversial deal between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. through a new software licensing agreement to be unveiled on Wednesday.

Viacom Hates Open Source (and Small Children in the Third World)

In its disputes with YouTube, Viacom has pulled the video of two developers from the Open Source Lab playing NES on the OLPC.

Sys Admin magazine Announces First Sys Admin Technical Conference

CMP Technology's Sys Admin magazine, the journal for Unix and Linux systems administrators, today announced the first Sys Admin Technical Conference will take place May 7-8 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

Critical Open Source Software Projects Receive 6,000 Bug Fixes in First Year of Coverity Scan Site

Department of Homeland Security open source hardening project grows to 150 applications and regular scans of 35 million lines of source code.