Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 159. Author and columnist Marcel Gagne talks about his latest book, Mozilla vs Debian, GPLv3 is causing quite a stir in the F/OSS world, and much more.

One Laptop per Child project update

Christopher Blizzard wrote up a long update on where they are in the software and hardware for the Linux-based OLPC project. They've gotten a lot done, but he doesn't think that's been communicated to the outside world very well. So, for the first time, here's an update of where they are. Hopefully he'll be able to do this on a regular basis.

Novell, Concurrent Create Real-Time SUSE Linux Variant

Commercial Linux distributor Novell and real-time operating system expert Concurrent Computer have been quietly working on a real-time variant of the SUSE Linux distribution. Appropriately enough, according to Novell sources, this will be called SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10 when it is announced on October 9, but everyone in the SUSE community will probably end up calling it SLERT 10.

What could possibly be so difficult about porting the Flash Player to Linux?

The executive summary of what follows would probably be: ensuring that a single plugin binary functions on the widest diversity of Linux/x86 distributions within reason. Read on for the details.

Make Your Own Linux LiveCD Easily

Intellibuild (iBuild) is a program that allows you to quickly and easily create your own custom GNU/Linux LiveCD Distribution. You simply open up a template, select which programs you want to be included, click on the "Build" button and wait. When iBuild is done, your custom .iso awaits you. All you have to do is burn and go.

IBM Asks the Court to Throw Out SCO's Entire Case

Both sides in SCO v. IBM have filed motions for summary judgment. To be precise, SCO has filed one for partial summary judgment (which I'll have up in a minute or two) and IBM has filed several motions for summary judgment, one for each of SCO's claims and two more for good measure on two of IBM's counterclaims. In other words, it is asking the court to throw out SCO's entire case, and to grant it judgment on two counterclaims without even going to trial on those two.

Will Linux die in 2018?

If we look at the future, Linux seems to be doomed to a slow death in a dozen years: DRM, proprietary hardware, technologic innovations and political choices are behind this forecast.

I really appreciate Linux, and Open Source in general: a common base, open and free, foster freedom of individuals and better distribute richness. In the last few months I took interest in Linux and Open Source in a long-term perspective. What I see in the future is terrible: Linux's death. It's just a forecast, I know: it's up to you, after reading this document, to decide if it is reliable or not.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Released

Mandriva today is proud to introduce its brand new product: Mandriva Linux 2007. This new version of the operating system was designed to be an even better fit for the needs and expectations all users, from the beginner to the SOHO user.