Problem creating driver - RealTek RTL8111DL NICview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – I need help creating the driver for the RealTek RTL8111DL network interface built into my motherboard - MSI 770-C45. I've downloaded the driver from the RealTek website, and followed the directions in the readme to extract the compressed package, change directory to the new directory. (HowTos)

Apple sues Motorola over multitouch in Android phonesview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Apple sued Motorola for infringing on six patents related to multitouch and other access technologies in its Android smartphones. Responding to a Motorola lawsuit against Apple three weeks ago over smartphone-related patents, the Apple suit hopes to stop Motorola from selling its popular, Android-based Droid phones.... (Embedded)

Canonical Probably to Put in Next Ubuntu GNU/Linux Mono Parts Which Microsoft Disallows Free of Lawsuits/Chargeview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Bar/excepting disc space constraints, Canonical intends to replace Rhythmbox in the next version of the very ubiquitous “Ubuntu” distribution, adding to it components that are explicitly excluded from Microsoft’s Community Promise THE ROCKY LOVE affair of Banshee and Ubuntu goes a long way back and we wrote about it in posts such as: Ubuntu Users Plead to Keep Novell (General)

MPEG-LA Codecs and Microsoft Racketeering Challenge the Redistributability of Linuxview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The zero-cost advantage of Android is harmed by the advancement of software patents courtesy of patent aggressors like Microsoft and the patent troll-led MPEG-LA THE OIN grows rapidly, but its expansion as of late included more controversial companies whose policies are in conflict with Free software but not with OIN’s perspective. (General)

IBM patents system that uses hard drives to accurately measure earthquakes, predict tsunamisview story

http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Fun, IBMIt is with dubiously raised eyebrows that we bring you this gem: using accelerometers in hard disks to detect seismic activity, IBM can divine a wealth of natural disaster-related information. These hard disk sensors are so sensitive that they can detect the tiniest of vibrations. (General)

From Copyrights to Patents: How Software Patents Became the Top Linux Issueview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: An overview of news about SCO (copyright challenge) and software patents, which are increasingly being used to threaten the legality of Free/libre software Microsoft’s and Apple’s #1 weapon against software freedom appears to be software patents. More and more people recognise this, especially now that SCO is passé. (General)

Free Software Proponents Expose the Microsoft-Funded (F)RAND Lobbyists and Their Lies, Microsoft to Lobby Directly in SOSOCON 2010view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft’s lobbying for the exclusion or at least marginalisation of software freedom in Europe is intensifying as Microsoft adds its own weight to proxies like ACT, BSA, and campaigners (liars) for hire THE MANY RAND-RELATED FSFE VS. (General)

LXer: Debating Software Patents with Brett Robertsview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: On the day before the Software Patent Debate Igor and I got some bad news. The lawyer who had said he would be able to present for the Pro Patent position would be unable to attend the debate. We needed to find someone credible, someone knowledgeable, someone who could put on a show. And we needed someone at almost the last minute. (HowTos)

“Why Don’t They [Microsoft] Just *Pay* People to Use Their Mobiles?”view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Just paying people to use Vista Phone 7 [sic] is the sarcastic advice Glyn Moody gives to Microsoft; Microsoft marketing expenses now exceed a billion dollars MICROSOFT LOSES about 3 billion dollars online every year. It’s not hard to see why. (General)

BSA Lobbying Against Standards in Europe is Old Newsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The Business Software Alliance (BSA) actually started fighting against open standards quite a while back; we look at more software patents news THOSE who have followed Techrights for a while may already know, based on this Wiki page at least, that the BSA’s attacks on open standards in Europe are nothing new. (General)