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Apple Copies GNU/Linux (Poorly), Then Spreads FUD About It, Receives More Backlashview story

http://techrights.org – “We’ve always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” –Steve Jobs, Apple Summary: A quick walk-through covering Apple news as it relates to Free software and to Android (Linux-based) YESTERDAY we wrote about Apple's latest attack on Android, where Steve Job was claiming that it is not open (whatever he meant by open). “The first t (General)

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Narendra Sisodiya Takes on AICTE for Support of Foreign Software Monopoliesview story

http://techrights.org – The very front page of the AICTE Web site is a glowing example of its problems Summary: AICTE is promoting the training and advancement of products rather than teaching of methods; it gets a challenge from the population LAST WEEK WE WROTE about India’s AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) betraying the Indian people (their Web site is loaded with Adobe™ Flash/Trash all over (General)

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Fedora 14 Reflects Evolution of Leading-Edge Open Sourceview story

http://press.redhat.com – The stated mission of the Fedora Project is to advance the state of free software. To meet this challenge, Fedora incubates open source technology projects in which anyone in the community can participate. (Distributions)

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UUID Problems with Samba 3.4 ,Winbind and Active Directoryview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hello everybody I have a big problem with a new server installation. We have a windows server 2008 r2 Actice Directory and Samba 3.4 File Server on Debian Lenny. Samba get users from ADS over Winbind. My problem is, that some UUID of ADS Users have changed. (HowTos)

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“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)

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Samba: character problems in samba sharesview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hello everybody, I have a disk plugged onto Sheevaplug, and shared it via samba. Disk is formatted as ext3. When i put a file has the name contains Turkish characters to the disk via samba from Windows machine, these characters become unmentioned ones. how can i solve this issue? Linux distro is Debian. (HowTos)

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yum remove python (and 630+ dependencies--oops!)view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi folks. A friend of mine did something and I'm a bit stumped. He was having problems with python and python-devel complaining about conflicting versions or some such when he was updating with yum. (HowTos)

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Unable to Start X in Centosview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – # startx xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.18174 X Window System Version 7.1.1 Release Date: 12 May 2006 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-53.el5 i686 Red Hat, Inc. Current Operating System: Linux server1. (HowTos)

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Unable to correctly mmap DMA buffer in user space.view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – I have developed a driver for a PCI Express card which we also developed. The driver allocates a 16kB DMA buffer using pci_alloc_consistent() which the user space application will mmap(). The problem is the virtual address returned by mmap() in user space cannot seem to access the memory buffer. I test it by writing a known value to the user virtual address. (HowTos)

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[wubi] Why is the internet lousy in Ubuntu, but fine in Windows?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I am not a very experienced user, so any help you offer must be clearly explained :) So, I have Wubi, and XP. I keep getting the BSOD in Windows, so until I take the time to troubleshoot, I will not be using it. Something with drivers. . . I noticed Quickset and Intel ProSet Wireless were having driver issues then this happened. (HowTos)