Infrastructure Linux News for May 11, 2004
eWeek: Desktop Linux To-Do List (May 11, 2004, 21:15)
"Distributors must solve setup and licensing issues for Linux to
be a success on the desktop..."
Linux Gazette: Benchmarking Filesystems (May 11, 2004, 19:00)
"In order to determine this I used common operations that Linux
users may perform on a regular basis instead of using benchmark
tools such as Bonnie or Iozone. I wanted a 'real life' benchmark
The Register: BBC Develops 'Alternative' Codec (May 11, 2004, 16:45)
"Just when we think that the codec wars are just about over, the
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has released a codec that
works differently from other existing systems..."
Computerworld: Living Down to a Low Standard (May 11, 2004, 16:00)
"I've decided that the only way to explain the regression of
GNOME over the years is that Microsoft and/or SCO moles have
infiltrated the GNOME leadership..."
PR: Novell Announces Evolution 2.0, Release of Connector for MS Exchange Under Open Source License (May 11, 2004, 15:30)
"Novell today announced its Connector for Microsoft Exchange
Server will be integrated into Evolution 2.0 and made available as
open source, beginning today with the current Connector 1.4..."
Press release within.
NewsForge: Linux Community Sites Thrive on the Web (May 11, 2004, 13:00)
"You see it in headlines. It's quoted in the wires like some
monotheistic Mel Gibson filled with religious fervor. But where is
The Linux Community? Alive and well in forum-based community Web
Tectonic: African Schools Linux Distribution Releases Community Edition (May 11, 2004, 11:30)
"DireqLearn, developers of the OpenLab Linux thin-client
solution, today announced the release of a community edition of
MozillaQuest: The Linux (Multiple) Virtual Desktops Unleashed - Part I: Overview (May 11, 2004, 05:30)
"Perhaps one of the most interesting and useful of the so-called
Linux secrets is the multiple desktops feature--more correctly, the
Linux Virtual Desktops..."
iTweb: Shuttleworth Promotes OSS to Masses (May 11, 2004, 02:30)
"South African Internet millionaire Mark Shuttleworth and his
foundation have teamed up with HP and the CSIR in an R18 million
campaign to promote open source software (OSS) to the