Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 22, 2005
LinuxDevices: Great Gadget Smack-Down Round 4 (Dec 22, 2005, 23:30)
"Our smack-down aims to set aside the marketing hype and pit
Linux versus Windows where it really counts--devices on the street
IT Manager's Journal: Profile: SpikeSource CEO Kim Polese (Dec 22, 2005, 21:15)
"Calling herself a technologist at heart, Polese says she's
always liked computers..."
Nepalnews: Nepali Version of Linux 'NepaLinux' Launched (Dec 22, 2005, 20:30)
"...Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya has launched free/open source
'NepaLinux' to ease the problems faced by Nepali people lacking
good command in English language..."
CNET News: A Firefox for Music? (Dec 22, 2005, 19:00)
"Lord's new five-person company, the ambitiously named Pioneers
of the Inevitable, is building a piece of digital-music software
called 'Songbird,' based on much of the same underlying open-source
technology as the Firefox Web browser..."
eWeek: Latest Gaim Beta Arrives (Dec 22, 2005, 16:00)
"After several months of delay, the first beta of the popular
open-source IM client Gaim is now available..."
X.org Foundation: X11R6.9 and X11R7.0 Officially Released (Dec 22, 2005, 13:45)
"The first major version release of the X Window System in more
than a decade, X11R7.0 is the first release of the complete
modularized and autotooled source code base for the X Window
SearchOpenSource: The Top Five Open Source Stories to Follow in 2006 (Dec 22, 2005, 13:00)
"Following a year that bore witness to the proliferation of open
source business applications and increased adoption of Linux across
the board, experts predict that 2006 will be another big year for
NewsForge: HOSP Promotes Open Source in the Netherlands (Dec 22, 2005, 11:30)
"The Holland Open Software Platform (HOSP) wants to bring users,
firms, and open source projects in contact with each other..."
LinuxGangster: Making Your KDE Look Like a Mac OS X (Dec 22, 2005, 06:15)
"Many people are interested in getting their linux or BSD
desktop interface to look as much like Apple's very successful OS X
gui as possible..."
SearchOpenSource: Managing Samba-3.0.21: The Pdbedit Utility, Part 1 (Dec 22, 2005, 05:30)
"Samba-3.0.21 has just been cut loose. So, I got busy and made
the contents of this tip about the pdbedit utility line up with the
InfoWorld: Linux Uptime, A Real Life Example (Dec 22, 2005, 04:00)
"Wondering if anyone has similar 100% uptime for