Infrastructure Linux News for May 22, 2006
Mail & Guardian: $100 Laptop May Not Suit South Africa (May 22, 2006, 23:30)
"MIT's '$100 laptop' has created a huge buzz, but does it make
sense for the developing world? Linux International executive
director Jon 'Maddog' Hall offered an alternative..."
NewsForge: DebConf6: Hot, Spicy, and Working Hard to Satisfy Debian Users (May 22, 2006, 21:15)
"The 7th annual Debian Developers Conference (DebConf6) brought
close to 300 Debian developers, package maintainers, and other
interested parties to Mexico's government-owned Oaxtepec Vacational
Center last week..."
InfoWorld: Open Source Needs More Competition (May 22, 2006, 20:30)
"Industry experts predict that desktop Linux adoption in
government in the U.S. will happen in two to five years..."
ConsortiumInfo: The Return of Them (May 22, 2006, 19:00)
"But when you read a 'citizen' op/ed piece, you don't
necessarily expect it to have been vendor-influenced unless there's
the usual italicized disclosure at the end of the piece..."
Mad Penguin: First Look at SUSE Linux 10.1 (May 22, 2006, 17:30)
"You've heard it all before, right? Every year some wannabe
Nostradamus is running around telling anyone who will listen that
we are going to bear witness to the year of Linux on the
Groklaw: When You Come to a Fork in the Road... (May 22, 2006, 16:45)
"Yogi Berra said once, 'When you come to a fork in the road,
CRN: System Builders To Novell: We'll Give You A Listen (May 22, 2006, 16:00)
"If packed demo rooms are any indication of interest in its
latest Linux desktop, Novell has a willing audience..."
NewsForge: New Program will Train FOSS Trainers in India (May 22, 2006, 13:00)
"Why is free and open source software (FOSS) languishing in IT
schools all over India...?"
Linux.com: Automate Linux Installation and Recovery with SystemImager (May 22, 2006, 10:00)
"Installing and recovering systems is one of the most
time-consuming tasks for any IT department..."
Linux Forums: A Linux Distribution for an Old Laptop (May 22, 2006, 07:00)
"D. Travis North found himself in need for a Linux Distribution
on his old laptop, so he started testing different distributions on
his machine, read on to see the results he got..."
BobCares: RPM Basics (May 22, 2006, 01:00)
"RPM has five basic modes of operation (not counting package
building): installing, uninstalling, upgrading, querying, and