Infrastructure Linux News for May 30, 2006
Free Software Magazine: 2000 Was the "Year of the Linux Desktop" for Me (May 30, 2006, 23:30)
"I still see people arguing about whether GNU/Linux is 'ready
for the desktop.' The truth is, it really depends...
NewsForge: My Desktop OS: Debian Etch (May 30, 2006, 23:00)
"Some people like to work in Linux distributions that are at the
cutting edge of technology. Other prefers stability at any
ONLamp: $lamp =~ /^Linux,s*Apache,s*MySQL,P(?:hp|ython|erl)$/ (May 30, 2006, 22:30)
"But the question that some folks wonder about is whether or not
Perl6 will take its place along the 'P' languages..."
DesktopLinux: Get Ready for the Vista/SUSE Smackdown! (May 30, 2006, 22:00)
"In one corner, we have the champ--Windows. Come January, it
will come out swinging with what Microsoft tells us is the latest
and greatest version ever--Vista..."
LinuxPlanet: Linux Computing at MIT (May 30, 2006, 21:30)
"It is the institution that is arguably the home of free
software, as well as so many other important technologies. So it
comes as no surprise that the IT infrastructure at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology depends on Linux..."
Huang: Yes, Virginia, There Will Be a Flash Player 9 for Linux (May 30, 2006, 21:00)
"Yes, Adobe is actively working on the Linux version of Flash
Network World: CollabNet May Open Source to More of its Software (May 30, 2006, 19:30)
"CollabNet may put some of its core software under an open
source license, or under a dual licensing model, to promote its
adoption by users, an executive said..."
APC Magazine: Picasa for Linux Begs a Few Questions (May 30, 2006, 16:45)
"Linux needs an application like this. Google saw this, but
rather than porting Picasa as a native Linux application, they have
chosen to use WINE, a Linux port of the Win32 architecture..."
The Daily Telegraph: Firefox Snaps at Microsoft's Heels (May 30, 2006, 16:00)
"A not-for-profit company that uses software written by
volunteers is proving a challenge to Bill Gates..."
Mozilla: Bon Echo Alpha 3 Milestone Released (May 30, 2006, 13:45)
"Bon Echo Alpha 3 is the third developer milestone focused on
testing the core functionality provided by many new features and
changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 2..."
NewsForge: Open Source Audio Applications Need to Learn from Listeners (May 30, 2006, 11:30)
"Ask anyone what they use their computer for, and 'listening to
music' will no doubt be high on the list..."
NewsForge: Docco is Boffo for Document Search (May 30, 2006, 08:30)
"If desktop search tools like Kat and Beagle are overkill for
your needs, then try Docco, a little application designed
specifically to index documents and search inside them..."
Phoronix: NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX Driver Round-Up (May 30, 2006, 07:00)
"With the launch of the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 proprietary Linux
display drivers last week, it has marked the end of the road for
the Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD 1.0-8XXX drivers..."
451 CAOS Theory: Mark Shuttleworth Interview, Part I: On Dapper, and Ubuntu in the Enterprise (May 30, 2006, 01:00)
"While Ubuntu has versions for Intel, Mac and 64-bit
architecture, could it have been that the delay was to prepare
Ubuntu for another platform...?"