Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 29, 2006
OSNews: The Chaos of Incompatibility in Mobile Linux (Jun 29, 2006, 22:00)
"Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a
particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the
mobile phone market..."
OSNews: First Look: Novell's SLED 10 (Jun 29, 2006, 21:15)
"Yesterday, Novell released a pre-release of its
much-anticipated SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 10, actually the 3rd
NewsForge: Gnash, The Free Flash Player, Makes Progress (Jun 29, 2006, 19:00)
"The Gnash project has been developing a free software Flash
player since December..."
DesktopLinux: A First Look at MEPIS's New Ubuntu-based Linux (Jun 29, 2006, 18:15)
"Do you like Ubuntu? Do you like KDE? Would you like to have
them both in one distribution, but with more than Kubuntu can give
you? If that's you, then SimplyMEPIS 6.2 is your operating
ZDNet UK: Mobile Next Battleground for Linux (Jun 29, 2006, 16:45)
"A revolution in mobile open source is on the way, according to
one Linux vendor, but analysts say the floodgates aren't ready to
open just yet..."
Red Hat Slapped with Patent Suit on JBoss Product (Jun 29, 2006, 13:45)
Patently-O reports "Software company FireStar has filed suit
against open source seller Red Hat, alleging patent infringement."
EU anti-patent activist Florian Mueller comments on the suit, and
wonders if this might be comeuppance for Red Hat. Articles
Groklaw: Wells Grants in Part IBM's Motion to Limit SCO's Claims (Jun 29, 2006, 13:00)
"Feast your eyes on this, my friends! Judge Brooke Wells' Order
Granting in Part IBM's Motion to Limit SCO's Claims. Finally, SCO's
refusal to offer specificity has cost them..."
Linux.com: Vim Tips: The Basics of Search and Replace (Jun 29, 2006, 11:30)
"Vim beginners may be puzzled when it comes to doing search and
replace operations in Vim..."
HowtoForge: Mandriva 2005 Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003 (Jun 29, 2006, 10:45)
"In the spirit of keeping it simple, let me recommend the
Mandrake or as it's currently known Mandriva Linux distro. This
guide has been written with this distro in mind..."
NewsForge: How to Correct Perspective and Lens Distortion in Digital Photos (Jun 29, 2006, 08:30)
"Warped horizon lines and bent skyscrapers are just as
disheartening to the travel photographer as the demonic 'red eye'
Linux.com: Ion, The Efficient Window Manager (Jun 29, 2006, 07:00)
"'So-called 'modern desktop environments' are totally unusable,
and present-day mainstream graphical user interfaces in general are
far less usable than they are praised to be.' So begins the
declaration of intent behind Ion..."
All About Linux: Lesser Known Drag and Drop Tips in Gnome (Jun 29, 2006, 05:30)
"Recently, while I was reading an article in the Firefox web
browser, I happened to accidentally click on a link and drag it
outside the browser. And the result was rather interesting..."
Technoblogical: Who Was That Masked Man? (Jun 29, 2006, 02:30)
"Most of the time I like to download via bittorrent, but I
didn't this time..."
Linux-Watch: Test Drive Challenge: Office 2007 vs. OpenOffice 2.0 (Jun 29, 2006, 01:45)
"What Microsoft will really let you do is to play with a
Web-based version of Office 2007..."
Scoop.NZ: The Open Source Revolution (Jun 29, 2006, 01:00)
"At one level, the open-source revolution has been won..."
Frustrated by Design!: People Who Don't Matter and the Commercialisation of Linux (Jun 29, 2006, 00:15)
"The geniuses at Business 2.0 Magazine have published an article
called 10 people who 'Don't Matter...'"