Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 24, 2006
i suck at computers: fighting the good fight, or, enterprising open source (Jul 24, 2006, 22:30)
"Whurley (it rolls off the tongue nicely doesn't it?) works for
one of the newer movers and shakers in the open source, Qlusters
Technology Review: Powering the $100 Laptop (Jul 24, 2006, 20:30)
"The new generators, which will be field-tested beginning this
October, abandon the bulky and inefficient hand-crank design
featured on an early mock-up of the laptop..."
Scottish Daily Record/TechNewsWorld: Review: X Hits the Spot (Jul 24, 2006, 20:00)
"Pay pounds 45 (US$83) for Linux? Isn't the whole point of Linux
that it's free? Normally, yes. But that doesn't mean someone can't
take a Linux operating system, add bits, badge it and sell
CRN: Small-Business Server Bake-Off (Jul 24, 2006, 19:30)
"Net Integration's Nitix Linux small-business server offering
packs every bit of the feature punch of Microsoft's just-launched
Small Business Server 2003 R2..."
ConsortiumInfo: ODF Notes and Reports from All Over (Installment VI) (Jul 24, 2006, 19:00)
"Recently, however, the volume of news and commentary has risen
to the point that perhaps there is a need for a new service for
those interested in the ODF story: not a gathering, but a winnowing
Southeast European Times: Software Freeloaders Driven to Pay... or Use Linux (Jul 24, 2006, 18:30)
"With software companies better able to crack down on piracy,
some people find they're having to make tough choices..."
Red Hat: Announcing End of Life Times (Fedora Core 1, 2, Red Hat Linux 7.3, 9) (Jul 24, 2006, 17:30)
"With Fedora Core 6 Test 2 set to be released July 26th, it is
time we announce the End of Life of our various Legacy supported
CNET News: Start-up Teams to Push Open-Source Boundaries (Jul 24, 2006, 17:00)
"A handful of start-ups are trying to upset the stodgy world of
enterprise systems management software with open source and a more
democratic approach to setting industry standards..."
Groklaw: SCO's "BiPolar" Objections (Jul 24, 2006, 14:30)
Two articles from Groklaw analyzing the veracity of recent
claims from SCO that IBM destroyed evidence. Not the destroyed
evidence part, but whether SCO has actually made such claims in
court at all.
MEPIS.org: SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Linux Final Release: Complete and Safe Desktop Computing (Jul 24, 2006, 14:00)
"MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 6.0. This is the first public
release of SimplyMEPIS to incorporate an Ubuntu foundation..."
PC Magazine: AMD Agrees To Buy ATI In $5.4 Billion Deal (Jul 24, 2006, 12:45)
"On Monday, AMD agreed to acquire graphics powerhouse ATI
Technologies in a surprise $5.4 billion deal that will radically
alter the landscape of the PC component industry..." Which begs
the question, whither ATI Linux drivers now?
Linux.com: Dual-Booting Windows and Linux the Easy Way (Jul 24, 2006, 12:00)
"The Gnome Partition Editor Live CD is a simple tool that will
shrink a (usually 'the') Windows partition on your hard drive, then
make Linux partitions almost automatically..."
Halis Way: Ubuntu Dapper PXE Network Install (Jul 24, 2006, 09:00)
"All you need to use the PXE installer is to configure a DHCP
server and TFTP server on your network, if you want a more hands
off install you can use a 'preseed' file..."
ATI Linux Blog: The State of ATI Linux (Jul 24, 2006, 00:00)
"With that said, it's about time for me to share some concluding
remarks regarding ATI's recent Linux efforts with their monthly
fglrx display drivers..."