Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 27, 2006
Linux Journal: Does Dual Licensing Threaten Free Software? (Jul 27, 2006, 23:15)
"After the dotcom doldrums of the past five years, there is a
new wind blowing through the world of commercial software. It's
open source, but not as we know it..."
InformationWeek: Review: Napster And Rhapsody For OS X And Linux? Sort Of (Jul 27, 2006, 21:45)
"With the launch of new Web-based services from two major online
music subscription providers, Mac and Linux users can finally get
in on the all-you-can-download action. But are these services any
CNET News: Selling Mozilla Through Sex and Religion (Jul 27, 2006, 21:00)
"Sex and ego sells, students in a project at Stanford University
have confirmed, but so does religion..."
The Jem Report: Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Review (Jul 27, 2006, 20:15)
"...[U]nless businesses like dealing with multiple hardware
issues, a substandard Java environment, and a lack of proprietary
Web browser plugins, I can't see how Ubuntu Linux 6.06 is ready for
anything except perhaps a patch release..."
NewsForge: NeroLinux Revisited: No Better than the Alternatives (Jul 27, 2006, 19:30)
"Like its Windows counterpart, NeroLINUX combines an easy-to-use
interface with a variety of options. However, unlike the Windows
version, it offers little, if anything, that is not available in
comparable free software..."
CNET News: Adobe Returns Attention to Flash for Linux (Jul 27, 2006, 18:45)
"Adobe has resumed work on a Linux version of its Flash Player
and plans to catch the software up to its Windows and Mac OS X
equivalent, version 9, the company has said..."
PC Magazine: Motorola Outlines Plans for RAZR Successor, the SCPL (Jul 27, 2006, 16:30)
"He also said Motorola will be abandoning the familiar operating
system used on its feature phones, such as the RAZR, for a Linux-
and Java-based solution..."
NewsForge: OSCON Day 2 (Jul 27, 2006, 15:00)
OSCON: "The eighth annual O'Reilly Open Source
Convention (OSCON) continued yesterday with more tutorials, the
O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing, the Open Source Awards, and
Larry Wall's State of the Onion report..."
The Register: India Rejects One Laptop Per Child (Jul 27, 2006, 13:30)
"India has decided against getting involved in Nicholas
Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child scheme--which aims to provide
kids in developing countries with a simple $100 machine..."
PR: GNOME 2.16 Beta 1 Released (Jul 27, 2006, 12:45)
"The latest development release of GNOME is here: GNOME 2.15.90,
a.k.a. GNOME 2.16 Beta 1..." Announcement, links
PC World: Make Dapper Drake Perform on Old Hardware (Jul 27, 2006, 10:30)
"Ubuntu 6.06 is sweet, but can be slow on older PCs. Here's how
to speed it up..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP (Jul 27, 2006, 07:30)
"So, before we get into exploring the wonders of Fedora
Directory Server, let's give that question a meaningful answer. Why
should you consider using LDAP...?"
Linux.com: Emacs Tips: Checking Spelling and Syntax (Jul 27, 2006, 06:00)
"Even the Emacs-enlightened are still but humble human beings
who may err..."
LinuxDevices: Device Profile: RobuSoft RobuROC 6 Autonomous Vehicle (Jul 27, 2006, 04:30)
"French transport and cleanliness robot specialist RoboSoft has
used real-time Linux in a six-wheeled outdoor autonomous vehicle
aimed at reducing human risks..."
ZDNet: Qlusters Serving All Virtualization Schemes (Jul 27, 2006, 03:00)
"The headline was that its openQRM project would deliver plug-in
support for all the major virtualization projects--Xen, VMWare,
ZDNet: MS Platform Chief: Closed-Mindedness About Open Source Continues (Jul 27, 2006, 00:00)
"...[G]etting to this place where Open Source is no longer
considered a pejorative by Microsoft has been a slow and deliberate
process that must be massaged both internally and