Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 08, 2006
Mad Penguin: Server or Desktop: Can Linux Companies Make it Work? (Nov 08, 2006, 23:30)
"Lately, I've found myself troubled with the changes taking
place with Xandros. As many of you probably know by now, Xandros
has gone through a reorganization that meant that they had to
layoff roughly five employees..."
The Coloradoan: Terra Soft Launches Linux OS (Nov 08, 2006, 23:00)
Something interesting in this interview with Kai
Staats: "Yellow Dog Linux is not preinstalled on the
Playstation--there are a few steps to arrive at the installer--but
anybody who knows how to use a keyboard, a mouse, and a Web browser
can do it..."
Free Software Magazine: Flying High with FlightGear (Nov 08, 2006, 21:15)
"FlightGear is a top notch and highly accurate free software
flight simulator. The software has no kill or be killed
Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX / 8800GTS Linux Preview (Nov 08, 2006, 20:30)
"NVIDIA today is looking to trump ATI once again as they launch
the eighth generation of their GeForce graphics cards..."
SoftwareinReview: Fedora Core 6 Review (Nov 08, 2006, 19:45)
"There are no more excuses left, so I think it's time to break
the silence about the inferiority of this desktop operating system,
now in its sixth release..."
InformationWeek: Open Source VoIP Takes A Few Steps Forward (Nov 08, 2006, 18:15)
"As voice-over-IP gains ground in businesses and with consumers,
the open-source community sees an opportunity..."
Yet Another Linux Blog: Novell is Now the New SCO (Nov 08, 2006, 17:30)
"Take the second highest ranked distribution of Linux on the
planet. Show the community that your developers actually care about
DesktopLinux: OLPC Taps 2.6.19 Kernel for First Linux Laptop Build (Nov 08, 2006, 16:45)
"The One Laptop Per Child project has decided to utilize a Linux
2.6.19 OLPC kernel with a Red Hat Fedora Core 6 'run-time
Silicon.com: CIO Jury: The Linux Desktop is Dead (Nov 08, 2006, 15:15)
"Linux is unlikely ever to be a viable alternative to
Microsoft's Windows on the desktop for corporate IT departments,
according to leading CIOs..."
Linux.com: Review: GnuCash 2.0 (Nov 08, 2006, 13:00)
"If you're prepared to learn a subtly different way of doing
things, you will find GnuCash a very powerful alternative for home
or small business use..."
All About Linux: AptonCD--Create a Backup of All the Packages You Have Installed Using apt-get (Nov 08, 2006, 11:30)
"Over a period of time you would have installed a number of
additional software including any packages satisfying their
dependencies as well as upgraded some of the software to the most
SearchOpenSource: Software stacks: Mixing Proprietary and Open Source (Nov 08, 2006, 10:00)
"When designing a stack with proprietary and open source
software components, be as modular as possible..."
SearchOpenSource: Unix to Linux Migration Strategies (Nov 08, 2006, 07:00)
Digest: Three SearchOpenSource articles
consider the ins and outs of migrating from legacy Unix to shiny
new Linux environments.
Tectonic: Open Source: A Reality for SA? (Nov 08, 2006, 03:15)
"Although it might seem like a recent 'buzzword,' the South
African government has been successfully running open source
software for more than 12 years now..."