Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 21, 2006
OfB: Novell and Microsoft: Working For or Against Linux? (Nov 21, 2006, 23:30)
"Is Novell's deal with Microsoft ultimately something that boils
down to a corporate agreement to restrict the free flow of
information and understanding about Linux...?"
Really Linux: Ballmer on Patents: Swinging a Saber or a Salami? (Nov 21, 2006, 22:45)
"He then clarifies that litigation against a company such as Red
Hat now has to be taken in the content of the Oracle Linux
scenario. Would MS also choose to start litigation against
MarketWire: Open Invention Network Issues Comments on the Microsoft-Novell Deal (Nov 21, 2006, 21:15)
"Jerry Rosenthal, chief executive officer of Open Invention
Network, issued the following statement today..."
Network Computing: Linux Provisioning Systems to the Rescue (Nov 21, 2006, 20:30)
"We examine the pros--and the pitfalls--of systems from
Mandriva, Novell and Xandros, plus a homegrown solution from
University of Wisconsin-Madison..."
DesktopLinux: Linux Desktop Domination "Just a Matter of Time" (Nov 21, 2006, 19:00)
"South Africa native and current London resident Mark
Shuttleworth... told DesktopLinux.com Friday in an interview that
widespread adoption of Linux on the desktop--so long-awaited by
many people--'is just a matter of time, IMO...'"
Computerworld Australia: Almost Open Source at Unisys--And with Support (Nov 21, 2006, 18:15)
"There is a big shift in the ICT industry in the way
applications are developed and deployed, says Hans Sparkes, Unisys'
worldwide head of enterprise open source..."
The Register: Moglen: How We'll Kill the Microsoft Novell Deal (Nov 21, 2006, 14:30)
"If Microsoft is seeking for a courtroom collision with the
world of free software, it may be disappointed..."
Linux Journal: Printing in OpenOffice.org Calc, Part I: Page Styles (Nov 21, 2006, 12:15)
"Spreadsheets are primarily used online. For this reason,
printing them can be challenging even to experienced users..."
HowtoForge: Enhance Your Mail Server With ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) (Nov 21, 2006, 11:30)
"In short ASSP is the most kickass solution that is both free
and works great. It reduced spam to an absurd minimum for
Linux.com: Jabbering with Coccinella (Nov 21, 2006, 10:00)
"Although its name sounds like that of a bacterium, Coccinella
is a nice cross-platform open source Jabber client..."
All About Linux: Ifconfig--Dissected and Demystified (Nov 21, 2006, 08:30)
"ifconfig--the ubiquitous command bundled with any Unix/Linux OS
is used to setup any/all the network interfaces such as ethernet,
wireless, modem and so on that are connected to your
HowtoForge: Racoon Roadwarrior Configuration (Nov 21, 2006, 07:00)
"Roadwarrior is a client that uses unknown, dynamically assigned
IP addresses to connect to a VPN gateway..."
Halfgaar.net: Surround Sound in Linux (Nov 21, 2006, 04:00)
"Getting applications in Linux to play surround sound can
involve some work, especially when you want the highest
HowtoForge: How To Compile A Kernel--The SuSE Way (Nov 21, 2006, 03:15)
"Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom
kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel
on SuSE systems..."
NewLuna: Why Isn't Linux the Desktop King? (Nov 21, 2006, 01:45)
"I believe it's not a matter of if, but it's a matter of when.
What's taking so long though? I've been looking for a Windows 2000
replacement for years now..."
Linux.com: Epatec Dwarf PC Makes a Capable Thin Client (Nov 21, 2006, 01:00)
"What can you do with a tiny 200MHz computer? We tested such a
computing dwarf, the Epatec eTC thin client, and found you can save
big money with this box by using it as a thin client..."