Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 14, 2006
Redmond Developer News: Open to Open Source? (Dec 14, 2006, 23:30)
"Microsoft hates open source, right? If you listen to enough
Steve Ballmer speeches (exception noted for the recent Novell
love-fest, which lasted about a week), you'd sure think so..."
Linux Journal: What Can't Open Source Achieve in the Next 10 Years? (Dec 14, 2006, 22:00)
"Wired's decision to devote the first mainstream feature to him
and GNU/Linux was brave in 1996. At the time, free software was
barely known outside a small, if growing circle of hackers..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Payback Time for Novell (Dec 14, 2006, 19:45)
"SCO group is going down. Microsoft, Sun, and the greedy
investors that abetted SCO in its campaign to loot Unix and Linux
vendors and their customers have abandoned ship..."
Monkey Bites: Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1 Reviewed (Dec 14, 2006, 19:00)
"Mozilla has released the first beta for version 2.0 of its
popular email client, Thunderbird. The initial release is still a
little rough around the edges, but it boasts a host of promising
InfoWorld: IBM Project Aims to Help Blind Use ODF Applications (Dec 14, 2006, 18:15)
"When Massachusetts' government decided to use Open Document
Format (ODF) as the default document file format throughout its
agencies, a key concern was that ODF would not allow the visually
impaired to use assistive computer technologies..."
internetnews.com: Fedora's Legacy Wanes (Dec 14, 2006, 16:45)
"Running an older version of Red Hat's Fedora Core Linux? Bad
news: You're no longer being supported..."
Groklaw: SCO Fights for Survival in IBM and in Novell (Dec 14, 2006, 15:15)
"I barely know how to tell you this, but SCO has filed a motion
for reconsideration of Judge Dale Kimball's November 29th Order in
SCO v. IBM, the one affirming Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells' June
Linux.com: Review: Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Barebones Desktop System (Dec 14, 2006, 07:45)
"A few weeks ago, I decided to start looking for a new system.
After a fair amount of searching, I settled on a Shuttle XPC SN27P2
barebones system that includes the case, motherboard, and power
NetworkWorld: For Open Source Networking, No Open Source Guru Required, Vyatta Execs Say (Dec 14, 2006, 07:00)
"Open source router company Vyatta debuted earlier this year
with a Red Hat-style alternative to Cisco and Juniper
Tectonic: Linux Radio Suite Powers Independent Broadcasters (Dec 14, 2006, 06:15)
"Community radio stations in Sierra Leone and in other emerging
democracies may well soon be powered by Campcaster 1.1..."
Phoronix: ATI 8.32.5 Display Drivers [Review] (Dec 14, 2006, 04:00)
"Earlier in the year we had seen several exciting ATI driver
releases, while the last couple of months have been relatively
NetworkWorld: Annoy People at Dinnertime with Open Source (Dec 14, 2006, 03:15)
"For businesses that want to conduct outbound dialing operations
on the cheap, several open-source software packages are available
Free Software Magazine: What About Selling Free Software (Dec 14, 2006, 02:30)
"Gervase Markham, the Mozilla Foundation's licensing officer, in
an article in the Times Online, talks about being questioned by a
northern UK Trading License Officer about giving away
Ewdison Then: OpenSUSE Drops ReiserFS; Sign of Things to Come? (Dec 14, 2006, 02:00)
While Reiser4 has yet to really make inroads into too many
distributions, ReiserFS (also known as ReiserFS 3.x) is commonly
found in almost every major distribution currently available to the
Dr. Dobb's Portal: Selections from the Linux Ladies Tapes (Dec 14, 2006, 01:00)
Humor: "Yeah, not your typical brunch place for
a chapter of an organization for over-50 women who wear
unflattering headgear and parade around like a gaggle of Blanche
Duboises on Muscatel..."
DesktopLinux: Debian: Server Yes, Desktop No (Dec 14, 2006, 00:15)
"I recently decided to retire Red Hat 7 after seven years of
loyal service as a firewall/router-OS on my home LAN..."