Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 19, 2006
jonobacon@home: Features vs. Freedom (Dec 19, 2006, 23:30)
"Recently there has been a lot of discussion bubbling up
regarding the possibility that Ubuntu will ship proprietary 3D
drivers by default for some video cards..."
Linux.com: Review: Xandros Desktop OS 4.1 Professional (Dec 19, 2006, 20:30)
"The 3-D effects fell flat in my tests, but I found the distro
to be a pretty good OS if you're looking for a Windows
DesktopLinux: Opera 9.1 Adds Phishing Filter (Dec 19, 2006, 17:30)
"Opera Software today released an update to its popular,
eponymous, freely-available web browser..."
LWN: GNOME Foundation Elections--Preliminary Results (Dec 19, 2006, 13:45)
"The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is
pleased to announce the preliminary results for the Board of
Linux Magazine: Survey Says: Web Infrastructure and the Last Big Microsoft OS (Dec 19, 2006, 13:00)
"Gartner released a number of predictions for 2007 on Wednesday
with the biggest being that Vista will be Microsoft's last major
release of the Windows operating system..."
NetworkWorld: The Network Industry's Most Colorful Story Ever (Dec 19, 2006, 12:15)
"A quick study of the network industry could be enough to give
you the blues..."
Linux.com: Best Practices for NIS Use (Dec 19, 2006, 11:30)
"Yesterday we introduced NIS, the Network Information Service.
In the second and final article in this series, let's look at how
to use it effectively..."
Phoronix: Intel Quad-Core Memory Performance (Dec 19, 2006, 08:30)
"One of the many benefits of Fully Buffered Dual Inline Memory
Modules is the ability to have up to six memory channels per memory
Linux.com: Review: Stratus ftServer 4300 (Dec 19, 2006, 05:30)
"Not very many, but Stratus Technologies sells systems that
offer the kind of fault tolerance that will handle mission-critical
applications and leave admins with peace of mind..."
Free Software Magazine: Who Needs the Command Line? (Well, Actually, We All Do) (Dec 19, 2006, 04:00)
"As you might have guessed this is going to be a brazen and
shameless plug for the command line. I write it to throw in my
tuppence-worth after my own Linux experiences..."
iTWire: MySQL Moves are Troubling (Dec 19, 2006, 01:00)
"Open source company MySQL AB, which puts out the well-known
database of the same name, has made a couple of moves this year,
both of which have passed without much comment..."