Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 20, 2006
Free Software Magazine: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (A FOSS Variation) (Dec 20, 2006, 23:30)
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not
a creature was stirring, just my USB mouse..."
All About Linux: 25 Shortcomings of Microsoft Vista OS--A Good Reason to Choose GNU/Linux... (Dec 20, 2006, 22:00)
"As a continuation of the previous post, here are 25
shortcomings found by CNN's Frank J. Ohlhorst when he reviewed the
yet to be formally released Microsoft Vista OS..."
ZDNet: Open Source Issues for 2007 Start with the Profit Motive (Dec 20, 2006, 21:30)
"One of the big issues here in 2007 will continue to be the
divide over profit as prime motivation..."
Mad Penguin: Is Freespire Killing Open Source? (Dec 20, 2006, 20:00)
"What makes Freespire so unique is their very blatant decision
to include open source and proprietary software under one
American Chronicle: Open Source Software is Getting Good--Are You Falling Behind? (Dec 20, 2006, 17:30)
"Slowly but surely, sector by sector, the young Penguin upshot
is being chosen by the larger and more conventional companies.
They're not choosing it because it's 'neato', but because it's a
safer and more prudent investment..."
NewsForge: SPI to Transfer Domain Names to OSI (Dec 20, 2006, 16:30)
"The move is welcomed as a goodwill gesture by OSI, but has
already generated some hostility from SPI's constituency..."
Linux-Watch: SUSE Co-Founder Returns to Novell (Dec 20, 2006, 13:45)
"SUSE co-founder Hubert Mantel is back in the saddle at
Free Software Magazine: Ryzom: A Free MMORPG? (Dec 20, 2006, 11:30)
"Unfortunately, no such game currently exists in the free
software world. Not yet, anyway..."
NewsForge: PortableApps Suite: Portable Computing with Style (Dec 20, 2006, 10:00)
"The idea behind the PortableApps Suite is to provide an entire
portable environment as a single installable package comprising
everything you need: applications and additional utilities that
make portable computing more efficient..."
DesktopLinux: Glipper Will Make GNOME Much More Usable (Dec 20, 2006, 08:30)
"One key feature GNOME has lacked, in comparison to KDE, is a
clipboard manager like KDE's Klipper. That's now about to change,
thanks to the efforts of a project called 'Glipper...'"
NewsForge: More Greasemonkey Scripts (Dec 20, 2006, 07:00)
"Greasemonkey is a browser extension lets Firefox users write
and install scripts that change Web page features on the client