Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 23, 2007
InformationWeek: Can Red Hat Rival Microsoft? (Jan 23, 2007, 23:30)
"Red Hat is actually worth slightly more today than it was when
Larry Ellison launched his apparently not-so-scary RHEL clone the
week before Halloween..."
Danda: Why the GNOME Should Be Abandoned (Jan 23, 2007, 22:45)
"I can see that this is a sensitive and controversial issue
within the FOSS community but I feel we have to deal with
Geek.com: Sharp to Discontinue Zaurus Line of Devices (Jan 23, 2007, 20:30)
"...[U]nfortunately, news came out from a forum there last week
that the Sharp Zaurus line will be discontinued in February..."
DesktopLinux: Linspire's CNR to Go Multi-Linux, Remain Free (Jan 23, 2007, 19:45)
"Linspire announced today that it plans to expand its CNR
('Click 'N Run') digital download and software management service
to support multiple desktop Linux distributions..."
Computerworld Australia: Operating System Education Gets $100K Boost (Jan 23, 2007, 19:00)
"More than 650 people attended the annual linux.conf.au Penguin
Dinner in Sydney last week which culminated in a $100,000 grant to
the John Lions Chair in Operating Systems at the University of
TrustedReviews: Back to the Future: The Way Ahead for Firefox (Jan 23, 2007, 17:30)
"The success of the open-source Firefox browser, which first
appeared in 2002 under the guise of Phoenix, is something of an
BBC News: Battle of the Operating Systems (Jan 23, 2007, 16:45)
"Tell us in 100 words or less, why you are such a supporter of
your chosen operating system and what features you love about
The Register: BT's Home Hub Runs on Linux (Jan 23, 2007, 14:30)
"BT's wireless broadband router Home Hub may be in breach of the
terms of Linux's General Public License, after it emerged the
device runs on open source code..."
HowtoForge: Modify Your Partitions With Gparted Without Losing Data (Jan 23, 2007, 08:30)
"This article shows how you can modify the partitioning of your
Linux system with GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) without losing
Debian Administration: Backup and Restore Linux Partitions Using Partimage (Jan 23, 2007, 05:30)
"Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX utility which saves partitions
in many formats to an image file..."
KernelTrap: Marking Code Obsolete Or Deprecated (Jan 23, 2007, 04:00)
"Robert Day proposed a couple of new kernel code maturity
configuration options for tagging code as either 'deprecated' or
NewLuna: OpenSuse 10.2 Review (Jan 23, 2007, 02:30)
"I looked at OpenSuse 10.2 as a Win2k replacement. I've been
impressed with Suse over the years so I was looking forward to see
what Novell brought to the table with 10.2..."
Playing With Wire: Why Gentoo Shouldn't Be On Your Server (Jan 23, 2007, 01:00)
There are things I really like about Gentoo: the package
management, USE flags and the sophisticated dependencies system.
But unfortunately the drawbacks are severe for a server