Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 24, 2007
DesktopLinux: What'll They Think of Next: Winbuntu? (Jan 24, 2007, 22:45)
"An unofficial Ubuntu project on Jan. 19 announced that it is
seeking testers for a new, Windows-based installer for the popular
Phoronix: Open Linux Router Project Announced (Jan 24, 2007, 22:00)
"Open Linux Router developers acknowledge Vyatta's open-source
router; however, it is just that, a router--not to mention it is
poorly designed interface..."
LinuxPlanet: Linux Dodges Microsoft In Retail Vertical Space (Jan 24, 2007, 19:00)
"In the face of a big vertical marketing blitz by Microsoft,
keenly evident at last week's National Retail Federation show,
several retailers in the 'household name' category keep forging
ahead with Linux implementations of their internal computer systems
LinuxWorld Australia: Tanenbaum Outlines His vision for a Grandma-Proof OS (Jan 24, 2007, 16:45)
"'Is software reliability important? Ask your grandma,' says
operating system guru Dr Andrew Tanenbaum..."
Beta News: Cisco Says It Will Resolve iPhone GPL Violation (Jan 24, 2007, 15:30)
"Armijn Hemel, who co-manages the GPL Violations Project with
Harald Welte, notified journalists and bloggers, before notifying
Cisco itself, the company said..."
SearchOpenSource: Linux Servers Join with Active Directory (Jan 24, 2007, 15:00)
"Centeris Corp., a Bellevue, Wash.-based vendor specializing in
Linux server management tools for Windows administrators, has
launched a new product that allows Linux servers to take part in an
Active Directory environment..."
Microsoft Tries Wiki-ola in Wikipedia ODF/OOXML Articles (Jan 24, 2007, 14:00)
The AP is reporting today allegations that Microsoft apparently
offered to pay standards guru Rick Jelliffe to "provide more
balance" in the Wikipedia entries on the ODF and OOXML. AP
coverage, and Jelliffe's blog entry on why he wants to do it,
The Salt Lake Tribune: Is SCO's Future 'All' Up to Judge? (Jan 24, 2007, 13:30)
"The fate the SCO Group's Linux-related lawsuits, as well as the
Lindon software company's very future, could ride on how a federal
judge interprets the word 'all...'"
Linux.com: Libraries Facilitate Open Access to Information With Open Source Software (Jan 24, 2007, 13:00)
"The open source movement and libraries have a lot in common,
not the least of which is the belief in free and open access to
ideas and information..."
OSWeekly: Video Editing: From Windows To Linux (Jan 24, 2007, 10:00)
"Without a doubt, one of the biggest problems that I had when I
was transitioning from Windows to Linux was losing immediate access
to Adobe Premiere Elements..."
NewsForge: GreyBox: Jazz Up Your Web Site in 10 Minutes (Jan 24, 2007, 08:30)
"Want to add a couple of cool features to your Web site without
delving into the world of Web programing? In this case, you might
want to give GreyBox a try..."
Linux Howtos: An Overview of Video Editing on Linux (Jan 24, 2007, 05:30)
"With the advancement in digital video technology (with digital
cameras that can create video, as well as video cameras that record
direct to DVD), video editing is fast becoming a core function of
OSWeekly: Linux and The Desperate Need for Tax Apps (Jan 24, 2007, 04:00)
"There is no question about it, Linux and tax software have not
been the best fit over the years..."
ITtoolbox: A Windows Fanboy's Foray Into Linux: Kubuntu's Got Klass (Jan 24, 2007, 03:15)
"It's good to be back into the routine, with my back-log looking
a lot better, I've had more time to go back to my Linux
Hoosier Penguin: Mission Creep (Jan 24, 2007, 02:30)
"I found the news of the merger between the Open Source
Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) into the
big mongo Linux Foundation quite... interesting..."
Linux.org: Why 2007 Won't Be the Year of Linux (And Why it Doesn't Matter) (Jan 24, 2007, 01:00)
"It used to be that every January, you'd see a number of
articles talking about why Linux was destined to take off in the