Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 29, 2007
Blog of Helios: Need Sunscreen? You'll Know When You Finish Here (Jan 29, 2007, 23:30)
"While the school did have a program for under-privileged
children, the software was worthless without a computer. She had
already lied and said she had one..."
Computerworld NZ: Charities� Microsoft Decision Riles Open Source Group (Jan 29, 2007, 22:45)
"The president of the New Zealand Open Source Society has
questioned the process used to select Microsoft software as the
platform for New Zealand's new online charities registration
DesktopLinux: A Vista vs. Linux Matchup [Parts 1 & 2] (Jan 29, 2007, 22:00)
"But, now that Vista is on the brink of becoming widely
available, I thought it was time to take a comprehensive look at
how the two really compare...." [Link to Part 2
DesktopLinux: Fourth MEPIS 6.0 Beta Steps Up to a 2.6.17 Kernel (Jan 29, 2007, 20:00)
"Beta 4 introduces the 2.6.17-20 kernel, WiFi support
improvements, and the ability to run MEPIS live from a USB
Debian.org: Announcing "Debian-Installer Loader" (Jan 29, 2007, 19:30)
"This is the announcement of 'Debian-Installer Loader,' a win32
loader for Debian Installer..."
The New York Times: At Davos, the Squabble Resumes on How to Wire the Third World (Jan 29, 2007, 19:00)
"The controversy boiled over on Saturday at a breakfast meeting
here where Craig R. Barrett, the chairman of Intel, squared off
with Nicholas P. Negroponte, the former director of the M.I.T.
Media Laboratory..." [Registration required, alternate link
CNET News: IBM Donates New Privacy Tool to Open-Source (Jan 29, 2007, 17:30)
"IBM has developed software designed to let people keep personal
information secret when doing business online and donated it to the
Higgins open-source project..."
Groklaw: SCO Files 10K: "We Can Not Guarantee... Our Claims... Will Be Heard By a Jury" (Jan 29, 2007, 14:30)
"'We can not guarantee whether our claims against IBM or Novell
will be heard by a jury...'"
CNET News: Did Microsoft Want to 'Whack' Dell Over its Linux Dealings? (Jan 29, 2007, 13:45)
"Barely a week after a U.S. judge approved a landmark antitrust
agreement with Microsoft, company executives were swapping e-mails
suggesting Dell deserved a beating for its growing interest in
Linux.com: Pardus Gives Linux a Custom Lift (Jan 29, 2007, 13:00)
"Apart from a KDE desktop and applications, the developers of
the Pardus 2007 Linux distribution have built an entire
distribution from scratch..."
DesktopLinux: Lesser Known "Mini" Linux Runs from RAM (Jan 29, 2007, 11:30)
"Mustang Linux, a fork of Buffalo Linux and a newcomer to the
'mini' Linux distribution field, achieved a v2.3.1 release earlier
Youtux: Songbird: Next Generation Media Player? (Jan 29, 2007, 10:00)
"Songbird is a desktop media player, a digital jukebox and Web