Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 30, 2007
Josh's Blog: Why Gentoo is a Great Server Distribution (A Rebuttal) (Jan 30, 2007, 22:45)
"When I read Why Gentoo Shouldn't be on Your Server, I felt
Gentoo was getting a bad rap. I'm currently using Gentoo on a
number of production servers for a fairly heavily-used
ZDNet UK: Greens: Vista Means More Dead PCs (Jan 30, 2007, 19:30)
"The Green Party has claimed that Microsoft's latest operating
system, Vista, could lead to a mass upgrade of PCs that will result
in old machines being dumped in landfill sites..." Happy Launch
NetworkWorld: Vyatta VP Undresses Richard Stallman (Jan 30, 2007, 18:30)
"Vyatta's Dave Roberts went to Hawaii and all Richard Stallman
got was this undressing... which, depending on your view of
Stallman, either reeks of unfairness or fits the man to a T..."
Linux.com: Fedora's Metrics Have Ripple Effect (Jan 30, 2007, 17:30)
"Fedora announced this month that by using a tracking tool to
monitor unique IP addresses, it was able to determine that Fedora
Core 6 now has more than one million users. What does all this
metric gathering mean for future Fedora releases...?"
BBC News: Your Reviews: Vista and Rivals (Jan 30, 2007, 16:00)
"We have selected two readers to explain what they like and
don't like about the new operating system and two readers who are
extolling the virtues of rival systems--the open source platform
Linux and Apple's Mac OS X..."
The Register: BT Says 'Enough' on GPL (Jan 30, 2007, 15:30)
"BT says it has done enough to make its wireless Hub comply with
the General Public License despite criticism from
gpl-violations.org that it is still in breach of the
Christian Science Monitor: A Closer Look at What '$100 Laptop' Will Be (Jan 30, 2007, 13:00)
"Then stand back and see if you've done what you hoped--created
a revolution in the way kids learn..."
Free Software Magazine: Do We Need an Ubuntu Installer for Windows? (Jan 30, 2007, 10:45)
"If you haven't heard yet, there's a new Ubuntu-oriented project
that's been making waves: install.exe..."
Linux.com: Open Source Campcaster Empowers Independent Radio Broadcasters (Jan 30, 2007, 10:00)
"Can you run a radio station entirely on free software? Thanks
to Campcaster, broadcasters all over the world can answer that
question with a yes..."
Phoronix: Nouveau: glxgears on NV4x (Jan 30, 2007, 09:15)
Among the changes in the past month is glxgears now working on
NVIDIA NV4x hardware, the pledge drive now being completed, and the
Fedora Project announcing its intent for including Nouveau in the
upcoming Fedora 7 release..."
Phoronix: Tyan Tomcat i945GM S3095 Preview (Jan 30, 2007, 07:00)
"While Tyan is mostly known for their selection of high-end
server motherboards, their Tomcat i945GM is a rather interesting
yet peculiar solution for them..."
Free Software Magazine: mgetty [Tutorial] (Jan 30, 2007, 05:30)
"And while I agree that HylaFAX is a nice piece of software with
a nice set of features, I found that sometimes it can be rather
overwhelming to set up..."
Linux.com: Educators Can Manage Course Content with Moodle (Jan 30, 2007, 04:45)
"As an educator, I am interested in course management systems
(CMS) applications for courses, curriculums, and
nixternal: Wrongly Accused� (Jan 30, 2007, 04:00)
"Linux, Open Source, Hackers, and a lot more are wrongly accused
of a variety of things every day..."
Youtux: Epiphany Web Browser: Do I Need Firefox Any More? (Jan 30, 2007, 02:30)
"For those, who don't know what Epiphany is: Powered by the
Gecko engine, Epiphany displays webpages with the same speed and
accuracy as Mozilla Firefox..."
Blogcritics Magazine: Desktop War: KDE vs. Gnome (Jan 30, 2007, 01:00)
"The same answer is given in articles with similar titles to
this one. Again, a reasonable answer. I won't be giving you that
answer. I'm going to tell you which one is better..."