Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 22, 2007
Linux.com: Ballmer Impugns the Character of the Free/Open Source World (Feb 22, 2007, 23:00)
"At a recent news conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sought
to impugn the character of the free/open source world by implying
that it had no respect for the intellectual property rights of
Dolan: More on Eye Candy: Awn on OpenSuse 10.2 (with Gnome/XGL) (Feb 22, 2007, 22:30)
"I've had two pieces of eye candy on my mind lately--Beryl and
Awn. Beryl has some cool features like making your close windows
burn up in flames..."
Channel Register: Mandriva Courts 419 Scammers (Feb 22, 2007, 21:30)
"Okay, okay. The Linux maker actually pitches its new African
headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria as one step toward bridging the
so-called digital divide..."
internetnews.com: Big Debian Linux Payday For HP (Feb 22, 2007, 21:00)
"Who said you can't make money by supporting free
community-based Linux distributions...?"
LinuxDevices: PS3 Available Pre-Installed with Linux (Feb 22, 2007, 19:45)
"Linux distributor TerraSoft is accepting pre-orders for Sony
Playstation3 gaming devices pre-installed with Linux, alongside the
PS3's native gaming OS..."
iTWire: Memo to ESR: Nobody is Indispensable (Feb 22, 2007, 17:30)
"If a person of Eric Raymond's reputation in the open source
community chooses to switch from one GNU/Linux distribution to
another--and publicises the fact widely--then there is bound to be
speculation about the underlying reasons..."
DesktopLinux: A Vista vs. Linux Matchup--Part 4: Software Wars--Bundled Apps (Feb 22, 2007, 16:00)
"To get you up to speed, here's where we are in my evaluation of
Vista vs. Ubuntu/MEPIS Linux. When we left off, I had the system up
and running in a dual-boot environment..."
Free Software Magazine: Trial Balances and Tribulations: Attempting to Import MS Money Data (Feb 22, 2007, 10:00)
"The most important hold-out is MS Money. I've been using MS
Money since the end of 1999 and find the program provides all the
functionality, reporting and ease of use to manage our
Linux.com: A Look at Slackware's Package Utilities (Feb 22, 2007, 08:30)
"Slackware Linux is the oldest surviving Linux distribution.
Late last year the project marked 13 years of non-stop development
with the release of Slackware 11.0..."
HowtoForge: How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu (Feb 22, 2007, 07:00)
"This short article describes how you can search for missing
packages with apt-file on Debian and Ubuntu systems..."
nixCraft: 9 Tips to Diagnose Remote GNU/Linux Server Network Connectivity Issues (Feb 22, 2007, 05:30)
"Many new admin or Linux users get frustrated when their remote
Linux box is not accessible dues to network connectivity..."
ITBusinessEdge: FUD and the Linux Brand (Feb 22, 2007, 04:00)
"First, wasn't the new Linux Foundation formed (in part, at
least) to deal with the growing number of legal issues that are
arising with open source use and development...?"
CNET News: Opening Up an Open-Source Roadblock (Feb 22, 2007, 01:00)
"The open-source community is being roiled by the recent deal
between Microsoft and Novell, especially by their covenant not to
sue each other's customers for any possible patent