Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 23, 2007
Editor's Note: Hard Choices (Feb 23, 2007, 23:30)
"Truth be told, my concern is not about ESR's assertions about
Fedora. I don't believe that anyone should use a distribution that
does not fulfill their needs..."
Zenwalk: Zenwalk 4.4 Has Been Released (Feb 23, 2007, 21:15)
"This new version of Zenwalk utilizes the new Xfce 4.4 desktop
and kernel 2.6.20. It introduces many new features and utilities :
everything has been polished in many ways..."
Linux.com: Open Source is Key to Reaching 500 Million Indian Children (Feb 23, 2007, 20:30)
"To support more than 650,000 villages and one half billion
youths who need education, the Confederation of Indian Industry
created a nonprofit organization called Shiksha India in
LXer: Fedora Devs Say Goodbye To Eric Raymond (Feb 23, 2007, 19:45)
Is Raymond really disappointed with the Fedora distribution, or
is he simply making the change to Ubuntu for his new boss
[sic] over at Linspire?
The Jem Report: openSUSE 10.2 Review (Feb 23, 2007, 19:00)
"Many changes have gone into the SUSE Linux operating system
since version 10.1, including a name change: the entire operating
system is now known only as openSUSE..."
InfoWorld: Turbolinux Ships First Wizpy Handhelds (Feb 23, 2007, 16:45)
"On Friday Japan's Turbolinux begins dispatching the first batch
of its Wizpy handhelds to people who ordered them from its Web
CNET News: Open-Source Alfresco Shifts to GPL (Feb 23, 2007, 14:30)
"Alfresco, a start-up that commercializes open-source software
for helping customers keep track of their digital documents, has
adopted the General Public License in an effort to attract outside
OneWorld Southeast Europe: Municipality of Makedonska Kamenica Migrates to OpenOffice.org (Feb 23, 2007, 12:15)
"...[T]he Municipality of Makedonska Kamenica started to
actively use OpenOffice.org on all computers in the municipal
TriedIT: Review: Foresight Linux 1.0 (Feb 23, 2007, 11:30)
"Foresight Linux brings yet another new take on package
management to Linux..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Qld Hospital Admits Open Source BI (Feb 23, 2007, 10:45)
"A desire by senior management for real-time reporting has led
the Friendly Society Private Hospital in Bundaberg, Queensland, to
ditch spreadsheets for an open source, Web-based business
intelligence and reporting solution..."
Phoronix: AMD 8.34.8 Display Driver (Feb 23, 2007, 10:00)
"If the X-Video movie playback bug with x86_64 Linux previously
affected you, fear no more...!"
HowtoForge: The Perfect Desktop--Part 1: Fedora Core 6 (Feb 23, 2007, 09:15)
"With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system
(Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to
Windows for various reasons..."
Linux.com: InstallJammer, A Self-Executing Installer for Linux (Feb 23, 2007, 08:30)
"In the crowded Linux packaging landscape, it would be easy to
overlook Damon Courtney's InstallJammer..."
dot.KDE: The Road to KDE 4: CMake, A New Build System for KDE (Feb 23, 2007, 07:00)
"This article focuses on CMake, which is not actually part of
KDE, but is developed independently by Kitware and a team of open
Digital Journal: Where is that Penguin Hiding? (Feb 23, 2007, 03:15)
"With all the Mac/PC advertising happening, it seems that
penguin is hiding and Linux isn't in the picture much..."
CIO: Open Source Odds and Sods: Sightings from the Ecosystem (Feb 23, 2007, 01:00)
"A number of interesting events have happened this week in the
heady whirl that is open source that I thought deserved further
Linux-Watch: My LinuxWorld Winter Wonderland Ordeal (Feb 23, 2007, 00:15)
"So, there I was in Dulles, the most annoying airport I know,
waiting for a flight to LaGuardia last week to get to the
LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit. And, I waited, and waited,