Infrastructure Linux News for May 21, 2007
My Great Linux System Repair Adventure (May 21, 2007, 23:15)
Linux-Watch: "Thunder storms in the Blue Ridge
Mountains can come fast. That's why my main Linux desktop system
was still up when one, two, three lightning bolts slammed near my
What is a Distro? (May 21, 2007, 21:45)
Linux.com: "I sat through an interesting debate
recently on the Austin Linux Group mailing list over the meaning of
the term 'distro...'"
Why People Really Don't Switch to Linux (May 21, 2007, 21:00)
DesktopLinux: "Over in the DesktopLinux forums,
people have been talking about why--if Linux is so darned
great--don't people give up Windows and move to it..."
Intel Q965 Graphics Performance (May 21, 2007, 20:15)
Phoronix: "However, with display drivers
constantly improving, we recently carried out some additional Intel
Q965 graphics tests along with comparing these numbers to discrete
graphics solutions from AMD/ATI and NVIDIA..."
Red Hat Releases Free Replacements for Windows Core Fonts (May 21, 2007, 18:00)
Linux.com: "Available for immediate download,
the Liberation fonts are intended to let users share documents
between free operating systems and Windows..."
Linux Set to Replace Palm OS (May 21, 2007, 17:15)
Computerworld NZ: "Palm's announcement earlier
this month of the Palm OS Treo 755p provoked some questions
regarding whether this would be the last Palm device to run the
Palm Garnet OS, now that Palm is embracing Linux..."
Are These Dell's Ubuntu PCs? (May 21, 2007, 15:45)
DesktopLinux: "Dell reportedly will release its
new Ubuntu-powered computers on May 24.
What If Every Child Had A Laptop? (May 21, 2007, 15:00)
CBS News/60 Minutes: "Nicholas Negroponte, a
professor at MIT, had a dream. In it every child on the planet had
his own computer..."
Moglen's Slides and Talk on SUSE Vouchers & GPLv3 Available (May 21, 2007, 13:30)
Groklaw: "Yesterday, we got the stunning news
that the SUSE vouchers have no expiration date, a legal oversight
that looks to be the wooden stake in the Novell-Micorosoft patent
peace agreement's heart..."
It's Official! We're in the Indy 500! (May 21, 2007, 12:45)
Tux500: "I just got back from the track... and
what a day for Chastain Motorsports... what a day for Roberto
Moreno... what a day for the Linux community..."
More Terminal Programs You Should be Using... Like a Pro (May 21, 2007, 10:30)
Motho ke motho ka botho: "I'll have to glaze
over the last few console programs I wanted to mention, and leave
it to you to investigate them fully..."
Quick Custom Text Ad Placement in WordPress Blog Categories (May 21, 2007, 09:00)
Linux.com: "WordPress plugins abound for Google
AdSense and other third-party text ad brokers, but what happens
when someone wants to buy ad space directly from you, on a specific
category page in your blog...?"
Help! My Linux Won't Start (May 21, 2007, 07:30)
ITtoolbox: "At one stage of our Linux adventure
we have all come across this situation. Here you are happily
exploring and tweaking your system when all of a sudden it doesn't
start any more..."