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Infrastructure Linux News for May 24, 2007

  • Drivers, Patents and Other Threats, Yawn. (May 24, 2007, 23:15)
    Linux Journal: "Let's see how long have I used Linux as a desktop? Hmmm. Over 10 years? That's right. And the first issue I had at that time was finding an easy way to get to my ISP..."

  • We're All Linux Users (May 24, 2007, 22:30)
    DesktopLinux: "One thing I didn't mention, though, was that really, in 2007, we're all already Linux users..."

  • Dell's Ubuntu Offering Shows Why Linux Is Its Own Worst Enemy (May 24, 2007, 21:45)
    InformationWeek: "Dell is moving full speed ahead with its rush to deliver Ubuntu Linux on a bunch of upcoming laptops and desktops, but there's a potential problem looming..."

  • Mythmaking, Mythbusting (May 24, 2007, 21:00)
    ZDNet/LXer: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes lists five things the community doesn't understand about average computer users. Don Parris files a strong response, and Kingsley-Hughes amends his own article. Links within.

  • Point-and-Click Linux LVM Filesystem Workstation Backup, Part 1 (May 24, 2007, 19:30)
    LinuxPlanet: "How would you like an easy way to set up a point-and-click Linux image backup that always makes perfect copies if the physical system is OK...?"

  • $99 Linux PC Offered With Online Storage Plan (May 24, 2007, 18:45)
    Wired: "While $140 is about as cheap as you'll get a no-strings-attached desktop PC, Zonbu's $99 Linux-based model looks like a strikingly capable alternative..."

  • Microsoft Denies It's Attacking Open Source (May 24, 2007, 17:15)
    iTNews: "Senior VP Bob Muglia tells an Interop crowd the 'new Microsoft' wants interoperability between its products and other business apps..."

  • Microsoft Too Busy to Name Linux Patents (May 24, 2007, 14:15)
    The Register: "First you get everyone riled claiming open source and Linux infringe on your patents, then you won't detail those patents. Why? The paperwork..."

  • Study: Developers Do Not Want GPL 3 to Police Patents (May 24, 2007, 13:30)
    eWeek: "A new Microsoft-funded study has found that open-source developers do not believe that licenses such as the upcoming GNU General Public License 3.0 should enforce software patents or prevent deals like the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement..."

  • Dell Launches Three Ubuntu Linux PCs (May 24, 2007, 12:45)
    Computerworld: "Dell Inc. will officially launch its first three consumer PCs running the Ubuntu 7.04 Linux OS on Thursday--two desktops and an Inspiron E1505n notebook PC..."