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Infrastructure Linux News for May 31, 2007

  • OLPC: Intel, Microsoft, and Other "Experts" Just Don't Get It (May 31, 2007, 22:30)
    Technology Director's Desk: "The One Laptop per Child project has got to be one of the most controversial topics in both education and technology..."

  • Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD (May 31, 2007, 21:45)
    Free Software Magazine: "GNU/Linux is the most popular operating system built with free/open source software. However, it is not the only one: FreeBSD is also becoming popular for its stability, robustness and security..."

  • First-Person Shooters [Review] (May 31, 2007, 21:00)
    OS Reviews: "For some they represent the essence of video gaming, others despise the ubiquitous violence or simply find them extremely boring..."

  • Mark Shuttleworth Talks Dell, Hardware, Ubuntu 7.10 & More (May 31, 2007, 20:15)
    Phoronix: Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon..."

  • Gentoo's New Secret Sauce Is Sweet and Sour (May 31, 2007, 18:00)
    Linux.com: "After several delays, Gentoo finally released version 2007.0, code-named Secret Sauce..."

  • Review: Fedora 7 (May 31, 2007, 17:15)
    Datamation: "Fedora 7 helps to convince me that the time when the major GNU/Linux distributions were distinctive is rapidly passing..."

  • Israeli Firm Puts Linux Computer on a USB Stick (May 31, 2007, 16:30)
    Electronics Weekly: "An Israeli start-up has put a Linux computer on a USB stick to act as a security system for notebook PCs and expects other applications to come..."

  • Which Laptop Per Child? (May 31, 2007, 14:15)
    The Guardian: "But last week Negroponte's composure finally broke as he lashed out at Intel for what he called a 'predatory' attempt to damage the not-for-profit scheme..."

  • First Open Source Appliance Development Stack Builder Now Available in Fedora 7 (May 31, 2007, 12:00)
    PR/Fedora-Announce List: "The Fedora Project today announced that the latest version of its distribution, Fedora 7, is now available..." Full press release, with additional message from Max Spevack, Fedora Project Leader, within.

  • Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch (May 31, 2007, 09:45)
    HowtoForge: This article shows how you can install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian Etch system..."

  • Firefox Extension Lets You Remove Elements from Web Pages (May 31, 2007, 09:00)
    Linux.com: "Are you irritated by huge graphical ads smack in the middle of an article...?"

  • Ubuntu Linux: Servers, Licensing and Installation Advice (May 31, 2007, 08:15)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Ubuntu should be free, and if people want to install proprietary drivers, then it should be made simple and left to them to decide..."

  • nBox--Envision Your Network with nBox (May 31, 2007, 07:30)
    HowtoForge: "The life of a systems or network administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it..."

  • Hugin Developer Launches Photographic Distortion Correction Database (May 31, 2007, 06:00)
    Linux.com: "The lead developer of the Hugin panorama-stitching application, Pablo d'Angelo, has proposed a new open database for collecting camera lens information that could be used to correct systematic distortion in photographs.

  • Desktop Search Tools for GNU/Linux: The Competition Hots Up (Part One) (May 31, 2007, 04:30)
    Free Software Magazine: "I sometimes think that search tools are like my local bus: none comes along for ages and then three turn up in quick succession..."

  • An Open Source Approach to Fixing Public Media Funding (May 31, 2007, 03:45)
    Linux Journal: ""Christopher Lydon's RadioOpenSource is one of the best programs on radio. It's not about open source code, but about radio modeled on open source values and methods..."

  • PCLinuxOS 2007 Installation Review and First Impressions (May 31, 2007, 03:00)
    Tryst with Linux and Other Alternatives: "Never have I had such an incident free installation procedure before. Really! I'm not joking. There's literally nothing much (in terms of problems) to report..."

  • Ways to Understand the Linux Users--Popcon and Smolt (May 31, 2007, 02:30)
    /home/liquidat: "The Linux user is mainly an unknown species: since you can download your distribution anonymously and everywhere the distributors know almost nothing about their userbase..."

  • A Little History of Fuddenheim (May 31, 2007, 02:00)
    vnunet: "The last decades a little war has been fought in the small town of Fuddenheim, located near the border between the Principality of Liechtenwald and South Prussia..."

  • Microsoft Office or OpenOffice? (May 31, 2007, 01:30)
    AOL Blogging Stocks: "Looking around the globe, there are free alternatives to both of those software franchises, though, which makes one think: why doesn't everyone use the freebies and stop paying for Microsoft's two big products...?"

  • Will Users Want Palm's 'Companion?' (May 31, 2007, 00:30)
    internetnews.com: "Though you can edit files for the Microsoft apps, Foleo doesn't use Windows. It uses Linux. Palm said it also expects to make several new application announcements after the Foleo ships..."

  • Five Reasons that Prevent My 'School' from Adopting Open Source (May 31, 2007, 00:00)
    Tryst with Linux and Other Alternatives: "...[W]hile my heart goes out for the permeation of open source for the sanity of the global IT customer/user, my own school (in a non-western country) is eons away from moving towards open source awareness let alone adoption..."