Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 18, 2007
Dell Keeps Improving Linux Support (Jul 18, 2007, 22:30)
Linux-Watch: "There's been no major
improvements in Dell's Linux software support, but there have been
small, but handy, improvements in Dell's support offerings..."
OpenSolaris Users to Ian Murdock, Sun: You're Missing the Point (Jul 18, 2007, 22:00)
SearchOpenSource: "Gordon Haff, senior analyst
with Illuminata, told me that many Sun developers might start to
question why they need 'Linux junk' in their software when Solaris
runs just fine..."
Software Freedom Day 2007--Bigger than Ever (Jul 18, 2007, 21:30)
Community: "September 15th marks Software
Freedom Day, the world's largest celebration and outreach effort
about why transparent and sustainable technologies like Free &
Open Source Software are so important..."
OOXML Does Not Buy Its Way in Italy (Jul 18, 2007, 21:00)
Piana.eu: "The voting in Italy was scheduled to
end the 13 of July, for members enrolled on or before 8th July.
Strange things started to happen, not unlike other member bodies'
UK Greens Connect to Free Software (Jul 18, 2007, 20:30)
Linux.com: "For average hackers in their
cubicles, the relation between environmental and free software
issues may seem remote but the Green Party of England and Wales is
working to connect the dots..."
Linux... Up Against the Wall (Jul 18, 2007, 20:00)
Hoosier Penguin: "Across from me is the man who
invented that monitor and the content delivery system that runs it,
Eric Kanagy, CEO of RedPost, Inc. I have traveled all of 40 minutes
to Goshen, Indiana to meet Eric and find out what's the big deal
about an electronic bulletin board that runs Linux..."
openSUSE Gets a New Manager (Jul 18, 2007, 17:00)
LWN: "I'm glad to announce that I have given
over my responsibilities for the openSUSE distribution to Stephan
Slackware: Old Warhorse is Going Strong (Jul 18, 2007, 16:30)
iTWire: "The last time I looked at Slackware
was nearly seven years ago; version 7.1 was thrown my way by a
magazine and I was asked for a review..."
Apache Loses More Ground in Latest Netcraft Report (Jul 18, 2007, 16:00)
SearchOpenSource: "In a February report from
Web site tracking and analysis firm Netcraft, the Apache Web server
dipped below 60% market share for the first time since September
GnuCash 2.2.0 Released (Jul 18, 2007, 15:00)
FootNotes: "The GnuCash development team
proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.0, the new stable release of the
GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software..."
Microsoft Will Support ODF If It Doesn't 'Restrict Choice Among Formats' (Jul 18, 2007, 13:00)
BetaNews: "...[T]he company would support
ratification of its own Open XML format along with OpenDocument
Format as ISO standards, if and only if doing so would promote
choice among the world's consumers..."
Microsoft Strikes GPLv3 Software From Linspire Patent Deal (Jul 18, 2007, 12:30)
InformationWeek: "Microsoft says software
that's licensed under a new version of a popular open source
license isn't covered by the patent protection deal it recently
signed with desktop Linux distributor Linspire..."
Asterisk Opens One Company's Eyes to Open Source (Jul 18, 2007, 12:00)
Linux.com: "American Fiber Systems (AFS), with
headquarters in Rochester, NY, provides fiber optic network
services directly to enterprises and to carrier resellers..."
Pardus Linux 2007.2 Review (Jul 18, 2007, 11:15)
simplyjat: "The Anatolian leopard (Panthera
pardus tulliana) is a subspecies of leopard native to Asia Minor,
Turkey. It is unknown whether any of these leopards still exist in
the wild. Pardus linux is a Turkish distribution named after the
Avivo vs. Fglrx Driver In GtkPerf (Jul 18, 2007, 07:30)
Phoronix: "While the Avivo driver doesn't yet
contain 3D functionality or support a number of features found in
the official fglrx driver and the community Radeon driver, it is
making steady progress despite its age..."
Screen: Tips & Tricks (Jul 18, 2007, 06:45)
PolishLinux: "In this article I will describe a
very useful program: GNU Screen. Usually this program is used by
people who have a shell account on a Unix server..." [Link
How to Easily Monitor your Website Uptime for Free (Jul 18, 2007, 06:00)
ThemBid: "Currently, there are a bunch of
website monitors available, some are free, but I couldn't find any
that was really simple and satisfy our requirements..."
Future of Open Source in the SaaS World (Jul 18, 2007, 03:45)
TechBizMedia: "The software as a service is at
very early stages and it is too early to determine how it will play
out in the future..."
It Can't Be Easy Being Fedora, Overshadowed by Ubuntu (Jul 18, 2007, 02:15)
Seopher: "It can't be easy being Fedora; the
once cream of the crop release being entirely overshadowed by the
young upstart that is Ubuntu..."
Is the OSS Business Model Inherently Monopolistic? (Jul 18, 2007, 00:30)
LoopFuse Blog: "The main benefits, in my view,
of adopting an OSS business model are: a/ disruption and b/