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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 20, 2007

  • 359 Choices (Jul 20, 2007, 22:30)
    Editor's Note: 359 reasons why the "too many distros" argument is just plain wrong-headed.

  • Can Linspire Still Feed on Ubuntu (or Debian) Linux Codebase? (Jul 20, 2007, 21:00)
    Boycott Novell: "Earlier this week, just less than a couple of months after their seemingly-friendly deal, Microsoft betrayed Linspire..."

  • Jason: A Little Help Please? (Jul 20, 2007, 20:15)
    ConsortiumInfo: "I'm a bit mystified by a reference to me in a post that Microsoft's Jason Matusow added to his blog yesterday..."

  • Patent Deals With Microsoft Mean Death To Linux? (Jul 20, 2007, 19:30)
    Mad Penguin: "For sometime there, I generally figured that once the next revision of the GPL came about, all of these deals that are being made with Microsoft will eventually be put to bed..."

  • Tech Media Doesn't Get Open Source (Jul 20, 2007, 18:45)
    Krishwords: "The problem with the tech media (conventional media and tech blogosphere) is that they are way too deep into proprietary software and hit based economic models..."

  • Linux Geeks Round on Steam (Jul 20, 2007, 16:30)
    The Inquirer: "There's plenty of consternation floating around the Steam forums this morning as open sauce geeks get het up over Valve's persistent refusal to port its popular Steam game-delivery client to something a little more penguin-based..."

  • Nokia N800 Gains a Mozilla-Based Browser (Jul 20, 2007, 15:45)
    LinuxDevices: "The 'MicroB' browser was released last night, by the Nokia-sponsored Maemo community that maintains open source software stacks for Nokia's tablets..."

  • What's the Story Behind Apache? (Jul 20, 2007, 15:00)
    Linux Journal: "Most people in the free software world know two things about Apache. The first is that its name derives from the fact that it was a 'a patchy server,' built out of patches to the earlier NCSA HTTPd Web server..."

  • March of the Desktop Penguins (Jul 20, 2007, 14:15)
    eWeek: "When Microsoft's Windows XP went gold back in the fall of 2001, the platform was, practically speaking, the only desktop operating system game in town. But is this town now big enough for Windows and Linux...?"

  • Latest Mozilla Sunbird is a Well-Connected Calendar (Jul 20, 2007, 13:30)
    Linux.com: "Mozilla's Sunbird calendaring application lives perpetually in the shadow of its siblings Firefox and Thunderbird, garnering just a fraction of the developer effort and publicity lavished on the browser and email client..."

  • Asus Low-End Laptops to Run Xandros (Jul 20, 2007, 12:45)
    DesktopLinux: "It appears to be on schedule, and when it arrives in customers' hands in late August or early September it will be running a variation of Xandros Desktop Linux..."

  • NVIDIA GeForce 8: Linux vs. Windows (Jul 20, 2007, 11:15)
    Phoronix: "When it comes to binary display drivers under Linux, NVIDIA is generally known as the company that's able to offer drivers that are on par with their Windows driver..."

  • Linux: KVM Adds Support For SMP Guests (Jul 20, 2007, 06:00)
    KernelTrap: "A recently merged KVM patchset included support for guest SMP, various performance improvements, and suspend/resume fixes..."

  • Set Up OpenLDAP On Fedora 7 (Jul 20, 2007, 05:15)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set up OpenLDAP on Fedora 7..."

  • Leverage Nagios with Plug-Ins You Write (Jul 20, 2007, 04:30)
    developerWorks: "Monitoring and analyzing masses of information--Is the CPU overloaded? Is the network interface saturated?--across several hosts is a daunting task..."

  • With New Code Base, Supergamer is Fun Again (Jul 20, 2007, 02:15)
    Linux.com: "Supergamer is a unique Linux distribution whose primary focus is on fun--specifically, gaming. Supergamer VL, now based on VectorLinux, is all new, with additional games, new code base, and new look and feel. Let the games begin..."

  • Scribus: Open Source Desktop Publishing (Jul 20, 2007, 01:30)
    TrustedReviews: "To read most of the digital press, you'd think InDesign was the only big-league desktop publishing (DTP) application anyone took seriously..."