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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 30, 2007

  • Computer waste fuels toxic trade (Jul 30, 2007, 21:45)
    Newsforge: "Do you know what happens to your used computer equipment after it has been discarded? The answer may surprise you. Even if you have tried to recycle it, your old hardware often gets shipped to a developing nation in direct violation of international law. Useful components are then extracted -- without safety precautions -- by locals earning pennies a day and who are exposed to a range of hazardous toxins that include lead, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants."

  • OSI Avoids Open Source War (Jul 30, 2007, 18:00)
    ZDNet: "Let us now praise Michael Tiemann..."

  • Community Linux on the Rise (Jul 30, 2007, 17:15)
    Red Herring: "If a recent report is any indication, Novell may be in for a case of the blues..."

  • Open Source Convention: You Have to Have a Good Reason Not to Open the Source (Jul 30, 2007, 15:00)
    ONLamp: "A fast-spreading story out of Europe asserts that VoIP leader Skype has been found in violation of the GPL by a German court..."

  • Grandpa Gets a Dell with Ubuntu Linux Preinstalled (Jul 30, 2007, 12:45)
    Groklaw: "Now, he has the skills to set up whatever he wants, really, but even when you know how, it's so pleasant when it just works. And if all your grandpa wants to do is surf, he can do this..."

  • Open Source Software Gets a Chance in Russia (Jul 30, 2007, 12:00)
    CNews: "CNews found out a pilot open source software project was to be launched in the educational institutions in Tomsk Region and Tatarstan..."

  • Linux Gaming, Part Four: Massive Multiplayer Online Games (Jul 30, 2007, 09:00)
    Kahvipapu: "Massive Multiplayer Online Games are hugely popular nowadays, especially thanks to the World of Warcraft which brought online gaming to the mainstream. So what's the state of online games on Linux...?"

  • Review: CentOS 5 (Jul 30, 2007, 07:30)
    Raider's Realm: "Given all this versatility, and its roots as a server OS, some may be lead to ask the question, 'Does it make a good desktop distribution?' We're about to find out..."

  • Hands On: Ubuntu Linux--Kubuntu and Xubuntu (Jul 30, 2007, 06:00)
    Personal Computer World: "In April the latest version of Ubuntu Linux, Feisty Fawn, was released. In this article, we are turning our attention to Kubuntu..."

  • Customize Your Laptop Keyboard with X and KDE (Jul 30, 2007, 04:00)
    Linux.com: "Since I'm Uruguayan, my mother tongue is Spanish, and that presented a problem: laptops usually have an American-style keyboard..."

  • Why (almost) Everyone Should Try Ubuntu (Jul 30, 2007, 00:00)
    Maximum PC: "If you're a hardcore Gentoo or Slackware type, go away and read something else. You're probably not going to like what I'm about to say..."