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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 31, 2007

  • MS-DOS paternity suit settled (Jul 31, 2007, 21:30)
    The Register: "...history has overlooked the contribution of Kildall, who Evans justifiably described as "the true founder of the personal computer revolution and the father of PC software" in a book published three years ago."

  • Acer: 'No UK Demand' for Linux Laptops (Jul 31, 2007, 20:00)
    ZDNet UK: "Acer will not release Linux-based laptops in the UK due to a lack of demand, despite launching an Ubuntu-based machine in Asia."

  • Working With The GRUB Menu (Jul 31, 2007, 18:30)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial describes how to edit the GRUB menu. It will also show how to add operating systems and how to add splash screens..."

  • Microsoft Project to Get Open Source Competition (Jul 31, 2007, 16:15)
    ZDNet: "Projity, which has been selling its project management software in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS), will launch an open source version at LinuxWorld next week, under the name OpenProj..."

  • Fedora Stats Offer Insight Into Linux Usage (Jul 31, 2007, 15:30)
    Linux.com: "The Fedora Project offered a peek under its kimono recently with details about Fedora 7 adoption and other statistics..."

  • Making Linux systems That Don't Suck. Part II (Jul 31, 2007, 14:00)
    Lateral Opinion: "While one of the pillars of Unix is that each command should do one thing and do it well, we have here one of the most peculiar results. You have seven commands to do one or two things, and they do them rather badly."

  • Linux Authentication Troubles? Try Active Directory (Jul 31, 2007, 13:15)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "In a heterogeneous data center, administering access and managing identity can be time-consuming any way you slice it..."

  • Do Microsoft's Licenses Stand a Chance of OSI Approval? (Jul 31, 2007, 12:30)
    Computer Business Review: "Do any of them stand a chance? Here's my (admittedly simplified) two-penneth..."

  • Sun Plug-in Brings ODF Support to Microsoft Office (Jul 31, 2007, 11:00)
    eWeek: "Sun Microsystems' ODF Plug-in for Microsoft Office won't usher in an era of universal document interoperability, but eWEEK Labs believes it is the best option currently available..."

  • Dissecting The ATI/AMD Linux Driver (Jul 31, 2007, 08:00)
    Phoronix: "If you have been reading our ATI/AMD Linux display driver reviews for some time, you will know that there are periods where it doesn't look like the fglrx driver is actively being worked on, but in fact changes are being made 'under the hood...'"

  • Bird Has Wings, But Can It Fly? (Jul 31, 2007, 06:30)
    Join the Revolution!: "The article was cleverly packaged with an interesting looking title and introduction, but after reading on I was surprised to see the objectives offered - to let Thunderbird determine its own destiny...!"

  • Review: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard Edition (Jul 31, 2007, 03:30)
    Raiden's Realm: "Vector Linux, a derivative of Slackware Linux, is an all in one Linux distribution targeted towards both beginners and the Windows refuge..."

  • Is Comparison to Microsoft Necessary (Jul 31, 2007, 02:00)
    Techzone: "It appears that bashing Microsoft (commonly known as M$) has evolved as our, the so called open source lovers, common hobby..."