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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 25, 2007

  • The Flock Experience (Oct 25, 2007, 23:15)
    Techzone: "I just came across a new web browser Flock. and found it to be amazing..."

  • Better mentors.debian.net/REVU to Improve our Sponsorship Workflow? (Oct 25, 2007, 22:30)
    Lucas Nussbaum's Blog: "I recently sponsored several uploads, and was asked to sponsor even more uploads, and that got me thinking about our sponsorship workflow..."

  • Alan Cox on Open-Source Development vs. Proprietary Development (Oct 25, 2007, 21:45)
    The Open Road: "What was surprising is just how prescient Alan's talk was. And how informative..."

  • OLPC Experiments with Cow-Powered Laptops (Seriously) (Oct 25, 2007, 21:00)
    Computerworld: "The One Laptop Per Child Project is toying with a novel source of power for its low-cost XO laptops: cows..."

  • Font Management In Linux, Part 2 (Oct 25, 2007, 19:30)
    LinuxPlanet: "Today we're going to learn a few more ways to preview fonts, how to view font character maps, how to manage console fonts, and how to design your own fonts..."

  • New Desktop Face-Off: Gnome 2.20 vs KDE 3.5 (Oct 25, 2007, 18:30)
    ONLamp: "With the new features that Gnome and KDE (K Desktop Environment) are adding, each desktop environment is challenging the other for a larger share of the market..."

  • Sun's Project Indiana Coming Next Week (Oct 25, 2007, 17:30)
    Phoronix: "We have been telling you for a while now that the first Project Indiana release will arrive before November, and we just received some additional assurance that it's still on schedule..."

  • Explanation of Ubuntu Hard Drive Wear and Tear (Oct 25, 2007, 17:00)
    Linux-Hero.com: "A recent bug report for Ubuntu Linux has confirmed that both the Feisty and Gutsy versions of Ubuntu cause some unnecessary wear and tear on a hard drive..."

  • 'One Laptop Per Child' Hit With Production Glitch, Shortages (Oct 25, 2007, 16:30)
    InformationWeek: "Manufacture of the budget laptop computers produced by the One Laptop per Child Foundation has run into a glitch with the production delay likely to impact the OLPC's 'Give 1 Get 1 program,' organizers said this week..."

  • Ubuntu's Latest OS Not So Gutsy (Oct 25, 2007, 15:45)
    The Register: "Ubuntu fanboys have been crying into their beers after discovering internet connection problems with Canonical's latest open source Linux distribution operating system, dubbed the Gutsy Gibbon..."

  • Where are the American Linux Desktop Users? (Oct 25, 2007, 12:00)
    DesktopLinux: "Linux users from around the world are filling out the Linux Foundation's desktop survey. But what John Cherry, the foundation's director of global Linux workgroups, wants to know is, 'Where are the responses from the North America...?'"

  • CSI Shows Collaboration Works, Makes Money (Oct 25, 2007, 11:15)
    451 CAOS Theory: "Collaborative Software Initiative--the Linux-style, pooled resources software development and support company headed by former OSDL chief Stuart Cohen--says that its story and service based on collaboration among competitors is selling..."

  • Another Day Another Distro--Part 4--PCLinuxOS 2007 (Oct 25, 2007, 09:45)
    Adventures in Open Source: "So after my positive experience of Mandriva 2008 it was time to reluctantly pack my bags and move on. My destination this time was PCLinuxOS 2007 which is not a distribution I'd tried before..."

  • Gobuntu [Review] (Oct 25, 2007, 08:30)
    as days pass by: "This weekend I upgraded my machine to Gobuntu, the entirely-free-software version of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon..."

  • Vista Versus The Gutsy Gibbon--Ubuntu 7.10 (Oct 25, 2007, 08:00)
    ZDNet UK: "Of those seven, three run XP, one runs Ubuntu 6.06, two are now on Ubuntu 7.10, and one is Vista..."

  • Basic Linux Tips and Tricks, Part 3 (Oct 25, 2007, 07:30)
    LinuxPlanet: "In this final part of a three-part series, we'll step through a real-world example of solving a Linux problem..."

  • AMD 8.42 Driver Brings Fixes, AIGLX (Oct 25, 2007, 07:00)
    Phoronix: "For ATI Linux customers, last month was certainly a very exciting time from AMD announcing open specifications (and the subsequent delivery of the first batch and the creation of the RadeonHD driver) to the release of the fglrx 8.41 display driver..."

  • Setting Up Master-Master Replication With MySQL 5 On Debian Etch (Oct 25, 2007, 06:00)
    HowtoForge: "Since version 5, MySQL comes with built-in support for master-master replication, solving the problem that can happen with self-generated keys..."

  • The Ever Cunning Linux Dances the Samba (Oct 25, 2007, 05:30)
    iTWire: "TCP/IP, the lingua franca of the Internet, was developed on UNIX systems. As such, Linux has benefited from this heritage by naturally fitting in to any TCP/IP network..."

  • Query Your Processes Under X with Qps (Oct 25, 2007, 05:00)
    Linux.com: "When it comes to managing processes, many people use old reliable commands such as ps, top, kill, and nice. These commands are handy, useful, and found in every Linux distribution...."

  • Chrooted SSH/SFTP On Fedora 7 (Oct 25, 2007, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set up a chrooted SSH/SFTP environment on Fedora 7..."

  • Red vs. Green: Penguins, Geckos and Duct Tape (Oct 25, 2007, 04:00)
    Linux in Novell's East Region: "Ok, so my title is a little misleading, there's not any rivalry between the different areas of Novell and SUSE..."

  • Microsoft: The Rodney Dangerfield of Open Source (Oct 25, 2007, 03:00)
    The Enterprise System Spectator: "First, Microsoft needs to do everything it can to counter the perception (and reality) that it has monopoly power..."

  • Open Source Does Not Mean Free: Why We are Declaring a License for the Community Database (Oct 25, 2007, 02:30)
    Palamida: "Very shortly you will notice an important change to our GPLv3 Resource site..."

  • Legit Linux Codecs In the U.S. (Oct 25, 2007, 02:00)
    CERIAS: "As a beginner Linux user, I only recently realized that few people are aware or care that they are breaking U.S. law by using unlicensed codecs..."

  • Seven.Ten Degrees of Modularisation (Oct 25, 2007, 00:30)
    J_K9@Linux: "However, one of the new, experimental (but stable) features in Ubuntu 7.10 Server Edition is set to change the course of all server Operating Systems in the near future, and that feature is Tasks..."