Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 20, 2007
Why I've Replaced Vista with Linux (Nov 20, 2007, 20:30)
IT Analysis: "This decision was a long time
coming but I think it is the right thing to do right now: I have
reformatted the hard drive on my laptop and replaced Vista with the
latest version of Ubuntu Linux as the main operating system..."
Aiming for the Clouds: The Red Hat Q&A (Nov 20, 2007, 18:15)
tecosystems: "Let's start from the back: what's
the significance of the Amazon/EC2 partnership...?"
Kindle Powered by Linux (Nov 20, 2007, 17:30)
Robert Love: "My Amazon Kindle is not yet here,
but I came across the device's source code notice, which reveals
the book reader's OS: The Amazon Kindle is powered by Linux,
specifically a 2.6.10 kernel..."
Novell Refocuses on its Partners (Nov 20, 2007, 16:45)
Linux-Watch: "Novell's channel partners have
not been happy lately..."
SCO's Lawyer's Bill Reveals SCO Approached IBM Re Unix Purchase: "No Interest" (Nov 20, 2007, 16:00)
Groklaw: "The real interesting stuff is in
Exhibit A, page 17: 'Memos regarding IBM as potential Unix
purchase,' "approach to IBM,' page 18: 'no interest...'"
Nokia N810 Internet Tablet Released (Nov 20, 2007, 15:15)
Wired: "Nokia's N810 Internet Tablet finally
makes it to the US, and it'll cost you $480..."
Microsoft Struggling to Convince About Vista (Nov 20, 2007, 14:30)
Computerworld UK: "The majority of IT
professionals worry that migrating to Windows Vista will make their
networks less stable and more complex, according to a new
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Beta 1 (Nov 20, 2007, 13:45)
Underexposed: "A few months later than had been
planned, Mozilla released on Monday night the first beta version of
an overhauled Firefox, the widely used open-source Web
Mythbuntu 7.10: An Excellent MythTV Distribution (Nov 20, 2007, 13:00)
Phoronix: "Mythbuntu is an Ubuntu derivative
and has been around for less than a year, but they have been making
great progress with this MythTV-optimized distribution..."
A Sidestep to openSUSE 10 (Nov 20, 2007, 11:30)
Mandrake Linux Tips for Free: "Unfortunately,
to convince openSUSE 10.3 to function well was quite a wrestle at
times, to the point where I now understand why some experienced
Windows users who give Linux a try throw in the towel after too
much initial struggling..."
Hidden Linux : Finding Stuff Fast (Nov 20, 2007, 10:00)
New Zealand PC World: "The Linux find command
is enormously powerful but, like many command-line tools, you need
to be a syntactical wizz-kind to work with all its
Access Control Lists (Nov 20, 2007, 08:30)
BeginLinux: "Access Control Lists (ACLs) allow
you to provide different levels of access to files and folders for
Using LaTeX: The Basics [Part I] (Nov 20, 2007, 07:00)
PolishLinux: "This is the first of a series of
articles about using Tex system. A good place to begin would be by
asking the question 'Why is it worth using TeX...?'"
Anatomy of the Linux SCSI Subsystem (Nov 20, 2007, 05:30)
developerWorks: "GNU/Linux and SCSI are a
natural pair because they both have similar characteristics in
their respective environments. GNU/Linux is a secure and reliable
operating system that runs non-stop..."
Linux Blogging Sucks (Nov 20, 2007, 04:00)
Talk About Anything: "I want to tell you a
story of a blogger who uses Linux as his main (and quite the only)
InformationWeek Lets Microsoft's Bill Hilf Try To Scare You... Yeah. Right. (Nov 20, 2007, 02:30)
HackFUD: "What he seems to be implying here is
that if you use FOSS products, there's no one to phone up and
complain to if something with that product goes wrong..."
Old Age Open Source Initiative (Nov 20, 2007, 02:30)
DaniWeb: "The University of Miami in the US has
got together with the University of Dundee in Scotland to work with
IBM on a project to develop open source software designed
specifically to address the needs of older people..."
Open Source Software in Math (Nov 20, 2007, 01:00)
I think these things: "This opinion piece in
Notices of the American Mathematical Society, argues that since
mathematicians increasingly rely on software in generating their
results, we should be increasingly concerned about the use of
proprietary math software..."