Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 27, 2007
Why KDE4 (Might) Suck! (Nov 27, 2007, 23:30)
Geek with an Attitude: "I've been a kde user
for very long time, since from before version 3.0. I vaguely
remember being excited with version 3.0 to the point I was using
the beta releases on a daily basis..."
Can Linux Forget Desktops and Servers? (Nov 27, 2007, 22:00)
Open Sauce Software: "While Linux might be able
to gain share at the expense of the still-unpopular Vista, it's
possible that tired old PCs aren't that important anyway..."
Lagos Analysis Corp. Files Lawsuit Against Negroponte and OLPC Association for Patent Infringement (Nov 27, 2007, 21:00)
MarketWire: "The patent infringement lawsuit
was filed on November 22nd, 2007 as a result of OLPC's willful
infringement of LANCOR's Nigeria Registered Design Patent # RD8489
and illegal reverse engineering of its keyboard driver source codes
for use in the XO Laptops..."
T'is the Season (Nov 27, 2007, 20:30)
Roundup: "I have scoured the Internet for
holiday gifts that are geeky with an open source,
Politics 'Stifling $100 Laptop' (Nov 27, 2007, 19:30)
BBC News: "A lack of 'big thinking' by
politicians has stifled a scheme to distribute laptops to children
in the developing world, a spokesman has said..."
Linux Kernel Maintainers: Accountable To All, Beholden To None? (Nov 27, 2007, 19:00)
InformationWeek: "Forget IBM, Microsoft, and
Oracle. How much software do you think businesses have developed
for internal use? Here's one expert's guesstimate..."
In Defense of The GPL (Nov 27, 2007, 16:30)
internetnews.com: "The ultimate impact of these
actions could well serve to either spurn or spawn even greater open
source adoption, industry observers say..."
Mozilla Fixes Memory And CPU Problems In Firefox 3 Beta 1 (Nov 27, 2007, 13:45)
InformationWeek: "Mozilla.org says it fixed a
problem with Firefox 3 Beta 1 that caused it to spike CPU usage and
eat hundreds of megabytes of RAM..."
NVIDIA 169.04 Driver Brings Improvements (Nov 27, 2007, 13:00)
Phoronix: "Last week NVIDIA introduced the
169.04 Beta Linux driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics
APT-build--Optimize Your Debian! (Nov 27, 2007, 10:00)
PolishLinux: "But here comes the rescue--an
apt-build goody available under every distro armed with the big
gun--APT package manager..."
Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop) (Nov 27, 2007, 08:30)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how you can
set up a Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna) desktop that is a full-fledged
replacement for a Windows desktop..."
AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver (Nov 27, 2007, 07:00)
Phoronix: "For the past two months, the AMD
release train has been running full speed ahead as they introduced
their new driver code-base and last month had dropped in the AIGLX
Real Answers to the Question "Can You Run Your Business on Linux and Open Source?" (Nov 27, 2007, 02:30)
The Linux Distillery: "A friend said to me
recently that 'Firefox is for the home, Internet Explorer is for
The Brotherhood is Displeased (Nov 27, 2007, 01:45)
Maison Fleury: "Clearly, those that I feel I
owe, I also feel I have already taken care of by way of the JBoss
equity cap table..."
Facets of Open Source Part I (Nov 27, 2007, 01:00)
systhread.net: "What is the point of
differentiating Open Source as an entity versus something that has
just always been there...?"