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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, stick-it-to-the-man slant..."

  • 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 cards..."

  • 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 support..."

  • 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 office...'"

  • 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...?"