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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 20, 2007

  • Why Linux Didn't Win in 2007 and Why It Won't in 2008 Either (Dec 20, 2007, 22:45)
    Seopher: "2007 was touted as 'the year for Linux' and indeed the first quarter looked promising but things never really took off. Why is that...?"

  • KDE 3.5 vs 4.0. Round Two (Dec 20, 2007, 22:00)
    /dev/jarzebski: "One of my recent publications about the usage of memory by the upcoming KDE 4.0 and it's comparison to the current KDE 3.5, emerged a heated discussion on the internet..."

  • Hands On With the New Online Version of OpenOffice.org (Updated) (Dec 20, 2007, 20:30)
    Ars Technica: "After going premium and suffering some community fragmentation, the OpenOffice.org open source office suite is being taken in a new direction by a company named Ulteo..."

  • Samba Team Receives Microsoft Protocol Documentation (Dec 20, 2007, 20:00)
    "Today the Protocol Freedom Information Foundation... signed an agreement with Microsoft to receive the protocol documentation needed to fully interoperate with the Microsoft Windows workgroup server products and to make them available to Free Software projects such as Samba..." Press release within.

  • First Look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 (Dec 20, 2007, 19:00)
    ZDNet: "I'm keeping a close eye on the latest Firefox betas to be released by Mozilla..."

  • NetBSD 4: A Force to Be Reckoned With? (Dec 20, 2007, 18:15)
    internetnews.com: "NetBSD 4 is finally out, boasting a long list of feature and speed improvements in the open source operating system..."

  • KDE, OOXML, and "Schisms" (Dec 20, 2007, 15:15)
    Roundup: Linux.com examines the details of the KOffice developers' stance on OOXML, while KDE developer Aaron Seigo pointedly responds to Linux Journal's question "Can We Avoid the Great Schism?"

  • Foolish Forecast: Red Hat in the Black (Dec 20, 2007, 14:30)
    Motley Fool: "Longtime Linux platform leader Red Hat will don a fresh fedora on Thursday night to report its third-quarter 2008 results..."

  • Asustek Ups Eee PC Sales F'cast by Two-Thirds (Dec 20, 2007, 13:45)
    Reuters: "Taiwan's Asustek Computer expects to sell 5 million new Eee PCs globally next year, a senior company official said on Wednesday, up two-thirds from its previous sales forecast..."

  • Tech Charities to Consider this Giving Season (Dec 20, 2007, 13:00)
    Linux.com: "As part of my year-end planning I look at what charities to donate to, since charitable contributions are tax-deductible. Here's a list of charities with ties to free software, open source, and information technology..."

  • Restoring and Updating the ASUS Eee Linux PC (Dec 20, 2007, 11:30)
    The Linux Distillery: "Well, I've been hornswaggled. My lovely brand-new ASUS Eee from Myer may have been a shop-soiled demo model. It wasn't a virgin system but one that had played the field with many..."

  • Tux Droid Delivers a Very Merry Linuxmas (Dec 20, 2007, 10:00)
    Daniweb: "But no, believe me, when they see the dancing plastic penguin that announces the arrival of new email all that will change..."

  • A Look at UHU-Linux 2.1 RC2 (Dec 20, 2007, 08:30)
    Planète Béranger: "More than one year ago, I reviewed UHU-Linux 2.0, and I very much liked it..."

  • Raking MySQL Over Rails (Dec 20, 2007, 05:30)
    Developer.com: "I'm a programmer, not a database administrator; I prefer to live in a world of code rather than table schemas and confusing SQL queries..."

  • Fedora 8--More than a Linux Distribution (Dec 20, 2007, 04:00)
    Packt: "In addition to being a fantastic release, Fedora's user and development community and a clear headed approach makes Fedora 8 much more than a Linux distribution..."

  • Parallel Feedback Loops: Integrating Your Community (Dec 20, 2007, 02:30)
    FLOSS Ruminations: "This falls in line with the view that an open model is more efficient, but how exactly is it more efficient, and how does one maximize that efficiency? Does Open Source development lead to the creation of a perfect market...?"