Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 10, 2008
The Choice of Linux (Jan 10, 2008, 23:30)
Red Hat Magazine: "Many people claim that
'Linux is about choice!.' That's a neat phrase, but what does it
mean? Does it mean that you should have the ability to twist and
turn 400 different knobs on your Linux install...?"
Why Microsoft Must Control One Laptop Per Child (Jan 10, 2008, 22:45)
Technocrat: "It's a threat Microsoft can't let
stand: the entire third world learning Linux as children, and
growing up to use it. And Microsoft is going to get its way..."
Ubuntu Tweak Off to a Good Start (Jan 10, 2008, 21:15)
Linux.com: "For years, discerning Windows users
have relied on Tweak UI, a semi-official Microsoft program for
system settings not available on the default desktop. Now, in the
same tradition and with something of the same name, Ubuntu Tweak
offers the same advantage to Ubuntu users..."
Sharing a Samba File and Print Server Across Subnets, Part 1 (Jan 10, 2008, 20:30)
LinuxPlanet: "It's a common belief that Samba
shares cannot be accessed across subnets. But actually Samba can
cross subnets. It's easy for Linux hosts, and a bit less easy for
OLPC America to Launch in 2008 (Jan 10, 2008, 19:00)
InfoWorld: "The One Laptop Per Child Project
(OLPC) plans to launch OLPC America in 2008 to distribute the
low-cost laptop computers originally aimed at developing nations to
needy students in the United States..."
Mid-Market Heroes: Linux and Outsourcing Help Virgin America Soar (Jan 10, 2008, 17:30)
bMighty: "The fledgling discount airline is
flying high--and saving money--thanks to an IT infrastructure based
on open-source apps, inexpensive servers, and outsourcing..."
Linux Guru Offers Sneak Peek at Kernel Report (Jan 10, 2008, 16:00)
Computerworld Australia: "Jonathan Corbet gives
Computerworld a taste of his 2008 Linux.conf.au address..."
CES: Asus Eee Rival Emerges in Everex CloudBook UMPC (Jan 10, 2008, 15:15)
Computerworld: "Another $400, 2-pound
Linux-based mini-laptop will be arriving in Wal-Marts in the United
States by the end of this month to rival the Eee ultraportable from
AsusTek Computer Inc..."
Microsoft Denies Dual-Boot Linux/Windows XO Laptops Are On Its Agenda (Jan 10, 2008, 13:45)
All About Microsoft: "It looks like the head of
the One Laptop Per Child Chief Nicholas Negroponte is not only
alienating Intel, but Microsoft, too..."
Picasa 2.7 A Slick Upgrade on Linux (Jan 10, 2008, 12:15)
Linux.com: "Google has released a public beta
of its Picasa photo organizer for Linux. The new release adds some
important features for image browsing, image searching, and
creative image export..."
The Linux Project: Gentoo Revisited (Jan 10, 2008, 10:00)
OpEdNews: "Once upon a time, I wrote a series
of articles about the various Linux distributions that exist on the
Vector Linux 5.9 Standard: What Slack Should Be (Jan 10, 2008, 08:30)
TechieMoe: "I've been impressed with Vector
Linux in the past, though strangely moreso with their free version
than the paid edition..."
CentOS 4.6 Server Setup: LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig (a.k.a. The Perfect Server) (Jan 10, 2008, 05:30)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to set up
a CentOS 4.6 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs
and web hosters..,"
Freedomware Marketing < Apple Marketing (Jan 10, 2008, 04:00)
Nuxified: "Often the sole reason for me going
there is to look at the design of the homepage, what new shiny
thing do they have to show off..."
Open Source and the Long Tail: An Interview with Chris Anderson (Jan 10, 2008, 01:00)
The Open Road: "Anderson's theory--that there
is big opportunity in lots of little markets--resonates in a world
whose technology increasingly permits, encourages, and even
requires that we move beyond mass market product development to
cater to individual tastes..."