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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 30, 2008

  • Speeding Up Free Software Adoption: External and Internal Routes to Success (Jan 30, 2008, 23:30)
    Datamation: "Striking a balance between mindsets might be a factor on which the success of Free software is hinged..."

  • What I Learned from Lineo's Failure (Jan 30, 2008, 21:30)
    The Open Road: "I learned a tremendous amount about business and open source and the intersection of the two during my two years with Lineo..."

  • Could Pandora Open Up Linux Games? (Jan 30, 2008, 21:00)
    LinuxDevices: "A stealth-mode startup is readying a Linux-based handheld gaming device with WiFi, USB, and a 4.3-inch 800x480 touchscreen..."

  • Mozilla's Two New Mobile Prototypes (Jan 30, 2008, 20:30)
    CNET News: "Amidst rookie mobile browser Skyfire's bold attempt to take on the market and Opera's defensive rebuttal emerges news from Mozilla developer and project lead, Doug Turner..."

  • At MySQL, It's Business as Usual (Jan 30, 2008, 18:30)
    iTWire: "With Sun Microsystems announcing earlier this month that it had acquired the most popular open source database company, MySQL, there has been speculation aplenty, some of it grossly misinformed, on just how much change this will mean for staff at the small Swedish company..."

  • Asus Unveils 42in Linux-Based Eee TV (Jan 30, 2008, 18:00)
    Register Hardware: "Asus has named the upcoming additions to its Eee PC family of low-cost computers, soon to be augmented with a small form-factor desktop machine, an all-in-one system and a TV..."

  • Eight Interesting Improvements In GNOME 2.22 (Jan 30, 2008, 17:00)
    Phoronix: "While nothing groundbreaking will be introduced in GNOME 2.22 (compared to KDE 4.0 at least), this desktop environment does have some moderate changes worth noting..."

  • Red Hat Seeks Chinese Growth (Jan 30, 2008, 16:30)
    Reuters/eWeek: "Leading open-source distributor Red Hat Inc, which is shifting its focus to greater China, expects its revenue in the region to grow by 50 percent in the next fiscal year on healthy demand from enterprise clients..."

  • OpenLogic: HP Hogged FOSS Announcement Limelight (Jan 30, 2008, 16:00)
    LinuxWorld: "Hewlett-Packard's recent announcement regarding a pair of free and open-source software projects has irked one of its co-sponsors, OpenLogic..."

  • Europe Gets Another Open-Source Group (Jan 30, 2008, 15:00)
    ZDNet UK: "The Open Solutions Alliance, a consortium working on interoperability of open-source software, has set up a European chapter due to the high number of community-developed software projects that have sprung up in the region..."

  • French Police Deal Blow to Microsoft (Jan 30, 2008, 14:30)
    AFP: "The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest administrations in the world to make the break..."

  • Microsoft Lays Case, Blames IBM for OOXML Woes (Jan 30, 2008, 13:45)
    Roundup: Microsoft lays out the technical reasons why it believes OOXML is a good thing, and then spends some time accusing IBM of orchestrating a smear campaign against the efforts to make OOXML an ISO standard.

  • BBC Moves Linux into TV Production (Jan 30, 2008, 13:00)
    Computerworld Australia: "Expensive and error-prone digital tapes has forced BBC UK, one of the world's largest television broadcasters, to look at using computers running Linux to help produce its programs..."

  • Open Enterprise Interview: Jono Bacon (Jan 30, 2008, 10:00)
    Computerworld UK: "Ubuntu has rapidly established itself as the leading GNU/Linux distribution on the desktop, not least through its work with Dell..."

  • CLI Audio Players for Linux (Jan 30, 2008, 08:30)
    Linux.com: "What would life be without music? Given the proper codecs, in Linux you can play almost any digital audio format..."

  • Time and Tide Don't Wait for FOSS Projects (Jan 30, 2008, 04:00)
    iTWire: "Should free and open source software projects set a release schedule that adheres to the old geek adage: release when it's ready? Or should time-based releases become the norm...?"

  • Vista is Most Secure OS: I Can't Stop Laughing... (Jan 30, 2008, 02:30)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise in the Americas: "Written by a member of their Trustworthy Computing group, this report exhibits more spin than the teacup ride at Disney Land..."

  • Each One, Make One--The Distro Debate (Jan 30, 2008, 01:00)
    iTWire: "Jonathan Oxer, the president of Linux Australia, is a brave man. Few people other than him would have even tried to bring together those who pledge allegiance to different Linux distributions--and within the framework of a conference at that..."