Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 24, 2008
Nick Carr: Bebo and Digital Sharecroppers (Mar 24, 2008, 21:45)
FLOSS Ruminations: "...[I]t's about the Bebo acquisition by AOL
and how the founders have been rewarded handsomely, to the tune of
$800 million, with diddly squat going to the artists who
contributed site content..."
Summary of Mono�s Danger to GNU/Linux and the Free Desktop (Mar 24, 2008, 21:00)
BoycottNovell: "We have received some mail
recently from developers who are concerned about issues that are
covered here, including OOXML and Mono..."
iPhone's Biggest Competition Might Be the ASUS EeePC (Mar 24, 2008, 20:15)
Apple, Ink: "The iPhone has been a success up
to this point largely because it is a computer in the form of a
phone. The operating system is simple for the user to use and at
the same time very powerful..."
Leveraging Free (Mar 24, 2008, 19:30)
Linux Journal: "'Free' has been a founding
concept in the Linux world since before there was Linux--or
GNU/Linux, if you prefer..."
Tracking Linux Prereleases: OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora (Mar 24, 2008, 17:15)
Ars Technica: "We often hear from readers who
want to track the development process of their favorite Linux
distribution but don't know where to start..."
Teens Bring Laptops to South African Children (Mar 24, 2008, 15:00)
NPR: "Two teenage sisters from Boston, along
with their family and school, have joined forces with an American
non-profit organization to provide laptop computers to
underprivileged children in South Africa..."
No Consensus Over OOXML in Poland, Yet (Mar 24, 2008, 14:15)
PolishLinux: "Last Thursday PKN (Polish
Normalization Committee) had a meeting on which it was supposed to
come up with the decision concerning Polish recommendation for
ISO/IEC DIS 29500 (OOXML) proposed standard..."
Linux Gains Native RTOS Emulation Layer (Mar 24, 2008, 13:30)
LinuxDevices: "Newly available open source
software could significantly increase Linux's utility in industrial
OpenOffice 3.0 Promises to Bash Office (Mar 24, 2008, 12:45)
Techworld: "Microsoft's Office suite could have
plausible challenger on the desktop for the first time since Lotus
gave up trying to take on Redmond a decade ago..."
KolourPaint: More Than a Microsoft Paint Clone (Mar 24, 2008, 10:30)
Linux.com: "Just as Microsoft Paint is included
with every Windows installation, so KolourPaint has been part of
the kdegraphics package since KDE 3.3..."
Installing a Secure Instant Messaging Server on Linux (Mar 24, 2008, 09:00)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Now that IM servers are
ready for the enterprise data center, isn't it time to learn how to
install, configure and manage one...?"
Prepare a Self-Installing Drive for Blade Servers (Mar 24, 2008, 04:30)
developerWorks: "Follow these nine steps to
build a bootable, self-installing hard disk drive for an IBM
BladeCenter HS20 blade server running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server