Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 31, 2008
OOXML Woes Continue as Norway Files Protest with ISO Relating to its Own Vote (Mar 31, 2008, 23:15)
ConsortiumInfo: "How can all of this be true in
a country like Norway? Elections this flawed usually only occur in
Ulteo Application System Beta 1 [Review] (Mar 31, 2008, 22:30)
FOSSWire: "Rather than being just another Linux
distribution, founder Gaël Duval (previously of Mandriva
fame), wants to simplify the way you use your computer and your
digital life. Apparently..."
One Step Forward: A Review of GNOME 2.22 (Mar 31, 2008, 20:15)
Ars Technica: "The latest release of the GNOME
desktop environment includes a number of significant architectural
enhancements and new applications that offer increased power and
Microsoft's Great Besmirching (Mar 31, 2008, 18:45)
Linux Journal: "To be sure, Microsoft has
crossed the line several times, but it has always worked within the
system, however much it has attempted to use it for its own ends.
Future Open Source Superstars (Mar 31, 2008, 18:00)
Socialized Software: "This week's Open Source
Business Conference was a strange meeting of Enterprise IT users,
venture capitalists, and free software entrepreneurs..."
Microsoft's New Weapon Against Open Source: Stupidity (Mar 31, 2008, 17:15)
Open Source Initiative: "An Information Week
article published last week appears to position Microsoft as trying
to do something right when it comes to open source..."
Linux Destined for Low-Cost Intel Atom PCs (Mar 31, 2008, 16:30)
CNET News: "Intel's low-cost Atom processors
will be at the core of inexpensive PCs. And inexpensive computers
these days often come with Linux..."
Firefox 4 Will Push Out the Edges of the Browser (Mar 31, 2008, 15:00)
Webware: "After the product road map roundtable
I live-blogged Wednesday, I had a talk with Chris Beard, VP of Labs
for Mozilla. Beard is working on the things you won't see in
Firefox 3, but will, if he has his way, surface in Firefox
Is OOXML a Done Deal? (Mar 31, 2008, 13:30)
internetnews.com: "Some Microsoft opponents
admit OOXML will probably become an ISO standard..."
Laptop Training Begins in Peru (Mar 31, 2008, 12:00)
MIT Technology Review: "As teachers converge,
One Laptop per Child takes a big leap from pilot program to
large-scale national execution..."
Texmaker Tames LaTeX (Mar 31, 2008, 07:30)
Linux.com: "Texmaker is an editor for the
document markup language LaTeX. It lets you concentrate on the
content of a document, while the underlying LaTeX engine takes care
of the layout..."
Filing US Federal Taxes Under Linux (Mar 31, 2008, 00:00)
Linux.com: "Filling out tax returns has
traditionally been an area where Linux comes up short compared to
the proprietary platforms, but you actually have several options
for using commercial income tax products on a Linux