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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 30, 2008

  • Microsoft Trojan Horse Part Duex... (Apr 30, 2008, 22:30)
    ONLamp: "After reading a recent press release about System Center Operations Manager 2007 being able to 'manage Unix/Linux,' the first thought that goes through my head is WTF? Who in their right mind would touch that product...?"

  • The Open Life of Second Life (Apr 30, 2008, 18:00)
    LinuxWorld: "On January 2007, the source code of the client viewer for the online virtual world community Second Life was released as Open Source..."

  • Has the BBC Duped Us over iPlayer? (Apr 30, 2008, 16:30)
    Open...: "The story then was: trust us, we'll get round to GNU/Linux support as soon as we can. And you know what? Silly old me believed them..."

  • FAST: Bring on The Microsoft Linux/Unix Ties (Apr 30, 2008, 15:45)
    internetnews.com: "Microsoft's FAST purchase, which closed Friday, gives it one of the premier enterprise search players, and a search platform that, in addition to Windows, supports rival operating systems Linux and Unix..."

  • KDE Project Ships First Alpha of KDE 4.1 (Apr 30, 2008, 14:15)
    KDE.org: "With the soft feature freeze in effect, KDE 4.1 provides a first preview of what can be expected from KDE 4.1, due in late July this year..."

  • First Word from Day 1 of the Novell v. SCO Trial (Apr 30, 2008, 13:30)
    Groklaw: "Michael Jacobs made the opening comments for Novell stating that they seek the recovery of $19,979,561 from SCO based on its licenses to Microsoft, Sun, and others..."

  • Microsoft Rides In to Cross-Platform Systems Management (Apr 30, 2008, 12:45)
    451 CAOS Theory: "Specifically, Microsoft will enable the management of Linux and Unix servers from within its own systems management software..."

  • Hardy Heron Moves Into the Black Tower (Apr 30, 2008, 12:00)
    Device Guru: "Last time I wrote about the 'Black Tower,' I had just installed Vista and Kubuntu 7.10 in a dual-boot setup. When version 8.04 of Kubuntu ('Hardy Heron') hit the Web last week, I wasted no time upgrading to it.

  • Three Utilities for Automatically Converting Audio for Portable Music Players (Apr 30, 2008, 07:30)
    Linux.com: "While large cheap hard disks allow you to keep your audio collection in a lossless format such as FLAC on your home network, when you are on the move you probably want to squeeze the most out of every gigabyte by using a compressed format.."

  • MySQL Engines: MyISAM vs. InnoDB (Apr 30, 2008, 06:00)
    Tag1 Consulting: "InnoDB is commonly viewed as anything but performant, especially when compared to MyISAM. Many actually call it slow. This view is mostly supported by old facts and mis-information..."

  • The Perfect Desktop--Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) (Apr 30, 2008, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes step by step how to set up a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment..."

  • Microsoft Arguments Against Linux are Bollocks (Apr 30, 2008, 03:00)
    The Linux Distillery: "Microsoft PR threw down the gauntlet; 'see how Windows Server 2008 stacks up versus Linux,' they say..."

  • Kickfire is the MySQL Data Box for the Rest of Us (Apr 30, 2008, 01:30)
    Between The Lines: "Given all the various technology news in the last two weeks, it would have been relatively easy to overlook a press release from a small startup called Kickfire, which produces an appliance to run MySQL applications..."