Infrastructure Linux News for May 16, 2008
Nothing New Under the Sun. Or Red Hat, or FSF, or OSI, or... (May 16, 2008, 22:30)
Editor's Note: "In this, I completely agree
with Aslett: there's a lot of friction between the community and
the vendors who are working with Linux and open source software.
Where I diverge from his opinion is that this is anything
Microsoft's Quiet War Against GNU/Linux on Motherboards (May 16, 2008, 20:15)
Boycott Novell: "As rudimentary as Splashtop
may be at the moment, this could be the start of something greater
that will be extended and improved over time..."
Novell Readies Silverlight Clone for Linux (May 16, 2008, 18:00)
internetnews.com: "A year after the
introduction of Microsoft's Silverlight cross-platform,
cross-browser media plug-in and streaming technology, Novell has
released a Linux version for testing..."
A Tale of Four Kernels (May 16, 2008, 17:15)
Spinellis: "We analyze the source code of the
four systems by collecting metrics in the areas of file
organization, code structure, code style, the use of the C
preprocessor, and data organization..."
openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Resolves Over 700 Bugs (May 16, 2008, 15:00)
Softpedia: "The third and last beta version of
openSUSE 11.0 was announced last night..."
Microsoft, OLPC Officially Team Up (May 16, 2008, 13:30)
Beyond Binary: "The One Laptop Per Child
project and Microsoft announced Thursday that indeed the XO laptop
will be available in both Linux and Windows varieties..."
Become A System Rescue Guru With Linux, Part 1 (May 16, 2008, 10:30)
LinuxPlanet: "With a SystemRescueCD or USB
stick you can perform heroic rescues on any Linux, Unix, Mac OS X,
Windows, and probably a number of lesser-known platforms as
Drupal and Amazon EC2 Quick Start (May 16, 2008, 06:00)
Tag 1 Consulting: "With all the excitement
surrounding cloud computing, and specifically Amazon's EC2 (Elastic
Compute Cloud) Beta service, I decided it was time to give it a try
Praise for the Humble gedit (May 16, 2008, 03:00)
Linux Magazine: "I've been a fan of lightweight
text editors for more than 10 years now. I started out on Emacs,
drifted over to Vi(m) for a long stretch and then somehow settled
into Textmate for the last couple of years..."
Google, IBM, Red Hat, Sun and the Digistan Connection (May 16, 2008, 00:00)
Seeking Alpha: "Another anti-Microsoft front
group has emerged in favor of 'free and open standards,' hyping
what it calls the Hague Declaration and making some absurd
connection to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights..."