Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 23, 2008
Funny Side of Linux (Jun 23, 2008, 23:15)
LinuxHaxor: "In all seriousness of being a
Linux user we sometimes forget the fun side of it all, here is an
attempt to capture some of it..."
The Invisible Closed Source Overhead--1 (Jun 23, 2008, 22:30)
Brendan Scott's Weblog: "Many people focus on
the 'hard' costs of software acquisition and maintenance such as
licence fees and implementation costs. However, the adoption of a
closed source solution has a number of hidden costs which are
rarely properly accounted for..."
Accenture, SpringSource Team Up, But Here's the Real News (Jun 23, 2008, 19:30)
The Open Road: "In an example of the real news
lurking behind the press release, SpringSource and Accenture have
announced that they are teaming up to provide an open-source batch
processing solution to the market..."
Mandriva's Linux on a Stick Will Wow All the Ladies This Summer (Jun 23, 2008, 18:45)
The Register: "The Flash sticks come with a
complete, bootable version of Mandriva Linux and make it dead
simple to take your Linux with you wherever you go--a huge help
when you're trying to impress the babes at the beach..."
Opera 9.5 Gives Firefox 3 A Run for Its Money (Jun 23, 2008, 17:15)
Linux.com: "Two of the most popular Linux
browsers were unveiled this month after years of development--the
open source Firefox 3 and the proprietary Opera 9.5..."
Run Windows Apps in Linux with Wine 1.0 (Jun 23, 2008, 16:30)
lifehacker: "No matter how easy Linux
distributions make it for newcomers to install and use a free,
open-source operating system, nearly everyone has at least one
program that only works in Windows..."
Testing Linux Ubuntu (Jun 23, 2008, 15:45)
BBC: "The second big advantage of Linux is also
obvious: it's free as in speech--or 'open source'--and therefore
any code created on this machine would be available to anyone else,
HP Contributes Source Code to Open Source Community to Advance Adoption of Linux (Jun 23, 2008, 15:00)
HP: "Continuing its efforts to advance customer
adoption of Linux, HP today announced the contribution of its Tru64
UNIX Advanced File System (AdvFS) source code to the open source
Gphone Launch Delayed Until End of 2008 (Jun 23, 2008, 14:15)
The Times: "Google's ambitions in the mobile
industry have suffered a setback after it was reported a new
handset powered by the search giant's software is now unlikely to
appear until the end of the year..."
Novell Enters the UMPC Linux Market (Jun 23, 2008, 13:30)
Practical Technology: "...Novell's SLED (SUSE
Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 SP2) is now available on MSI's
(Micro-Star International) new Wind Notebook..."
Benchmarking NFSv3 vs. NFSv4 File Operation Performance (Jun 23, 2008, 11:15)
Linux.com: "NFS version 4, published in April
2003, introduced stateful client-server interaction and 'file
delegation,' which allows a client to gain temporary exclusive
access to a file on a server..."
PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo, Part 1 (Jun 23, 2008, 10:30)
LinuxPlanet: "There are a lot of great
sound-related applications for Linux, from basic audio drivers and
sound servers to sophisticated mixers, editors, and special effects
How To Make A Fully Customized KDE Live CD/DVD Using Kubuntu (Jun 23, 2008, 06:00)
HowtoForge: "There are tools available to allow
anyone to create and distribute a completely customized Ubuntu
Based distribution using the Gnome Desktop..."
Using apt in an RPM World (Jun 23, 2008, 04:30)
Field Commander Wieers: "Everytime I am
surprised that people don't know that apt-get works on RPM-based
distributions and works much better than the alternatives..."
Iceweasel Goes 3.0 Too (Jun 23, 2008, 00:00)
LinuxWorld: "Debian's 'Iceweasel' build of
Firefox 3.0 is out. Working fine for me so far with one