Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 30, 2008
Fanless PC Sports Dual PCI Slots (Jul 30, 2008, 23:00)
Linux Devices: "Axiomtek has announced the
latest in its series of "eBOX" fanless embedded computers targeting
industrial automation, digital signage (DSA), gaming/entertainment,
and vehicle applications. The eBOX639-822-FL offers Celeron M or
Pentium M processors, dual PCI slots and gigabit Ethernet ports,
and six each serial and USB interfaces."
Portugal Rings Up Big Order for Intel's Classmate PCs (Jul 30, 2008, 22:30)
LinuxInsider: "Intel spokesperson Agnes Kwan
said parents of young school children will be able to choose
between computers running Microsoft's Windows operating system and
ones with an open source Linux operating system, and that the
government will distribute the machines to Portugal's elementary
school students over the course of the 2008-2009 school year."
See for Yourself What is Inside the ASUS Eee901 (Jul 30, 2008, 21:00)
Techrepublic: "While power users will find the
ASUS Eee’s limitations to be frustrating, they can still
appreciate the engineering prowess that went into the design as
revealed in the TechRepublic Cracking Open Photo Gallery."
Dell Releases Wooden PC, Plus Six Fruity Colours (Jul 30, 2008, 18:00)
APC Magazine: "How's this for a 180? One of the
creators of the commodity PC market and a bulk mover of inoffensive
beige boxes, Dell has now unveilled what we believe to be one of
the most stylish desktop systems on the planet."
Is Microsoft Getting Ready to Kill Windows? (Jul 30, 2008, 17:00)
Computerworld: "No, I'm not talking about
killing Vista. Microsoft is already burying that living dead
operating system as fast it can. I'm talking about killing Windows
itself. That's the conclusion I've drawn from David Worthington's
story about Microsoft's plans for Midori, a next generation
IRC Clients for Linux - A Review (Jul 30, 2008, 16:30)
Echoes: "Since I'm an IRC addict and I always
liked to spend time learning new stuff on IRC, here is a review of
several IRC clients for Linux. Some of them are well-known and
popular, like XChat, Konversation or Irssi, and others are not so
widely used or known, but nevertheless, they deserve
The Beauty of Linux (Jul 30, 2008, 14:30)
Pinoyskull: Here is a 3:46 YouTube video of a
Linux 3D desktop in action- very pretty. --ed.
KDE 4.1 Review: The Rocky Road of the New KDE (Jul 30, 2008, 13:00)
Datamation: "However, one remaining obstacle to
4.1 acceptance is that, despite some improvements compared to 4.0,
the customization options are still more limited than on the 3.5
Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 released (Jul 30, 2008, 12:30)
Mandriva Wiki: "The first beta for Mandriva
Linux 2009, code named thornicrofti, is now available."
Putting the Sneer Before the Scoop: Joe Nocera and Steve Jobs (Jul 30, 2008, 04:00)
Standards Blog: "...although rumors have
swirled, Apple has refused to state whether or not Jobs has had a
recurrence of his cancer - or disclose any meaningful details at
all. Even on calls with securities analysts, Apple's response has
only been that "Steve's health is a private matter.""
The Most Interesting README File Ever? (Jul 30, 2008, 02:30)
fsckin w/ linux: "Another linux zealot at my
old job gave me the heads up on this, it’s directly from
gnome-cups-manager, and I thought you would all enjoy it."