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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 29, 2008

  • Working With Windows and Linux, Playing With the Mac (Aug 29, 2008, 23:33)
    The Open Road: "I've noted before that we use the Mac because we want to, but are resigned to using Windows because we have to. Well, now there's some data to back up that assertion."

  • Editor's Note: An Exchange Killer, For Real. No, Really. Well, Maybe Not... (Aug 29, 2008, 23:02)
    While the big Linux news revolves around the desktop wars, one of the few remaining Redmond strongholds is the unholy MS Exchange/Outlook duo. For whatever reason, despite their innumerable defects, fragility, expense, cruddy performance, and friendliness to malware, businesses are reluctant to give them up.

  • Nvidia 55nm Parts Are Bad Too (Aug 29, 2008, 22:03)
    The Inquirer: "HOT ON THE heels of its denials that anything is wrong with the G92 and G94s comes another PCN that shows the G92s and G92b are being changed for no reason. Yup, the problems that are plaguing G84 and G86 are the same that affect seemingly all 65nm and now 55nm Nvidia parts."

  • KOffice Releases 10th Alpha of KOffice 2.0 (Aug 29, 2008, 17:33)
    KDE.News: "The KOffice team, developers, students, packagers and bug reporters have prepared the final Alpha release of KOffice 2.0: KOffice 2.0 Alpha 10. KOffice will enter feature freeze in two weeks, so the next release will be the first Beta."

  • Make etexts Pretty With GutenMark (Aug 29, 2008, 16:03)
    Linux.com: "Project Gutenberg, the online library of more than 25,000 free books, is a treasure trove for bookworms and casual readers alike, but turning electronic text files into a readable form is not as easy as it may seem."

  • 10 "Really Cool" Icon Sets for Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop (Aug 29, 2008, 15:03)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "You can spice up the look of your GNOME desktop by putting on a killer theme and match it with really cool Linux wallpaper. To greatly enhance its appearance, you will also need some equally good-looking set of icons."

  • Buddi - Personal Finance & Budgeting Program for openSUSE (Aug 29, 2008, 14:33)
    SUSE & openSUSE: "Buddi is a personal finance and budgeting program, aimed at those who have little or no financial background. Designed to keep the software simpler but still effectively help users to manage their finances."

  • Behind the Doors of the Free Software Foundation (Aug 29, 2008, 13:32)
    Linux.com: "The purpose of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is probably obvious from its name -- but what does promoting free software mean in terms of everyday activity?"

  • Linux Tip of the Day -- Process Execution Time (Aug 29, 2008, 08:32)
    dralnuX: "To find the execution time of a process, The ‘time’ command will tell you the answer."

  • Flock Social Networking Web2.0 Browser in openSUSE (Aug 29, 2008, 05:32)
    SUSE & openSUSE: "Flock web browser is built in Web2.0 and social networking as the core theme of the browser supporting Social networking, Photosharing, Bloggin, syndications."

  • Steve Jobs's Obituary, As Run By Bloomberg (Aug 29, 2008, 02:35)
    Gawker: "The Bloomberg financial newswire decided to update its 17-page Steve Jobs obituary today — and inadvertently published it in the process."

  • Who Ever Said Novell Was a "Prince"? (Aug 29, 2008, 02:32)
    BoycottNovell: "Oh, lord! That 'crazy' "free and open source (FOSS) community." How dare ‘the’ community stand in the way of business which resolves around code ‘the’ community produced, usually for no pay?"