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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 31, 2009

  • Google's Nexus One Won't Be So Cheap After All (Dec 31, 2009, 23:47)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "The folks at gadget enthusiast site Gizmodo.com have picked up a nice little scoop on the price and contract details for the forthcoming Google Phone. If these details prove accurate, some people might not be so happy with how much money they will have to shell out for the Android-based phone."

  • MySQL Creator Fights on Against Oracle (Dec 31, 2009, 23:02)
    Database Journal: "One thing that's safe to say about Michael 'Monty' Widenius, MySQL's creator and founder, is that he's as tenacious and determined as the man he's fighting – Oracle CEO Larry Ellison."

  • Theming GNOME (Dec 31, 2009, 21:33)
    Ghacks: "Fortunately the developers of the GNOME desktop have seen to it that changing the GNOME theme isn't all that difficult. The only difficultly you might come across is finding out exactly where everything is taken care of. And, again, thanks to the developers of GNOME, there is a handy tool for this."

  • 2009's Five Most Popular & Important Linux Stories (Dec 31, 2009, 21:29)
    Cyber Cynic: "Before jumping into this, let me say that's what popular isn't the same thing as what's important. So, I'm giving you a twofer list. The first is the most popular of my stories, and then there are the stories, which I think are the most important for Linux's future. OK? OK!"

  • How to Destroy the Book, by Cory Doctorow (Dec 31, 2009, 20:47)
    the Varsity: "These licenses of course can run up to thousands of words. If you have an iPhone and buy an audiobook from Audible using the iTunes store with it, you agree to an estimated 26,000 words of license agreement. The Canadian Copyright Act itself only runs to 33,000 words."

  • LinuxCertified Announces its next Embedded and Real-Time Linux Development Class (Dec 31, 2009, 20:43)
    LinuxPR: LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, announced its next Embedded and Real-Time Linux Development class to be held in San Francisco Bay Area from January 20th - 22nd, 2010

  • Ubuntu 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, 64-bit Benchmarks (Dec 31, 2009, 20:03)
    Phoronix: "Coming up in our forums was a testing request to compare the performance of Linux between using 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit kernels. This is coming after Linus Torvalds has spoke of 25% performance differences between kernels using CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G and those without..."

  • ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review (Dec 31, 2009, 17:47)
    Phoronix: "Compared to past years when recapping the AMD/ATI Linux advancements over the past calendar year, 2009 was not quite as exciting, which can be viewed as both good and bad for their Catalyst Linux driver."

  • Weekly Ten: Suing Microsoft and Winning, Blue Moon on New Year's Eve, Google's Idea of Open (Dec 31, 2009, 15:33)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "For a tiny Toronto software manufacturer nestled in the city's grimy garment district, winning a $290 million court judgment against Microsoft is more than simply a long-awaited victory."

  • Microsoft mulls response to Linux-based XP clone (Dec 31, 2009, 15:07)
    Seattle PI: "Take a look at the image above. That's Windows XP, right? Nope, it's Ylmf OS – an Ubuntu Linux-based operating system that looks almost exactly like XP."

  • SuperOS: Like Ubuntu But Easier (Dec 31, 2009, 13:17)
    BeginLinux: "One problem I run into a lot when recommending Ubuntu to complete Linux newbies is they aren't used to installing codecs or using the terminal when they want to play DVDs, MP3s and other file types."

  • 10 Useful Linux Commands (Dec 31, 2009, 06:32)
    Tuxarena: "Here's a list of 10 commands which may come handy when using the command line in Linux:"