IT Management Linux News for Dec 28, 2006
Computerworld: If you had the power ... (Dec 28, 2006, 22:00)
"Imagine this: With the wave of a magic wand, you're suddenly
all-powerful. You can change today's network industry in any way
you want. What would you do, and how?"
O'Reilly Linux DevCenter: Pragmatic Questions about Binary-Only Drivers (Dec 28, 2006, 19:30)
"Neither of those address entirely whether end-users
should use binary-only drivers."
Ran Prieur: Switching to Linux (Dec 28, 2006, 18:00)
"The distro I'm using to type this is Puppy, which technically
doesn't even have a desktop environment but window manager, JWM,
which takes up less than 200 kilobytes."
Linux-Watch: Bribing bloggers the Microsoft way (Dec 28, 2006, 16:30)
"Want to know why Microsoft has so many people saying good
things about it, despite endless security problems, high-prices,
product lock-in, and a big-brother attitude towards using their
products? They bribe people."
VoIP Planet: VoIP Powering Your Office: Trips and Traps in Asterisk 1.4, Part 1 (Dec 28, 2006, 15:00)
"With Asterisk 1.4, you're going to get real tired of the word
deprecated. This is programmer-speak for "this feature that you
love best of all is going to be removed soon." "
Peter Gutmann: A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection (Dec 28, 2006, 13:00)
"The Vista Content Protection specification could very well
constitute the longest suicide note in history."
ITtoolbox Blogs: Are Multiple Desktops Really Useful (Dec 28, 2006, 12:00)
"One of the biggest differences between the windows world and
the linux world is the windows world only has one desktop while the
linux world can have several. For example KDE comes default with
four desktops and can have up to twenty. That's a lot of desktops.
However are all those desktops really useful?"