Linux News for Mar 29, 2009
Good-Bye XP. Hello Windows 7 (Mar 29, 2009, 22:03)
Cyber Cynic: "For a while, Microsoft ignored
the fact that even their own executives were horrified by just how
bad Vista was. But, then the Linux-powered netbook came along, and
Microsoft was frightened enough by its early successes that it
un-retired Windows XP Home."
Xen: finishing the job (Mar 29, 2009, 18:01)
LWN.net: "Once upon a time, Xen was the hot
virtualization story. The Xen developers had a working solution for
Linux - using free software - well ahead of anybody else, and Xen
looked like the future of virtualization on Linux. Much venture
capital chased after that story, and distributors raced to be the
first to offer Xen-based virtualization. But, along the way, Xen
seemed to get lost."
Beware of so-called Linux proponents (Mar 29, 2009, 14:01)
The Beez' speaks..: "But when you start to look
a little closer, you will see that they spread the SOFUD. Some have
a real gift for writing and are so credible that you see no need to
investigate their claims."
Video Interview with Kernel Developer Peter Anvin (Mar 29, 2009, 10:01)
Linux Magazine: "Born in Sweden, Anvin now
lives in California and works at the Intel Open Source Technology
Center. In the video, he tells of how Intel let him "get on with
his Linux thing" while at the same time seek his advice in Linux
Ubuntu's LPIA-based MID Edition Can Save 10%+ Power (Mar 29, 2009, 06:01)
Phoronix: "The Ubuntu MID edition is targeted
for very small netbooks and mobile Internet devices. Particularly,
Ubuntu MID aims to be on handheld devices and those with 4-7"
touch-screens. Beyond having a different user interface, Ubuntu MID
is spun with LPIA packages instead of the i386 package-set."
ZenWalk 6.0 Gnome ScreenShots (Mar 29, 2009, 03:01)
Linux Dynasty: "Last time I did Screen Shots of
ZenWalk, was the 5.2 beta release. Now, not much has change since
the 5.2 release as far as the UI is concerned. But other changes
have been made... One thing I noticed immediately, was that the
installer was simpler and faster."