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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 matters..."

  • 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."