Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 25, 2007
CRN: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (2007-01-25 23:30:07)
"Yet this spring, the GPL's author will release a controversial
new version of the license, a move that's already sending tremors
along the software industry's fault lines..."
Tectonic: Evil Edgy--The Dark Side of Ubuntu (2007-01-25 22:45:41)
"Ubuntu/Kubuntu founder and chief executive Mark Shuttleworth,
took a light-hearted and open minded stance when he replied to a
query from DesktopLinux.com by saying 'Ubuntu is a broad
Linux.com: Brazil's FOSS Utopia Image at Risk (2007-01-25 21:30:28)
"They talk about unsystematic support by the government, and a
business atmosphere in which mention of FOSS is more about hype
than understanding the underlying philosophy..."
KDE.org: KDE 3.5.6 Release Announcement (2007-01-25 21:00:00)
"This release includes a number of bugfixes for KHTML, Kate, the
kicker, ksysguard and lots of other applications..."
NetworkWorld: Offer from Dell: "Look, Ma, No Windows" (2007-01-25 19:00:02)
"Hey, look, Dell's selling a handful of desktop PCs that come
fully loaded with wait, I mean that do not come fully loaded with a
Windows operating system..."
DesktopLinux: Linspire CEO on Opening Up CNR: Share the Bread (2007-01-25 18:30:48)
"Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony says his company is opening up its
CNR software download and management service to other Linux
distributions because 'Linux really needs an easier way to find and
install software, regardless of which flavor of Linux you're
mozillaZine: Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 Released (2007-01-25 18:00:54)
"'Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 is now available. Features new to
Thunderbird 2 include message tags, folder views, session
navigation history, a visual refresh of the theme, and improved new
mail notification alerts...'"
GNOME.org: GNOME 2.17.90 Released (2007-01-25 16:00:25)
"Yet another GNOME release is now available. This is our sixth
development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be
released in March 2007..."
Computerworld: Microsoft's Step Into Wikipedia Prompts Debate (2007-01-25 15:15:04)
"The debate over the revelation that Microsoft Corp. offered to
pay a developer to make changes to Wikipedia pages points to
problems that can arise when a major Web site is managed by a
community of people..."
dot.KDE: The Road to KDE 4: Job Progress Reimagined (2007-01-25 11:30:27)
"The new Jobs support in KDE 4 will unify the display of
progress for these tasks, making it easy to see and manage what is
happening on your system..."
Tomlinux.ca: An Introduction to Linux - Demonstration Video (2007-01-25 10:00:30)
"The demonstration video below is a walkthrough of what Linux
is, how to get it, try it out in Live CD mode, install it as a
dual-boot operating system with Windows, and how to use it..."
Flash videos ahead.
Linux.com: How Not to Release a Live DVD Game (2007-01-25 08:30:53)
"I was intrigued when I heard about SuperGamer, a beta live DVD
based on PCLinuxOS..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Tips and Tricks for Linux Admins: The State of the Tiny (2007-01-25 07:45:56)
"There is a distinct sub-culture in the Unix-type operating
universe made up of gnarly old geekbeards who were raised up in the
green-screen command-prompt era..."
Linux Journal: The Software Ecology Of Rui Nuno Capela (2007-01-25 06:15:17)
"I'm not exaggerating when I state that Rui's programs have
become indispensable components here at Studio Dave, so naturally
I'm interested in the mind behind it all..."
Linux.com: Run New Packages on Older Distros with Backports (2007-01-25 04:45:45)
"If you run a stable system, you don't have to miss out on the
latest and greatest releases of your favorite applications--just
use a backport to get a package of a new release that's been
'back-ported' to your older distribution..."
WorldChanging: One Laptop Per Child: Just What Sort of Content Do You Load Onto These Puppies? (2007-01-25 01:45:18)
"I've taken to thinking about the One Laptop Per Child project
in terms of three tiers: hardware, software/content and