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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 25, 2007

  • The Real Cost of $3 Windows (Apr 25, 2007, 23:00)
    Manila Standard Today: "Leave it to Bill Gates. There's a reason he's the richest man in the world..."

  • Update: Just Push Play (Apr 25, 2007, 22:26)
    Hoosier Penguin: "And while Automatix2 is really useful, there is one part of it I have never liked: the fact that we have to use it to get DVD playback capabilities..." New timeline added to entry.

  • Xandros Linux Server First to Receive LSB Certification (Apr 25, 2007, 20:00)
    LinuxLookup: "Xandros today announced that Xandros Server 2.0 is the first product to be certified by the Linux Foundation through use of the LSB Distribution Testkit..."

  • OLPC Board Member: Microsoft's $3 Windows Fine by Us (Apr 25, 2007, 19:00)
    Computerworld: "'For the good of the world, it's a positive thing,' said Michael Evans, vice-president of corporate and business development for Linux provider Red Hat Inc...'"

  • How Uses the LAMP Stack to Scale Upward (Apr 25, 2007, 18:00)
    Computerworld: " credits two particular features of its LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) server cluster for helping the news aggregation site maintain speedy performance in the face of high growth..."

  • PCLinuxOS Launching Hardware Certification Program (Apr 25, 2007, 17:00) "The PCLinuxOS Hardware Database collects user-submitted reports on the compatibility of various hardware with the PCLinuxOS distribution..."

  • Google Offers its Own Changes to MySQL (Apr 25, 2007, 16:30)
    CNET News: "Google long has been known to be a user of the open-source MySQL database software, but the search powerhouse this week published its own changes to the project..."

  • Novell Tries Again for an SCO KO (Apr 25, 2007, 16:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Novell is once again trying to finish off The SCO Group's court cases by proving that Novell is the company that actually owns Unix's intellectual property rights..."

  • The Text Pistols (Apr 25, 2007, 12:00)
    Tux Deluexe: "It's hard to argue that Unix is anything other than a textual environment. Commands are text-based and manipulate information primarily as text..."

  • Red Hat Author Dishes on RHEL 5 (Apr 25, 2007, 07:30)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "What general best practices or tips can you share to make an upgrade to RHEL 5 a smooth one...?"

  • Fallen Under the Spell of Arch Voodoo (Apr 25, 2007, 04:30)
    Tuxmachines: "In fact, I've been using it for a couple of days now and the author of that email was correct when he said it was fast, stable, and up-to-date. I refer to Arch Linux 0.8 Voodoo..."

  • Review of Linux Mint Bianca KDE Edition (Apr 25, 2007, 03:00)
    Seopher: "With all the hype surrounding Ubuntu at the moment I think it's important not to overlook the other recent releases. One of these is Linux Mint Bianca: KDE Edition..."

  • Recoll: A Search Engine for the Linux Desktop (Apr 25, 2007, 01:30) "Desktop search engines are all the rage these days. While Beagle may be the most popular desktop search engine for Linux, there are alternatives..."