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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 26, 2007

  • Operating System Showdown Ubuntu Vs. Vista (Apr 26, 2007, 22:30)
    BBspot: "Other tech sites will bore you with in-depth 'technical details' and performance specs in their product analysis. At BBspot we pull back from the boring benchmarks to compare the superficialities, and we do it all on a single page..." (Humor)

  • Exclusive Interview: Tux500 Team (Apr 26, 2007, 21:00)
    OSWeekly: "However, I still had questions about the drive behind the Tux500 effort and on the latest news that's circling around the net..."

  • Mass Interview With Mark Shuttleworth (Apr 26, 2007, 20:15)
    Ubuntu News: "For those of you who don't have a full hour to read the logs, I prepared the most interesting pieces below..."

  • MontaVista Buys Two Linux Firms (Apr 26, 2007, 19:30)
    CNET News: "MontaVista Software has acquired a business partner and another company, both of which, like MontaVista itself, focus on Linux for embedded computing devices such as slot machines and mobile phones..."

  • Breaking the Mould (Apr 26, 2007, 18:00)
    CNN International: "A machine for the home that can make anything, even itself, sounds like the dream of a science fiction fan, but a device using open source software developed at Cornell University has been designed to do just that..."

  • Linux-Powered Robots Go Global (Apr 26, 2007, 17:15)
    vnunet: "Researchers have unveiled internet-controlled wireless robots which are simple enough for 'almost anyone' to build with off-the-shelf parts..."

  • Bob Metcalfe Re-Evaluates Open Source (Apr 26, 2007, 16:30) "Metcalfe and the open source community got a little bit sideways with each other last century, but that appears to be all in the past now..."

  • Vector Linux--Chaucer's Beautiful Hag (Apr 26, 2007, 12:00)
    LXer: "Chaucer fans will immediately understand when I say that Vector Linux is a modern retelling of the Wife of Bath's Tale--with a few twists..."

  • Linux Minty Fresh (Apr 26, 2007, 10:30)
    Tuxmachines: "Linux Mint is the prettiest incarnation of the Ubuntu family, yet it doesn't seems to get the same attention as its *buntu parents..."

  • Kernel Space: How Much Memory Am I Really Using? (Apr 26, 2007, 09:45)
    LinuxWorld: "With memory pages shared among applications, sometimes it's hard to tell how much you'll really save by killing that memory hog. Two new memory metrics offer help for busy administrators..."

  • How to Revitalize Mature Pentiums (Apr 26, 2007, 08:15)
    Free Software Magazine: "Free software is great, so why not run it on a free PC? Here's how to get a free PC and configure it with free software to perform many tasks as well as a newly-purchased computer..."

  • Rawstudio: A Fast and Light RAW Photo Converter (Apr 26, 2007, 07:30) "Rawstudio is an open source, GTK+-based RAW photo converter. It takes a straightforward approach--no outside-the-box interface designs, no fancy frills..."

  • Cacti On CentOS 4.4 Including The Plug-in Architecture (Apr 26, 2007, 06:45)
    HowtoForge: "This guide will (hopefully) step you through the process of installing a functional Cacti installation on CentOS 4.4..."

  • Get Started with the Linux Key Retention Service (Apr 26, 2007, 05:15)
    developerWorks: "The Linux key retention service, introduced with the Linux 2.6 kernel, is primarily intended to cache authentication data in the Linux kernel..."

  • Penguicon 5.0 (Apr 26, 2007, 03:00)
    techPersona: "But if you are a geek/sci-fi fan, there is one way to know when it is spring time in Michigan and that is the return of Penguicon to the Detroit Metro Area..."

  • Two Signs of the Time (Apr 26, 2007, 01:30)
    ONLamp: "Two useful indicators of the increasing viability of Linux on the desktop; one personal, one public..." [Link repaired. -ed.]

  • Sugar, The XO Laptop, and One Laptop per Child (Apr 26, 2007, 00:45)
    developerWorks: "Considering its USD100 price tag and the fact that the XO laptop is intended to be used around the world in drastically different environments, the physical design of the laptop is extremely important..."

  • Ubuntu: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility (Apr 26, 2007, 00:00)
    OSNews: "But I will expand in the afterglow of the release and the good and bad that came out of it..."