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Infrastructure Linux News for May 30, 2007

  • GPL V3--Its True Purpose (May 30, 2007, 23:15)
    Declan on Ice: "'Regardless of the GPLv3 outcome, it should be noted that Microsoft and Novell are two large companies with plenty of attorneys--if they want to do business together over Linux and Microsoft products, it's not hard to imagine that they'll be able to find a way...'"

  • The Bugatti Principal (May 30, 2007, 22:30)
    Whurley: "Recently Gartner warned of the open source threat to the Big Four systems management vendors, but I don't think the current open source solutions are quite ready to take on the big four yet..."

  • Adobe Relicenses XMP Toolkit as Open Source (May 30, 2007, 20:15) "Adobe has released a new version of its Extensible Metadata Platform toolkit, and for the first time it is under an open source license that allows the code to be incorporated into free software..."

  • openSUSE to Compete with Edubuntu? (May 30, 2007, 18:45)
    ZDNet Education: "At first blush, the new offering, with a proposed release this fall, appears to have the makings of a serious competitor..."

  • StarOffice, Linux Fly High on Singapore Airlines (May 30, 2007, 16:30)
    DesktopLinux: "Singapore Airlines is offering access to Sun's StarOffice 8 office productivity suite free of charge to passengers on its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft..."

  • Tux the Penguin Waddles to Last Place in Indy 500; Joost Fares Better (May 30, 2007, 15:00)
    CNET News: "...[W]e can imagine hordes of geeks wishing it had been a 'Vista car' instead. Imagine the 'blue screen of death' jokes that could have resulted!

  • Palm to Launch Linux-Based Smartphone? (May 30, 2007, 13:30)
    PC Advisor: "Now Palm is telling industry watchers that founder Jeff Hawkins will unveil the new device during his talk at a trade show in Carlsbad, California called D: All Things Digital..."

  • SA Team Updates Translation Tools (May 30, 2007, 12:00)
    Tectonic: "South African translation specialists have released new versions of the Translate toolkit and Pootle..."

  • ATI Drivers: Ubuntu vs. Windows (May 30, 2007, 10:30)
    Phoronix: "Yesterday we covered the graphics hardware needed to handle Beryl and on the heels of that article we are taking a quick look at another Linux versus Windows comparison for the official ATI/AMD graphics drivers..."

  • The Perfect Desktop--PCLinuxOS 2007 (May 30, 2007, 09:00)
    HowtoForge: "I found that PCLinuxOS is really easy to install and use, and it's a real alternative..."

  • Backing Up MySQL Data (May 30, 2007, 07:30) "Backing up files and directories is relatively easy; databases, however, have some special quirks that you need to address..."

  • Ubuntu's Restricted Driver Dialog Roundup (May 30, 2007, 06:00)
    Mad Penguin: "Since Ubuntu is so heavily targeted at Windows users, I will prepare you right now that we are about to enter 'click-n-drool' mode. You have been warned..."

  • Apt-get remove SUSE; apt-get install Etch (May 30, 2007, 04:30)
    DesktopLinux: "Ever since comparing seven Linux distributions on my 'old thinkpad' testbed, I've remained impressed with the flexibility and ease-of-maintenance of Debian-based Linuxes..."

  • Joost on Linux: It's Difficult, But Possible (May 30, 2007, 03:00)
    Ars Technica: "I grabbed an invite myself so that I could put Joost to the test on the open-source Linux platform..."

  • Ubuntu 7.04 Review (May 30, 2007, 02:15)
    Software in Review: "Ubuntu Linux continues to show steady improvement with version 7.04, but there's still room for improvement..."

  • Linux Desktop--Is it an Option for Normal Users? [Parts 2 & 3] (May 30, 2007, 00:00)
    Tech Support Alert: "I also received mail from the people in Mozilla, some of it agreeable and some of it less so. Many confessed they'd also found it hard to come to grips with Linux, but urged me to persevere..."