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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 31, 2007

  • MS-DOS paternity suit settled (2007-07-31 21:30:13)
    The Register: "...history has overlooked the contribution of Kildall, who Evans justifiably described as "the true founder of the personal computer revolution and the father of PC software" in a book published three years ago."

  • Acer: 'No UK Demand' for Linux Laptops (2007-07-31 20:00:13)
    ZDNet UK: "Acer will not release Linux-based laptops in the UK due to a lack of demand, despite launching an Ubuntu-based machine in Asia."

  • Working With The GRUB Menu (2007-07-31 18:30:13)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial describes how to edit the GRUB menu. It will also show how to add operating systems and how to add splash screens..."

  • Microsoft Project to Get Open Source Competition (2007-07-31 16:15:13)
    ZDNet: "Projity, which has been selling its project management software in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS), will launch an open source version at LinuxWorld next week, under the name OpenProj..."

  • Fedora Stats Offer Insight Into Linux Usage (2007-07-31 15:30:13)
    Linux.com: "The Fedora Project offered a peek under its kimono recently with details about Fedora 7 adoption and other statistics..."

  • Making Linux systems That Don't Suck. Part II (2007-07-31 14:00:13)
    Lateral Opinion: "While one of the pillars of Unix is that each command should do one thing and do it well, we have here one of the most peculiar results. You have seven commands to do one or two things, and they do them rather badly."

  • Linux Authentication Troubles? Try Active Directory (2007-07-31 13:15:13)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "In a heterogeneous data center, administering access and managing identity can be time-consuming any way you slice it..."

  • Do Microsoft's Licenses Stand a Chance of OSI Approval? (2007-07-31 12:30:13)
    Computer Business Review: "Do any of them stand a chance? Here's my (admittedly simplified) two-penneth..."

  • Sun Plug-in Brings ODF Support to Microsoft Office (2007-07-31 11:00:13)
    eWeek: "Sun Microsystems' ODF Plug-in for Microsoft Office won't usher in an era of universal document interoperability, but eWEEK Labs believes it is the best option currently available..."

  • Dissecting The ATI/AMD Linux Driver (2007-07-31 08:00:13)
    Phoronix: "If you have been reading our ATI/AMD Linux display driver reviews for some time, you will know that there are periods where it doesn't look like the fglrx driver is actively being worked on, but in fact changes are being made 'under the hood...'"

  • Bird Has Wings, But Can It Fly? (2007-07-31 06:30:13)
    Join the Revolution!: "The article was cleverly packaged with an interesting looking title and introduction, but after reading on I was surprised to see the objectives offered - to let Thunderbird determine its own destiny...!"

  • Review: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard Edition (2007-07-31 03:30:13)
    Raiden's Realm: "Vector Linux, a derivative of Slackware Linux, is an all in one Linux distribution targeted towards both beginners and the Windows refuge..."

  • Is Comparison to Microsoft Necessary (2007-07-31 02:00:13)
    Techzone: "It appears that bashing Microsoft (commonly known as M$) has evolved as our, the so called open source lovers, common hobby..."