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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 28, 2007

  • The Linux Desktop Has Truly Arrived (Aug 28, 2007, 22:30)
    Jaffe: "My last entry talked about the imperative to grow the application base for Linux via greater collaboration among vendors and standardization..."

  • Open-Source Education May Solve Talent Crunch (Aug 28, 2007, 21:45)
    Live Mint: "SkillsCamp was born in an effort to galvanize the Indian technology community to create quality open source courseware helpful to people in the IT industry..."

  • Unisys Adds JasperSoft to Open Source Portfolio (Aug 28, 2007, 20:00)
    Computer Business Review: "I previously noted Unisys's plan to rapidly expand its open source services and consulting business..."

  • The OOXML Vote: How Bad Can it Get? (Keep Counting) (Aug 28, 2007, 19:30)
    ConsortiumInfo: "Previous reports from all over have indicated sudden, surprising surges of membership in National Body voting committees in multiple countries throughout the world..."

  • Using a Hypervisor to Reconcile GPL and Proprietary Embedded Code (Aug 28, 2007, 19:00)
    LinuxDevices: "Open source software is of increasing use in embedded systems. The GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 is one of the most popular licenses for free and open source software, including the Linux kernel..."

  • Linux, Windows Duke It Out Over Energy Efficiency (Aug 28, 2007, 17:30)
    InfoWorld: "The battles for energy efficiency aren't just being fought by chipmakers, server and PC vendors, and other hardware companies out there. There's a similar battle heating up on the OS layer between Microsoft and Linux..."

  • OLPC Battery Life: What's the Real Story? (Aug 28, 2007, 16:30)
    CNET News: "Hearing OLPC representative Walter Bender repeat the claim of '10 or 12 hours' of battery life 'with heavy use' reminded me of an open question from the last few times I blogged about the OLPC project..."

  • Microsoft Cannot Declare Itself Exempt from the Requirements of GPLv3 (Aug 28, 2007, 16:00)
    FSF: "The Free Software Foundation today released the following statement in response to claims by Microsoft regarding their obligations under the GNU GeneralPublic License version 3..."

  • Rumor: Google Phone Will Be Linux-Powered, GPS-Loaded and Cheap (Aug 28, 2007, 13:30)
    Wired: "If the murmurs are true, the GPhone cometh in September..."

  • Discontent with LiveContent (Aug 28, 2007, 12:00) "Perhaps Creative Commons' LiveContent 1.0 CD would work better if more clearly defined..."

  • Importance of Grassroots Marketing Efforts for FOSS (Aug 28, 2007, 10:30)
    Blue GNU: "Projects like the Tux Project and the Radio Talkshow Blitz are vitally important projects when it comes to helping the Free Software movement grow..."

  • Review: Sabayon Linux 3.4a (Aug 28, 2007, 09:00)
    Raiden's Realm: "heir motto of 'when art meets inspiration' speaks highly to this desire. But what makes Sabayon stand out from all the rest...?"

  • Linux: Volatile Performance (Aug 28, 2007, 07:30)
    KernelTrap: "Linus Torvalds noted, 'I just have a strong suspicion that 'volatile' performance is so low down the list of any C compiler persons interest, that it's never going to happen...'"

  • Securing SSH Using Denyhosts (Aug 28, 2007, 06:00)
    Ubuntu Geek: "SSH is a great way to remotely administer a server. However, it still has a number of issues when you open it up to the world..."

  • CPU Frequency Scaling In Ubuntu (Aug 28, 2007, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "So, you have an irritatingly loud CPU fan which is making you consider whether or not launching your laptop through the nearest window is a good idea..."

  • openSUSE 10.3 Beta (1 &) 2 Report (Aug 28, 2007, 01:30)
    Tuxmachine: "Another developmental release of the upcoming openSUSE 10.3 was released a few days ago with some improvements, some regressions, and some minor eye candy changes..."

  • Grassroots Campaign Seeks to get GNU/Linux On the Air (Aug 28, 2007, 00:00)
    Blue GNU: "The *Nixed Report is pushing a grassroots public relations campaign aimed at getting GNU/Linux mentioned on radio talk shows..."