Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 25, 2007
10 Myths About Open Source Software Answered (2007-09-25 23:30:17)
Groklaw: "In 1999, Tim O'Reilly, founder of a
popular open source-oriented publishing house, gave a keynote
speech to an audience of Fortune 500 executives called 'Ten Myths
about Open Source Software...'"
Revised WinXP Policy Dooms Linux Desktop Prospects Without Real OEM Marketing Efforts (2007-09-25 23:00:35)
ZDNet: "It should come as no surprise that HP
is considering expanding its Linux PC efforts, given that its top
rival is selling Ubuntu Linux PCs in the U.S and Microsoft is
trying to kill any potential interest in them..."
Xandros 4: The Best Desktop Linux for Windows Users (2007-09-25 22:30:27)
DesktopLinux: "What's the best desktop Linux?
For me, it's SimplyMEPIS 6.5, soon to be replaced by 7.0. But this
is both a dumb question and a dumb answer. The real question is:
What's the best desktop operating system for you...?"
The Problem With the Computer Industry Under Capitalism (2007-09-25 22:00:01)
In Defence of Marxism: "Not only do you not own
that copy of Microsoft Word, that video game, or even that MP3
player, but like most people using commercial software (be it
pirated or paid for in a shop), you also don't own any other way of
accessing your information..."
Why is ZDNet Asia Reporting a Linux Identity Crisis? (2007-09-25 21:30:27)
Open Source Unleashed: "More times than not
publicity, given open source software by major news/information
outlets, proves a mixed blessing..."
Linux Education in America: Inspiration from Russia? (2007-09-25 21:00:04)
FeriCyde Chat: "The reason that the Russian
announcement is funny boils down to the perception over the years
that Russia equates to totalitarianism, whilst here in America
we're all about Freedom and innovation..."
Dell and Linux: Uneasy Bedfellows (2007-09-25 20:30:03)
iTWire: "It does beg the question: why isn't
some tweaking done before the machines are sold...?"
Why Open Source Primarily Benefits Windows (2007-09-25 20:00:35)
APC Magazine: "Of course, the reality is that
the principal beneficiaries of open source are, in fact, Windows
Why Desktop Linux Really Hasn't (Yet) Succeeded (2007-09-25 19:30:29)
Managing L'unix: "The most important reason you
don't see Linux desktops everywhere you look is that Linux desktop
applications aren't generally compelling..."
Technalign, Inc. Releases the Pioneer Basic 3.0 Line of Products (2007-09-25 17:00:42)
Technalign: "Technalign, Inc. has announced the
release of the Pioneer Basic Linux 3.0 distributions..."
IBM's Symphony Hitting Wrong Notes, Reviewers Say (2007-09-25 16:00:46)
PC World: "Early user reviews of IBM's new
Lotus Symphony office software suite are unlikely to be music to
Pass the Source, Please (2007-09-25 15:30:06)
The Sydney Morning Herald: "The demise of big
vendor SCO says a lot about how software will be sold..."
Linux Crashes the Mobile Party (2007-09-25 15:00:05)
ZDNet UK: "Very few people lie awake at night
fretting over their choice of mobile operating system. In fact,
very few people even know what operating system their handset
Unbundling Microsoft Windows (2007-09-25 12:45:08)
Globalisation Institute: "Computers in the
European Union should be sold without a bundled operating system,
according to this submission to the European Commission..."
[With a Microsoft response. -ed.]
Creative Labs X-Fi Linux Driver Coming Soon (2007-09-25 12:00:06)
Phoronix: "The X-Fi family of sound cards from
Creative Labs has been around for over two years but through this
time there has been no Linux support officially from Creative or
from the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture..."
Foresight Linux Review (2007-09-25 11:15:10)
DVD-Guides: "Foresight Linux is based on rPath
Linux and so it is using the conary package management that rPath
Building a Community Around Your Open Source Project (2007-09-25 10:30:03)
Red Hat Magazine: "There are a vast number of
fantastic open source projects out there, though for every one that
is widely adopted, there are many that remain cloaked in relative
How to Quit Windows and Cope with Windows Withdrawal Syndrome (2007-09-25 10:00:03)
Raiden's Realm: "At the time when GNU/Linux was
in its infancy and slowly growing, Microsoft intelligently and
silently crept into our home computers..."
Agility and Discipline (2007-09-25 09:00:14)
ONLamp: "Scott Ambler's The Discipline of Agile
on DDJ deconstructs a myth surrounding agile development, namely
the fiction that agile development or XP is for undisciplined
Installing The IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 Office Suite On Ubuntu 7.04 (2007-09-25 08:30:55)
HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set
up IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 on Ubuntu 7.04..."
Got More Than a Gig of RAM and 32-bit Linux? Here's How to Use It (2007-09-25 08:00:53)
Linux.com: "Nowadays, many machines are running
with 2-4 gigabytes of RAM, and their owners are discovering a
problem: When they run 32-bit GNU/Linux distributions, their extra
RAM is not being used..."
NVIDIA GeForce 8 + 100.14.19 Redux (2007-09-25 07:00:45)
Phoronix: "This past week was marked by the
release of the NVIDIA 100.14.19 display driver for Linux and
Solaris, which was the first alternative OS driver release from
this Santa Clara company in about three months..."
OpenProj Review: An OSS Alternative to Microsoft Project (2007-09-25 06:30:15)
Mad Penguin: "It's great to see a Microsoft
Project alternative built with the open source user in mind..."
Setup CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) Server and Client in Debian (2007-09-25 06:00:33)
Debian Admin: "The Common UNIX Printing System,
or CUPS, is the software you use to print from applications like
the web browser you are using to read this page..."
Regular Expressions and Search Patterns (2007-09-25 05:30:44)
PolishLinux: "Every Unix system offers several
useful commands for finding files and searching them for
Installing The Asterisk PBX And The Asterisk Web-Based Provisioning GUI On Linux (2007-09-25 05:00:09)
HowtoForge: "I have read about Asterisk and
wanted to test it out as I will be managing/troubleshooting it at
work anytime soon..."
Un-Plugged Rant: GNU/Linux & Wireless (2007-09-25 04:30:12)
Blue-GNU: "I don't get it. I had a BCM38xx
wireless LAN card. I bought it because I saw decent reviews on
getting it working under GNU/Linux..."
So This Penguin Walks Into The Library... (2007-09-25 03:30:49)
Blog of Helios: "...I have stressed the point
that the Austin Public Library will always have at least one distro
available for checkout, should they ever find themselves in a pinch
and not have a way to lay hands on one...."