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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 26, 2007

  • Opinion: Mobile Linux is Not About Free Software (2007-09-26 21:30:46)
    LinuxDevices: "Linux is by far the software most commonly associated with (and often mis-identified with) open source and free software, where free refers to liberty, not costs..."

  • Howto: Derail the Linux Juggernaut (2007-09-26 20:30:31)
    Motho ke motho ka botho: "Simply remind the average Linux user that they have a choice on any issue, and a frenzy of infighting erupts. Watch..."

  • Why OLPC Mesh Wireless Networking Won't Work (2007-09-26 19:30:35)
    ZDNet: "One of the touted features of the $200 OLPC laptop is the peer-to-peer mesh topology networking feature..."

  • Ubuntu Disappoints, Breaks Promises With Rapid Growth (2007-09-26 17:30:39)
    OSWeekly: "It's been a wild ride, but I have definitely not regretted my choice to make Ubuntu a major part of my life..."

  • MontaVista Readies New Linux Mobile Phone OS (2007-09-26 17:00:50)
    LinuxDevices: "MontaVista will ship a 'fifth-generation' Linux-based operating system for mobile phones in mid-November..."

  • Is Linux Now the Server Market Leader? (2007-09-26 16:00:35)
    CertCities: "What made me pull the textbooks were the ads that Microsoft has been running lately comparing Windows Server 2003 to Linux..."

  • Autodesk Geography Tool Goes Open Source (2007-09-26 15:30:08)
    Underexposed: "Autodesk on Tuesday announced it will release as open-source software a tool that can convert geographic coordinate data from one format to another..."

  • Microsoft's Secretive Standards Orgs in Former Yugoslavia (2007-09-26 15:00:13)
    LinuxWorld: "After the International Organization for Standardization voted to reject Microsoft's Office Open XML document format as a standard, the detailed results from ISO member countries give us a lot of material to analyze..."

  • WSU Computer Nerds Hope to Auction Selves to Sorority Girls (2007-09-26 14:30:56)
    AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "'You can buy a nerd and he'll fix your computer, help you with stats homework, or if you're really adventurous, take you to dinner!' Ben Ford, president of the Linux Users Group, said on its Web site recently..."

  • Red Hat Delays Desktop Linux... Again! (2007-09-26 14:00:32)
    Reuters/IT Pro: "Originally delayed until this month, the Linux operating system company has today confirmed that the new desktop version of its OS will now be held-up until October at least..."

  • Linux DDR3 Synthetic Benchmarks (2007-09-26 07:30:30)
    Phoronix: "We have several DDR3 related articles in the works, but in this article we will be looking just at the DDR3 system memory performance in the RAMspeed synthetic benchmark under Linux..."

  • Manage Your MySQL Database with Rails' Migrations (2007-09-26 04:30:49)
    Developer.com: "Over the past ten years, I've created and managed perhaps hundreds of MySQL databases, and in the process have used all manner of tools for facilitating the process..."

  • Looking for Algae--The Next Voyage (2007-09-26 03:45:15)
    Linux Journal: "The Brazilian winter was almost over, and while the mild winters in Florianopolis allowed me to work on the Agape, the coming of spring meant that it was time to set sail for new adventures..."

  • Why I Haven't Reviewed Puppy Linux (2007-09-26 03:00:14)
    LinuxDevCenter: "Every time I write a review I get comments and e-mails asking me to review Puppy Linux. Puppy has lots of people who really seem to love and zealously support the distro..."

  • Chandler Project--Personal Information Dashboard (2007-09-26 02:15:55)
    Mark Hinkle: "There's been a lot of talk recently about the new Eudora adoption into the Mozilla project . But there is another PIM and email project that is interesting, it's the Chandler Project..."

  • Ubuntu Desktop Not Used in Business (2007-09-26 01:30:47)
    Tim Anderson's ITWriting: "I got a telling response from Canonical when I approached its Public Relations team looking for case studies of businesses that had switched from Windows..."

  • Who Pays the DRM Man? (2007-09-26 01:00:14)
    The Beez' Speaks...: "Even playing this documentary adds to the problem it is trying to solve, because the hardware burns 25 to 30 percent more energy than it actually needs to. Why? DRM..."

  • Heavenly Hardware Support (2007-09-26 00:30:26)
    Community: Printer, camera, scanner--all detected and configured in less than 2 minutes. PCLinuxOS has knocked my socks off!

  • Microsoft's in the Hen House (2007-09-26 00:00:44)
    Raiden's Realm: "One of the biggest things that bothers me about Linux today is how it continues to fail at gaining any decent ground against Microsoft..."