Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 29, 2007
Dell Could Be A Big Key In Linux Adoption (2007-10-29 22:30:24)
Mad Penguin: "Better hardware support--this is
something we would all like to see happen. And it seems that it
could happen, thanks in part to a Dell supported project known as
Distros Don't Drive Development (2007-10-29 21:00:47)
dblog: "Lots of press and people focus on Linux
distributions when they check out what happens in Linux
Revenge of the Activist-Writers (2007-10-29 20:15:52)
The Jem Report: "Brian's right in that he
should be more discriminating with his news picks, but I have the
feeling his job is going to get tougher as the rise of Linux blogs
and advocacy sites make it more difficult to find reliable and
authoritative Linux-oriented stories..."
ODF Alliance Hails Record Growth in Application Support for ODF (2007-10-29 18:45:20)
Enterprise Linux Log: "It was a cool and
completely foreboding premise: in the not so distant future
documents of all kinds will be unreadable because the software that
created them was proprietary, locked, and access expired with its
NetApp Losing 'Spew Dot Oh' Blog War to Sun (2007-10-29 17:15:37)
The Register: "The 'Participation Age' has
revealed a brand new aspect to patent lawsuits--Executive Spew Dot
Negroponte: Windows Key to OLPC Philosophy (2007-10-29 15:30:18)
ZDNet UK: "...[T]he head of the One Laptop per
Child project has said the scheme could not promote openness if it
Who Breached the APA, and When? (2007-10-29 15:00:06)
Groklaw: "Nowhere in the Motion does Novell
state (because it cannot) that the Debtors (or their predecessors
in interest) have ever failed to remit the required royalty
payments in a timely fashion in the 12 years since the APA was
Name'n and Shame'n Where the Credit is Due: Setting the Record Straight on (Non)Voting in SC 34 (2007-10-29 14:30:58)
ConsortiumInfo: "About ten days ago I reported
that SC 34, the ISO/IEC JTC1 committee responsible for evaluating
OOXML, has been unable to make progress on any of its other
important initiatives since the OOXML vote..."
Novell Lays Off 250 U.S. Workers (2007-10-29 12:45:44)
Reuters/InformationWeek: "Business software
maker Novell laid off 250 workers in the United States as part of
an ongoing restructuring program to slash costs, company spokesman
Bruce Lowry said Friday..."
The Linux-Based Neuros OSD (2007-10-29 12:00:48)
OSNews: "Neuros Technology did it again: one
more of their interesting media products hits the market, and this
time it uses Linux. We used the Neuros OSD this past week and
here's what we think about it..."
The Perfect Desktop--Linux Mint 3.1 "Celena" FE (2007-10-29 10:30:51)
HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set
up a Linux Mint 3.1 'full edition' desktop..."
Profitability First, Then Open Source, Works for Projity (2007-10-29 09:00:49)
Linux.com: "Projity is a company that provides
two alternatives to Microsoft's popular Project application.
Project-On-Demand is software-as-a-service (SAAS) code that runs in
any browser and is available via a monthly subscription..."
Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7 (2007-10-29 06:00:03)
HowtoForge: "The result is an eye candy,
dock-like bar at the bottom of the screen as a replacement for the
Ripping and Encoding Audio Files in Linux (2007-10-29 00:00:08)
Polish Linux: "Listening to the music played
back from original audio CDs on a home computer creates clear
discomfort--the CD drive is being blocked and the CDs have to be
changed again and again..."