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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 30, 2007

  • Thoughts on the Linux Job Market (Oct 30, 2007, 23:15)
    Enterprise Linux Log: "The Foote Partners report comparing average pay for certified IT skills versus non-certified IT skills got a lot of people talking..."

  • Miguel's Delusions of Grandeur (Oct 30, 2007, 21:45)
    iTWire: "News has emerged that the GNOME foundation is participating in meetings to discuss adoption of Microsoft's Office Open XML formats..."

  • First Look: Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Linux (Oct 30, 2007, 20:15)
    PC World: "Choosing a Linux distribution to run a Web site or a database is easy; Linux has handled servers well for years..."

  • ASUS GeForce 8600GT OC Gear 256MB [Review] (Oct 30, 2007, 19:30)
    Phoronix: "Earlier this month we looked at the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi motherboard, which featured a new technology called Express Gate that was an instant-on Linux-based desktop environment that supported a web browser and the Skype VoIP client..."

  • Freespire 2.0: Better Than You Might Expect (Oct 30, 2007, 18:45)
    DesktopLinux: "When I downloaded Freespire 2.03 for review, I wasn't sure what I was going to get..."

  • First Look: OpenSUSE 10.3 Desktop Linux (Oct 30, 2007, 18:00)
    PC World: "Beneath its slick graphical polish, the latest SUSE is still a hobbyist's OS at heart..."

  • Sun Makes Its Moves Against NetApp (Oct 30, 2007, 14:30)
    Groklaw: "I thought you'd want to know that Sun's general counsel, Mike Dillon, has posted the latest on the NetApp v. Sun litigation..."

  • Vyatta Updates Open Source Router (Oct 30, 2007, 14:00) "Open source networking vendor Vyatta is rolling out the latest community edition of its routing software, continuing efforts to target Cisco users in a battle for a slice of the multi-billion-dollar router market..."

  • Can a Google Phone Connect With Carriers? (Oct 30, 2007, 13:30)
    The Wall Street Journal: "Google Inc. is close to unveiling its long-planned strategy to shake up the wireless market, people familiar with the matter say..."

  • Price Of '$100 Laptop' For Poor Kids Hits $200 (Oct 30, 2007, 13:00)
    Reuters/InformationWeek: "A computer developed for poor children around the world, dubbed 'the $100 laptop,' has reached a milestone: Its price tag is now $200..."

  • Former OpenDocument Advocates Bolt for W3C Standard (Oct 30, 2007, 12:30)
    CNET News: "When it comes to document standards, it seems that one is never quite good enough..."

  • New York Times Opens Up Code (Oct 30, 2007, 12:00) "The New York Times likes open source--so much so that, as it gradually moves more of its print operations online, it is nurturing a Web development team that has released two of its own open source projects..."

  • Going All-In with PokerTH (Oct 30, 2007, 09:00) "While still pre-1.0, PokerTH is far enough along in development to be included as a standard offering in openSUSE, Ubuntu 7.10, and other distros..."

  • The Past 12 Linux Kernels Benchmarked (Oct 30, 2007, 08:15)
    Phoronix: "We have taken the last 12 major kernel releases, from Linux 2.6.12 to Linux 2.6.23, built them from source and set out on a benchmarking escapade..."

  • Archlinux Tools: Pacman (Oct 30, 2007, 04:30)
    PolishLinux: "Pacman is the default package manager for Arch Linux distribution..."

  • Fluxbuntu 7.10 RC on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb [Review] (Oct 30, 2007, 03:45)
    Motho ke motho ka botho: "So I approach Fluxbuntu with a mix of hope and over-familiarity, and that might shine through because I really, really like it..."

  • GeeXboX, Windows Media Center Killer (Oct 30, 2007, 03:00)
    Tech Source from Bohol: "Can you imagine that there is a full operating system the size of 8.87MB? In fact, it has a graphical user interface and specializes in playing multimedia files using MPlayer..."

  • Another Day Another Distro--Part 5--Debian 4.0 Etch (Oct 30, 2007, 02:15)
    Adventures in Open Source: "I'd heard a lot of stories about Debian only being for hardcore hackers and real purists but I wanted to see for myself..."

  • Asus Eee PC 701 [Review] (Oct 30, 2007, 01:30)
    Laptop Magazine: "It's a little rough around the edges, but the Eee PC is a remarkably versatile machine for the price..."