Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 30, 2007
Thoughts on the Linux Job Market (2007-10-30 23:15:58)
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 (2007-10-30 21:45:54)
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 (2007-10-30 20:15:35)
PC World: "Choosing a Linux distribution to run
a Web site or a database is easy; Linux has handled servers well
ASUS GeForce 8600GT OC Gear 256MB [Review] (2007-10-30 19:30:58)
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
Freespire 2.0: Better Than You Might Expect (2007-10-30 18:45:25)
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 (2007-10-30 18:00:36)
PC World: "Beneath its slick graphical polish,
the latest SUSE is still a hobbyist's OS at heart..."
Sun Makes Its Moves Against NetApp (2007-10-30 14:30:30)
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 (2007-10-30 14:00:30)
internetnews.com: "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
Can a Google Phone Connect With Carriers? (2007-10-30 13:30:52)
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 (2007-10-30 13:00:40)
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 (2007-10-30 12:30:12)
CNET News: "When it comes to document
standards, it seems that one is never quite good enough..."
New York Times Opens Up Code (2007-10-30 12:00:58)
Linux.com: "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 (2007-10-30 09:00:41)
Linux.com: "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 (2007-10-30 08:15:32)
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 (2007-10-30 04:30:56)
PolishLinux: "Pacman is the default package
manager for Arch Linux distribution..."
Fluxbuntu 7.10 RC on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb [Review] (2007-10-30 03:45:40)
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 (2007-10-30 03:00:29)
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 (2007-10-30 02:15:05)
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] (2007-10-30 01:30:11)
Laptop Magazine: "It's a little rough around
the edges, but the Eee PC is a remarkably versatile machine for the