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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 31, 2007

  • Top 10 Reasons Not to Use Ubuntu (Oct 31, 2007, 22:45)
    Mark Hinkle: "So I thought I would give you ten reasons why you shouldn't use Ubuntu so when your Ubuntu-loving friends tell you about it you can be armed with some reasons why you would rather use Windows..." Humor.

  • Is Microsoft Hijacking Open Source? (Oct 31, 2007, 21:30)
    Linux Journal: "Like many, I was pretty shocked by the recent Microsoft-EU deal to settle the long-running investigation into interoperability issues..."

  • Some Church Officials Keen About One Laptop Per Child (Oct 31, 2007, 21:00)
    Catholic News Service: "A plan to equip the world's poorest schoolchildren with a low-cost, rugged, portable, wireless laptop has found some enthusiastic support among the Jesuits and in the Vatican..."

  • Google in Talks With Verizon Wireless: Sources (Oct 31, 2007, 20:30)
    Reuters/ "Google is in active talks with number-two U.S. mobile carrier Verizon Wireless about putting Google applications on phones it offers..."

  • The Pirate Bay Sees a Future Without BitTorrent (Oct 31, 2007, 19:30)
    TorrentFreak: "This company, founded by BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen, recently decided to close the source of some newer additions to the protocol. According to The Pirate Bay, this gives them too much power and influence..."

  • Almost the Google PC: Everex gPC Available at Wal-Mart (Oct 31, 2007, 19:00)
    CNET News: "On Thursday, WalMart begins selling the Everex Green gPC TC2502, a $198, low-powered, Linux-based PC that's designed primarily for running Web 2.0 apps..."

  • Google Phone, Motorola Razr2 will Finally Catapult Role of Open Source, Linux in Mobile Market (Oct 31, 2007, 18:30)
    ZDNet: "The impending release of the Google phone and Motorola's first Linux-based Razr2 device in the U.S. will catapult open source's status in the mobile market..."

  • German Foreign Office Comes Out in Favor of Open Document Format (Oct 31, 2007, 18:00)
    Heise Online: "The development in India was happening along similar lines, M K Yadava of the IT development company Amtron from the federal state of Assam pointed out..."

  • Notebooks for All (Oct 31, 2007, 16:30)
    Bangkok Post: "A Canadian alternative to the much talked about 'one hundred dollar laptop' is making the rounds of the region in the hope of winning support from governments by offering a different solution to bridge the digital divide..."

  • Nigerian Education Selects Intel-powered Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux (Oct 31, 2007, 15:45)
    Mandriva: "Mandriva is working with Intel Corporation and Technology Support Center Ltd. to provide 17,000 Intel-powered classmate PCs..."

  • KDE Project Ships Fourth Beta Release... Codename "Kippie" (Oct 31, 2007, 13:30)
    KDE: "The KDE Community is happy to release the fourth Beta for KDE 4.0. This Beta aimed at further polishing of the KDE codebase and we would love to start receiving feedback from testers..."

  • Gaming from Within the Terminal (Oct 31, 2007, 09:00) "MUDs are text-driven cooperative or competitive games that you can play either straight from your terminal using the Telnet protocol or through a separate application specially designed to play MUDs..."

  • New Wine Help and Discussion Forum (Oct 31, 2007, 07:30)
    Wine Review: "Today the new Wine help and discussion forum at went live, the forums are meant to be a meeting place for anyone interested in Wine usage or development..."

  • Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac--Mac4Lin Project Documentation (Oct 31, 2007, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "The goal of this project is to bring the look and feel of Mac OS X (latest being 10.5, Leopard) on *nix GTK based systems..."

  • LinuxBIOS Brings Clones One Step Closer to Freedom (Oct 31, 2007, 01:30)
    EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "No matter how hard you try to build a 100 percent Free/Open Source (FOSS) computer, there are a few bits you can't reach that contain non-FOSS code: ROM chips..."