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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 20, 2007

  • Why I've Replaced Vista with Linux (Nov 20, 2007, 20:30)
    IT Analysis: "This decision was a long time coming but I think it is the right thing to do right now: I have reformatted the hard drive on my laptop and replaced Vista with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux as the main operating system..."

  • Aiming for the Clouds: The Red Hat Q&A (Nov 20, 2007, 18:15)
    tecosystems: "Let's start from the back: what's the significance of the Amazon/EC2 partnership...?"

  • Kindle Powered by Linux (Nov 20, 2007, 17:30)
    Robert Love: "My Amazon Kindle is not yet here, but I came across the device's source code notice, which reveals the book reader's OS: The Amazon Kindle is powered by Linux, specifically a 2.6.10 kernel..."

  • Novell Refocuses on its Partners (Nov 20, 2007, 16:45)
    Linux-Watch: "Novell's channel partners have not been happy lately..."

  • SCO's Lawyer's Bill Reveals SCO Approached IBM Re Unix Purchase: "No Interest" (Nov 20, 2007, 16:00)
    Groklaw: "The real interesting stuff is in Exhibit A, page 17: 'Memos regarding IBM as potential Unix purchase,' "approach to IBM,' page 18: 'no interest...'"

  • Nokia N810 Internet Tablet Released (Nov 20, 2007, 15:15)
    Wired: "Nokia's N810 Internet Tablet finally makes it to the US, and it'll cost you $480..."

  • Microsoft Struggling to Convince About Vista (Nov 20, 2007, 14:30)
    Computerworld UK: "The majority of IT professionals worry that migrating to Windows Vista will make their networks less stable and more complex, according to a new survey..."

  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Beta 1 (Nov 20, 2007, 13:45)
    Underexposed: "A few months later than had been planned, Mozilla released on Monday night the first beta version of an overhauled Firefox, the widely used open-source Web browser..."

  • Mythbuntu 7.10: An Excellent MythTV Distribution (Nov 20, 2007, 13:00)
    Phoronix: "Mythbuntu is an Ubuntu derivative and has been around for less than a year, but they have been making great progress with this MythTV-optimized distribution..."

  • A Sidestep to openSUSE 10 (Nov 20, 2007, 11:30)
    Mandrake Linux Tips for Free: "Unfortunately, to convince openSUSE 10.3 to function well was quite a wrestle at times, to the point where I now understand why some experienced Windows users who give Linux a try throw in the towel after too much initial struggling..."

  • Hidden Linux : Finding Stuff Fast (Nov 20, 2007, 10:00)
    New Zealand PC World: "The Linux find command is enormously powerful but, like many command-line tools, you need to be a syntactical wizz-kind to work with all its parameters..."

  • Access Control Lists (Nov 20, 2007, 08:30)
    BeginLinux: "Access Control Lists (ACLs) allow you to provide different levels of access to files and folders for different users..."

  • Using LaTeX: The Basics [Part I] (Nov 20, 2007, 07:00)
    PolishLinux: "This is the first of a series of articles about using Tex system. A good place to begin would be by asking the question 'Why is it worth using TeX...?'"

  • Anatomy of the Linux SCSI Subsystem (Nov 20, 2007, 05:30)
    developerWorks: "GNU/Linux and SCSI are a natural pair because they both have similar characteristics in their respective environments. GNU/Linux is a secure and reliable operating system that runs non-stop..."

  • Linux Blogging Sucks (Nov 20, 2007, 04:00)
    Talk About Anything: "I want to tell you a story of a blogger who uses Linux as his main (and quite the only) operating system..."

  • InformationWeek Lets Microsoft's Bill Hilf Try To Scare You... Yeah. Right. (Nov 20, 2007, 02:30)
    HackFUD: "What he seems to be implying here is that if you use FOSS products, there's no one to phone up and complain to if something with that product goes wrong..."

  • Old Age Open Source Initiative (Nov 20, 2007, 02:30)
    DaniWeb: "The University of Miami in the US has got together with the University of Dundee in Scotland to work with IBM on a project to develop open source software designed specifically to address the needs of older people..."

  • Open Source Software in Math (Nov 20, 2007, 01:00)
    I think these things: "This opinion piece in Notices of the American Mathematical Society, argues that since mathematicians increasingly rely on software in generating their results, we should be increasingly concerned about the use of proprietary math software..."