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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 26, 2007

  • Stormy Skies Over GNOME (Nov 26, 2007, 19:45)
    Roundup: Jeff Waugh adds his two cents to the GNOME/OOXML/Novell reports, while his candidacy for the GNOME Foundation board endures some nasty community in-fighting.

  • Q&A: Pamela Jones of Groklaw (Nov 26, 2007, 19:00)
    IT PRO: "IT PRO spoke to the site's founder, Pamela Jones about the impact of the site, the SCO case and the role Groklaw has played in the ongoing legal case..."

  • OLPC: How Do We Gauge Success? Will 490,000 Units Do? (Nov 26, 2007, 16:45)
    Between the Lines: "The One Laptop per Child project's 'Give One, Get One' program has been extended through Dec. 31 as donations averaged about $2 million a day..."

  • ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words (Nov 26, 2007, 16:00)
    ConsortiumInfo: "I refer, of course, to the ongoing, ever expanding, still escalating conflict between ODF and OOXML, a battle that is playing out across five continents and in both the halls of government and the marketplace alike. And, needless to say, at countless blogs and news sites all the Web over as well..."

  • Desktop Linux on the Rise, Linux Foundation Reports (Nov 26, 2007, 15:15)
    DesktopLinux: "What do Linux users want from their desktop? The Linux Foundation's survey has the answers..."

  • A Little Laptop With Big Ambitions (Nov 26, 2007, 14:30)
    The Wall Street Journal: "It was captivating in its utter simplicity: design a $100 laptop and, within four years, get it into the hands of up to 150 million of the world's poorest schoolchildren..."

  • Asus eeePC Violates GPL Say Linux Stalwarts (Nov 26, 2007, 13:00)
    The Beer Files: "However, some Linux purists are upset that the eeePC uses Xandros, a Debian-based distribution which charges license fees and has a similar patent protection agreement with Microsoft to the one signed 12 months ago by Novell..."

  • Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave Files (Nov 26, 2007, 11:30) "Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Instead, most users suddenly discover that these files are accumulating on their hard drives..."

  • 28 Papers on Real-Time and Embedded Linux (Nov 26, 2007, 10:00)
    LinuxDevices: " is pleased to publish an overview and papers from the Ninth Real-Time Linux Workshop held in Linz, Austria, Nov. 2-3, 2007..."

  • CLI Magic: Video Conversion with Mencoder (Nov 26, 2007, 07:00) "Mencoder is part of the MPlayer media player package. While MPlayer can play audio and video files, mencoder converts and manages multimedia files..."

  • DirectX 9.0c on Linux with Wine (Nov 26, 2007, 05:30)
    Wine Review: "Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms..."

  • What Happened to the SCO/York Deal? (Nov 26, 2007, 00:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Earlier this week, it seemed that the only thing between York Capital buying SCO was the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware turning the proposed sale down..."