Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 20, 2007
Why Linux Didn't Win in 2007 and Why It Won't in 2008 Either (Dec 20, 2007, 22:45)
Seopher: "2007 was touted as 'the year for
Linux' and indeed the first quarter looked promising but things
never really took off. Why is that...?"
KDE 3.5 vs 4.0. Round Two (Dec 20, 2007, 22:00)
/dev/jarzebski: "One of my recent publications
about the usage of memory by the upcoming KDE 4.0 and it's
comparison to the current KDE 3.5, emerged a heated discussion on
Hands On With the New Online Version of OpenOffice.org (Updated) (Dec 20, 2007, 20:30)
Ars Technica: "After going premium and
suffering some community fragmentation, the OpenOffice.org open
source office suite is being taken in a new direction by a company
Samba Team Receives Microsoft Protocol Documentation (Dec 20, 2007, 20:00)
"Today the Protocol Freedom Information Foundation... signed an
agreement with Microsoft to receive the protocol documentation
needed to fully interoperate with the Microsoft Windows workgroup
server products and to make them available to Free Software
projects such as Samba..." Press release within.
First Look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 (Dec 20, 2007, 19:00)
ZDNet: "I'm keeping a close eye on the latest
Firefox betas to be released by Mozilla..."
NetBSD 4: A Force to Be Reckoned With? (Dec 20, 2007, 18:15)
internetnews.com: "NetBSD 4 is finally out,
boasting a long list of feature and speed improvements in the open
source operating system..."
KDE, OOXML, and "Schisms" (Dec 20, 2007, 15:15)
Roundup: Linux.com examines the details of the
KOffice developers' stance on OOXML, while KDE developer Aaron
Seigo pointedly responds to Linux Journal's question "Can We Avoid
the Great Schism?"
Foolish Forecast: Red Hat in the Black (Dec 20, 2007, 14:30)
Motley Fool: "Longtime Linux platform leader
Red Hat will don a fresh fedora on Thursday night to report its
third-quarter 2008 results..."
Asustek Ups Eee PC Sales F'cast by Two-Thirds (Dec 20, 2007, 13:45)
Reuters: "Taiwan's Asustek Computer expects to
sell 5 million new Eee PCs globally next year, a senior company
official said on Wednesday, up two-thirds from its previous sales
Tech Charities to Consider this Giving Season (Dec 20, 2007, 13:00)
Linux.com: "As part of my year-end planning I
look at what charities to donate to, since charitable contributions
are tax-deductible. Here's a list of charities with ties to free
software, open source, and information technology..."
Restoring and Updating the ASUS Eee Linux PC (Dec 20, 2007, 11:30)
The Linux Distillery: "Well, I've been
hornswaggled. My lovely brand-new ASUS Eee from Myer may have been
a shop-soiled demo model. It wasn't a virgin system but one that
had played the field with many..."
Tux Droid Delivers a Very Merry Linuxmas (Dec 20, 2007, 10:00)
Daniweb: "But no, believe me, when they see the
dancing plastic penguin that announces the arrival of new email all
that will change..."
A Look at UHU-Linux 2.1 RC2 (Dec 20, 2007, 08:30)
Planète Béranger: "More than one
year ago, I reviewed UHU-Linux 2.0, and I very much liked
Raking MySQL Over Rails (Dec 20, 2007, 05:30)
Developer.com: "I'm a programmer, not a
database administrator; I prefer to live in a world of code rather
than table schemas and confusing SQL queries..."
Fedora 8--More than a Linux Distribution (Dec 20, 2007, 04:00)
Packt: "In addition to being a fantastic
release, Fedora's user and development community and a clear headed
approach makes Fedora 8 much more than a Linux distribution..."
Parallel Feedback Loops: Integrating Your Community (Dec 20, 2007, 02:30)
FLOSS Ruminations: "This falls in line with the
view that an open model is more efficient, but how exactly is it
more efficient, and how does one maximize that efficiency? Does
Open Source development lead to the creation of a perfect