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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 24, 2007

  • Five Desktop Linux Highlights of 2007 (2007-12-24 23:30:24)
    DesktopLinux: "Sometimes putting together a best-of-the-year list is like pulling teeth. There simply isn't enough big news to fill the list out. That was not a problem for desktop Linux in 2007.."

  • The Benefits of a Regular Release Schedule (2007-12-24 22:45:56)
    The Open Source Advocate: "I have recently read the announcement that Kubuntu 8.04 is NOT going to be an LTS release, thereby deviating from the release schedule of all the other Ubuntu variants..."

  • 2007 Top Ten Free and Open Source Legal Issues (2007-12-24 22:00:50)
    Law & Life: Silicon Valley: "The year 2007 has been the most active year for legal developments in the history of free and open source ('FOSS'). In fact, you would have been hard pressed in past years to enumerate even five important legal developments..."

  • Everything You Know About Networking Just Changed (2007-12-24 21:15:33)
    Linux-Watch: "I was sure that Microsoft would find some way to wiggle out of the European Union deal to reveal its trade secrets..."

  • IPR, Trade Barriers and Open Document Formats: China Learns its Lessons Well (2007-12-24 19:45:47)
    ConsortiumInfo: "One of the topics I'm behind writing on is the state of IPR concerns and standard setting in China in general, and the current status of UOF--China's 'Uniform Office Document Format' entry in the document format sweepstakes--in particular..."

  • Open Source is an Operations Business: Red Hat's CEO Switch (2007-12-24 19:00:13)
    The Open Road: "I was talking with a friend this morning who used to work at JBoss. He made an interesting point: Rob Bearden, the COO at JBoss, was perhaps the biggest reason for JBoss' success..."

  • How a Linux Download Topped YouTube's Hit List (2007-12-24 18:15:48)
    Wired: "The hottest thing on YouTube this month isn't The Dark Knight trailer or that clip of a baby giving an evil eye..."

  • OneLaptop-OneVillage (2007-12-24 16:00:00)
    AP/Chicago Tribune: "Doubts about whether poor, rural children really can benefit from quirky little computers evaporate as quickly as the morning dew in this hilltop Andean village..."

  • A Holiday Present for Everybody: MEPIS 7.0 is Released (2007-12-24 13:45:08)
    Mepis: "MEPIS 7.0 offers up to date user applications delivered on top of a Debian stable core..."

  • OLPC Heralds Era of Low-Cost Computing (2007-12-24 13:00:33)
    LinuxWorld: "OLPC's XO laptop and the dream of the $100 notebook PC have driven down the cost of computing and highlighted the issue of the lack of computing resources in developing nations..."

  • Linux Networking Cookbook: Tasty Linux Recipes (2007-12-24 09:00:39)
    Linux-Watch: "Even before I picked up Unix, I worked on networks. While networking has gotten simpler, it's almost all TCP/IP now instead of Arcnet, Token-Ring and a half dozen dusty wiring and protocol schemes..."