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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 25, 2007

  • linux.conf.au: Taking FOSS to the masses (2007-12-25 23:00:22)
    ITWire: "Jacinta Richardson is one woman who admits to definitely being a geek. But that hasn't got in the way of her being the organiser of the only non-geek event of the 2008 Australian national Linux conference--Open Day..."

  • Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 2: Favorite Flavors (2007-12-25 21:00:38)
    LinuxInsider: "So many flavors with so many choices make the task of picking just one type of candy a near-impossible--but fun-filled--task..."

  • Samba's Big Step (2007-12-25 19:00:37)
    Computerworld UK: "When Neelie Kroes proudly announced her deal with Microsoft over interoperability information, it seemed to me like a classic case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory..."

  • Flipping the Linux Switch: Desktop Environments vs. Window Managers (2007-12-25 17:00:40)
    Download Squad: "Picture this: It's late at night. You've restarted your computer. The optical drive is whirring contentedly, but you have butterflies in your stomach. Tonight is the night you install Linux for the first time..."

  • Holiday Wishes (2007-12-25 15:00:14)
    Hoosier Penguin: In this season of the year, the gift of free and open software is something awesome to reflect upon.

  • Unwrapping the XO Laptop (2007-12-25 13:00:46)
    (parent.thesis): "Santa's elves worked overtime to ensure that little green laptops would make it to homes across North America by December 24th..."

  • Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop (2007-12-25 09:00:30)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set up a CentOS 5.1 desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment..."

  • Fear of the Dark (2007-12-25 05:30:22)
    PolishLinux: "Do you know why do I admire Microsoft's marketing whizzes? They made a deity out of their corporation. No, seriously. No figurative speech. Not a metaphor nor a parallel. Those nameless heroes did it literally..."

  • gOS 1.0.1: Lots of Hype, But Not So Fast (2007-12-25 02:30:25)
    CLICK: "I'm writing this review on Google Docs in Firefox while running gOS 1.0.1, the Ubuntu-based distribution that steers users toward Web-based applications whenever possible..."

  • Looking Back on 2007, and Towards 2008 (2007-12-25 01:45:38)
    Computer Business Review: "So 2007 will be remembered for BI consolidation: Cognos buying Applix, Oracle buying Hyperion, SAP buying Business Objects and IBM buying Cognos..."

  • The New Open Source Legacy (2007-12-25 01:00:49)
    OnStrategies Perspectives: "The end of the year is obviously the time for the 'look back,' and although we weren't planning any grand pronouncements that 2007 was the year of social computing or anything like that..."

  • Linux: No Longer a Winner? (From Jan 8/07) (2007-12-25 00:15:17)
    Managing L'unix: "I was thinking about the future of Linux when it occurred to me that one path for its future can seen as a simple consequence of what we mean by 'winning...'"