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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 31, 2007

  • The Top Linux/FOSS Events of 2007 (2007-12-31 21:15:12)
    The Linux Distillery: "Sure, it's been said before, but this time it's true: 2007 was undoubtedly the year which saw Linux go mainstream..."

  • For 2008 Media Will Create Red Hat-Ubuntu War (2007-12-31 20:30:35)
    Shared Software, Shared Processes: "Here's an easy prediction to make. In 2008 the media will gin up a 'war' between Red Hat and Ubuntu for 'control' of Linux..."

  • Future AMD GPUs To Be More Open-Source Friendly? (2007-12-31 19:45:41)
    Phoronix: "AMD is on the heels of releasing the next set of GPU programming documentation to aide in the development of the open-source R500/600 drivers..."

  • Fedora 8: An Assault On Ubuntu (2007-12-31 19:00:50)
    Mad Penguin: "After looking into what Fedora has done, I think it is clear which distribution is really working hard to attract new users..."

  • My Very Own OLPC XO Laptop (2007-12-31 18:15:29)
    Groklaw: "Finally I get to play with the OLPC laptop. It was a gift, and it was given to me in a restaurant, where it created a stir, so there's a story to tell you..."

  • Does Linux Still Fill a Need? (2007-12-31 17:30:04)
    Linux Journal: "When I began using Linux it solved several problems I faced. Linux provided a way for me to learn UNIX without having to pay $20,000 for the so-called privilege of owning a Solaris OS..."

  • OLPC CTO Jepsen Quits Nonprofit Effort (2007-12-31 16:00:25)
    IT World: "The One Laptop Per Child project suffered a blow this week, with Chief Technology Officer Mary Lou Jepsen quitting the nonprofit to start a for-profit company to commercialize technology she invented with OLPC..."

  • Repairo: Fixing a Hand-Built Ubuntu Based Linux Computer (2007-12-31 09:00:22)
    Adventures in Linux and Open Source: "Linux has a reputation, well earned, that it will run on much more marginal hardware than most other OSes..."

  • Review: Foresight Linux (2007-12-31 05:00:45)
    Softpedia: "It's 10 in the morning, I've just finished downloading the Foresight DVD ISO image and I'm ready to burn it on a DVD disc..."

  • NVIDIA 169.07 Linux Display Driver (2007-12-31 01:00:58)
    Phoronix: "Just in time for the holidays, NVIDIA has released a new Linux display driver, which is a stable version of their previous 169.04 beta last month..."