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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 28, 2008

  • Dual License Model: Future of Open Source? (Jan 28, 2008, 23:30)
    The Open Source Advocate: "I have noticed a trend developing in the business models of successful open source companies. These companies are implementing a business model that is based on dual licensing their software..."

  • The Working Platform--Computer In Appliance (TM) (Jan 28, 2008, 22:45)
    The Tech and Other Cents: "I recently understood that most of my 'computer'-related work is either already done or can be moved to be totally online..."

  • Stop Making Stupid Lists! (Jan 28, 2008, 20:30)
    The Beez' Speaks... "Having had a scientific education I know something about the basic problems of classification..."

  • HP Tells Enterprises Fear the Source (Jan 28, 2008, 19:45)
    ZDNet: "The Hewlett-Packard open source strategy is becoming Fear the source..."

  • Has Microsoft Disavowed Vista? (Jan 28, 2008, 18:15)
    eWeek: "It seems that Microsoft is already giving up on Vista and is setting up business users to switch from XP to Windows 7..."

  • Software 'Tweaks,' Chinese New Year Delay Everex CloudBook (Jan 28, 2008, 16:45)
    Computerworld: "CloudBook was supposed to be available from Wal-Mart Inc. stores and the Web site today..."

  • Next Debian Release by Year-End... Maybe (Jan 28, 2008, 14:30)
    iTWire: "The next release of Debian GNU/Linux, Lenny, is expected to take place before the end of 2008, senior developer Martin Krafft told a miniconference on the distribution at the Australian national Linux conference today..."

  • Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Beta 1 "Ophrys" Released (Jan 28, 2008, 13:45)
    Mandriva: "The first beta, codenamed Ophrys, for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008.1) is now available..."

  • Five Reasons Not to Fear a $200 Linux PC (Jan 28, 2008, 13:00)
    CNET News: "In fact, buying Linux and learning how to use it are easier than ever, thanks to the open-source operating system's expanding presence in affordable computers and mainstream retail outlets..."

  • Nokia Buys Trolltech (Jan 28, 2008, 11:30)
    Computerworld UK: "Never a dull moment in the world of open source. First Sun buys MySQL, and now the Finnish telecom giant Nokia is acquiring Trolltech..."

  • The Rise of the FOSS Spinmeister (Jan 28, 2008, 10:45)
    iTWire: "Having sent Stowell a detailed email asking him whether SCO planned to sue other Linux companies and received a reply in the negative, I went ahead and wrote a story..."

  • The Free Software Hardliner, The Corporation, and the Shotgun Wedding (Jan 28, 2008, 10:00) "We called it Free Software at first. It wasn't until we started calling it Open Source that the punditry line counts began creeping up higher than the code line counts..."

  • Rollup E-reader Runs Linux (Jan 28, 2008, 08:30)
    LinuxDevices: "Philips spinoff Polymer Vision has announced plans to ship a Linux-based e-reader with a flexible, rollup display..."