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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 21, 2008

  • Has Dell Delivered on GNU/Linux? (Mar 21, 2008, 21:00)
    Linux Journal: "What follows is a short report on my own experiences of putting my money where my mouth is..."

  • Windows is Caught Between Mac and Linux (Mar 21, 2008, 20:15)
    DesktopLinux: "For the first time in ages, the sale of new PCs with Windows as a percentage of the PC market is declining sharply..."

  • Is the Open Source Brand in the Right Hands? (Mar 21, 2008, 19:30)
    Socialized Software: "The methodologies of Open Source are not owned or guided by any one person. The closest thing we have are the Open Source Initiative and support of the Free Software Foundation..."

  • Whither Initiative? (Mar 21, 2008, 18:45)
    Blogging Hyperic: "Having had a long history myself in Free and Open Source Software, the recent activity bears reflection and begs the question 'What is the purpose of the Open Source Initiative...?'"

  • Mozilla Says Firefox 3 Ready For Prime Time (Mar 21, 2008, 17:15)
    Reuters/ "A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft Corp's dominant Internet Explorer..."

  • After a Year of Open Source, Second Life Looks Ahead (Mar 21, 2008, 15:45) "A year has passed since Linden Lab, maker of the popular 3-D virtual world Second Life, released the source code to its Second Life viewer under the GNU GPL..."

  • Let's Be Clear: The Apache Software Foundation Does NOT Support OOXML (Mar 21, 2008, 15:45)
    Arnaud's Open Blog: "But in these days and age you are never too prudent. It wouldn't surprise me to see this or other similar fancy claim being published eventually..."

  • OOXML Stalemate May Lead to Cliff Hanger Ending (Mar 21, 2008, 13:30) "Microsoft's bid to upgrade Office Open XML's status to that of an International Organization for Standardization standard is starting to look like a good old fashioned cliffhanger..."

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Beta Released (Mar 21, 2008, 12:45) "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) on desktop and server..."

  • Linux Clients for Three Top P2P Networks (Mar 21, 2008, 11:15) "You can find Linux clients for several file-sharing networks..."

  • Rugged Vehicle-Mount Computer Runs Linux (Mar 21, 2008, 10:30)
    LinuxDevices: "Aaeon has introduced a fanless, Linux-compatible computer that runs Intel Celeron CPUs..."

  • Creating a Contacts Database in OpenOffice (Mar 21, 2008, 09:45)
    LinuxPlanet: ""Last week we learned how to make pages of labels, business cards, and form letters using OpenOffice Writer and Base..."

  • How To Extract Values From top And Plot Them (Mar 21, 2008, 09:00)
    HowtoForge: "Many researchers who are doing performance evaluation and benchmarking need to capture the values of the CPU and the RAM..."

  • Twittering from the Command Line (Mar 21, 2008, 07:30)
    fsckin w/linux: "Since I've started using Twitter, I've been on the hunt for a command line version, so I don't need to start up a browser or send an SMS on my phone..."

  • Radeon vs. RadeonHD Drivers In H1'08 (Mar 21, 2008, 06:00)
    Phoronix: "For Linux distribution vendors, right now is proving to be an awkward time for them as they decide which ATI driver will ship as the default choice in their spring distribution refresh..."

  • Harald Welte and Groklaw Announced as Winners of the FSF's Annual Free Software Awards (Mar 21, 2008, 03:45)
    FSF: "The Free Software Foundation announced the recipients of its Award for Projects of Social Benefit and its Award for the Advancement of Free Software..."

  • Waiting on the HP Linux Desktop (Mar 21, 2008, 00:45)
    DesktopLinux: "I would have liked to have been able to tell you in great detail exactly what desktops and laptops will soon be coming from Hewlett-Packard equipped with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10..."

  • Open Source Movement as Terrorism? (Mar 21, 2008, 00:00)
    Roundup: An attempt to demonstrate that the open source movement shares tactics with terrorist organizations, with a strong rebuttal.