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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 24, 2008

  • Nick Carr: Bebo and Digital Sharecroppers (Mar 24, 2008, 21:45)
    FLOSS Ruminations: "...[I]t's about the Bebo acquisition by AOL and how the founders have been rewarded handsomely, to the tune of $800 million, with diddly squat going to the artists who contributed site content..."

  • Summary of Mono�s Danger to GNU/Linux and the Free Desktop (Mar 24, 2008, 21:00)
    BoycottNovell: "We have received some mail recently from developers who are concerned about issues that are covered here, including OOXML and Mono..."

  • iPhone's Biggest Competition Might Be the ASUS EeePC (Mar 24, 2008, 20:15)
    Apple, Ink: "The iPhone has been a success up to this point largely because it is a computer in the form of a phone. The operating system is simple for the user to use and at the same time very powerful..."

  • Leveraging Free (Mar 24, 2008, 19:30)
    Linux Journal: "'Free' has been a founding concept in the Linux world since before there was Linux--or GNU/Linux, if you prefer..."

  • Tracking Linux Prereleases: OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora (Mar 24, 2008, 17:15)
    Ars Technica: "We often hear from readers who want to track the development process of their favorite Linux distribution but don't know where to start..."

  • Teens Bring Laptops to South African Children (Mar 24, 2008, 15:00)
    NPR: "Two teenage sisters from Boston, along with their family and school, have joined forces with an American non-profit organization to provide laptop computers to underprivileged children in South Africa..."

  • No Consensus Over OOXML in Poland, Yet (Mar 24, 2008, 14:15)
    PolishLinux: "Last Thursday PKN (Polish Normalization Committee) had a meeting on which it was supposed to come up with the decision concerning Polish recommendation for ISO/IEC DIS 29500 (OOXML) proposed standard..."

  • Linux Gains Native RTOS Emulation Layer (Mar 24, 2008, 13:30)
    LinuxDevices: "Newly available open source software could significantly increase Linux's utility in industrial computing applications..."

  • OpenOffice 3.0 Promises to Bash Office (Mar 24, 2008, 12:45)
    Techworld: "Microsoft's Office suite could have plausible challenger on the desktop for the first time since Lotus gave up trying to take on Redmond a decade ago..."

  • KolourPaint: More Than a Microsoft Paint Clone (Mar 24, 2008, 10:30) "Just as Microsoft Paint is included with every Windows installation, so KolourPaint has been part of the kdegraphics package since KDE 3.3..."

  • Installing a Secure Instant Messaging Server on Linux (Mar 24, 2008, 09:00)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Now that IM servers are ready for the enterprise data center, isn't it time to learn how to install, configure and manage one...?"

  • Prepare a Self-Installing Drive for Blade Servers (Mar 24, 2008, 04:30)
    developerWorks: "Follow these nine steps to build a bootable, self-installing hard disk drive for an IBM BladeCenter HS20 blade server running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10..."