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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 26, 2008

  • An Introduction to CrossOver Games (Mar 26, 2008, 22:30)
    Wine Review: "CrossOver Games is a commercial variant of Wine released by CodeWeavers with support for many of today's most popular games..."

  • UK to Fly the Flag for OOXML (Mar 26, 2008, 21:45)
    Channel Register: "The British Standards Institute looks set to reverse its position on Microsoft's Office Open XML file format by approving it as an international standard..."

  • The Importance of Being Updated (Mar 26, 2008, 21:00)
    Linux-Watch: "Part of the problem? Many companies are unclear both about what programs they're using, never mind when and how to update them..."

  • Disruptive Technologies that Affect Desktop Linux (Mar 26, 2008, 18:45)
    Datamation: "Perhaps what has given desktop Linux its biggest shot in the arm is the evolution of various disruptive technologies that have, by design, made desktop Linux adoption just that much easier..."

  • The World's First Document Freedom Day (Mar 26, 2008, 17:15)
    ODF: "Today is Document Freedom Day: Roughly 200 teams from more than 60 countries worldwide are organising local activities to raise awareness for Document Freedom and Open Standards..."

  • Microsoft Files Complaint on OOXML Vote to Apex Office and Ministry of Consumer Affairs (Mar 26, 2008, 16:30)
    Open Source India: "I love Microsoft for their sheer willingness to p**s off every human being on this planet in their quest for approval of OOXML..."

  • OOXML Votes: One Yea, One Nay (Mar 26, 2008, 15:45)
    Roundup: Brazil votes no again, but the Czechs change their minds and vote yes.

  • ODF Editor: ODF Loses if OOXML Does (Mar 26, 2008, 12:00)
    PC World Australia: "The editor of the Open Document Format standard has written a letter that strongly supports recognizing Microsoft's Open Office XML file format as a standard, arguing that if it fails, ODF will suffer..."

  • Embedded Linux Conference Courts Developers (Mar 26, 2008, 12:00)
    DeviceGuru: "Developers thinking of using Linux as an embedded operating system won't want to miss the annual Embedded Linux Conference coming to Silicon Valley next month..."

  • Linux Distros That Could Take The Lead Soon (Mar 26, 2008, 10:30)
    Biguncledave's Weblog: "But open source is about free choice and fair competition, so there's never a time when the lead penguins can rest easy..."

  • Salasaga Burns Brightly at Its Start (Mar 26, 2008, 07:30) "One of the remaining gaps in the GNU/Linux desktop is an editor for producing Flash content..."

  • Dell, Rivals Leaving Linux Money on the Table (Mar 26, 2008, 03:00)
    The VAR Guy: "The VAR Guy is in the market for a small office printer that supports Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP..."

  • What CAN'T Linux Do? (Mar 26, 2008, 01:30)
    TechRepublic: "A few weeks ago a colleague of mine sent me a link to a story about a man who clustered together sixteen Playstation 3s using Linux to simulate black holes..."