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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 31, 2008

  • OOXML Woes Continue as Norway Files Protest with ISO Relating to its Own Vote (Mar 31, 2008, 23:15)
    ConsortiumInfo: "How can all of this be true in a country like Norway? Elections this flawed usually only occur in Florida..."

  • Ulteo Application System Beta 1 [Review] (Mar 31, 2008, 22:30)
    FOSSWire: "Rather than being just another Linux distribution, founder Gaël Duval (previously of Mandriva fame), wants to simplify the way you use your computer and your digital life. Apparently..."

  • One Step Forward: A Review of GNOME 2.22 (Mar 31, 2008, 20:15)
    Ars Technica: "The latest release of the GNOME desktop environment includes a number of significant architectural enhancements and new applications that offer increased power and usability..."

  • Microsoft's Great Besmirching (Mar 31, 2008, 18:45)
    Linux Journal: "To be sure, Microsoft has crossed the line several times, but it has always worked within the system, however much it has attempted to use it for its own ends. No more..."

  • Future Open Source Superstars (Mar 31, 2008, 18:00)
    Socialized Software: "This week's Open Source Business Conference was a strange meeting of Enterprise IT users, venture capitalists, and free software entrepreneurs..."

  • Microsoft's New Weapon Against Open Source: Stupidity (Mar 31, 2008, 17:15)
    Open Source Initiative: "An Information Week article published last week appears to position Microsoft as trying to do something right when it comes to open source..."

  • Linux Destined for Low-Cost Intel Atom PCs (Mar 31, 2008, 16:30)
    CNET News: "Intel's low-cost Atom processors will be at the core of inexpensive PCs. And inexpensive computers these days often come with Linux..."

  • Firefox 4 Will Push Out the Edges of the Browser (Mar 31, 2008, 15:00)
    Webware: "After the product road map roundtable I live-blogged Wednesday, I had a talk with Chris Beard, VP of Labs for Mozilla. Beard is working on the things you won't see in Firefox 3, but will, if he has his way, surface in Firefox 4..."

  • Is OOXML a Done Deal? (Mar 31, 2008, 13:30) "Some Microsoft opponents admit OOXML will probably become an ISO standard..."

  • Laptop Training Begins in Peru (Mar 31, 2008, 12:00)
    MIT Technology Review: "As teachers converge, One Laptop per Child takes a big leap from pilot program to large-scale national execution..."

  • Texmaker Tames LaTeX (Mar 31, 2008, 07:30) "Texmaker is an editor for the document markup language LaTeX. It lets you concentrate on the content of a document, while the underlying LaTeX engine takes care of the layout..."

  • Filing US Federal Taxes Under Linux (Mar 31, 2008, 00:00) "Filling out tax returns has traditionally been an area where Linux comes up short compared to the proprietary platforms, but you actually have several options for using commercial income tax products on a Linux platform..."