Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 22, 2008
I Sense Serious Changes (2008-04-22 23:15:13)
Linux Journal: "Well, I am trying to be a
mystic here but it seems like there is something really changing
for the good right now..."
Is It Lift Off for Linux? (2008-04-22 21:00:31)
BBC dot.life: "[Shuttleworth] main point was
that Linux, and use of Ubuntu, was on the rise. He also had lots of
interesting things to say about open source more broadly, the
Microsoft-Yahoo deal etc, which I thought I'd detail here as a
Freeing Software for Users (2008-04-22 15:45:25)
The Hindu: "Net users in the city and in Kerala
are discovering and exploring the potential of free software.."
Slackware Linux 12.1 RC2 [Released] (2008-04-22 15:00:39)
ComVan: "Slackware Linux is a complete 32-bit
multitasking 'UNIX-like' system. It's currently based around the
2.4 Linux kernel series and the GNU C Library version 2.3.2
Top OLPC Executive Resigns After Restructuring (2008-04-22 14:15:35)
PC World: "Drastic internal restructuring at
the One Laptop Per Child Project has led to the resignation of one
of the nonprofit's top executives from the effort..."
Linux To Power 20% Mobile Phones By 2013 (2008-04-22 13:30:12)
InformationWeek: "It's not a forecast that will
leave Symbian and Windows Mobile supporters quaking in their boots,
but ABI Research is predicting that about 20% of middle and
high-end mobile handsets will be running some form of the Linux
operating system by 2013..."
Bradley Kuhn Makes a Better World Through Software Freedom (2008-04-22 12:00:14)
Linux.com: "Kuhn, formerly the executive
director of the Free Software Foundation, took some time recently
to catch us up on his latest work..."
A Preview Of Kernel-Based Mode-Setting (2008-04-22 07:30:09)
Phoronix: "As implied by its name, kernel
mode-setting involves moving the mode-setting code for video
adapters from the user-space X server drivers into the Linux
Rethinking Gobuntu (2008-04-22 04:30:20)
Blue-GNU: "In a few days, both the gNewSense
and Gobuntu project will release a new version of their
distributions. Based on Ubuntu Hardy Heron, they will aim at
satisfying the most exigent users in terms of freedom..."
Why Microsoft Should Not Lose (And Free Software Will Still Win) (2008-04-22 03:00:36)
Free Software Magazine: "There has always been
a section of the free software community which has an
anti-Microsoft agenda. It's almost like their mission statement is
'It's not over until Microsoft is dead...'"