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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 24, 2008

  • Free Choice: The "Social Business" Model and Free Software (2008-04-24 22:30:44)
    Advogato: "Yet the average person is simply unaware of these issues of 'integrity,' or they are but do not value them highly, choosing 'interoperability with their friends and businesses' as 'more important...'"

  • Linux Ubuntu PCs Set for Sale in Russia (2008-04-24 16:30:43)
    CNews: "Linux Ubuntu installation on PCs sold by Excimer and NT Computer is to be launched within the [next] month. Consequently, Ubuntu sales in Russia might reach 300 thousand units..."

  • Linux Still Top Embedded OS (2008-04-24 15:00:46)
    LinuxDevices:"Linux was used by 18 percent of embedded engineers responding to a survey, making it tops overall among both free and commercial OSes..."

  • Bill Gates: "The GPL, which we disagree with" (2008-04-24 13:30:27)
    Ars Technica: "At the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, Bill Gates gave his thoughts on where the pharmaceutical industry was going, and where it should be going. However, he also slipped up a bit and criticized the GNU General Public License..."

  • Ubuntu's 'Hardy' Gets Cozy With Windows (2008-04-24 12:45:19)
    internetnews.com: "The newest Ubuntu Linux long term support (LTS) release, code named 'Hardy Heron' (officially called Ubuntu 8.04) is set to be available today, including both desktop and server editions with a long list of new features..."

  • Open-Source Films Attack Hollywood (2008-04-24 11:15:18)
    CNET News: "Board member and serial entrepreneur Peter Vesterbacka says the aim of the open-source project is 'wrecking the Hollywood model...'"

  • Codeweavers Gives Linux Project a Boost (2008-04-24 10:30:36)
    We Are *Nixed: "CodeWeavers Inc., the leading manufacturer of Windows to Linux software compatibility products, announced today its support for Lindependence '08, which involves migrating the entire town of Felton, CA to the Linux operating system..."

  • The X300 Review, Part 2: Running Ubuntu Hardy (2008-04-24 09:45:28)
    tecosystems: "Which is another way of saying that once the X300 got here, it was just a matter of time until I replaced Windows with Linux. Where 'time' equates to less than two weeks..."

  • Wubi Do Bee Do, Installing Ubuntu Now So Easy But Hardy Heron Still Too Hard (2008-04-24 08:15:23)
    iTWire: "Thanks to a wonderful new open source tool called Wubi, downloading and installing the latest version of Ubuntu Linux is now a snap for Windows users. It's a pity the Ubuntu development team still hasn't taken the hint with its latest release, Hardy Heron..."

  • OpenOffice.org Extensions: Writer's Tools (2008-04-24 06:45:17)
    Linux Journal: "One of the perqs of being a journalist is that I often hear about software and events before most people..."

  • The Perfect Desktop--gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) (2008-04-24 05:15:58)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop..."

  • "Green" Open Source Technologies for Earth Day (2008-04-24 02:15:06)
    Socialized Software: "In recognition of Earth Day, here are a few open source ideas that might help save the planet or at least extend its shelf life..."

  • The Definitive Review of Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Herron" (2008-04-24 01:30:54)
    Shelley the Republican: "Linux, as we all know, began life as a hobbyist operating system--invented by conspiracy theorist Richard 'Stalin' Stallman so that he could have an operating system that was just as unfriendly as confusing as his word-processor 'e-Macs...'" (Humor)

  • Is Linux Really Outgrowing Its Stereotypes? Does It Matter? (2008-04-24 00:45:37)
    Linux DevCenter: "Last month distro-review ran an article titled 10 ways that Linux is outgrowing the stereotype and becoming the best OS.

  • OLPC Moves Spark Comments (2008-04-24 00:00:55)
    Roundup: Tiemann asks: without open source, what will OLPC have? Blankenhorn calls OLPC a "failure," but believes it's not an indictment of Linux's future; meanwhile Dawson opines that we owe a lot to OLPC's trailblazing. Articles within.