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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 29, 2008

  • Will the "12:00 Flashers" Change Linux? (2008-04-29 21:00:08)
    Hardware 2.0: "I've long thought that part of the reason why Linux hasn't made much progress in terms of picking up novice users is that many distros suffers from a geek overload..."

  • Ubuntu on Windows: Wubi (2008-04-29 20:15:18)
    Datamation: "One of the signs of Ubuntu's soaring popularity is that the computer press enthusiastically credits the distribution with anything that happens to be new in its release..."

  • Hardy Heron is Hardly a Snap (2008-04-29 15:45:36)
    Dev Connection: "Ubuntu is user-friendly and ready for the mass market, so this should be easy, right...?"

  • Negroponte vs. the Open-Source Fundamentalists (2008-04-29 15:00:41)
    Back of the Book: "But having looked at both sides, I think what it essentially boils down to is that geeks really, really don't like Microsoft..."

  • BT Bundles MS Office with Linux Laptop (2008-04-29 14:15:22)
    Register Hardware: "This week's award for the Most Astutely Selected Software Bundle goes to BT after the teleco tried to hook potential purchasers of Asus' Linux-running Eee PC 900 by offering to ship it with a copy of Microsoft Office..."

  • How the Trial Will Go, Beginning [Today] (SCO v. Novell) (2008-04-29 12:45:22)
    Groklaw: "The trial in SCO v. Novell--which has morphed into exclusively Novell's counterclaims against SCO--begins [April 29], and the parties have filed a Joint Pretrial Stipulation and then an Amended one.

  • Linux Server Provisioning Aided by Open Source Tool (2008-04-29 12:00:22)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Brian McArthur, the director of technology at Advantage Professionals... wanted a better way to perform bare-metal installations on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server..."

  • Ulteo--My Digital Life Made Simple (2008-04-29 11:15:32)
    PolishLinux: "The purpose of the Beta1 Ulteo Application System is to feature what it can develop into in the nearest future, especially considering the Ulteo Online Desktop..."

  • Alternative Root-Tail on your Desktop (2008-04-29 09:45:40)
    PolishLinux: "Sometimes, while working with a computer one may find it useful to view the content of a certain file, like a system log, or a report of a longer process..."

  • mod_compress: Lighttpd Gzip Compression To Improve Download and Browsing Speed (2008-04-29 09:00:54)
    nixCraft: "Gzip is the most popular and effective compression method. Most modern web browser supports and accepts compressed data transfer..."

  • Deploying and Tuning Django (2008-04-29 07:30:13)
    My Django: "In this article I'll share my experience for installing on this server Django with Apache mod_python, with memcached caching and lighttpd for serving static files..."

  • Zimbra--Your Open Source Mail Server (2008-04-29 06:00:35)
    bobcares: "Are you in the lookout for a good open source mail server...?"

  • The Perfect Server--Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server) (2008-04-29 04:30:33)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters..."

  • Kubuntu Hardy: Mildly Disappointing (2008-04-29 01:30:59)
    Newsvine: "Kubuntu Hardy has a lot of nice welcome features. First, there's a KDE 4 version, which packs the latest and greatest (but very unstable) desktop environment, as well as the default version with the rock solid KDE 3.5..."

  • Linux Install Too Complicated? Try a Vista Install (2008-04-29 00:00:43)
    Community: "Now, if this guide is the way to clean install Vista, then don't ever tell me that Windows users are unable to follow guides for Linux or *BSD installations..."