Infrastructure Linux News for May 22, 2008
Microsoft and ODF: Has Hades Gone Sub-Zero? (2008-05-22 22:30:20)
Linux Journal: "At first sight this seems
incredible--a complete U-turn from Microsoft. But it's important to
remember that we have been here before..."
Switching, Literally, with Ulteo Virtual Desktop (2008-05-22 20:15:08)
Flipping the Linux Switch: "We read about
Ulteo's Virtual Desktop and its claims to run Linux apps quickly
and smoothly under Windows. And we thought, 'Yeah, right...'"
South Africans Don't Understand OSS--Microsoft (2008-05-22 17:15:04)
Tectonic: "Despite having an open source
strategy the South African government doesn't really understand how
to benefit from OSS. This is according to Microsoft director of
corporate standards, Jason Matusow..."
EU to Investigate Microsoft File Format Support (2008-05-22 15:00:25)
CNET News: "A new plan by Microsoft to allow
its Office software to save and edit files in a rival format will
face a probe by the European Commission..."
Compro Technology Accused of GPL Violation (2008-05-22 13:30:23)
HeXus: "An eagle-eyed user of the Linux Kernel
Mailing List archive, going by the name of Jo Shields, has accused
Compro Technology of violating the General Public License..."
Office with ODF: No Parades in the Streets Yet (2008-05-22 12:45:37)
Roundup: Microsoft said it's going to build
native ODF support into Office 2007. Cause for celebration? Maybe
not: analysts' takes from internetnews.com, and the potential legal
pitfalls from Groklaw within.
Puppy Linux 4.0 on a Dell Inspiron 1150 Review (2008-05-22 12:00:43)
Penguinway: "I got a chance to check out the
latest Puppy release this week. Puppy Linux is a small Linux
distribution (roughly 87 megabytes) that runs off of CD..."
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS vs. Windows XP SP3: Application Performance Benchmark (2008-05-22 10:30:13)
Mohammed Saleh Blog: "Two months ago, I wanted
to compare Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in terms of applications
performance. I thought that since most of Linux programs are
cross-platform and available for Windows..."
50 Awesome Open Source Resources for Online Writers (2008-05-22 07:30:59)
Job Profiles: "With the popularity of blogging
and online journals, writers working in the online realm have a
growing number of opportunities all the time to practice and refine
their craft, and maybe even get paid for it..."
42 of the Best Free Linux Games (2008-05-22 06:00:22)
LinuxLinks: "'Can I game on it' is a frequently
asked question we hear from Windows users toying with the idea of
trying Linux for the first time. Well, the simple answer is
How To Run Linux From A USB Flash Drive (2008-05-22 04:30:20)
TMCnet: "Most Linux distributions, such as
Ubuntu, are capable of installing directly to a USB drive as if it
were just another hard drive, but some distributions treat USB
flash drives as a slightly special case..."
What Kind of Person Uses Linux, And Should You Be One of Them? (2008-05-22 03:00:26)
Tom's Hardware: "So why is Linux losing out to
the likes of Windows, which not only incurs charges for the
operating system but also for most common applications...?"
No is Ark Verdict (2008-05-22 01:30:17)
Linux.com: "Ark developers call it their
'security system,' but lack-of-security system would be more
accurate. When you install the operating system, no password is set
for the default user 'arklinux' or root. .."