Infrastructure Linux News for May 23, 2008
Ubuntu to Announce its Mobile Linux in June (2008-05-23 21:00:39)
Underexposed: "Canonical will announce Netbook
Remix, its version of Ubuntu Linux tailored for mobile devices, in
two weeks, Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth said..."
OLPC Spinoff in Talks with Four Laptop Makers (2008-05-23 18:00:35)
Crave: "Case in point: Walter Bender, who just
left the OLPC initiative to start up its open-source software
spinoff, is reportedly in 'informal discussions' to get its Linux
operating system on low-cost laptops made by four
OOXML Backwards Compatibility Led Microsoft to ODF (2008-05-23 16:30:31)
ZDNet: "Microsoft's decision to add support to
Office 2007 for the Open Document Format instead of its own OOXML
office file format is due to backwards compatibility issues with
OOXML, it has emerged..."
Linux Sales Grow 22 Per Cent in China (2008-05-23 15:00:53)
vnunet: "The commercial Linux market in China
has seen sales value increase 22.6 per cent over the past year,
according to new research..."
South Africa Appeals OOXML Adoption (2008-05-23 13:30:52)
ConsortiumInfo: "SABS, the National Body member
of ISO/IEC JTC1 for South Africa, has filed a formal appeal with
both ISO and IEC, challenging the Fast Track adoption of
QGtkStyle Makes KDE Apps Fit in With GNOME (2008-05-23 12:00:22)
#open.ended: "Trolltech developer Jens
Bache-Wiig is working on a new style engine for Qt that can
leverage the user's default GTK+ theme..."
Become A System Rescue Guru With Linux, Part 2 (2008-05-23 10:30:32)
LinuxPlanet: "Last week we learned how to
rescue a failing hard drive by copying files to a second local hard
drive. You can also copy files over the network, which is useful
for nearly any problem, whether it's software or hardware..."
Using Last To Its Full Potential On Linux (2008-05-23 09:00:11)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Granted; the
last command doesn't offer too much in the extra-functionality
department, but it does have one very useful feature..."
Windows-Linux Integration (2008-05-23 07:30:22)
informIT: "The use of Linux is no longer the
sole preserve of IT administrators and tech-savvy computer
AMD Catalyst 8.5 For Linux (2008-05-23 06:00:26)
Phoronix: "All of the Catalyst Linux driver
releases this year have been... well, boring..."
Comparing Linux USB Flash Disk Distros (2008-05-23 03:00:19)
Linux.com: "The recent success of the ASUS Eee
PC has shown that running Linux from flash memory is now
commercially viable in the consumer market..."
Why Open Source Needs an Attitude Adjustment (2008-05-23 01:30:42)
Tech's Bottom Line: "The first quarter of the
year saw a record $203.7 million of venture capital flow to young
open source companies. You'd think that would be a cause for
celebration, but for too many members of the open source community
money is, well, icky..."