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Infrastructure Linux News for May 27, 2008

  • Business Logic vs. Free Software Idealism (2008-05-27 20:30:36)
    Datamation: "Although you still find some members of the free software community who automatically view business with suspicion, for the most part the community considers the multibillion dollar open source industry as a validation of its beliefs..."

  • Can System Builders Turn to Ubuntu? (2008-05-27 20:00:40)
    eWeek Channel Insider: "Late last month, Ubuntu 8.04 arrived on the scene, right on time, right on its six-month refresh cycle and readily available via a simple ISO image file download..."

  • KDE 4.1 Beta1 Release Announcement (2008-05-27 19:30:59)
    KDE.org: "The KDE Project is proud to announce the first beta release of KDE 4.1..."

  • Vyatta Aims Higher (2008-05-27 17:00:27)
    ISP-Planet: "Dave Roberts, vice president of strategy and marketing at Vyatta, explains that there are two editions of the core software: the community edition and the subscription edition..."

  • The Embrace, Extend, Extinguish of ODF Begins? (2008-05-27 15:00:29)
    Groklaw: "The so-called document format standards war between OpenDocument and Open XML has ended 'not with a bang, but with a whimper.' Or more plainly stated, Microsoft has robbed opponents of Open XML of any colorable claim that any war was taking place..."

  • Death Knell for Television As We Know It (2008-05-27 14:30:18)
    Sydney Morning Herald: "Japanese television technology that will give viewers access to high-speed broadcasts over the internet could render conventional television obsolete and transform the media landscape within years, analysts have predicted..."

  • Asus to Release Desktop Eee PC as Ebox (2008-05-27 13:30:40)
    Register Hardware: "Asus will finally launch the desktop version of its elfin Eee PC early next month. Once dubbed the E-DT, the unit is set to retail as the Ebox, we understand..."

  • Via Releases Laptop Design as Open Source (2008-05-27 13:00:21)
    IDG Norway: "Via Technologies released the hardware design for a low-cost laptop with WiMax support under an open-source license on Tuesday, a move intended to make customization easier and shorten design cycles for system makers..."

  • Open Source Gets an "A" Grade at UniversityReaders (2008-05-27 11:15:27)
    Linux.com: "When Bassim Hamadeh was a student at the University of California, San Diego, he experienced firsthand the challenge of procuring the right textbooks for his classes..."

  • Bash Process Substitution (2008-05-27 09:00:39)
    Linux Journal: "In addition to the fairly common forms of input/output redirection the shell recognizes something called process substitution..."

  • Manage Your Laptop's Hotkeys On Fedora (2008-05-27 07:30:17)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes how to make your laptop's hotkeys usable on Fedora..."

  • Anatomy of Linux Flash File Systems (2008-05-27 06:00:55)
    developerWorks: "Solid-state drives are all the rage these days, but embedded systems have used solid-state devices for storage for quite some time..."