Infrastructure Linux News for May 28, 2008
The Anatomy of a Crappy Linux Distro (2008-05-28 23:15:24)
Tech Source From Bohol: "All Linux
distributions are not created equal. Some are superior in quality
while others are so full of crap.
Why the Pre-Loaded Linux Desktop is Important (2008-05-28 21:45:00)
Practical Technology: "I will never cease to be
amazed at how fast things change and how quickly people
Is OpenOffice.org Getting Faster? (2008-05-28 20:00:01)
OpenOffice.org Ninja: "Some complain
OpenOffice.org is slow and bloated. With each release there may be
dozens of performance improvements, but there are also new
features, some of which may slow things down..."
Open-Source ATI Driver Achieves Major R500 3D Success (2008-05-28 19:30:05)
Phoronix: "While the RadeonHD developers have
been busy working on Radeon HD 3200 / 780 Series support and other
features for this open-source ATI R500/600+ driver, the DRM (Direct
Rendering Manager) support has been lagging behind..."
Open Source Licensing Suits Settle in Short Order (2008-05-28 19:00:58)
The Lawyers Weekly: "Many open source licences
are only two or three paragraphs long and read more like a
manifesto than a traditional software licence..."
The Skinny on Linux for Thin Client Computing (2008-05-28 18:30:13)
LinuxInsider: "Technology moves at a
lightning-fast pace. A brand new desktop computer has an average
lifespan of two to five years, after which both its hardware and
its software have become obsolete..."
The Shuttleworth Foundation Supports South Africa's Appeal Against OOXML (2008-05-28 17:30:32)
Groklaw: "The Shuttleworth Foundation has sent
out a press relase explaining what it believes is wrong with OOXML
as a standard, and stating its conviction that the the South Africa
Bureau of Standards has a strong case for appeal..."
Linux Server Sales Continue to Grow (2008-05-28 12:45:16)
vnunet: "HP and IBM claimed an equal share of
the global server market in the first quarter of 2008, according to
IDC, echoing figures from rival analyst firm Gartner published last
A Tiny Look at TinyMe 2008.0 (2008-05-28 10:30:44)
TuxMachines: "While we're all waiting for PCLOS
2008 to be released, we were treated to a kissing cousin yesterday
with the release of TinyMe 2008.0..."
Bash Regular Expressions (2008-05-28 09:45:14)
Linux Journal: "When working with regular
expressions in a shell script the norm is to use grep or sed or
some other external command/program..."
Setting Up PHPlist (Open-Source Newsletter Manager) (2008-05-28 09:00:56)
HowtoForge: "This document describes how to set
up PHPlist on Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. This howto should
also work for other distributions with little modifications..."
How-to: Playing Psychonauts on Linux with Wine (2008-05-28 08:15:11)
Wine Review: "I decided to test Psychonauts
because I felt bad that I bought the game a year ago for about 3
Euro, and I had not touched it since then..."
RadeonHD Driver Delivers AMD 780 Support (2008-05-28 06:45:08)
Phoronix: "In early March AMD had announced the
780 Series Chipset for motherboards, which is designed to be the
low-end Phenom-compatible version of the 790FX Chipset..."
How To Install A TeamSpeak Server On Ubuntu (2008-05-28 06:00:47)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial describes how to set
up a TeamSpeak server on an Ubuntu Server system..."
Linux is Ready for Your Desktop, And Your Business (2008-05-28 03:00:46)
PC Advisor: "Linux? That's only for geeks,
right? Like its forerunner Unix it conjures up visions of terminal
windows and cryptic commands..."
What Happens When You Ask a Software Pirate for Ubuntu? (2008-05-28 01:30:20)
fsckin w/Linux: "We've all seen the email
scams, where software pirates offer amazing deals on software
through email. In fact I got one such message today..."
Windows vs. Linux: Understanding the Difficulty Divide (2008-05-28 00:45:28)
Works With U: "Over the years, I've developed a
generalized theory about the relative cost of getting things done
in Windows versus that of Linux..."