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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 forget..."

  • 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 week..."

  • 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..." [Humor]

  • 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..."