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Infrastructure Linux News for May 29, 2008

  • Brazil Appeals OOXML Adoption (2008-05-29 23:15:26)
    ConsortiumInfo: "Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas, the National Body representing Brazil, today filed an appeal to the approval of OOXML by ISO/IEC, bringing the current total of appeals to two..."

  • KDE 4.1: Have it Our Way (2008-05-29 22:30:31)
    Practical Tech: To me, [KDE] offered the right combination of ease of use and access to Linux's power-user resources. Now, though, one of the forthcoming changes in KDE 4.1 is already annoying me and it's barely in beta.

  • Google Shows Off 'iPhone-like' Android Features (2008-05-29 21:45:59)
    internetnews.com: "Google kicked off its Google I/O developer's conference here with an update on several of its Web-related initiatives and a flashy demo of its Android software for mobile devices..."

  • Otellini: 'MID Revolution Will Be Centred Round Linux' (2008-05-29 21:00:28)
    PCRetail: "Intel CEO says Microsoft's insistence on pushing Vista will hand market to open source rival..."

  • Ulteo Virtual Desktop: Letting Linux Do Windows (2008-05-29 20:15:07)
    ChannelWeb: "Although running some form of Linux within a Windows environment has been done before, no one has been able to implement it with 100 percent success--yet..."

  • Firefox 3: The Semantic Web Browser? (2008-05-29 19:30:42)
    internetnews.com: "The Semantic Web is a lofty idea intended to help connect sources of information and make sense of them. But how do you actually access the Semantic Web...?"

  • Via's OpenBook Initiative Fails at Actually Being Open (2008-05-29 18:45:19)
    Ars Technica: "Chipmaker VIA has announced its new OpenBook Mini-Note reference design, which is a set of 'open' specifications for its next-generation ultramobile concept..."

  • Fedora Nightlife Project Harnesses Idle Computer Power (2008-05-29 18:00:52)
    OStatic: "Bryan Che, part of the project management team at Red Hat, started a new project at Fedora this week called Nightlife..."

  • Mozilla Guns for Guinness World Record with Firefox 3.0 (2008-05-29 15:45:00)
    The Register: "Mozilla aims to make Firefox 3 a record breaker. It wants the release of the next version of its flagship open source browser to be accompanied by a record for the most software downloads in a single 24-hour period 1..."

  • GNOME 2.22.2 Released (2008-05-29 14:15:18)
    GNOME.org: "Come and see all the bug fixing, all the new translations and all the updated documentation brought to you by the wonderful team of GNOME contributors...!"

  • Low-Cost Linux Laptop Targets British Education Market (2008-05-29 12:00:32)
    LinuxDevices: "Elonex is taking orders for a sub-$200 Linux-based laptop aimed at the British educational market. Based on a 300MHz processor, the Elonex One includes WiFi, Ethernet, Flash storage, USB, and a 7-inch, 800 x 480 detachable touch display..."

  • Open Source on the Wire (2008-05-29 10:30:31)
    InfoWorld: "But there's one place in the modern enterprise infrastructure where open-source solutions have yet to make a sizeable dent, and that's in the very network that connects all of these pieces..."

  • Lenovo: Time for a Linux Server Strategy? (2008-05-29 03:45:18)
    The VAR Guy: "The VAR Guy runs hot and cold on Lenovo. One minute, he praises Lenovo's ThinkPad brand. The next, he openly wonders if Lenovo can hold off rivals like Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Acer..."

  • Free Software vs. Software-as-a-Service: Is the GPL Too Weak for the Web? (2008-05-29 01:30:43)
    Free Software Magazine: "But what's the future of free software in the era of Flickr, Google Apps, and Facebook...?"

  • RIP, Levanta (2008-05-29 00:45:21)
    Linux.com: "It seemed like such a great idea. Linux is moving from edge and departmental servers to the data center, so why not offer Linux data center automation, complete with virtualization Linux lifecycle management...?"

  • Paying The "Linux Tax" (2008-05-29 00:00:01)
    InformationWeek: "Most of us know about the 'Windows Tax'--the extra cash you shell out to pay for the cost of a Windows license when you buy a new PC. But what about a (so-called) 'Linux Tax,' the cost incurred by an ordinary user switching to Linux from Windows...?"