Infrastructure Linux News for May 29, 2008
Brazil Appeals OOXML Adoption (2008-05-29 23:15:26)
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
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
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
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...?"