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Infrastructure Linux News for May 30, 2008

  • Killing With Kindness (2008-05-30 22:30:51)
    Editor's Note: You might think destruction is Microsoft's plan of attack. It's all about control.

  • The Meaning of Open Source (2008-05-30 21:00:13)
    Linux Journal: "Like many Linux Journal readers, I have been upgrading my Gibbons to Herons recently. And like many readers, I imagine, I have been finding a few little challenges along the way..."

  • Hands On: Plasma Continues to Advance in KDE 4.1 Beta 1 (2008-05-30 18:00:00)
    Ars Technica: "The KDE development community has issued the first official KDE 4.1 beta. This release includes the Kontact PIM suite and significant improvements to KDE's Plasma desktop layer..."

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 RC 1 (2008-05-30 15:00:08)
    openSUSE: "The good news is that we're closing in on the final release of 11.0, but it's not time to relax just yet..."

  • Make That Three: India Appeals Adoption of OOXML (2008-05-30 14:15:56)
    ConsortiumInfo: "This morning, a spokesman for the IEC acknowledged the receipt of a total of three appeals by the deadline, with the third and final appeal being filed by India..."

  • Review: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008-05-30 12:00:02)
    Linux.com: "I tested two Mandriva offerings. Mandriva's flasgship edition, Mandriva One, comprises a half dozen live CDs, three each for the KDE (version 3.5.9) and GNOME (2.22) desktops, each of the three distinguished only by different Internationalization support..."

  • Damn Small Linux 4.4 RC1 Under the Microscope (2008-05-30 09:00:24)
    Click: "I've already written about how the inclusion of Firefox 2 (renamed Bon Echo) in DSL 4.3 has breathed new life into the live-CD distribution as far as I'm concerned..."

  • Synergy--Sharing Keyboard and Mouse (2008-05-30 07:30:10)
    Blogbuntu: "Not to be confuse with the latest boardroom buzz word, synergy is a nice little application that allows the sharing of keyboard and mouse services between up to 4 physical boxes..."

  • Installing And Using The Unbound Name Server On Debian Etch (2008-05-30 04:30:14)
    HowtoForge: "Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver, released under a BSD license. Version 1.0.0 was released on May 20, 2008..."

  • Linux Filesystem Defragmentation Flame War (2008-05-30 03:00:46)
    MDLog:/sysadmin: "The result was that I was not convinced at all, and on a quick check on some of my most used systems I could not see any defragmentation issues..."

  • Linux On The Desktop: Who Cares! (2008-05-30 01:30:11)
    Linux Journal: "I think the only folks that are still up in arms over whether or not Linux will ever be ready are the same folks that have been talking about it for years. New users really don't care..."

  • Disruption in the OS Market? Hardly (2008-05-30 00:45:28)
    Enterprise Unix Roundup: "If you are someone like this who just likes the status quo, then the theme of the recent report from Gartner outlining the future of the operating system (OS) market may be a bit unsettling to you: Increased disruption lies ahead, and there doesn't seem to be any way to stop it..."

  • Top 5 Ways Not To Be a Linux Evangelist (2008-05-30 00:00:00)
    Really Linux: "As I ate dinner at a recent LUG meeting, I found myself pleasantly surrounded by a group of people with the same intense passion. We all shared a thorough love for the beneficial and effective Linux operating system..."