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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 23, 2008

  • Funny Side of Linux (Jun 23, 2008, 23:15)
    LinuxHaxor: "In all seriousness of being a Linux user we sometimes forget the fun side of it all, here is an attempt to capture some of it..."

  • The Invisible Closed Source Overhead--1 (Jun 23, 2008, 22:30)
    Brendan Scott's Weblog: "Many people focus on the 'hard' costs of software acquisition and maintenance such as licence fees and implementation costs. However, the adoption of a closed source solution has a number of hidden costs which are rarely properly accounted for..."

  • Accenture, SpringSource Team Up, But Here's the Real News (Jun 23, 2008, 19:30)
    The Open Road: "In an example of the real news lurking behind the press release, SpringSource and Accenture have announced that they are teaming up to provide an open-source batch processing solution to the market..."

  • Mandriva's Linux on a Stick Will Wow All the Ladies This Summer (Jun 23, 2008, 18:45)
    The Register: "The Flash sticks come with a complete, bootable version of Mandriva Linux and make it dead simple to take your Linux with you wherever you go--a huge help when you're trying to impress the babes at the beach..."

  • Opera 9.5 Gives Firefox 3 A Run for Its Money (Jun 23, 2008, 17:15) "Two of the most popular Linux browsers were unveiled this month after years of development--the open source Firefox 3 and the proprietary Opera 9.5..."

  • Run Windows Apps in Linux with Wine 1.0 (Jun 23, 2008, 16:30)
    lifehacker: "No matter how easy Linux distributions make it for newcomers to install and use a free, open-source operating system, nearly everyone has at least one program that only works in Windows..."

  • Testing Linux Ubuntu (Jun 23, 2008, 15:45)
    BBC: "The second big advantage of Linux is also obvious: it's free as in speech--or 'open source'--and therefore any code created on this machine would be available to anyone else, free..."

  • HP Contributes Source Code to Open Source Community to Advance Adoption of Linux (Jun 23, 2008, 15:00)
    HP: "Continuing its efforts to advance customer adoption of Linux, HP today announced the contribution of its Tru64 UNIX Advanced File System (AdvFS) source code to the open source community..."

  • Gphone Launch Delayed Until End of 2008 (Jun 23, 2008, 14:15)
    The Times: "Google's ambitions in the mobile industry have suffered a setback after it was reported a new handset powered by the search giant's software is now unlikely to appear until the end of the year..."

  • Novell Enters the UMPC Linux Market (Jun 23, 2008, 13:30)
    Practical Technology: "...Novell's SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 SP2) is now available on MSI's (Micro-Star International) new Wind Notebook..."

  • Benchmarking NFSv3 vs. NFSv4 File Operation Performance (Jun 23, 2008, 11:15) "NFS version 4, published in April 2003, introduced stateful client-server interaction and 'file delegation,' which allows a client to gain temporary exclusive access to a file on a server..."

  • PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo, Part 1 (Jun 23, 2008, 10:30)
    LinuxPlanet: "There are a lot of great sound-related applications for Linux, from basic audio drivers and sound servers to sophisticated mixers, editors, and special effects engines..."

  • How To Make A Fully Customized KDE Live CD/DVD Using Kubuntu (Jun 23, 2008, 06:00)
    HowtoForge: "There are tools available to allow anyone to create and distribute a completely customized Ubuntu Based distribution using the Gnome Desktop..."

  • Using apt in an RPM World (Jun 23, 2008, 04:30)
    Field Commander Wieers: "Everytime I am surprised that people don't know that apt-get works on RPM-based distributions and works much better than the alternatives..."

  • Iceweasel Goes 3.0 Too (Jun 23, 2008, 00:00)
    LinuxWorld: "Debian's 'Iceweasel' build of Firefox 3.0 is out. Working fine for me so far with one exception..."