Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 26, 2008
Google's Open Source Android OS Will Free the Wireless Web (2008-06-26 20:15:53)
Wired: "'Is this interesting to Google?' That's
what Andy Rubin was asking Larry Page. It was a spring day in 2005,
and the two were in a conference room just off the main lobby at
Google's headquarters. A simple yes and Rubin would have walked
Dear Microsoft, Thanks For the Help, Linux (2008-06-26 19:30:52)
Cyber Cynic: "Microsoft has decided that it
will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On
behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins,
the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have
of taking the desktop..."
Mobile Linux Groups Merge (2008-06-26 18:45:24)
LinuxDevices: "The Linux Phone Standards Forum
announced that it will fold its standards-development activities
and membership into the LiMo Foundation starting in July..."
Unfairly Indicting Sun for Its SCO Testimony? (2008-06-26 18:00:22)
The Open Road: "Pamela Jones rightly takes
umbrage that Sun apparently stood by while SCO attempted to foul
the pedigree of Linux, but how much righteous indignation is
warranted is debatable..."
KDE 4.04: Bad, Just Plain Bad (2008-06-26 17:15:12)
Practical Technology: "I wanted to like KDE 4.
I really did. I can't. It is the most annoying GUI (graphical user
interface) I've used in years. And, yes, I'm including Vista's slow
as sludge Aero in my evaluation..."
Will Bill Gates' Departure Usher in Open Source Friendly Era at Microsoft? (2008-06-26 16:30:13)
ZDNet: "It's a tough call. Observers from both
the open and closed source worlds say the exit of Microsoft's
longtime leader won't usher in a GPL era at the company but it will
likely accelerate what is already a changing attitude in
Linux Laptop Retailers Fearlessly Face Name-Brand Competition (2008-06-26 14:15:33)
Linux.com: "Linux Certified sells Linux laptops
and offers IT training to individuals and organizations. Its
product line ranges from small, affordable units to performance
laptops that cost well over $2,000..."
Open Source Phone Goes Mass-Market (2008-06-26 13:30:01)
LinuxDevices: "Openmoko has begun shipping its
Linux-based, open source Neo Freerunner phone to five newly
announced distributors, in Germany, France, and India, says the
Red Hat CEO: Oracle/BEA Deal is Helping Us (2008-06-26 12:45:57)
internetnews.com: "Business continues to be
good at open source vendor Red Hat despite the economic slowdown in
Open Source Tour of Europe: Italy (2008-06-26 11:15:03)
451 CAOS Theory: "The Italian government put
its money where its mouth was in December 2006 as Italian budget
law committed €30m over three years to projects that stimulate
the information society..."
Linux Laptops: The Ultimate Birthday Present? (2008-06-26 10:30:17)
Works With U: "My brother-in-law wants to buy
his daughter a cost-effective laptop for her 13th birthday..."
4 Little Known Thunderbird Extensions (2008-06-26 09:45:14)
Yet Another Linux Blog: "I recently searched
through the mozilla thunderbird extensions website and found 4
extensions that I didn't know about that actually prove to be quite
Installing mod_geoip for Lighttpd On Fedora 9 (2008-06-26 06:00:26)
HowtoForge: "mod_geoip looks up the IP address
of the client end user. This allows you to redirect or block users
based on their country..."
Arch Linux 2008.06: Overlord (2008-06-26 03:00:54)
Celettu's Weblog: "It's taken some time, but
here it is, the spankin new, fresh from the press Arch release,
ambitiously called 'Overlord.' In this review, I'll have a look at
it, and discuss a bit of the Arch philosophy in general..."
Battle of the Titans--Mandriva vs openSUSE: The Rematch (2008-06-26 02:15:58)
tuxmachines: "Last fall when the two
mega-distros openSUSE and Mandriva both hit the mirrors, it was
difficult to decide which I liked better. In an attempt to narrow
it down, I ran some light-hearted tests and found Mandriva won out
in a side-by-side comparison..."
My Newfound Love for Xfce! (2008-06-26 01:30:05)
It's a Binary World 2.0: "For the past week to
two weeks I've done something I hadn't done in years--I switched my
default desktop environment in my GDM login screen..."
Managed VoIP Services Shifting to Open Source (2008-06-26 00:45:10)
MSPmentor: "If you're a managed service
provider mulling your VoIP options, keep this in mind: A growing
number of customers--especially in Europe--are embracing IP phone
systems that leverage open source and Asterisk..."
Reasons for the Linux Plumbers Conference (2008-06-26 00:00:47)
ONLamp: "The first Linux Plumbers Conference
has just been announced. It takes place on September 17-19 in
Portland, Oregon, back-to-back with this year's Linux Kernel