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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 27, 2008

  • Time's a' Wastin' (2008-06-27 22:30:31)
    Editor's Note: Everyone's fixated on all the outside problems for Linux; what about the internal ones?

  • How "Ignorant of Standards" Was Microsoft Really? (2008-06-27 19:30:04)
    ConsortiumInfo: "Regular readers will notice that I've been woefully silent the last few weeks, at first due to having too many irons in the fire, and for the last ten days due to being on a family vacation abroad, returning not till July 2..."

  • Nokia's Open Source Response: The Symbian Q&A (2008-06-27 18:00:08)
    tecosystems: "Sun's Jonathan Schwartz, in discussing Java specifically and Sun more generally, is fond of highlighting the volume of the mobile market relative to the PC..."

  • When Is An Open-Source Project Ready? (2008-06-27 15:00:46)
    Practical Technology: "I've been getting told that my recent review of KDE 4 wasn't fair because KDE 4 isn't really ready for prime time. My response: 'When is any program, especially an open-source program, ready...?'"

  • CentOS Updates Red Hat Enterprise Clone (2008-06-27 13:30:46)
    The Register: "Love Red Hat Enterprise Linux and want the latest edition, but can't stand the company and refuse to give it a single red cent? You're in luck..."

  • PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo, Part 2 (2008-06-27 11:15:26)
    LinuxPlanet: "Last week we learned a bit about the chaotic jumble that is audio on Linux, and about the new PulseAudio sound server that just may create bit of order, and perhaps some more user-friendliness..."

  • Ripping Videos for MythTV with AcidRip (2008-06-27 10:30:39)
    Linux Magazine: "MythTV is an open source DVR solution that supports recording of live video broadcast and playback of recorded material. It also supports the direct import of DVD content..."

  • Hotwire: A Combined Terminal/GUI for GNU/Linux (2008-06-27 09:00:14)
    Free Software Magazine: "There is nothing more guaranteed to ignite a bad tempered, incandescent flame war that an outbreak of hostilities between the rival Gnome and KDE camps..."

  • The Perfect Desktop--Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 (2008-06-27 07:30:50)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops..."

  • Developing a Simple Workflow within SugarCRM (2008-06-27 06:00:37)
    Packt: "In our simple workflow we'll assume that each task is carried out by one person at a time, and that all tasks are done sequentially (i.e. none are done in parallel)..."

  • How to Save Time and Traffic Upgrading with apt-proxy (2008-06-27 04:30:38)
    Linux.com: "I was blissfully unaware of apt-proxy myself last week when I was upgrading three Ubuntu machines from 7.10 to 8.04, but the idea of caching the downloaded packages seemed so obvious that I was sure such a utility existed..."

  • The State of Open Mobile OSes (2008-06-27 01:30:46)
    TechCrunch: "Open operating systems, for most folks, means that the operating system is essentially free. The average computer user knows that Linux is free, as in beer, while Windows costs money..."

  • "Aaron, We Owe You..." (2008-06-27 00:00:51)
    trueg's blog: "Aaron and the Plasma devs are trying something really innovative here, trying to bring a new level of usability and beauty to our desktop..."