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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 22, 2008

  • Intel Snubs Microsoft; Offers Linux Certification (Jul 22, 2008, 22:30)
    APC Magazine: "Attendees at the annual techfest can land a substantial discount sitting for any of three open-source exams held by the Linux Professional Institute, the world’s premier Linux certification organisation. However, there’s been no word on any similar arrangement for Microsoft certification, despite Redmond once again paying top dollar to be listed among IDF’s Gold Sponsors."

  • OSCON 2008: Mcrosoft Attends, But Apple Steals the Show (Jul 22, 2008, 21:38)
    The VAR Guy: "How’s this for ironic: Microsoft is actually spending some sponsorship dollars here at OSCON (Open Source Conference) 2008, but Apple is stealing the show — without spending a dime."

  • Debian Celebrates 15-year Legacy (Jul 22, 2008, 21:00)
    Tectonic: "Debian, arguably the most important Linux distribution, is readying to celebrate its 15th birthday on August 16."

  • Why Linux is Not on the Desktop (Jul 22, 2008, 19:30)
    Blog Critics: "Reason #13 - "Why does your Windows get slower day after day?" - We've already discussed this: It's because of the humongous amount of software available to Windows people, and that includes a huge amount of crapware. This isn't a problem in Linux because there just isn't a large enough installed base to make writing such software worth it to those who write it. i.e., Linux just isn't popular enough."

  • TOUR: Inside the Googleplex, Mountain View, California (Jul 22, 2008, 18:45)
    APC Magazine: "Firstly, when you're at Google, you feel like you're on a university canvas. But a private university, with lots and lots of cash. While the campus itself isn't 'shmick' (for instance, there's no grand foyer nor any marble desks to greet visitors) there is an air of expense and quality to it. But the quality seems to stem from the company's ethos, and all the staff that walk around smiling."

  • Blogger Gets $200 Check From HP For Declining Vista's EULA (Jul 22, 2008, 15:45)
    ars Technica: "Blogger uncle_benji went over to Best Buy and purchased an HP dv6815nr for $599.99 plus tax. When he saw the Windows Vista EULA and the HP EULA, he decided he wanted to move to Linux."

  • Firefox Add-on Glubble Too Clunky and Restrictive as a Children's Internet Filter (Jul 22, 2008, 15:00) " For parents, a tool like Glubble can seem like the perfect answer to the problem of protecting kids from the unsavory elements of the Internet. But as I discovered through my use of Glubble, the questions surrounding the idea of Internet filtering don't come with easy answers."

  • Microsoft: Its Party’s Over (Jul 22, 2008, 14:15)
    Boycott Novell: "Microsoft shares fell sharply, just as they did in the previous quarter when profits fell and Microsoft was no longer able to pretend and conceal its pains. This marked the beginning of a stage where we are likely to see Microsoft’s estimates and forecasts lowered and then potentially missed again and again."

  • Installing And Using OpenVZ On Fedora 9 (Jul 22, 2008, 06:30)
    HowtoForge: "In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Fedora 9 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project."

  • Using iMacros for Firefox: A Visual, Step-By-Step Tour (Jul 22, 2008, 05:00)
    OStatic: "If you spend a lot of time in Firefox, and especially if you perform a lot of repetitive tasks each day, iMacros can save you tons of time and hassle. It sits in your Firefox toolbar, and lets you record tasks whether they are oft-performed web development tasks, or simple tasks such as opening a series of tabs you use each day."

  • Doing the Good Thing (Jul 22, 2008, 00:30)
    Blog of Helios: "My reasons for bringing this up are purely to show just how fragmented the wasp really is. Oh...Wasp? That would be us...Warring Against Self Preservation. I have decided that there really isn't any "Linux Community". Only factions that spend an inordinate amount of time ripping at each other's throats."