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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 01, 2008

  • Editor's Note: Is Google Evil, or Just Naughty? (2008-08-01 23:00:02)
    Is it really that hard to do the right thing, all on your own without being forced to? It seems to me that after a person makes their first billion dollars they might sit back, relax, and think about how to improve the planet a little bit...

  • How to run RedHat and CentOS Linux in an Open Solaris Zone. (2008-08-01 22:00:02)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today, we're going to be looking at installing "branded" zones in Open Solaris; specifically, RedHat Enterprise Linux (although CentOS is also supported). We'll take a look at what Linux OS's and hardware are supported in Open Solaris, do a quick rundown of how to set up a Branded Linux zone and sneak a quick peak at some test results from Sun's site."

  • Letting The Parents Choose The OS: Good or Bad? (2008-08-01 21:00:02)
    Linux Loop: "First, the likelihood that parents will be able to make an informed decision is almost zero."

  • Boxee: A New Competitor For MythTV? (2008-08-01 20:00:02)
    Phoronix: " MythTV now has a new competitor and that is Boxee. Boxee is a "social media center" that is based upon the Xbox Media Center (XBMC) with versions for Linux, Windows, and MacOS X."

  • amaroK: Music App for Linux Reviewed (2008-08-01 19:30:02)
    OSWeekly: "Over the past few years, I have heard a lot of noise about how great it would be to see KDE coming to Windows world. Despite this happening on its own, it really means little with the exception of perhaps one application - amaroK."

  • How to Install KDE 4.1 on Ubuntu 8.04 (2008-08-01 19:00:02)
    Softpedia: "To eliminate the "terminal madness" for Linux beginners, we've used apt-url links in this tutorial. So, just click the links in the guide in order to install the packages!"

  • How Big is the Free Economy? (2008-08-01 17:00:02)
    The Long Tail: "The "Linux ecosystem" (everything from RedHat to IBM's open source consulting business) is around $30 billion today."

  • Microsoft’s Dana Perino Problem With Open Source (2008-08-01 14:00:09)
    ZDNet: "Every few years Microsoft gets a new “good cop” regarding open source...Then Steve Ballmer opens his yap and we’re back to square one."

  • Native Ogg Theora support in Firefox (2008-08-01 13:00:09)
    Ginger's Thoughts: "Chris Blizzard and Chris Double of Mozilla have just announced that native Ogg Theora and Vorbis support is now available in the trunk of Firefox’s codebase. Compiles of that codebase have the support enabled by default, which means that very soon now any Firefox that gets installed on any platform will come with built-in Ogg Theora/Vorbis support out of the box."

  • Police Director Sues for Critical Bloggers' Names (2008-08-01 12:30:09)
    Commercial Appeal: "Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin and the city of Memphis have filed a lawsuit to learn who operates a blog harshly critical of Godwin and his department."

  • Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 5.2 (2008-08-01 10:30:09)
    HowtoForge: "In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a CentOS 5.2 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."

  • OOo Basic crash course: Creating charts with Base and Calc (2008-08-01 03:00:04)
    "While OpenOffice.org Base is good for storing and querying data, it doesn't provide any easy way to chart information. This is exactly what Calc does best, with its dedicated chart module. If you want to visualize data stored in a Base database, you can write an OOo Basic macro that pulls data from a database, inserts it into a Calc spreadsheet, and then creates a chart."

  • Is Google's Knol Already Becoming a Den of Spam? (2008-08-01 00:05:04)
    Linux Journal: "But so far Knol looks to me like the biggest risk might be to Google itself. That's because it provides one more way for spammers to game Google's advertising monoculture."