Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 01, 2008
The Need to Know: Documentation in Linux (2008-10-01 23:05:13)
IT Pro: "The coder is not always the best
person for the job of documenting a project, if only because, as
Richard Stallman once observed, "writing good English is a rare
skill among programmers"."
Sweden: ODF Made National Standard (2008-10-01 22:35:13)
Metamorphosis: ""Sweden now joins Brazil,
Croatia, Italy, South Korea, and South Africa as countries whose
national standards bodies have formal approved this standard", the
ODF advocacy organisation writes in this week's newsletter."
Conflicting Opinions on Windows Mobile: Open Source or Open FUD? (2008-10-01 21:05:13)
The Open Road: "So, which will it be?
Open-source Windows Mobile or proprietary Windows Mobile,
continuing to be sold at an outlandish $8 to $15 per phone for
software that Businessweek's Stephen Wildstrom calls "awkward to
use after a decade of tweaking by Microsoft.""
The State of Kernel Mode-Setting (2008-10-01 20:35:13)
Phoronix: "Earlier this year Fedora 9 was the
first distribution providing kernel-based mode-setting (or KMS for
short)... We had provided a preview of kernel-based mode-setting
that showed how the system display looked when it came to the
flicker-free boot experience, fast and clean VT switching, and the
technical advantages this method provides."
Should Palm Drop Their Linux Plans and Embrace Android? (2008-10-01 20:05:13)
Smartphones and Cell Phones: "The Why Palm
Needs Android article makes the case for three reasons why Palm
should consider the Android OS on future devices rather than
rolling out its own Linux operating system..."
CeBIT Open Source: Linux Magazine and Linux Foundation Announce Call for Projects (2008-10-01 19:35:13)
Linux Magazine: "Open Source is emerging for
the first time as a central theme at the CeBIT 2009 conference.
Linux Magazine, together with the conference organizers and the
Linux Foundation, is now encouraging Open Source projects to bid
for free booths at the conference."
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid's Theme (2008-10-01 19:05:13)
Phoronix: "Though with the Intrepid artwork
final deadline passing last week, what does the desktop look like
in the Ubuntu 8.10 Beta release due out this week?"
Qt but not "on the Q.T.": Nokia Renames Trolltech (2008-10-01 17:35:13)
Linux Magazine: "Nokia's new purchase of
Trolltech has renamed the company Qt Software."
Opinion: iPhone Trumps Android (2008-10-01 17:05:19)
Macworld: "That's why most people use Windows
or Mac OS X as their desktop operating systems, and not Linux.
Linux has only begun to see desktop use after it included the
ODF-- Our Work Here is Done? (2008-10-01 15:05:13)
There Is No End, But Addition: "One view was
that ODF had served its purpose (to get MS formats out into the
open) and should now declare victory before fading away gracefully;
another was that OOXML would surely become the default format of
the OpenOffice.org suite..."
Vector Linux SOHO Is Free Again (2008-10-01 13:35:13)
O'Reilly: "We are confident that after trying
the free version you will want to come back and purchase the DELUXE
Thomson Reuters Takes Virginia to Court over Zotero (2008-10-01 13:05:13)
OStatic: "A lawsuit over a file format
DNS Hijacking, ISP Packet Modification, Morals and Privacy (2008-10-01 12:05:13)
Adam's Tech Talk: "Now personally I think it's
a pretty cheap thing to do, and it's also quite frustrating to
those users that have to suffer this 'feature'. A number of ISPs
use such methods to 'improve' the quality of your service and I
think it's all pretty bad."
Linux Foundation's Zemlin Calls NYT Claims About Solaris 'Sensational' (2008-10-01 10:05:13)
IT Wire: "A few days back, the New York Times
online ran what was, for many, a sensational headline about Sun's
Solaris: "Is Sun's Solaris on its deathbed?" While the piece was
not written by its own staff, the fact that what many still
consider to be a newspaper with some credibility ran with such a
story did evoke plenty of reaction."
Microsoft Finally Acknowledges That Open Source is Mainstream (2008-10-01 08:35:13)
The Open Road: "Microsoft just announced the
obvious: open source is an increasingly critical (and common)
component of software today, including proprietary software. The
open-source software in question is jQuery, an excellent
its Visual Studio application development platform."
x2x is a Software Alternative to a KVM Switch (2008-10-01 03:05:13)
Linux.com: "Simply put, x2x takes advantage of
the X Window System's ability to run a display over a TCP/IP
network. In this case, you are not running a display as much as you
are taking charge of another display's mouse and keyboard."
Keep Tabs on Your Finances With HomeBank (2008-10-01 00:40:33)
Linux.com: ""Where does all my money go?" If
you want to know the exact answer to that question, you need
HomeBank, a personal finance manager that can help you keep track
of your income and expenses with consummate ease."