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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 26, 2009

  • Revenge of the Nerds (2009-06-26 22:38:01)
    No Coding Required: "Embedded device software development has reached a point where the industry is ripe for some serious business model innovation."

  • ASRock M3A780GXH/128M Linux Review (2009-06-26 19:34:06)
    Phronix: "While ASRock is regarded as being a budget manufacturer, this affordable Intel X58 motherboard could overclock quite far, ran well with Linux, and offered a great set of features."

  • Could RIM Benefit From Open Source BlackBerry? (2009-06-26 18:07:02)
    ChannelWeb: "Research In Motion (NSDQ:RIMM) often fields the question of whether it might follow Symbian's lead by making the BlackBerry OS open source. While there's nothing to suggest such a move is in the cards, RIM executives have acknowledged that this could make sense in certain types of scenarios."

  • Berlin Art Colleges Switch to Linux (2009-06-26 15:43:04)
    heise: "The change is being made because the existing hardware cannot be upgraded to Windows Vista or Windows 7. The colleges would have had to spend five-figure sums to buy newer hardware and pay additional licence fees for Windows."

  • The Best Docks on the Linux Coast (2009-06-26 14:18:01)
    BerkeleyLUG: "Even Mark Shuttleworth is willing to admit that OSX has a pretty nice usable interface that is a good goal for desktop Linux to beat in the coming year or so."

  • Should Oracle's Linux strategy be...Ubuntu? (2009-06-26 12:49:34)
    The Open Road: "Unlike OEL or Novell's Suse, Ubuntu comes with built-in enterprise momentum, albeit still at the grassroots level."

  • At what stage of life is the open source industry? (2009-06-26 12:07:19)
    ZDNet: "Every industry goes through life stages, just like people. At what stage is open source at, now, in the middle of 2009?"

  • Webopedia Term of the Day: BogoMips Defined (2009-06-26 10:38:19)
    Webopedia: "Derived from the words "Bogus" and "Mips", BogoMips, when used in the context of the Linux operating system, is a unit of measurement that indicates how fast the computer processor runs."

  • Shuttle XS29f: Linux Looks Great in Green (2009-06-26 09:04:05)
    LinuxPlanet: "Power and space saving computers are in, and Shuttle has a winner with the XS29F. This little gem really skimps on the power consumption to the tune of around 20-25 watts on average."

  • Free Multimedia is Coming and the FUDing Has Begun (2009-06-26 04:34:17)
    AnarchismToday: "The Ogg formats are free and open formats that do not belong to any particular corporation, nor do they require any royalties to use. Not everyone has been so supportive though..."

  • Digg, Dug, Buried: How Linux news disappears (2009-06-26 03:06:01)
    Cyber Cynic: "Like it or lump it, the major reason that determines whether any given online story will get read or not is how much play it gets on news link sharing sites and social networks like Digg, reddit, and StumbleUpon."