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
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
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
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
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."