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Infrastructure Linux News for May 18, 2012

  • Who is the biggest control freak of them all? (May 18, 2012, 15:00) When it comes to computing, especially operating systems, the trend seems to reducing the amount of control the end users have over their operating system environments [stares hard at garden gnomes].

  • How to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 (May 18, 2012, 14:00) One tool that has seen very little or no change over the past several releases in Ubuntu Desktop is the installation program. So it is somewhat surprising that some users are having problems dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 using a tutorial written for Ubuntu 11.04.

  • What's next after GPL and Apache? (May 18, 2012, 12:00)
    InfoWorld: A number of software entrepreneurs chose to base their business models on this fear. They selected the GPL for their software projects, not to promote some vision of digital liberty, but rather to exploit the fears of corporate legal advisers about the GPL.

  • Mandriva SA Cedes Control To Mandriva Community (May 18, 2012, 11:00)
    IT World: Just days after the Mandriva community started its own plans for the next release of the French Linux distribution, its commercial sponsor has formally announced that the community will take the lead on all Mandriva Linux development moving forward.

  • Linux Desktop Space is no Place to Concede (May 18, 2012, 10:00)
    Really Linux: The desktop is not going to disappear suddenly because there is a movement to include mobile devices.