IT Management Linux News for Nov 17, 2008
Kindle Economics (2008-11-17 21:31:44)
Tech Broiler: "At what point, however, do
consumers start ditching their dead-tree books for e-books? And how
many books do you actually have to read per year in order for the
convenience factor of the Kindle — its light weight, its
ability to store hundreds of books in its memory, and the instant
gratification of being able to download books via the Amazon
Whispernet EVDO Sprint network -- to outweigh its costs?"
Giving Thanks to Linux and Open Source (2008-11-17 19:01:44)
Linux Magazine: "I'm going to be doing my
turkey Puerto Rican style -- Pavochon Ahumada rubbed with garlic
adobo and smoked over hardwood for several hours on my Weber
Bullet, ditching the stuffing for Arroz con Gandules, and am giving
thanks to a different bird -- the Penguin, and everyone who made
Gartner's FUD (2008-11-17 16:31:44)
Open Enterprise: "But wait, trust Gartner to
find a cloud in every silver lining for open source: "This could
open up "huge potential liabilities for intellectual-property
violations," it warned."
What's Next For Linux? Unifying The OS Amid Steady Change (2008-11-17 16:01:44)
InformationWeek: "What's next for linux?
There's no simple answer because Linux isn't a single entity but a
galaxy of implementations and possibilities. The Linux
kernel--version 18.104.22.168, to be precise--is at the center of it
all, with the operating system continuously morphing into new
Dell Continues Newspaper Ads Featuring Ubuntu Linux Laptops (2008-11-17 15:31:44)
The VAR Guy: "The VAR Guy hears Microsoft "has
gone postal" over the Linux notebook ads. You might even say this
is Microsoft's nightmare before Christmas."
Linux Makes the Grade (2008-11-17 14:31:44)
Techlearning: "In 2001, Indiana officials at
the Department of Education were taking stock. The schools had an
excellent network infrastructure and had installed significant
numbers of computers for 1 million public school enrollees. Yet
students were spending less than an hour a week on the computer.
Sun: Dead Company Walking? (2008-11-17 13:31:44)
Cyber Cynic: "On the other hand, for ages the
company kept going back and forth on such fundamental questions as:
"Are we a hardware or software company?" And, "Are we a proprietary
or open-source software company?""
Linux-Hater's Blog, Considered (2008-11-17 13:01:44)
Armed and Dangerous: "So I was actually pleased
to learn of the existence of Linux-Hater's Blog. I rather looked
forward to winnowing through it for nuggets with which I could
shock the more fanboyish members of my community by agreeing."