Linux News for Dec 28, 2006
Computerworld: If you had the power ... (2006-12-28 22:00:00)
"Imagine this: With the wave of a magic wand, you're suddenly
all-powerful. You can change today's network industry in any way
you want. What would you do, and how?"
O'Reilly Linux DevCenter: Pragmatic Questions about Binary-Only Drivers (2006-12-28 19:30:00)
"Neither of those address entirely whether end-users
should use binary-only drivers."
Ran Prieur: Switching to Linux (2006-12-28 18:00:00)
"The distro I'm using to type this is Puppy, which technically
doesn't even have a desktop environment but window manager, JWM,
which takes up less than 200 kilobytes."
Linux-Watch: Bribing bloggers the Microsoft way (2006-12-28 16:30:00)
"Want to know why Microsoft has so many people saying good
things about it, despite endless security problems, high-prices,
product lock-in, and a big-brother attitude towards using their
products? They bribe people."
VoIP Planet: VoIP Powering Your Office: Trips and Traps in Asterisk 1.4, Part 1 (2006-12-28 15:00:00)
"With Asterisk 1.4, you're going to get real tired of the word
deprecated. This is programmer-speak for "this feature that you
love best of all is going to be removed soon." "
Peter Gutmann: A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection (2006-12-28 13:00:00)
"The Vista Content Protection specification could very well
constitute the longest suicide note in history."
ITtoolbox Blogs: Are Multiple Desktops Really Useful (2006-12-28 12:00:00)
"One of the biggest differences between the windows world and
the linux world is the windows world only has one desktop while the
linux world can have several. For example KDE comes default with
four desktops and can have up to twenty. That's a lot of desktops.
However are all those desktops really useful?"
Linux Weekly News: Playing with the OLPC (2006-12-28 06:00:00)
" The One Laptop Per Child project is likely to be familiar to
most LWN readers by now. An important milestone on this project's
plan for the creation of low-cost educational systems is the
production of "BTest-1" systems. The project has manufactured on
the order of 1000 laptops and distributed them to testers worldwide
as a way of, hopefully, shaking out the remaining hardware issues
and making a start on the software side of the equation. Some
systems have even been shipped to Microsoft so that some sort of
Windows port can be done; this move has upset some OLPC supporters,
but when the designers of the laptop said they planned to make a
100% open system, they meant it."
Debian Weekly News: December 26th, 2006 (2006-12-28 02:00:00)
"Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter
for the Debian community. DWN is currently not being published
weekly but when authors have contributed enough items because its
editor can't ignore other duties while the Debian project is
indirectly paying some developers."