Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 22, 2008
Twitter Clients For Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop (Aug 22, 2008, 22:02)
HowtoForge: "In this article I will show how to
install and use two clients for the popular microblogging platform
Twitter on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop."
Mozilla Plans to Nudge Firefox 2.0 Users to Upgrade (Aug 22, 2008, 21:02)
OStatic: "If you've been on the fence about
upgrading to Firefox 3.0, Mozilla is planning to give you a little
It Sucks Because It's Good (Aug 22, 2008, 20:32)
Linux Journal: "It was blessedly free of the
Tyranny of Typography, the Legacies of Layout, and other
controlling influences from the Provinces of Print."
5 Great Alternative Linux Music Players (Aug 22, 2008, 20:02)
MakeUseOf: "At first glance, ‘Listen
Music Player’ looks just like Rhythmbox, but after a using it
for a while you will find it is actually better than
A Campaign to Stop the Introduction of Software Patents in India (Aug 22, 2008, 19:32)
FOSS Community India: "A campaign to stop the
introduction of Software Patents in India. Software patents are
rejected by Indian Parliament in 2005 (Patent Amendment bill 2005).
But Indian Government is now trying to push it through back door by
bringing a Patent manual."
Architects Apply Open Source Principles to Help Others (Aug 22, 2008, 17:32)
OStatic: "You know the results of FOSS
communities are making a lasting impression when other groups try
emulate their success by using the same concepts. The charitable
organization Architecture for Humanity says they can bring about an
"architectural revolution" by pairing the principles of
collaboration and open source with needs of millions of people
worldwide living in poverty today."
In Defense of Ubuntu (Aug 22, 2008, 16:02)
LWN: "If one believes these complaints, Ubuntu
is a parasitic operation which does not understand how the
community works and which is harmful to the community as a
New to Linux? Make Sure You Bookmark These (Aug 22, 2008, 15:32)
Binary Codes: "...take a look at these websites
that are there to help you make the smooth transition, these
provide extensive documentation to step-by-step howtos, and also
Linux Popularity Across the Globe (Aug 22, 2008, 15:02)
Royal Pingdom: "The Linux landscape is
constantly changing and has a strong community of both developers
and users. But where is Linux the most popular, and where are the
different Linux distributions the most popular?"
Ubuntu 8.10 To Use Linux 2.6.27 Kernel? (Aug 22, 2008, 14:32)
Phoronix: "Generating buzz this morning with
the release of the Linux 2.6.27-rc4 kernel is word that Ubuntu may
switch to the Linux 2.6.27 kernel for their forthcoming 8.10
"Intrepid Ibex" release."
FOSS For Students (Aug 22, 2008, 13:32)
Linux.com: "Browsing the package repository of
my Linux distribution led me to applications for everything from
gene sequencing to particle physics, but there are a few real gems
I think any student could benefit from, including math and
chemistry tools such as TiLP, wxMaxima, Kalzium, Gnome Chemistry
Utils, and OpenOffice.org Math."
GeekPAC to Fight for Information Rights (Aug 22, 2008, 13:02)
LWN: "Information rights management has become
enough of a frustration that a group has formed specifically to
deal with the problem head on. GeekPAC is a political action
committee made up of volunteers who are taking their complaints
straight to Capitol Hill."
Judge: Copyright Owners Must Consider 'Fair Use' Before Sending Takedown Notice (Aug 22, 2008, 12:32)
Wired: "In the nation's first such ruling, a
federal judge on Wednesday said copyright owners must consider
"fair use" of their works before sending takedown notices to online
Mini-notebooks Are Here to Stay (Aug 22, 2008, 12:02)
Cyber Cynic: "Some critics seem to think that
UMPC (ultra mobile PCs) are just a fad. Wrong. They're here to
Using GNOME on a Small Screen (Aug 22, 2008, 11:02)
OSNews: "...more advanced users will quickly
hit the wall Acer set up: it has more or less completely locked
down the Xfce 4.2.2 installation on the One. This bothered me -
this is a powerful machine, so I want a powerful operating system.
I went for Ubuntu 8.04.1 - read on for a few thoughts on how well
GNOME's user interface fares on a small-screen device such as the
Humor: Microsoft Hires Comedians (Aug 22, 2008, 03:02)
Linux Today Blog: "WSJ: Microsoft using
Seinfeld as Vista pitchman in $300 million ad campaign"
10 Most Beautiful Plasma Themes for KDE 4 Desktop (Aug 22, 2008, 02:02)
Tech Source From Bohol: "If you want to further
enhance the look of your KDE 4 desktop, I have here a list of some
of the most beautiful Plasma themes available:"