Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 23, 2008
What Android Could Bring to Your Phone (Sep 23, 2008, 22:56)
Lifehacker: "It's probably not that surprising
that Google apps—Gmail, Google Calendar, Maps, and the
like—sit close to Android's heart. In fact, activating the
phone requires a Google account."
Wubi Tuesday (Sep 23, 2008, 17:33)
IT PRO Blogs: "There's nothing more through the
looking glass than writing complex pattern recognition statements
in awk. There's also nothing quite as much fun as rolling your own
Linux distribution from scratch."
Viewing the Night Sky with Linux, Part III: Stellarium and Celestia Take You There (Sep 23, 2008, 17:01)
LinuxPlanet: "But they don't really give you
the feeling of being there like a couple of newer entries on the
Linux astronomy scene: Stellarium and Celestia."
Let's Talk Cheap Software (Sep 23, 2008, 16:32)
ComputerWorld Blogs: "Want to know one of the
things I really like about open-source software? The price."
OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks: Harmonizing With MS Office, Managing Large Complex Documents (Sep 23, 2008, 16:02)
LinuxPlanet: "... we learn how to harmoniously
swap documents between OOo and MS Office. And we explore OOo's
wonderful Navigator tool, which is a powerful time-saving tool for
managing large complex documents such as books and long
Today is G-Day (Sep 23, 2008, 13:02)
Crunch Gear: "CG will be at the event in force
with a liveblog and images but before we walk to the well of hype
and drink deep and hearty droughts of orgasmic praise, let’s
talk about what Android is and isn't."
Android Jumps to General Consumer Electronics in 2009? (Sep 23, 2008, 12:18)
Engadget: "While the world waits to see the
first Android cellphone revealed in New York later today, others
are hard at work extending the reach of the open-source OS beyond
Famous Quotations Script For Linux And Unix (Sep 23, 2008, 10:32)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today's
Linux/Unix bash shell script is yet another follow up to a whole
cavalcade of scripts we've written to mine the knowledge on tap at
reference.com, although this one is grabbing its material from
DIRECTV Scores Points in the Linux Community (Sep 23, 2008, 09:02)
OStatic: "Unlike NBC's coverage of the 2008
Olympic Games, DIRECTV customers who have the NFL Sunday Ticket
SuperFan viewing package can now watch live football games on
computers running Linux."
Google Touts Open Source Cred (Sep 23, 2008, 06:02)
OStatic: "Who's the first company you think of
when the words "open source" come up in conversation?...if Google
co-founder Larry Page is to be taken seriously, apparently it ought
to be Google."
13 Terminal Emulators for Linux (Sep 23, 2008, 04:32)
TuxArena: "ROXTerm is a GTK terminal
application with an interface similar to the one of GNOME-Terminal,
supporting backgrounds, desktop transparency effects, profiles,
colour schemes and many more."
Rhythmbox, Gnome Music Awesomeness (Sep 23, 2008, 01:32)
Free Software Magazine: "Amarok sure inspires a
lot of KDE-envy for Gnome users. Unfortunately, it doesn’t
fit in well in Gnome: it’s written for a different desktop
environment, uses a whole different toolkit, and requires a lot of
extra libraries to run. Luckily, there’s a great Gnome-based
10 Command-Line Applications I Use in Debian and Ubuntu (Sep 23, 2008, 00:02)
TuxArea: "cmus-- My personal favourite for
listening to music while in command-line, cmus is a ncurses-based
audio player which supports Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA and