Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 29, 2008
Mounting ISO Images with Furius ISO Mount on Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop (Sep 29, 2008, 23:32)
HowtoForge: "This guide shows how to install it
on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop."
MEPIS Linux 8.0 Nears Release (Sep 29, 2008, 21:32)
DeviceGuru: "A new version of MEPIS Linux, one
of my favorite KDE-based distributions, is nearing final release.
Roughly a year after the arrival of version 7.0, distribution
founder and maintainer Warren Woodford has just released MEPIS 8.0
beta 2, based on a Debian Lenny core."
Are Ubuntu Server and Desktop Editions At Odds? (Sep 29, 2008, 21:02)
WorkswithU: "Instead of concluding that Ubuntu
is great on the desktop but not so good on a server, or vice-versa,
businesses are using it in both environments."
Four Expert Tips on Installing New Linux Apps (Sep 29, 2008, 20:32)
IT Business: "Under Linux, installing new
applications isn't a particularly hard task, but installations do
come in several different varieties, so it's worth understanding
the differences and what you'll need to know to make them
Linux Distro to Newbies: Adapt or Leave! (Sep 29, 2008, 20:02)
Datamation: "A uniform computing experience: is
it really all that much to ask for?"
New GNOME 2.24 is an Incremental Improvement (Sep 29, 2008, 19:32)
Linux.com: "Last week marked the release of
GNOME 2.24. Those who already use GNOME will appreciate the new
additions, but there's nothing compelling enough in the new version
to convince fans of other desktop environments to make a
Intellectual Property Bill Passes in the House (Sep 29, 2008, 19:17)
CNet News: "The House of Representatives on
Sunday cleared the intellectual property enforcement bill that
would create an "IP coordinator" position in the White House."
And Walmart Makes Three: Another Music Service Plans to Shut Down DRM Support (Sep 29, 2008, 18:12)
Deeplinks Blog: "Walmart's been selling
DRM-free music since February, but anyone who bought music before
that date will not be able to transfer those songs to "unauthorized
computers," or access the songs after changing operating
Who's Really Contributing to Linux? (Sep 29, 2008, 18:02)
Cyber Cynic: "That, as Kroah-Hartman pointed
out, means Canonical "did 00.10068% of all of the kernel
development for the past 3 years." In other words: almost
Top 5 Linux References in Pop-Culture (Sep 29, 2008, 16:32)
The Linux Distillery: "That ubiquitous Linux!
It's on your computer, your mobile phone, your handheld GPS. What's
more, it's also in movies, cartoons, comics and books around you
too! Here are my top 5 Linux references as found in popular
The Most Important Open Source System: Voting (Sep 29, 2008, 16:02)
Linux and Open Source: "The last two
presidential elections proved that our system of voting is either
broken or corrupt."
The 14 Best Linux Distros (Sep 29, 2008, 15:32)
Techradar: "Given the number of Linux distros
out there, how did we pick just 14? Some were obvious..."
Android -- It's not about Sex, Excitement, or Cool (Sep 29, 2008, 15:02)
Tech Broiler: "Sex? Excitement? Cool? We are
talking about digital convergence devices, not a week on tour in
Amsterdam with Gene Simmons and his roadie crew."
21 of the Best Free Linux Financial Software (Sep 29, 2008, 14:32)
Linux Links: "This article selects quality
software that help individuals keep track of stock market
movements, analyse the markets, and identify stock worth buying. In
this article, we also feature the best personal finance software
available for Linux, as well as covering the corporate end of the
market with accounting software and business solutions."
Gettin' it done: Simple Instructional Video Creation on Linux (Sep 29, 2008, 12:02)
JBCobb: "In this story I will share a simple
process for creating instructional videos on a fairly common
Ubuntu-ish desktop. They needed to be easily played on a variety of
platforms and the creation process itself should require little
research or new skills to accomplish."
IBM's New "I.T.Standards Policy" - and a Call for Wider Reform (Sep 29, 2008, 11:02)
Standards Blog: "The principles would also mean
that IBM would push for more global participation in standard
setting, work for rules reform to avoid undue influence by vendors,
push for ensuring that open standards will be set under policies
that will ensure that they can be implemented in open source
software, and regularize and optimize IPR policies themselves."
The Mother Of All Urban Legend Chain Emails, A Little Something For Star Trek Fans (Sep 29, 2008, 08:02)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "The first joke
is a fake chain letter which combines some of the finest elements
of the Internet's most memorable legend and/or chain emails. If it
doesn't make you laugh, it will scare you to death."
Linux Kernel Magic SysRq Keys in openSUSE for Crash Recovery (Sep 29, 2008, 04:08)
SUSE & openSUSE: "The Linux Kernel offers
you something that allows you to recover your system from a crash
or at the least lets you to perform a proper shutdown using the
Magic SysRq Keys. The magic SysRq key is a select key combination
in the Linux kernel which allows the user to perform various low
level commands regardless of the system's state"
Converting PI To Binary - More Linux/Unix Humor (Sep 29, 2008, 00:08)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "So I leave you
with this pun, that both begs to be written and, at the same time,
put out of its misery: You can't have your Pi and eat it..."