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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 30, 2008

  • "Geen Stijl" is a Communist Website! (Sep 30, 2008, 23:34)
    The Beez' speaks: "Later on it states that "Everyone who uses Linux supports terrorism, atomic weapons, high oil prices and the destruction of the earth"."

  • Top 5 Least Popular Linux Distributions That Could (Sep 30, 2008, 23:04)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Let's focus on the following Linux distributions that some of us may consider least popular, but are highly capable of becoming way bigger than what they are today"

  • Linux for Older PCs : From Ubuntu to Vector Linux (Sep 30, 2008, 22:34)
    My Take on Technology: "This week, I tried Vector Linux, a slackware based distro, known to be fast and stable, ideal for older machines like mine and yet never compromising on the features. Read on, to see if it delivered what it promised."

  • Three Little Tweaks to Make Your Ubuntu Desktop Beautiful and Productive (Sep 30, 2008, 22:04)
    Quick Tweaks: "What I liked about GnomeDo is its ability to learn. Suppose, if you have installed Avant Window Navigator, aMSN and Amarok and you regularly use Amarok, hitting A will bring you Amarok but not other applications."

  • Backing Up Your OS With dd (Sep 30, 2008, 20:34)
    Rootninja: "I love dd. Why mess with the clutter and bloat of backup software when all you really want is a simple image for those times when you accidentally wipe out something important or a hard drive goes plonk."

  • Make a Multi-polaroid Image out of jpegs With ImageMagick's Montage (Sep 30, 2008, 20:04)
    Rootninja: "You can take several regular pictures or other image files and put them together into one image that looks like they’re all polaroids laid out on a desk using ImageMagick's montage tool. If you have a dual monitor setup you can easily fit 8 across your screens at once without even overlapping much."

  • 4 Easy Fun Useful Things You Can Do With Linux (Sep 30, 2008, 19:04)
    LinuxPlanet: "In this ENP classic, learn how to colorize and test your Bash prompt, run your own local timeserver, deliver customized MOTDs that change, and create elegant ASCII art---the easy way."

  • gOS 3: Is it better than Ubuntu? (Sep 30, 2008, 18:34)
    The How-To Geek: "Combining the best parts of Mac OS X and Ubuntu, gOS is truly a worthy competitor in the OS wars. It has simplicity, a well designed interface, a rock solid linux core and web apps. But is it good enough? Is it 'a Linux for the rest of us!' ?

  • When Linux Goes Bad: the e1000e Ethernet bug (Sep 30, 2008, 17:34)
    Cyber Cynic: "I know some people think I only say wonderful things about Linux and bad things about Windows. Wrong. I call them like I see them. Most of the time, while wearing my operating system umpire's cap, I see Linux making the right hits... Most of the time. Sometimes, though, Linux strikes out..."

  • 1 Million Classmates Headed to Venezuela (Sep 30, 2008, 15:34)
    ZDNet Education: "In the latest success for this model, Venezuela has just ordered 1 million second-generation Classmates from the same local OEM (J.P. Sa Couto) producing Classmates for Portugal."

  • The XO Files Part III: Re-imagining the OLPC Distribution (Sep 30, 2008, 15:04)
    OLPC News: "Concern over the original distribution plan was what got me writing for OLPCNews.com. The belligerent anti-pilot-project attitude, the requirement to buy the laptops in lots of 1million units, and the hushed discussions about the costs beyond the "$100" laptop. Rapid, bulk deployment is not a good model to introduce technology, particularly in a resource-constrained environment."

  • Wall Street's Collapse May be Computer Science's Gain (Sep 30, 2008, 14:01)
    Computerworld: "The collapse of Wall Street may help make computer science and IT careers attractive to students who abandoned these fields in droves after the pop of the last big bubble, the dot-com bust of 2001."

  • VLC Goes to Nine Point Two (Sep 30, 2008, 13:01)
    Linux.com: "Sometimes I get the feeling that I only know about 5% of what VLC can do. Everyone knows it's a dependable, free, cross-platform media player...the new VLC exposes a lot more of that functionality."

  • Omega 10 Desktop Linux (Sep 30, 2008, 12:01)
    OSNews: "The Omega 10 Beta release is roughly equivalent to the Fedora 10 Beta to be released tomorrow, but integrates multimedia support not found in Fedora."

  • Save a Web Page for Later With Read It Later Extension (Sep 30, 2008, 11:31)
    Linux.com: "At first sight, the Read It Later (RIL) extension looks redundant -- after all, you can use Firefox's own bookmarking functionality to save Web pages for later reading. But dig deeper, and you'll discover that it offers enough nifty features to make it a must-have tool for most users."

  • Tools for Editing Vector Graphics in GNU/Linux (Sep 30, 2008, 10:31)
    Linux.com: "Free software includes a number of options for working with vector graphics, including several simple ones: OpenOffice.org's Draw, KOffice's Karbon14, and Inkscape, which is currently the premier vector graphic editor in free software."

  • Live DVD for Linux Games (Sep 30, 2008, 09:01)
    LinuxHaxor: "lg-live is a live Linux DVD pre-installed with some of the top linux games out there. You just boot from your dvd, select your game and start playing."

  • Midgard 8.09.0RC "Ragnaroek" released (Sep 30, 2008, 06:01)
    Midgard CMS: "The Midgard Project has released first 'Release Canditate' release of 8.09 "Ragnaroek LTS" generation of the Midgard Content Management System. Midgard is a mature Free Software CMS package targeted for mid-to-high-end web services."

  • Install open-vm-tools on Debian 4.0 (Etch) (Sep 30, 2008, 03:01)
    Debian Admin: "VMware Inc. released an OpenSource version of their VMware-Tools, called open-vm-tools. While they’re quite easy to install on Gentoo (emerge open-vm-tools), it’s not that easy having them installed on a Debian Etch (4.0) if you want to go the proper way."

  • Kubuntu: How To Turn The Touchpad Off And On With One Shortcut Key (Sep 30, 2008, 01:31)
    HowtoForge: "...but nothing worked in my Kubuntu environment for whatever reason...Therefore, facing all these 'downers' I set out to find another method using the code that did work in my system."