Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 21, 2008
Kubuntu Moves Forward: You Can't Please Everyone, All the Time (Nov 21, 2008, 23:33)
OStatic: "It's nearly a year since KDE released
the KDE4 desktop. The initial roll-out was rocky for KDE, and while
subsequent releases have brought ever increasing stability and
enhancements, some KDE users feel it's not quite ready for daily
PC Magazine, a Flagship for Ziff Davis, Will Cease Printing a Paper Version (Nov 21, 2008, 22:33)
New York Times: "Ziff Davis Media announced
Wednesday that it was ending print publication of its 27-year-old
flagship, PC Magazine, and would take the title online only."
IE8 Coming in 2009, But Will it be Late to the Firefox Party? (Nov 21, 2008, 21:51)
The Open Road: "With a release candidate not
scheduled until the first quarter of 2009, the final release won't
hit until the second (or possibly even the third) quarter.
Microsoft released a beta of IE8 back in March 2008. Roughly a year
later, we should see the full release in action. By that time, will
Complete Backup and Restore Using "tar" Command (Nov 21, 2008, 21:33)
Linuxhaxor: "I'll explain methods I use to
maintain my setup and configuration files without the loss of any
data or personal settings. Once you have recovered from the crash,
the restoration can be as simple as typing a single command using
the Live CD and a terminal."
'Dark Knight' on its Way to Becoming 2008's Most Pirated Movie (Nov 21, 2008, 20:46)
The Open Road: "What a perverse message to send
to the movie studios: we love your product so much that we refuse
to pay for it."
Reliable Linux Netbooks for Black Friday (Nov 21, 2008, 19:48)
Cyber Cynic: "I like Linux netbooks. I like
them a lot. They're lightweight, they're solid performers, they're
cheap, and it looks like they're soon going to be cheaper than
Fedora 11 Release Schedule, Along With Five Features (Nov 21, 2008, 19:33)
Phoronix: "The five features that are marked to
be introduced in Fedora 11 include DeviceKit integration, improved
volume controls, Windows cross-compiler support, Presto plug-in
integration, and simple support for setting up a multi-seat
KOffice Releases New Beta of 2.0 Release (Nov 21, 2008, 17:03)
Tectonic: "The release team has decided that a
number of the applications are now mature enough to be part of 2.0.
These include KWord, KSpread, KPresenter, KPlato for project
management, Karbon the vector graphics editor, and Krita for raster
Happy Birthday, Turing's Universal Machine (Nov 21, 2008, 16:03)
The Register: "It's just 71 years ago this
month that a seminal paper from Alan Turing was published, which
helped pave the way to today's multi-billion dollar IT industry and
confer on Turing the title of father of modern computer
The Linux Tinority Responds (Nov 21, 2008, 14:33)
IT Wire: "But then there are fanatics among the
users of every operating system, the Taliban among computer users.
There are some who even praise Windows - that's how bad it
How to Help New Linux Users (Nov 21, 2008, 13:33)
LinuxPlanet: "The popularity of Ubuntu Linux
has attracted millions of new Linux users. Helping inexperienced
computer users, whether as part of your job or just on a friendly
basis, can be demanding and frustrating. But it is an essential
part of building community, and just being a decent person. Michael
Hall has some helpful pointers for keeping perspective, keeping
your temper, and keeping your sanity."
Tables in OpenOffice.org Impress: New and Unstylish (Nov 21, 2008, 12:03)
Linux Journal: "Impress Tables are one of the
most welcome features in the recently-released OpenOffice.org 3.0.
Using them is straightforward, but they have their limitations, and
you may miss one or two useful features before you learn your way
around their somewhat awkward interface."
Web Browser Hero (Nov 21, 2008, 09:33)
Linux Magazine: "Perhaps the most versatile,
feature-rich web browser available today is on your Desktop and you
may not even know its name."
YouTube is Big Fun And Useful (Nov 21, 2008, 08:03)
Linux Today Blog: "Some folks, like the MAFIAA,
see it only as a den of thieves, stealing the bread from their
children's mouths. But to me it's a fantastic showcase for anyone
with minimal tools-- a computer, a camera, a bit of editing
software-- to create and share."
Convoluted Column Arithmetic Examples Using Awk On Linux Or Unix (Nov 21, 2008, 06:33)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today's going to
be a "fun with awk" day. I figure we should have one now because we
never had them in school when I was a kid... The topic, as the
title suggests, has to do with columnar arithmetic or, less
pompously put, performing arithmetic operations on columns or, even
more accessibly, adding stuff up ;) It's somewhat like our older
post on doing simple cumulative math with awk, but slightly more
WFTL Bytes! For Nov 20, 2008: Stock Tanks, Mozilla Rises, Moonlight on Dinosaurs (Nov 21, 2008, 02:33)
WFTL Bytes!: "Your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux
news show for Thursday, November 20, 2008, with your host, Marcel
Gagne. Today you'll discover how low open source company stock has
gone, you'll find out that Mozilla is doing okay, that Moonlight is
coming (real soon now), that your old computers are going places
you don't care to know, and that Jurassic Part may be just around
the corner. Or not."
Jackalope Rising: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 1 As Early As Tomorrow (Nov 21, 2008, 01:33)
OStatic: "The Ubuntu project says that the
initial alpha release of Ubuntu 9.04 (the "Jaunty Jackalope") could
be available for testing in less than twenty-four hours. Yes,
that's a little less than a month after the current, stable
version, "Intrepid Ibex" was finalized and formally released."
Doing a diff Without Touching the Command Line (Nov 21, 2008, 00:33)
Linux.com: "With diff-ext, GNOME users can
compare and merge files from within Nautilus. If, instead, you use
KDE 3, try out kdiff-ext from the same site, which works with
Konqueror. Each utility handles paths to files and directories and
invokes an external diff tool to perform the grunt work. With
diff-ext you can easily compare two files with different names,
from different directories, or whole directory trees."