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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 22, 2008

  • SimplyMEPIS: The Best Desktop Linux You Haven't Tried (Nov 22, 2008, 18:03)
    Linux.com: "Nowadays, everyone uses Ubuntu, most people have used Fedora, and many folks have tried openSUSE. SimplyMEPIS ... not so many. That's a shame, because this relatively obscure Debian-based desktop distribution from Morgantown, WV, is an outstanding desktop operating system. With SimplyMEPIS 8 at beta 5 and closing in on release, I tested the distribution and found it to be a keeper."

  • How the Linux Kernel Manages Virtual Memory (Nov 22, 2008, 12:03)
    LinuxPlanet: "Virtual memory is one of the most important, and accordingly confusing, pieces of an operating system. Understanding the basics of virtual memory is required to understand operating system performance. Beyond the basics, a deeper understanding allows a system administrator to interpret system profiling tools better, leading to quicker troubleshooting and better decisions."

  • The Telepathic Desktop: Apps Are Out, People Are In (Nov 22, 2008, 06:03)
    The New Topyli Standard: "This article is a humble opinion piece of a GNOME user who wishes to stop using communication software and just be in touch with people. I want to write mail to, chat with, talk to, and have video conferences with real people without worrying about applications and technology."

  • Plain English Explanation Of An Awk Statement For Linux Or Unix (Nov 22, 2008, 01:33)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "I'll be the first to admit, though, that the examples were somewhat of a test for me when I first slapped them together and probably deserved to be explained more than they were. To that end, we'll look at one of the examples from yesterday and pick it apart, so that the pieces all make sense to, hopefully, any and every one. I aim to please :)"

  • Can't Print in Evince, GEdit, Claws-Mail (Nov 22, 2008, 00:03)
    My Thoughts: "I got the Printer selection box but when I clicked on print an error message popped up, "Can't prompt for Authorization". I checked my printer settings and everything looked fine, so I tried again, another error message popped up: "Too many failed attempts".