Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 24, 2008
The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux (Nov 24, 2008, 23:03)
Register Hardware: "Episode Three-- Considering
that Linux netbooks are designed to present a simplified interface
that can be used by complete newbies, it's amazing how buzzy
hackers have become about them. Even people who wouldn't consider
themselves hardcore techies love to tinker under these machines'
IE, Firefox, and the Add-on Security Problem (Nov 24, 2008, 21:43)
The Open Road: "Microsoft blames add-ons for
its Internet Explorer security woes, according to InternetNews, yet
in separate news from TechCrunch Mozilla's Firefox just hit its one
billionth add-on and yet delivers better security, according to
Switching from FrontPage to KompoZer (Nov 24, 2008, 21:33)
LinuxPlanet: "As so many wise persons say,
migrating from Windows on your computer desktop to Linux is all
about having the right applications. Eric Geier introduces KompoZer
as a good option for users wanting to find a Microsoft FrontPage
Linux Community To Redmond - Do The Right Thing (Nov 24, 2008, 20:03)
Blog of Helios: "Microsoft IS paying attention
to what the Linux Community writes...it's come to a point where
they can no longer ignore the obvious. With their stockholders on
the verge of revolt and their numbers falling quickly, to do
otherwise would be financial suicide."
Linux Has Moved Away From Geekdom (Nov 24, 2008, 19:33)
IT Toolbox: "Linux has made some very big
improvements over the past few years and I have always said that it
is ready for everyone to use, if they can only get out of the
Sounds of Crashing Hard Drives (Nov 24, 2008, 17:33)
O'Reilly Digital Media: "That's all it is.
Links to recordings of hard drives crashing."
On the Death and 441-Year Life of the Pixel (Nov 24, 2008, 16:03)
OSNews: "However, there are exceptions - and
this is one that really boggles the mind: the pixel? One of those
little dots on your screen? It's well over 400 years old."
Defending the Flame of Linux Freedom (Nov 24, 2008, 15:33)
TechRadar: "Increasingly we're seeing big
business jump on the Linux bandwagon, as companies wake up to the
money that can be made out of a community of developers working for
Advanced Linux Distributions You Should Try (Nov 24, 2008, 15:03)
Internetling: "Some people will argue with me
in that these GNU/Linux distributions are as advanced as you want
them to be. Well, of course Linux is all about choice. I took the
user base perspective though and what I have for you today is a few
distros which do not hide the manual (or for people like me,
beautiful) underlying configuration"
Why Apple and Google Need to Get Into the Netbook Business (Nov 24, 2008, 14:33)
Tech Broiler: "...I feel that Ubuntu Netbook
Remix is probably not the ideal OS to hand to your typical netbook
consumer who really just wants the device to "just work".
My latest project: OpenBSD on the Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101 (Nov 24, 2008, 13:33)
Click: "I'm getting ready to give the $0 Laptop
(Gateway Solo 1450) to our daughter to run her educational games
(Childsplay, Gcompris, TuxPaint) on Ubuntu Hardy... To replace that
machine for me, I pulled a Toshiba Satellite 1101-S101 laptop from
Another Simple Scriptlet To Make The Unix And Linux CLI More User Friendly (Nov 24, 2008, 10:03)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today we're
going to shoot out another quick scriptlet that might be useful (or
distracting ;) from time to time. It's a bit of a follow up on our
post from earlier this week on using bash to produce fancy user
names for folks logged into your machine, although it's a little
bit longer. Once again, if you go by the 65 character rule, this
isn't a one liner, even though it's all going on one line ;)"
LIFE Photo Archive Available on Google Image Search (Nov 24, 2008, 04:03)
Google Blog: "The Zapruder film of the Kennedy
assassination; The Mansell Collection from London; Dahlstrom glass
plates of New York and environs from the 1880s; and the entire
works left to the collection from LIFE photographers Alfred
Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili, and Nina Leen. These are just some of the
things you'll see in Google Image Search today."
The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.10 (Nov 24, 2008, 00:02)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how you can
set up an Ubuntu Studio 8.10 desktop that is a full-fledged
replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software
that people need to do the things they do on their Windows
desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without
DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best
thing is: all software comes free of charge."