Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 25, 2008
One Guy, 3 Netbooks (Nov 25, 2008, 23:04)
Datamation: "Netbooks are a new category of
laptop computer, defined mostly by their small size and cheap
price. The category started only a year ago and has evolved
drastically since. I tried the first netbook, an Asus Eee PC with a
7-inch screen and didn't like it; the keyboard and screen were much
too small. But many disagreed with me, and the popularity of that
first Eee PC led to dozens and dozens of imitators."
Manage Your Music With ID3 Tag Editors (Nov 25, 2008, 22:34)
Linux.com: "I checked out half a dozen of the
more popular and stable graphical ID3 tag editors available for
Linux. I found that going from no tags to great tags requires
keeping more than one of these editors on hand."
How to Check Package Dependencies With apt-rdepends on Ubuntu (Nov 25, 2008, 20:34)
Ubuntu Geek: "By default, apt-rdepends shows a
listing of each dependency a package has.It will also look at each
of these fulfilling packages, and recursively lists their
Observations on Power Management (Nov 25, 2008, 18:47)
Matthew Garrett: "The "powersave" and
"performance" CPU governors in the Linux kernel are misleadingly
named. Powersave will generally not save you energy. Performance
will generally not provide you with extra performance."
Fedora 10 Released (Nov 25, 2008, 17:47)
Linux Format: "Fedora 10 has just been released
to the waiting masses. Andy Hudson takes the distro for an early
test run, exploring the new features and seeing how it stacks up
against the other major players in the Linux league..."
Photo Management on Linux - Part 1 (Nov 25, 2008, 17:34)
Jamie's Random Musings on Video IM: "As
Thanksgiving falls particularly late this year, we opted for the
weekend before, and had 20 or so people for dinner Saturday. That
resulted in a lot of digital pictures being taken, which brought my
attention back to photo management on Linux."
First Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04) Alpha Hops Into View (Nov 25, 2008, 16:34)
ars Technica: "A particularly exciting
community-driven effort for Ubuntu 9.04 is the jump to Mono 2.0, a
major update of the open source .NET implementation that was
recently released by Novell."
The Vi Input Mode for Kate is "Done" (Nov 25, 2008, 15:34)
Erlends hjem i skyene: "I just marked the Vi
input mode ("V.I.M."? :) ) for the Kate kpart as done in the
feature plan for KDE 4.2. It feels a bit weird to mark it as done,
though, as there are tonnes of things I want to implement after KDE
Getting Better Results With WUBI (Nov 25, 2008, 14:34)
James Selvakumar's Blog: "WUBI dramatically
reduces the gap that prevents windows users to try Ubuntu...Yes,
with WUBI, installing Ubuntu is just like installing Firefox or
Thunderbird on a windows machine.:
AWK: The Linux Administrators' Wisdom Kit (Nov 25, 2008, 14:04)
Oracle: "The AWK utility, with its own
self-contained language, is one of the most powerful data
processing engines in existence — not only in Linux, but
anywhere. The limits to what can be done with this programming and
data-manipulation language (named for the last initials of its
creators, Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan) are
the boundaries of one's own knowledge."
Better Firefox in KDE4 (Nov 25, 2008, 13:34)
Abhishek Rane's Weblog: "Well I simply love
KDE4 but one thing that really annoyed me was the way firefox
looked in KDE4 and so after googling a bit I found some simple
solutions to make firefox look more Kde4ish."
WFTL Bytes! for Nov 24, 2008: SCO is over, for now, It's Jaunty Jackalope Already, Don't Go Online (Nov 25, 2008, 12:45)
WFTL Bytes!: "This is WFTL Bytes!, your
occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Monday, November 24,
2008, with your host, Marcel Gagne. Stories for today include the
end of the road for SCO, (honest, finally, really) first tenuous
hops from Ubuntu's Jaunty Jackalope, a brighter than bright future
for ASUS, Google and Apple netbooks, and why you aren't safe
The Internet License Plate Gallery (Nov 25, 2008, 09:34)
WebReference: "The Internet License Plate
Gallery showcases automobile license plates with an Internet theme.
Plates like NET GOD, and HTMLGAL qualify, and EMILY and UMGOBLU do
not. The brainchild of Richard Wiggins owner of Michigan's INTRNET
license plate, the gallery came about after he heard Andy King
owned a vanity Net plate WEBMSTR. Rich figured that there were lots
of people with these things, why not make a gallery?"
DataForm Adds Efficient Input to OpenOffice.org Calc (Nov 25, 2008, 08:34)
Linux.com: "Spreadsheets might be called
databases for the timid, since they're more user-friendly than
databases and do a good job working with limited amounts of data.
Some tools for databases can work well with spreadsheets too. Take
for instance DataForm, a new OpenOffice.org Calc extension that
provides a form-like interface designed to make entering and
finding spreadsheet data easier."
Cabletv.sh For Linux or Unix - Final Blog Update (Nov 25, 2008, 07:04)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "For this week's
Monday Linux/Unix bash shell script continuation, we're finishing
up the blog version of our cabletv.sh script from last week. If you
liked that one, and want to check out other versions, please
revisit last week's cabletv.sh script, and that page will link back
to all the other versions of the script hosted on this blog."
Linux Users Unite ...And Riot: More Funny Fake News (Nov 25, 2008, 01:04)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: ""They're such
NICE young men," said 78 year old Mildred Matthews, walking her dog
nearby. "They would pet my dog, and we'd talk about Art Bell, Deep
Space Nine and the X Files. I think they just got tired of being
repressed and kept down by The Man..."