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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 24, 2009

  • Building a better spam-blocking CAPTCHA (Jan 24, 2009, 14:01)
    Computerworld: "How do you let people create user accounts or post comments on your Web site without letting spam bots in? Simple -- make your users prove they're human."

  • Top 50 Linux Alternatives to Popular Apps (Jan 24, 2009, 10:01)
    LaptopLogic: "Today our Linux guru Blair Mathis is back to introduce fifty of the most popular applications on this OS"

  • Tech Comics: "Egoistic iPhone User" (Jan 24, 2009, 04:31)
    Datamation: Complete Story

  • Should I Enable Ubuntu Backports? (Jan 24, 2009, 03:01)
    Spaghetti Mind: "Yes, but through pinning. Pinning allows you to keep your system as close to the normal repositories as possible, and only use the backports repositories when you have to."

  • A Unix/Linux "Where's Waldo?" Or "Who Wants Some PI?" (Jan 24, 2009, 01:31)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today, I'm leaching off a somewhat-familiar challenge: Where's Waldo? Except, in this version he's hiding somewhere in the first million numbers to the right of the decimal point of PI. Finding him will require some really simple conversion, but I have checked to verify that he is, in fact, in there..."

  • Editor's Note: Joe Sixpack Must Die (Jan 24, 2009, 00:01)
    Linux advocacy is caught up in a race to the bottom, and this is understandable, because for those who wish to dethrone Windows, diving to the bottom appears to be the most direct route to the throne. But appearances are deceiving, and I don't see any glory in capturing the dumb crown anyway. The Queen of Twits! The King of The Clueless! Er... no thank you.