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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 26, 2009

  • Linux Keyboard Shortcuts: Safe Way to Exit During System Freezes (Jan 26, 2009, 23:32)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "In Linux, when your entire system freezes, there are plenty of safe ways to exit and get back on track immediately. Alt + SysRq + (a selection of other keys) will do the magic trick."

  • Remote Desktop Between Ubuntu/Linux and Windows, Part II (Jan 26, 2009, 23:02)
    LinuxPlanet: "In Part I Eric Geier showed us several options for remoting between Linux and Windows machines, and settled on VNC. Today we'll learn how to configure routers for connections over the Internet,and how to safely encrypt our remote graphical desktop sessions."

  • Setting up WiFi with the Ralink RT2860 on a Zepto Znote 6024W (Jan 26, 2009, 21:32)
    volatile int: "This is how I set up my Zepto Znote 6024W (using the Ralink RT2860 wifi card) with my D-Link DI-524 router. It is a really crappy router, and I have had lots of problems with it, but today I seem to have found a solution to my problems."

  • What do KDE 4.2 and Windows 7 have in common? (Jan 26, 2009, 21:02)
    Cyber Cynic: "I tried, I really did, to like KDE 4.2 I really didn't like the early versions of KDE 4. I then tried KDE 4.1. I hated it. I kept getting told by people that I just didn't get it."

  • Songbird 1.0 Review - An Awesome Release! (Jan 26, 2009, 20:02)
    Tuxarena: "What are the new features Songbird comes with and what improvements over the previous releases features 1.0? Well, to begin with, I was extremely impressed in a pleasant way with this Songbird release, so let me tell you why."

  • How to Turn Linux into a PS3 or Xbox 360 Media Server (Jan 26, 2009, 18:02)
    Softpedia: "The following tutorial will teach you how to set up such a media server, step-by-step, from configuring your PC and gaming console, to installing and setting up the media server software in your Linux box. We've offered two media server installations, so you can choose whichever fits you best."

  • Secrets to Ubuntu Support (Jan 26, 2009, 17:02)
    WorksWithU: "While free support in the Ubuntu world is often quite good, it could be improved if those providing it paid more attention to a few key guidelines."

  • Jolly new cloud computing netbook OS seeks to bring market back to Linux (Jan 26, 2009, 16:32)
    IT Wire: "Out of nowhere, an independent software developer has produced his own fast and fancy netbook operating system. It promises lightning boot times, an iPhone-esque icon-studded interface, modern cloud apps. The secret ingredient is Linux."

  • Eagle Mode 0.72.1 Updated (Jan 26, 2009, 16:02)
    Softpedia: "Eagle Mode is an advanced solution for a futuristic style of man-machine communication, in which the user can visit almost everything simply by zooming in."

  • Five Applications for Netbook Bliss (Jan 26, 2009, 15:32)
    Linux Magazine: "In many cases, a no-frills utility which can help you to keep track of your daily activities is really all you need. If this is what you need, then Day Planner is for you. Day Planner's interface is refreshingly simple, and you can start adding events right away."

  • Linux Tip of the Day - display entire blocks (Jan 26, 2009, 15:02)
    Dralnux: "To display entire blocks of text which contain a certain pattern, this one-liner can be used:"

  • What happens when a long-time Linux user is pushed back into Windows? (Jan 26, 2009, 14:32)
    Linux in exile: "The font rendering under Windows is killing me. Or making me go blind. Possibly both."

  • Keith Tokash and Ubuntu (Jan 26, 2009, 14:02)
    CCIE Flyer: "I've been wanting to write this for some time, but aside from wanting to use Ubuntu for a reasonable amount of time, I'm pretty lazy. What finally prompted me to write this was Amarok, a music player I liked so much better than iTunes that it bordered on being difficult to express."

  • Obama DOJ pick was anti-piracy enforcer (Jan 26, 2009, 13:02)
    CDFreaks: "President Barack Obama's choice for associate deputy attorney general will likely please supporters of tough copyright laws and rile those who favor a more liberal stance."

  • Want to see which memory bank is in use on your system? (Jan 26, 2009, 10:02)
    Levent Serinol's Blog: "For example, if you like to see which memory banks is in use and what the ram module sizes, you simply call dmidecode with memory parameter."

  • Gold In The Stream (Jan 26, 2009, 06:02)
    Blog of Helios: "There are things that stand their ground...dominate the space they inhabit and refuse to budge."

  • The best five books for Linux beginners (Jan 26, 2009, 02:02)
    Cyber Cynic: "What these users need is a good introduction to Linux. So, for all of you to whom "root" is something that trees have but operating system don't, these books are for you."