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
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
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
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
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
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
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."