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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 27, 2009

  • Don't Blame Windows and KDE for Your Own Aversion to Change (Jan 27, 2009, 23:33)
    OSNews: "Such changes are bound to receive some harsh criticisms - but the funny thing is, these criticisms usually come from people you least expect it from."

  • Tutorial: Using K3b (Jan 27, 2009, 22:33)
    Raiden's Realm: "K3b is one of the best graphical burning programs on Linux, and also one of the best know in the Linux community. However, it's existence is somewhat of a mystery among new users. Hence this tutorial is here to both introduce this excellent program, and familiarize you with everything you need to know to begin using it."

  • Moblin v2 Alpha Linux for netbooks released (Jan 27, 2009, 21:33)
    EeePC: "Moblin v2 Core Alpha has been released. Moblin is a custom Linux distro optimized for netbooks & mobile internet devices (MIDs)."

  • Lenovo's S10e Linux Ideapad (Jan 27, 2009, 21:03)
    LinuxPlanet: "The Lenovo S10e we tested came with an Intel N270 Single Core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. With 1 GB of ram and a 120 GB hard drive, there's plenty of room to run just about any application you would want to on a machine this size."

  • KDE Community Improves User Experience with KDE 4.2 (Jan 27, 2009, 18:44)
    K Desktop Environment: "KDE 4.2 builds on the technology introduced with KDE 4.0 in January 2008. After the release of KDE 4.1, which was aimed at casual users, the KDE Community is now confident we have a compelling offering for the majority of end users."

  • Internet Explorer 8, RC1 (Slowest browser) (Jan 27, 2009, 18:33)
    ZDNet: "Here is the IE Release Candidate 1 benchmarked against Opera 10 alpha, Firefox 3.1 beta 1, WebKit r40220 and Chrome 2.0.158.0 on the Sunspider JavaScript test."

  • Ubuntu Pocket Guide Available as a Free Download (Jan 27, 2009, 17:33)
    Lifehacker: "If you've considered switching, a free copy of the Ubuntu Pocket Guide is the perfect place to start."

  • Multi-pointer Remote Desktop: Ending the Mouse/Keyboard Wars (Jan 27, 2009, 16:33)
    Linux Magazine: "Developer Chris Ball has patched the Vino Virtual Network Computing (VNC) server to display multiple simultaneous mouse and keyboard events. The result could be an end to the battle over mouse and keyboard control among local and remote users in a VNC environment."

  • The Linux Alternative Series: Image Editing (Jan 27, 2009, 16:03)
    Royal HeHe2-ness: "Image editing on Linux is one of the most hotly debated categories. Actually it's probably one of the biggest stumbling blocks for people who want to convert to Linux. A lot of people got used to Adobe Photoshop and the way it does things, that an alternative is almost blasphemous!"

  • 10 Things a Power User Will Love about Linux (Jan 27, 2009, 15:03)
    Random Musings: "If you're a power user but haven’t yet given Linux a shot, you should definitely try it out. Here are 10 things that you will love about Linux over Windows or OS X."

  • Stupid penguin-baiting rant du jour (Jan 27, 2009, 14:33)
    LinuxWatch: "Say something nasty about the open source darling, and millions of outraged Tuxen would tramp a path to your site, spiking your traffic, filling your forums, and delivering lots of "impressions" for your advertisers."

  • 12 Wallpapers in which Linux criticizes Windows (Jan 27, 2009, 10:33)
    Bablotech: "I have seen some wallpapers in which linux is criticizing windows so i am posting them here."

  • 13 Plugins to Make Gedit a More Useful Text Editor [Linux] (Jan 27, 2009, 07:33)
    MakeUseOf: "Gedit is the default text editor for most of the Linux distributions using Gnome as the desktop environment. As it turns out and as we shall see shortly Gedit supports plugins and there are some very useful plugins for Gedit."

  • Seven newbie tips for installing Linux apps (Jan 27, 2009, 03:03)
    Computerworld: "...I received literally hundreds of helpful responses offering me advice on how to handle things better. Here are seven top tips from the responders to help newbies like me."

  • Installing Ubuntu 8.10 On Your USB Flash Drive (Jan 27, 2009, 00:03)
    HowtoForge: "This guide shows how you can install Ubuntu 8.10 on a USB flash drive. Ubuntu 8.10 comes with a tool that lets you create a USB startup disk easily - this startup disk behaves like the Ubuntu 8.10 Live-CD."