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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 29, 2009

  • Is Linux at the Precipice or at the Crossroads? (Jan 29, 2009, 22:33)
    Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "Those of you who follow the state of Linux may realize that Linux is now at the precipice or "jumping off place" as an operating system. Linux, to others, is viewed as being at the crossroads for success. What's the difference, for Linux, in teetering at the precipice and standing at the crossroads?"

  • Acer plans Linux, SSD version of 10-inch netbook (Jan 29, 2009, 21:33)
    ZDNet: "Acer has confirmed it plans to release a Linux version of its 10-inch Aspire One netbook, even though its initial announcement of the upcoming machine said it would be Windows XP-only."

  • Google lets users search for Internet blockers (Jan 29, 2009, 21:03)
    WebTechGeek: "Google Inc on Wednesday unveiled a plan aimed at eventually letting computer users determine whether providers like Comcast Corp are inappropriately blocking or slowing their work online."

  • Apache Basics, Visited (Jan 29, 2009, 20:33)
    Webreference: "The Apache Web server is a highly specialized software application used to serve billions of Web pages daily. The Apache Web server is the single most used Web server on the Internet today."

  • How to Use BitTorrent in Linux (Jan 29, 2009, 20:03)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Though file sharing is extremely widespread nowadays, it amazes me that lot of people still don't know how to use a BitTorrent client or perhaps don't know what to do with a '.torrent' file...Because of this, I decided to make a quick and easy tutorial on how to start downloading files via BitTorrent in Linux."

  • The Net Net of Netbooks (Jan 29, 2009, 19:33)
    Open Enterprise: "The sample size is small (1,545) and the report short, but it contains some suggestive statistical nuggets. For example:
    Tight economy drives popularity for low-cost netbooks. The average price of the top 10 netbooks on PriceGrabber.com is $379"

  • Moblin2 first impressions -- wow, does it boot fast! (Jan 29, 2009, 19:03)
    Desktop Linux: "A lot of notebooks and even netbooks these days run Windows, but also offer a minimalist Linux environment that boots in seconds. Now, with the Intel-sponsored Moblin project's alpha release of Moblin 2 Monday, it looks like insanely fast boots will become a standard feature of full-featured Linux desktops, too."

  • KDE 4.2: Usability Makes a Comeback (Jan 29, 2009, 18:33)
    Datamation: "Linus Torvalds may have switched too soon from the KDE 4 desktop because of usability problems. Less than a week after he made his off-hand comments, KDE 4.2 has been released, adding many of the customization settings that Torvalds and others complained were lacking in the KDE 4 series."

  • Phenom II Breaks 6.5GHz, Enables New 3DMark Record (Jan 29, 2009, 17:33)
    Softpedia: "Soon after their official release at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the processors were used in yet another demonstration, where one of AMD's Phenom II products was pushed to record clock levels and was used to break the Futuremark 3DMark05 record."

  • Linux tablet emerges from blogosphere (Jan 29, 2009, 17:03)
    The Linux Newb: "Technology blog site TechCrunch has prototyped a WiFi-enabled tablet PC device that runs Linux. The "Crunchpad" is equipped with a Via Nano processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB flash, and a 12-inch, 1024x768 touchscreen, and appears to be aimed at Web-curious couch potatoes"

  • Where are the Designed for Linux stickers? (Jan 29, 2009, 16:33)
    Toolbox for IT: "Lets face it, when it comes to marketing, microsoft is the best. They are the only company that I know of which has successfully marketed a product that would not pass the lowest quality controls of any other products standards."

  • CrunchBang is a Speedy, Dark-Themed Linux Desktop (Jan 29, 2009, 15:33)
    Lifehacker: "CrunchBang, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that sports a snappy, low-drag interface and is perfect for thumb drives, live CDs, or speed-obsessed Linux fans."

  • GNU/Linux ALREADY Kicks Windows to the Curb (Jan 29, 2009, 09:03)
    Boycott Novell: "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux..."
    --Steve Ballmer (September 2008)"

  • Beginner Linux articles posted (Jan 29, 2009, 04:33)
    Desktop Linux: "A relatively new website devoted to laptops has posted several articles that may interest beginning Linux desktop users. One offers advice on identifying malicious script commands, while another offers advice on installing software packaged in various different formats (deb, rpm, tar.gz, etc)."

  • Is KDE 4.2 the Answer to the Linux Desktop? (Jan 29, 2009, 01:33)
    InternetNews: "Is the Linux desktop ready for mainstream users? The developers behind the latest KDE Linux desktop release would probably say yes, that it lives up to the promise of the first KDE 4.0 release a year ago."

  • Set Up A Linux PlayStation 3 Media Server (CentOS 5.2) (Jan 29, 2009, 00:03)
    HowtoForge: "Although several other open source media servers exist, I chose to use Fuppes due to its ease of use as well as built in support for transcoding. By following this howto you will be able to create a server that will allow you to play digital media stored on the server via a DLNA capable device such as the Sony PS3, Nokia N95, etc."