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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 27, 2009

  • Defending Firefox from Interest-based Ad Cookies (Apr 27, 2009, 23:17)
    eSecurity Planet: "However, when Google started the rollout of a new cookie-based tracking system last month, it seemed time to take a new look at cookies with the goal of protecting privacy."

  • Wine 1.1.20 released (Apr 27, 2009, 22:02)
    ItRunsOnLinux: "The Wine development release 1.1.20 is now available. With Wine it's possible to run Windows applications on top of Linux."

  • Which Vendors Were Mentioned in Stories about Ubuntu last week? (Apr 27, 2009, 21:17)
    ITDatabase: "With Microsoft posting its first quarterly loss last week, lots of people are looking for reasons (beyond just the economy). One of the reasons that some people point to is the rise of Linux."

  • Jaunty Jackalope: Are Alarm Bells Ringing in Redmond? (Apr 27, 2009, 20:51)
    Linux Blogosphere: "When it came right down to it, though, it seemed people mostly just wanted to talk about Ubuntu 9.04 -- Jaunty Jackalope, that is, the successor to Intrepid Ibex. It soon became clear that the release was a very, very exciting one, if the discussions were anything to go by."

  • In a Desert, TV-Browser is an EPG Oasis (Apr 27, 2009, 19:02)
    Free Software Magazine: "...it was with both surprise and disappointment that I nearly drew a blank in my search for an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) for GNU/Linux. Yes, Freevo and MythTV have this feature built in, but installing and configuring them just to get your mitts on an EPG looks like overkill. I wanted a simple, stand-alone EPG programme. I got TV-Browser and I got a hell of a lot more than I bargained for."

  • HP Officejet Pro 8500 - Happy with Mac, Linux and Windows XP (Apr 27, 2009, 18:17)
    ZDNet: "Similar software for Linux can't be found directly on the HP website. It is necessary to chase some links to another website, a site that HP won't vouch for. It points out that it assumes no responsibility for software on that site."

  • Pulitzers, Broadcasters and Digital Denial (Apr 27, 2009, 17:32)
    LinuxInsider: "This year's Pulitzer Prizes for journalism were awarded as layoffs and cutbacks threatened to suffocate the print news industry, and the honorees stood like the last warriors in their tribes. The lack of recognition for online-only pubs, however, did not go unnoticed. Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, broadcasters continued to argue about how to bring their part of the industry into the digital age."

  • Official Novell/Microsoft Web Site (MoreInterop) Calls Moonlight "Microsoft Moonlight" (Apr 27, 2009, 16:02)
    Boycott Novell: "Moonlight is now being called "Microsoft Moonlight" and this is not a joke. Novell is becoming an attractive takeover target for Microsoft."

  • EDE 2.0 alpha released (Apr 27, 2009, 15:17)
    SourceForge: "Equinox Desktop Environment is a complete graphical desktop for X Window systems licensed under GNU GPL. It is based on a FLTK (Fast Light Toolkit). Main features of EDE are speed and responsiveness, low resource usage, usability, and a familiar look and feel."

  • Netbooks 2.0: another PC upheaval on its way? (Apr 27, 2009, 14:32)
    Reuters: "A new class of cheaper, smaller netbook computers might upset the IT establishment this year and potentially usher in new players in a hotly competitive market."

  • Report: First Android Netbook to cost $250 (Apr 27, 2009, 14:02)
    Crave: "The first Netbook running Google's Android operating system is expected to be available in the next three months and cost about $250, according to a Computerworld report."

  • 'Maddog' Hall: How open-source software can dominate the world (Apr 27, 2009, 13:02)
    Tech Flash: "Open-source guru Jon "Maddog" Hall, executive director of Linux International, spoke to an overflow crowd this morning at LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, making the case that open-source software is as relevant and critical now as ever."

  • Distributions: From Ubuntu to Mandriva and Fedora (Apr 27, 2009, 12:02)
    The H Open: "Mandriva is also on it's own home stretch. A second release candidate is already available for Mandriva 2009.1 "Spring" which is expected to be released on the 29th of April."

  • The InNOTvators (Apr 27, 2009, 06:02)
    a.k.a. Dinotrac: "Episode one: Whatcha talkin' about, Vincent? Vincent David's lonely quest to protect an innovative world from the clutches of free software."
    A very relevant blast from the past. Enjoy!-- ed.)