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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 30, 2009

  • Command Line vs. GUI Reality Check (Apr 30, 2009, 23:01)
    Realeyes: "I was reading Kyle Rankin and Bill Childer's Point/Counterpoint column on "Mutt vs. Thunderbird" in Linux Journal over breakfast the other day. It mostly boiled down to the perennial text vs. graphical user interface argument. And since I don't have a strong opinion about either mail client, it got me to thinking about the real difference between the two interfaces."

  • Connect Remotely to Your Linux Machine Graphically (Apr 30, 2009, 21:31)
    TuxArena: "Free NX is a client/server application which allows you to login remotely from another PC into your Linux system. The client is available for both Linux and Windows, so you will be able to login from a Windows machine too."

  • The Windows 7 'give away' (Apr 30, 2009, 20:46)
    Cyber Cynic: "Vista users should go out of their way to thank Linux users for getting free, early access to Windows 7."

  • Group test: netbook distros (Apr 30, 2009, 20:01)
    TuxRadar: "Our test machine was an Eee PC 701, featuring 4GB of internal storage, 512MB RAM and a 900MHz Celeron processor. Three of the Linux distros we tested (namely, Xandros, EeeXubuntu and Pupeee) are optimised for Eee PCs, but each of these should also run on other netbooks. The fourth distro on test meanwhile, gOS, is the default one installed on Everet netbooks."

  • ZDNet: Netbook market? What netbook market? (Apr 30, 2009, 19:16)
    Khaotic Musings: "And yet, even in this market, now reshaped to favour Microsoft's monopoly machinery, Linux still snared 24% of 'netbook' shipments."

  • GPL: why Eric Raymond is wrong (Apr 30, 2009, 17:46)
    IT Wire: "Open source was embraced by businesses as a development method which could lead to profit; the prime reason why such a term was embraced was because many people were frustrated by the inability to sell what was considered superior software."

  • Full Circle magazine - issue 24 released to an unsuspecting public (Apr 30, 2009, 17:01)
    Full Circle Magazine: "Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our twenty-fourth issue."

  • lsof, sockets and trojans (Apr 30, 2009, 16:53)
    Tip of the Trade: "When discussing lsof and open files a few weeks ago, I also mentioned that lsof -i will show you information about which IP sockets are open."

  • Sabayon Linux 4.1 KDE Edition Out Now (Apr 30, 2009, 16:16)
    Softpedia: "Just two weeks after announcing Sabayon Linux 4.1 GNOME Edition, Fabio Erculiani released today, April 29th, the KDE edition of his Linux distribution. Sabayon Linux 4.1 KDE is based on Sabayon 4 LiteMCE and brings the same usability and out-of-the-box experience, this time on top of the latest KDE 4.2.2 desktop environment."

  • 24 Open Source Apps for the ASUS Netbook (Apr 30, 2009, 14:46)
    Datamation: "When the original 350,000 units – all equipped with Linux -- sold out in just a few months, the open source community rejoiced. And then they got to work -- creating new open source apps specifically for the Eee and similar netbooks."

  • How to compile a kernel for Ubuntu Jaunty (Apr 30, 2009, 13:33)
    My Thoughts: "Ubuntu Jaunty has been released a few days ago so it’s time write up an article on how to compile your own kernel for Ubuntu Jaunty."

  • Installing SugarCRM Community Edition On Fedora 10 (Apr 30, 2009, 12:03)
    HowtoForge: "SugarCRM is a webbased CRM solution written in PHP. SugarCRM is available in different flavours called "Editions" ("Community" (free), "Professional", and "Enterprise"). "

  • a little vi trick (Apr 30, 2009, 10:33)
    Handle With Linux: "I use vi instead of command line editors to do mass replacing of blocks and editing many files in the following way:"

  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is now available (Apr 30, 2009, 09:03)
    Mandriva: "Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is one of the most ground-breaking releases ever of Mandriva Linux, the leader in innovative and easy-to-use desktop Linux."

  • The Dao of ULTILEX (or how to create your own multi-boot live Linux CD) (Apr 30, 2009, 06:03)
    ULTILEX: "LESSON TWO: Master the tools. You need to know how to extract files from CD, add files to CD, change the CD boot image and burn CD image to disc. If you are experienced Linux user, you may have mastered This Skill already. If you are experienced Windows user, you may have mastered This Skill already. In any other case, you will find the truth on the half way to the third lesson."

  • 10 reasons you'll want to install Ubuntu 9.04 (Apr 30, 2009, 01:33)
    10 Things: "Ubuntu's most recent release offers numerous improvements over an already solid OS. In fact, Jack Wallen says it could be the best overall release of a Linux distribution he’s ever seen."