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Infrastructure Linux News for May 22, 2009

  • Linux.com - Just Another News Site? (May 22, 2009, 22:32)
    IT News Today: "Even though it was a shock, and many nice people were laid off, I supported the Linux Foundation taking over Linux.com, and who better to control it than the foundation itself? However, it looks like the new Linux.com may let people down."

  • A+ for Dell's new Ubuntu Linux netbook (May 22, 2009, 22:02)
    CyberCynic: "I was lucky enough to have a friend at Dell who let me play with Dell's new Latitude 2100-N for a few hours. After he chased me down, he pried it out of my fingers. I didn't want to give it up. This is one nice Ubuntu Linux-powered netbook."

  • Top 5 Linux Webcam Software (May 22, 2009, 21:02)
    Bright Hub: "To use your webcam in Linux the way you want, from applying special effects to home surveillance, requires webcam software that delivers on your specific requirements. Here we discuss some of the common and creative uses of your Linux webcam and the applications that support their use."

  • OCZ Vertex SATA 2.0 60GB SSD Linux Review (May 22, 2009, 19:32)
    Phoronix: "Earlier this year we provided Linux SSD benchmarks using an OCZ Core Series V2 SSD, but introduced just recently has been the OCZ Vertex SSD series, which we happen to be reviewing today. The OCZ Vertex SSDs go up to 256GB in size and offers 64MB of onboard cache, RAID support, and is rated for 1.5 million hours MTBF."

  • Eco Gadgets: iUnika debuts GYY a low-cost solar-powered netbook (May 22, 2009, 14:32)
    Ecofriend: "The netbook weighs only 700gm and carries a 400MHz processor running the GNU/Linux operating system."

  • EarCandy 0.4 rules ! (smart PulseAudio volume manager) (May 22, 2009, 14:02)
    Always Right: "EarCandy is a PulseAudio volume manager, but a smart one It will automatically mute your music when a Movie or a YouTube video starts. And will mute the video when a Skype call comes in."
    Link and source corrected-- ed.

  • Reviving a PowerBook G4 with Ubuntu 9.04 PPC (May 22, 2009, 13:32)
    Spice Mines of kessel: "Faced with the dilemma of whether or not to sell my PowerBook, I came across a little treasure that gave me something for this laptop: inspiration*."

  • 8 Essential OpenOffice Extensions (May 22, 2009, 12:02)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "However, its functionality can still be improved by utilizing useful extensions that are easily available."

  • Linux welcomed on the desktop (May 22, 2009, 11:02)
    Computer Weekly: "Linux desktops are easier to implement than IT staff expected if they targeted the right groups of users, a study from Freeform Dynamics has found."

  • Minicom - HyperTerminal replacement in Ubuntu (May 22, 2009, 07:02)
    Ubuntugeek: "Minicom is a clone of the MS-DOS "Telix" communication program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals, has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download."