Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 05, 2009
Get a Linux-powered Dell laptop for $299 (Jun 05, 2009, 23:34)
The Cheapskate: "Zowie! For less than the price
of some Netbooks, you can get yourself a full-blown Dell notebook.
Here's the deal: Dell is offering the Inspiron 15n for just
Penguin Poop Seen From Space (Jun 05, 2009, 23:04)
National Geographic: "Researchers have
discovered ten new emperor penguin colonies by spotting penguin
excrement stains on Antarctic ice from satellite images."
Review: Acer Aspire One D150 and Linux (Jun 05, 2009, 21:34)
Montana Linux: "I have had about ten laptops
over the years. My first one, if you could call it a laptop, was an
Atari Portfolio (1992) which I still have and it still works."
Happy Birthday, Mozilla - and Thanks for Being Here (Jun 05, 2009, 21:04)
Open Enterprise: "Seven years ago, Mozilla 1.0
was launched: Mozilla.org, the organization that coordinates
Mozilla open-source development and provides services to assist the
Mozilla community, today announced the release of Mozilla 1.0, the
first major-version public release of the Mozilla software."
Feature: Linux Media Server Using Ubuntu 8.10 (Jun 05, 2009, 19:34)
Geek.com: "This project attempts to show you
how to make your own home media server from readily available PC
components & open source software."
High-end signage PC supplies four HDMI ports (Jun 05, 2009, 19:04)
LinuxDevices: "Ibase Technology is shipping an
"ultra-compact" signage computer with independent HDMI outputs
supporting 1080p resolutions. The SI-28 Signature Book 2 runs
either a dual- or quad-core AMD Athlon, and offers an ATI E4690
GPU, gigabit Ethernet, four USB ports, and wireless options, says
Run Linux Applications on Windows (Jun 05, 2009, 16:04)
PCPlus: "Install the Windows port of KDE and
get instant native compatibility with all kinds of great open
source Linux software."
It's time for the community to take charge of its brand
(Jun 05, 2009, 13:34)
Freedom Bits: "There are a couple of
"beginner's mistakes" when thinking about Free Software in general
and its commercial application, in particular. One is to believe
there was a substantial difference in the software referred to by
the terms "Free Software" and "Open Source." There isn't."
Delete Unnecessary Files From Your Desktop With BleachBit On Ubuntu 9.04 (Jun 05, 2009, 12:34)
HowtoForge: "This guide shows how you can
install and use BleachBit on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop to delete
unnecessary files. BleachBit deletes unnecessary files (such as
cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, temporary
files, and broken shortcuts) to free valuable disk space, maintain
privacy, and remove junk. It wipes clean Adobe Reader, APT, Bash,
Beagle, Chromium, Epiphany, Firefox, Flash, GIMP, Google Earth,
Java, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Opera, RealPlayer, Second Life viewer,
Skype, VIM, XChat, Yum, and more."
Don't Get Me Wrong, Linux sucks as much as Windows (Jun 05, 2009, 03:04)
Linux Today Blog: "Here is the latest hot trend
in anti-Linux baloney: supposed Linux fans and advocates who really
really love Linux and have been using it for years, but can't
recommend it for anyone else because "It's not ready.""
Donald Knuth: Mathematical Ideas, or Algorithms, Should Not Be Patented (Jun 05, 2009, 00:04)
Groklaw: "Basically I remain convinced that the
patent policy most fair and most suitable for the world will regard
mathematical ideas (such as algorithms) to be not subject to
proprietary patent rights."