Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 16, 2009
Good-Bye Ubuntu, Hello PCLinuxOS (Jun 16, 2009, 22:31)
LinuxPlanet: "After almost two years of relying
on Kubuntu and Ubuntu, your editor has had enough. Farewell
faithful *buntus, hello and welcome PCLinuxOS. Will PCLinuxOS work
out better? Will I pine for the good old alliterative animal days?
Will I become dissatisfied with PCLinuxOS and swap it out for
something else? Is any Linux good enough?"
Why I Use Linux: Ken's Story (Jun 16, 2009, 22:01)
IT News Today: "Several readers wrote in to
share their stories in response to my "Why I Use Linux" article,
and now I am going to start sharing their responses with all of
you. One of the stories is below. This one comes from Ken, who
lives in Delanco NJ."
Weapon against epidemics: Cell phones (Jun 16, 2009, 20:01)
CNN: "The solution was on the Internet, where
they found a free, open-source application designed for personal
digital assistants, called EpiSurveyor. Open-source software is
posted online for anyone to use and alter to suit their needs."
Announcing A New Linux Distro: BaitNSwitch Linux (Jun 16, 2009, 19:31)
Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "Today, I'm announcing
my new Linux company, HookLineNSinker, Inc. (HLNS) which will
produce a new commercial Linux distribution: Pricey Linux."
Interview with Pirate Party Leader: "These are Crucial Freedoms" (Jun 16, 2009, 18:01)
Datamation: "On June 7, 2009, Swedish voters
elected a member of the PiratPariet (Pirate Party) to the European
Parliament. A second parliamentary seat will go to the Pirate Party
this fall if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified and Sweden gains an
additional two seats."
Tim O'Reilly: Open-source purists trying to answer the wrong question (Jun 16, 2009, 15:31)
The Open Road: "In an engaging and informative
recent TWiT podcast, O'Reilly revisits the theme. It doesn't break
new ground (for O'Reilly), but does highlight, and render somewhat
meaningless, the fissures currently running through the open-source
GnoMenu: Eye Candy Applications Menu for your Gnome Desktop (Jun 16, 2009, 12:34)
Kabatology: "Wallpaper switchers, new themes,
GDMs and GnoMenu all have one purpose -- they bring fresh and new
looks to our Gnome Desktops."
Link fixed-- ed.
Who should use alpha-status Chromium on Linux? (Jun 16, 2009, 10:34)
The Educate New Village Boy: "But I seriously
abhor using Firefox right now. On my Kubuntu Jaunty laptop, my CPU
utilization bottom-lines at 5-10% on average before firing up
Firefox and shoots up to 30-40% after. Its memory issues are
Exploring Freebsd 7.2 - Part 2 - Security and Setup (Jun 16, 2009, 07:34)
Raiden's Realm: "Welcome to part 2 of our
series. In this part we'll explore first time setup and security
for a machine running Freebsd 7.2 release, as well as upgrading to
7.2 stable, the newer, more secure version of the OS."
Firefox nearly overtakes Internet Explorer in Germany (Jun 16, 2009, 03:04)
Earth Times: "Firefox, the open-source web
browser, is close to overtaking the rival Microsoft product,
Internet Explorer, in Germany, but Firefox still lags well behind
in the rest of the world, according to market data Monday."
15 Mythical and Humorous Facts About Richard Stallman (Jun 16, 2009, 01:34)
Tech Source From Bohol: "Since this free
software evangelist has tons of loyal fans, it didn't take long for
me to gather some of the whimsical facts that are being said about
him. Here are some of my favorites:"
10 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu Linux (Jun 16, 2009, 00:04)
Ubuntu Linux Help: "1) sudo aptitude install
Nothing is worse that losing all your important data (pictures,
email messages, music, documents, etc.) The above command will
install Simple Backup Suite"