Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 23, 2009
Cisco Offers Linksys 802.11n Router with Linux (Jun 23, 2009, 23:17)
Electronista: "Cisco today aimed its Linksys
routers at the open-source community with its first modern-era,
802.11n Wi-Fi router using Linux."
How friendly is the Movable Type fork? (Jun 23, 2009, 21:48)
ZDnet: "The right to fork is the second
most-controversial aspect of the open source ideal."
8 KDE Edutainment Programs � Great free Linux kids Tutors & Learning Tools (Jun 23, 2009, 19:32)
Tech Exposures: "If you ever experienced one of
your kids saying 'Daddy, what should I do next, I'm bored', then
you'll appreciate the great number of free and wonderful
educational programs available on Linux."
Free Download: 100 Open Source Apps for Windows (Jun 23, 2009, 18:48)
Datamation: "Many Windows users find themselves
attracted to the idea of open source software, but aren't quite
ready to go all the way and commit to Linux on the desktop."
Turning on Unicode Support in Vim (Jun 23, 2009, 16:34)
LinuxPlanet: "The editor Vim supports Unicode
natively. If your X or console keymap is set up to enter unicode
characters via the keymap, it will work fine in Vim."
Opera 10 Beta - Preview & Screenshots (Jun 23, 2009, 15:48)
TuxArena: "Presto, the rendering engine used by
Opera, has also been improved, and if we take into account what the
official website says, it should be up to 40% faster compared to
The Different Ways to Execute a Linux Application (Jun 23, 2009, 13:35)
ghacks: "Fortunately Linux has grown up quite a
bit so it's not that difficult to start an application. In fact, I
would argue that starting an application in Linux is easier than it
is in Windows."
Easily run Windows apps on Linux with CrossOver Linux 8 (Jun 23, 2009, 12:07)
Cyber Cynic: "I was running Windows, and before
it came along, MS-DOS, applications on Unix and Linux for ages. It
was never especially easy, but experts could do it. With
CodeWeavers' latest CrossOver Linux 8, though, it's become so easy
that anyone should be able to do it."
Webopedia Term of the Day: Direct Web Remoting (Jun 23, 2009, 10:31)
Webopedia: "Direct Web Remoting (DWR) is a Java
open source library for those wanting to develop Web sites which
Canonical's Four Most Critical Ubuntu Partners (So Far) (Jun 23, 2009, 09:16)
The VAR Guy: "Canonical, the company behind
Ubuntu Linux, continues to build its channel partner program.
Although the effort isn't generating headlines yet, solutions
providers can measure Canonical's progress by keeping their eyes on
four key Ubuntu partners."
Lessig and Leveraging FLOSS For Ethical Copyright (Jun 23, 2009, 07:34)
Brendan Scott's Weblog: "I went to the
Copyright Future: Copyright Freedom Conference that QUT put on at
the end of May at Old Parliament House. The conference included a
lot of interesting talks by a lot of academics in the copyright
sphere, mainly concerned with the reform of copyright law."
The G:Mini 3.0 is Released (Jun 23, 2009, 06:03)
GoblinX Project: "The GoblinX Project is proud
to announce the release of the new stable g:Mini distribution. The
g:Mini 3.0 is released. The g:Mini formerly known as 'GoblinX Mini
Edition' is the son of GoblinX and contains only XFCE as the
windows manager and GTK/GTK2 based applications."
Minirok 2.0 - Minimalist Audio Player for KDE4 (Jun 23, 2009, 04:35)
TuxArena: "Written in Python, Minirok is a
minimalist audio player which ships with a simple and intuitive
interface, which kind of resembles the Amarok 1.4 interface, except
all the major features were removed."
Windows 7: Microsoft vs. the PC Makers (Jun 23, 2009, 02:08)
BusinessWeek: "A battle is shaping up over the
pricing of the next version of Windows as both sides struggle to
profit while hardware prices fall and sales stay flat."