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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 30, 2009

  • Hulu locks out PS3 Users, Others to follow? (Jun 30, 2009, 23:32)
    Practical Technology: "Hulu says that it’s “free online video service that offers hit TV shows including Family Guy, 30 Rock, and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, etc.” Unless, though, you own a Sony PlayStation 3. If that’s you, you’re out of luck."

  • Is There a Perfect Linux Filesystem? (Jun 30, 2009, 23:02)
    Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "Everything on a Unix or Linux filesystem is a file: Directories, processes, links, programs, and device references. All files. But, is there a perfect filesystem?"

  • At last ... a fox that's at least as fast as Chrome (Jun 30, 2009, 22:32)
    Steaming Open Cup: "I just downloaded the latest Firefox 3.5 release candidate and well, although it's not yet the final product, I should say I'm extremely satisfied with what they've accomplished so far."

  • Pianoteq3 For Linux: A Product Review (Jun 30, 2009, 22:02)
    Linux Journal: "On the 15th of May 2009 the Modartt company announced the release of version 3.0.3 of their award-winning Pianoteq, a professional-quality digital keyboard instrument created by an audio synthesis method known as physical modeling."

  • Scanning your LAN for conficker using nmap (Jun 30, 2009, 21:02)
    FOSS Boss: "In this article we'll be using the awesome open-source nmap network scanning engine. In this example I will be preforming my scan from a Linux box. However you can use other OSs."

  • Firefox 3.5: Back on top... for now (Jun 30, 2009, 20:02)
    Cyber Cynic: "Sorry Opera; too bad about what happened to you, Netscape; and Internet Explorer, please, don't make me laugh. The best Web browser on the planet is Firefox 3.5... for now."

  • Ohio Linux Fest [September 25-26] � Back to the Future of Linux! (Jun 30, 2009, 18:32)
    LXer: "Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Linux community continues its forward march and is gaining momentum every year. Each year brings a new group of speakers and generates more excitement—2009 will be no exception! The seventh annual Ohio LinuxFest will be on September 25-26, 2009 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in downtown Columbus, Ohio."

  • Securing a Revolution (Jun 30, 2009, 16:32)
    Join The Revolution!: "We believe in the right to protect and secure information between two entities without discrimination of race, origin and financial capabilities."

  • Humorous Linux Posters - Part One (Jun 30, 2009, 16:02)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: " In our ongoing tradition of scouring the web for funny stuff (to make up for actually having to work, which takes away from blog-writing time ;), here's another collection of humor pieces. Posters, actually."

  • The Huge Hidden Cost of Microsoft Software (Jun 30, 2009, 15:32)
    Open Enterprise: "Talking of Microsoft, note too how Microsoft was actually paid for helping to fix the problem it caused. This is truly extraordinary: there can't be another industry where you get rewarded for making mistakes and causing pain and chaos to your customers."

  • The New PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2009 Issue (Jun 30, 2009, 15:02)
    PCLinuxOS: "The New PCLinuxOS Magazine, which comprises volunteers from the PCLinuxOS community is proud to announce the release of it's July 2009 edition. This edition brought forth several decisions from the new crew to bring it forth to a monthly release and the selection of a new Chief Editor, Paul Arnote aka parnote."

  • Building a Linux App Store: Can You Help? (Jun 30, 2009, 14:02)
    Datamation: "Yet despite these successes, the single sticking point I find myself arguing with people over the most is the idea that existing methods of software installation are ideal."

  • xclip: Command-Line Clipboard (Jun 30, 2009, 13:02)
    Serverwatch: "xclip (available as a package for Debian and Ubuntu) enables you to interact with the X clipboard directly from the command-line — without having to use the mouse to cut and paste."

  • Weekly Ten: Kernel Newbs, Palm Pre Million Downloads, Top 10 Fascinating And Notable Lobotomies (Jun 30, 2009, 12:02)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Palm Pre App Catalog Hits 1 Million Downloads-- The Palm Pre, the world's first webOS device, went on sale in the United States on June 6. "

  • Names Pipes... or how to get two separate applications to interact (Jun 30, 2009, 07:32)
    Technology Floss: "Then I wondered that it would be good if I were able to connect to some hosts through SSH and run some commands on those hosts and save the output of those commands as part of the information of the first host. Like an information gatherer of sorts."

  • Low End Linux Netbook Prices Continue To Drop (Jun 30, 2009, 06:02)
    O'Reilly Broadcast: "I also pointed out that the price for the Belco Alpha 400 had dropped to $149 last December and January. That is now the regular price for the lowest of low end Linux netbooks at Geeks.com. Last week they had a special and the price dropped to $139. Believe it or not that doesn't sound like a bargain right now."

  • As Dell and Acer Duke it Out, Their Open Source Stances Matter (Jun 30, 2009, 03:02)
    OStatic: "As The New York Times reports, Acer now stands a good chance of surpassing Dell as the number two computer manufacturer."