Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 30, 2009
10 IT flame wars that will never go away (Jul 30, 2009, 22:04)
10 Things: "In this article, you may very well
find the flame war that has been a part of your IT world. If not,
let us know what your favorite troll bait is."
Patent reformer becomes troll, sues defunct OSS company (Jul 30, 2009, 21:04)
ars Technica: "Dave Garrod, a lawyer who leads
patent reform group PubPat's initiative against false marking, is
now playing the part of the patent troll. He filed a patent
infringement lawsuit against a number of tech companies, including
a small Texas software company that went out of business years
Shill-Shocked: The Dark Side of Community Discussion (Jul 30, 2009, 18:04)
Linux Blog Safari: "What makes someone a
"shill"? Does concern over negative criticism and even ostracism
cause some people to keep their good ideas to themselves?"
7 Tasks You Shouldn’t Use a GUI For (Jul 30, 2009, 17:34)
Nixtutor: "Sometimes the GUI is just too slow.
Learn how to resize images, add drop shadows, splice mp3s, clone
hard drives and more with the command line."
Get started with HomeBank (Jul 30, 2009, 15:34)
TuxRadar: "With HomeBank you can automate
recurring transactions, set reminders for future transactions,
assess your future account balance so you can plan your spending
sprees and manage your expenses expertly."
Omega: Fedora For The Rest of Us (Jul 30, 2009, 14:04)
Linux Magazine: "The Fedora Project is one of
the most popular Linux distributions, however its position on
non-free software and proprietary codecs isn't for everyone. But
thanks to Fedora's ability to create Remix versions of the disto
with anything you like, Omega attempts to bridge the divide."
Waddling Past The Windows (Jul 30, 2009, 13:34)
Linux Journal: "One of the great sources of
frustration — and more than a few jokes — for geeks is
the legendary instability of the Windows operating system. If
you've ever had to rescue a box that's crashing more often than a
demolition derby car, the latest offering out of Active Media
Products may help you keep your cool."
10 ergonomic keyboards that actually do their job (Jul 30, 2009, 12:34)
10 Things: "Many keyboards claim to be
ergonomic — and some of them actually do work and work well.
In this article, I will highlight only the ones that do actually
make good on their claims."
Review of the System76 Starling Netbook (Jul 30, 2009, 09:04)
Jane Hadley: "I wanted a netbook for traveling.
I plan to use it primarily for checking e-mail, browsing the
Internet, writing documents, listening to music and watching
movies. I may also at some point use it as an e-book reader and
The Mystical Magical Secure Shell, Part 1 (Jul 30, 2009, 04:34)
Cooking With Linux: "The secure shell is much
more than a simple way to keep your passwords to yourself. Logging
securely certainly qualifies as the basics for OpenSSH and it's
certainly useful, but there are some seriously cool SSH features
that should make you wonder why you would use anything else to
Virtualbox 3.0.2 bridged network bug workaround (Jul 30, 2009, 03:04)
Linux Blog: "VirtualBox 3.0.2 has a nice and
easy bridge network configuration GUI. But it does not work."
How to have a lightweight, beautiful, functional terminal (Jul 30, 2009, 01:34)
Tux Training: "I’ve done a lot over the
past few months to make my time spent on the command line a bit
more enjoyable and easier to use. Hopefully you’ll find these
steps useful as well"
How to: Buy a Wireless Router (Jul 30, 2009, 00:04)
Wi-Fi Planet: "A diminishing few of us can
still remember a time when you had to talk on a phone whose handset
was tethered to the phone itself with a six foot cord."