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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 31, 2009

  • Dell's Inspiron 15n With Ubuntu: My Thoughts (Jul 31, 2009, 22:33)
    IT News Today: "I decided to get a Dell. Not just any Dell, an Ubuntu Dell. I ended up with an Inspiron 15n, and I thought I would take the time to write up a quick blog about it."

  • Twitter hack, Red Hat, Linux skewered with Pwnie Awards at Black Hat (Jul 31, 2009, 21:33)
    Network World: "Twitter, Linux and Red Hat were among honorees that didn't go unscathed this time around."

  • Get back the ctrl-alt-backspace behavior in Ubuntu (Jul 31, 2009, 21:03)
    GHacks: "In the most recent release of Ubuntu (9.04) the developers decided (after a very lengthy discussion) that the old tried-and-true Ctrl-Al-Backspace key combination would no longer kill the X server."

  • If You Pay for a Linux Word Processor, Is It Really Worth the Price? (Jul 31, 2009, 20:03)
    Linux.com: "The investment in a commercial word processor for Linux might be worth it to you--or not--depending on your own particular software needs. For those who want to test the waters first, free trial editions are often available."

  • One billion Firefoxes (Jul 31, 2009, 19:33)
    Cyber Cynic: "Let me give you an Internet history lesson. Five-years ago, unless you were one of die-hard Netscape Navigator users or a handful of Opera users, your Web browser choices were Internet Explorer or... ah... Internet Explorer."

  • Why Single Sign On Systems Are Bad (Jul 31, 2009, 18:03)
    Open...: "Wow, here's a really great article about identity management from, um, er, Microsoft. Actually, it's a rather remarkable Microsoft article, since it contains the following sentences:"

  • Why Hackers Will Save the World (Jul 31, 2009, 17:33)
    Gran Canaria Desktop Summit: "But that's just the start: inspired by the ideas of free software, and building on its innovations, a wide range of other movements have been founded that aim to introduce freedom, openness and transparency to some of the most important areas of human activity."

  • More on journalistic integrity: Sys-Con, Ulitzer, theft and libel (Jul 31, 2009, 16:33)
    Javaworld: "In fact, it feels like those summaries were scraped from conferences I've done in the past, and I certainly don't remember ever giving Sys-Con (or any other conference) the right to reprint my presentation as an article."

  • Is TomTom Really an Open Source Software Company? (Jul 31, 2009, 16:03)
    Dennis Byron: "Is Tom-Tom (TMOAF.PK) an open source company? Two separate blog posts—one on InfoWorld by respected tech journalist Bill Snyder and one by a self-proclaimed Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) zealot whose blog I'm not familiar with—popped up in my Google alerts on July 26 saying or implying that Tom-Tom is an open source company."

  • Go Back to School With Linux: Part One (Jul 31, 2009, 15:03)
    OStatic: "This week, I'm going to take a look at three of the most popular open source software bundles created just for student and classroom use. First up, Ubuntu Education Edition, better known as Edubuntu."

  • Intel Linux Graphics On Ubuntu Still Flaky (Jul 31, 2009, 14:33)
    Phoronix: "This new development release of Ubuntu carries the latest kernel, Mesa, and Intel driver packages as we see how the graphics performance is with an Intel 945 and G43 chipsets."

  • 17 Cool Firefox about:config Tricks (Jul 31, 2009, 12:02)
    Ubuntu Blog: "about:config page contains most of Firefox configuration options as you know.So it is the most powerful and effective way to tweak and enhance your Firefox experience.Here is 17 coolest about:config tricks i gathered from all around web and my experience"

  • 10 Cool Unix/Linux Personalized License Plates (Jul 31, 2009, 10:32)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Some people have taken their love for Unix and Linux on the streets literally by displaying their Unix/Linux-related personalized license plates."

  • Linux Doomed to Virus Plague. (Again.) (Jul 31, 2009, 00:02)
    Linux Today Blog: "...what will happen as Linux continues to grow, and especially as it reaches increasing numbers of unsophisticated users? Doesn't common sense dictate that it will suffer increasing levels of attack and compromise?"