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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 22, 2009

  • Applications are your biggest Security Risks (Sep 22, 2009, 23:36)
    Sure, it's Secure!: "It's your unpatched applications, not your operating system, that probably puts your PC into the most danger."

  • 7 cool Linux projects (Sep 22, 2009, 23:06)
    TuxRadar: "As autumn begins, the nights start drawing in and you're no doubt itching for new things to do with your Linux box. Well, we asked our projects expert to rustle up 7 great things you can do on your penguin-powered machine - host a photo album, make sweet music, create stop-frame animations and more."

  • Setting up your Moodle Grade Book (Sep 22, 2009, 22:06)
    Packt: "this article by Mary Cooch will show you how a regular teacher can: get their classes set up as groups on a Moodle course page, and add their own customized marking scales"

  • The SMB Blues (Sep 22, 2009, 21:06)
    Cyber Cynic: "SMB (Server Message Block) is the network protocol glue that binds together many file and print servers and clients for Windows and Linux, but it's recently been running into some trouble."

  • Professor Hollaar's Amicus Brief in Bilski (Sep 22, 2009, 19:35)
    Groklaw: "There is an amicus brief [PDF] filed with the Supreme Court in the Bilski case that I think will interest you. It discusses software and whether it is math, it misrepresents FOSS, and it pushes software patents. It was filed by Professor Lee Hollaar and IEEE-USA."

  • Ohio LinuxFest 2009: Registration deadline extended one more day (Sep 22, 2009, 19:05)
    Ohio Linux Fest: "Due to overwhelming demand, we have extended the Ohio LinuxFest registration until midnight Tuesday, September 22. Please register today if you have not done so already and are planning on coming to Ohio LinuxFest 2009. Walk-in registrations at the day of the show may be possible for the enthusiast and professional packages (OLFU), subject to space availability."

  • 10 of the Best Free Linux Web Browsers (Sep 22, 2009, 18:35)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 10 excellent web browsers. There's a mix of graphical and console based applications included. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for all types of users."

  • Azenis Theme Pack For GNOME (Sep 22, 2009, 18:05)
    Ian's Thoughts: "Today I went back and downloaded all of the theme components. And, just as I expected, it took my breath away."

  • New Linux Moblin netbooks to be announced at IDF (Sep 22, 2009, 17:35)
    Good Gear Guide: "A new Linux netbook based on Moblin will be introduced this week, and it may represent a new way that the Linux community is approaching the mass market."

  • Ubuntu Lands on Panasonic Toughbook Rugged Notebooks (Sep 22, 2009, 15:35)
    The VAR Guy: "Ubuntu Linux is now available on Panasonic Toughbooks — those rugged devices typically found in harsh environments and vertical markets like health care, transportation, real estate and insurance."

  • GNOME and KDE: In Search of the Perfect Menu (Sep 22, 2009, 14:05)
    Datamation: "If you believe that desktop features can be intuitive, then a survey of the available menus in free and open source (FOSS) desktops should disabuse you of the notion."

  • Topics for Mailman (Sep 22, 2009, 12:32)
    Tip of the Trade: "I discovered this week that Mailman has a topics facility. This means you can assign messages to a topic based on a regular expression and match the Subject and Keyword lines in every mail."

  • Puppy Linux 4.3 Review (Sep 22, 2009, 12:02)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "No, I’m not talking about on a laptop or even on a netbook. I’m talking about being able to stick it on a USB device and stick it in your pocket."

  • Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 is now available for tests (Sep 22, 2009, 04:32)
    The Official Mandriva Blog: "Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 version is now available on public mirrors."

  • Use your mobile phone as remote control for linux media players (Sep 22, 2009, 01:32)
    Ubuntu Manual: "Remuco is a duplex remote control system for Linux media players and mobile devices equipped with Bluetooth or WiFi."