Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 16, 2009
New versions of phpMyAdmin close security holes (Oct 16, 2009, 23:32)
The H Open: "A security update has been
released for the phpMyAdmin database administration tool."
Judge: ringtones aren't performances, so no royalties (Oct 16, 2009, 23:02)
ars Technica: "Songwriters and publishers won't
be able to collect royalties each time a cellphone plays an
annoying musical ringtone in public, thanks to a federal judge's
ruling that ringtones aren't public performances."
Getting comfortable with Linux plumbing (Oct 16, 2009, 22:32)
IBM Developerworks: "If you think streams and
pipes make a Linux® expert sound like a plumber, here's your
chance to learn about them and how to redirect and split them. You
even learn how to turn a stream into command arguments."
Bombono DVD is ready for general use. (Oct 16, 2009, 20:02)
Bombono : "Bombono DVD is a DVD authoring
program for Linux. This software allows you to get video on those
optical discs without knowing many technical details."
Hands-on: Hulu Desktop for Linux beta a big resource hog (Oct 16, 2009, 19:32)
ars Technica: "Hulu Desktop is now available
for Linux. Ars puts it to the test on Ubuntu 9.04. Although it's
extremely resource intensive, it's reasonably acceptable for a
Linux in Education: Athens Schools (Oct 16, 2009, 19:02)
Raiden's Realm: "One of the things I love to
hear about is success stories of Linux in education, especially in
the K12 arena. Early adoption and exposure to Linux and Open Source
has the very positive effect of opening the horizons of these
students to the vast array of options available to them"
Customize The Email Archive In Thunderbird 3 (Oct 16, 2009, 17:32)
Ghacks: "One of these new features is the email
archive which can be used to store emails in specific folders in
the folder structure. Emails that are archived will be moved from
their original folder into the archive folder."
A mother explains why everybody should attend the 2009 Linux Day (Oct 16, 2009, 17:02)
Stop!: "In the "Padova Linux day Family Corner"
they don't sit to watch cartoons, they PRODUCE THEM. VISIT IT AND
BRING ALL YOUR FAMILY WITH YOU!"
Tech Comics: "Stallman and Windows 7" (Oct 16, 2009, 16:32)
Datamation: There's at least one way to make a
Windows 7 launch party quite a bit more fun.
Home Automation with Linux (Oct 16, 2009, 15:32)
Linux.com: "Home automation may sound like a
science-fiction dream, but in reality it is not only commonplace,
but relatively simple to get started, especially with Linux."
Distrowatch Released Last Week: Tiny Core, Dragora, LliureX, Clonezilla (Oct 16, 2009, 14:32)
Distrowatch: "Robert Shingledecker has
announced the release of Tiny Core Linux 2.4, a very small (10 MB)
minimal Linux GUI desktop:"
Linux equivalents to popular Mac apps (Oct 16, 2009, 13:32)
Ghacks: "In this article I will outline a few
of the possibilities that can be used to replace the beloved
applications often used in Mac. In some cases their may be
equivalents that are nearly identical. In some cases, however,
there may be equivalents that miss some features, or even offer
The Many Ways to Copy, Move, Rename, and Archive in KDE 4 (Oct 16, 2009, 13:02)
MakeTechEasier: "In KDE, there are several ways
to copy, move, rename, and archive files. Let's take a look at a
KDE4 overtaking GNOME in terms of usability? (Oct 16, 2009, 12:32)
Nuxified: "GNOME is facing a fairly major shift
next year with GNOME 3.0 and the introduction of GNOME Shell,
possibly comparable to the shift KDE had with its 4.0 release. I
could argue that the GNOME shift would be even more dramatic, thus
taking an even larger risk."
A review of the Dell Mini 10v, Ubuntu Moblin Remix edition (Oct 16, 2009, 12:02)
ars Technica: "Intel's Moblin Linux platform
has finally arrived on netbooks. Ars takes a hands-on look at
Dell's new Mini 10v with the Ubuntu Moblin Remix."
Build a High-Powered Ubuntu Linux Workstation (part 3) (Oct 16, 2009, 10:32)
LinuxPlanet: "In this final installment of Paul
Ferrill's series on building your own high-powered Linux
workstation, it is time to install the operating system. Or
actually several operating systems, putting a whole computer lab in
Linux Users Still Left Out, Why Source Code Matters to End Users (Oct 16, 2009, 04:32)
Linux Today Blog: "There is no mention of Linux
anywhere. Thats the start of the bad news. There are upgrades of
Splashtop available. Thats the good news. You can't run Linux and
upgrade. Thats the bad news."
Open Source marketing: Lead with Free or benefits? (Oct 16, 2009, 03:02)
Dissociated Press: "One of the discussions we
had during the marketing and outreach session is whether the
marketing should emphasize “Free” or emphasize the
benefits of GNOME."
Kdenlive Meets Studio Dave (Oct 16, 2009, 01:32)
Linux Journal: "Recently a reader asked if I'd
tried a recent version of Kdenlive. I started looking into it and I
liked what I saw. The following article is an account of my
continuing experience with the latest codebase from the
Why people don't use free software (Oct 16, 2009, 00:02)
Off the Beat: Bruce Byfield's Blog: "Recently,
though, my efforts to persuade people to use free software have
suggested to me an explanation so simple that it is seldom
mentioned -- people just don't understand the concept, or why it
should interest them."