Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 23, 2009
Editor's Note: That Slow Down and Think Time of Year (Dec 23, 2009, 23:32)
Here we are at year end already, and for me the pace is going to
slow down a bit until after the New Year. I plan to mix up some
inside and outside activities, and rack up a long-distance phone
bill talking to family. What's on your downtime to-do list?
The text of the new Moonlight covenant (Dec 23, 2009, 21:17)
LWN.net: "For the curious, Microsoft has posted
the new "covenant not to sue" covering Moonlight 3 and 4. It is
still quite narrow"
8 of the best KDE distributions (Dec 23, 2009, 19:47)
Tech Radar: "If you're an ardent KDE user this
means switching to a KDE-centric distribution, for the simple
reason that distros based on KDE best understand what KDE users
Move supports Linux development on multicore processors (Dec 23, 2009, 16:47)
NewElectronics: "As part of the move, it will
make its Prism software available on MontaVista Linux 6 and
Montavista Linux Carrier Grade Edition products. MontaVista is the
first commercial Linux provider to be supported by Prism"
The Next Level of Convergence? (Dec 23, 2009, 16:02)
Linux Magazine: "Wouldn’t it be cool if I
could plug a keyboard and monitor into my phone..."
Dell netbook updated with Pineview CPU (Dec 23, 2009, 15:47)
LinuxDevices: "Dell announced an updated
version of its Ubuntu-ready Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, using Intel's
new Atom N450 processor and an optional Broadcom "Crystal HD" media
Give the Gift of Linux for the Holidays (Dec 23, 2009, 15:02)
ExtremeTech: "Instead of stuffing your loved
ones' stockings with fat-laden candy or silly doodads made in
China, you should consider giving the best present of all: the gift
Finnish Culture... (Dec 23, 2009, 14:17)
Linus Torvalds's Blog: "It's not all that often
that we encounter things from Finland here in Portland. So imagine
my surprise when we're on our way to our weekly date-night with
Tove, and our baby-sitter is gushing about this adorable and
wonderful Finnish YouTube video."
Techie Christmas Jokes 2k9 Edition (Dec 23, 2009, 13:32)
Tech Source From Bohol: "An Engineer's View of
Santa Claus, A Math Geek's Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas in 4
Google's Meaning of Open: Is It Yours? (Dec 23, 2009, 12:47)
OStatic: "Google has made some headlines
recently about its stance on privacy. This week the company is
taliking about what "open" means to Google."
10 operating systems you've never heard of (Dec 23, 2009, 12:02)
TechRepublic: "Where are the radical new ideas,
the Wild West code commits and the geekery and hackery that really
Two ways to Edit Multiple Photos with Digikam (Dec 23, 2009, 02:02)
MakeTechEasier: "Digikam is a powerful and
complete photo management tool for KDE...With a few simple clicks,
users can manipulate multiple photos simultaneously, without having
to remember long command line strings or taking countless hours to
edit each file."
Maintain your GNOME registry with gconf-editor (Dec 23, 2009, 00:02)
Ghacks: "The Windows operating system is not
the only operating system with a registry. And I do realize that
many of you cringed when you read the words “Windows”
and “registry” in the same sentence. But don’t
worry – the GNOME registry isn’t such a beast that can
take your machine down with a single, poorly executed change."