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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 29, 2009

  • Abusing Copyrights to Silence Critics, Control Customers, and Crush Competition (Dec 29, 2009, 23:32)
    Linux Today blog: "Hardly a day goes by without yet another news story about creative uses of copyright, the DMCA, and generic attack lawyers to stifle free speech, criticism, and competition."

  • Best of 2009 (Dec 29, 2009, 22:47)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "The new year is almost upon us, so it's a good time to wrap up the year 2009 and ruminate over the best open source software and hardware this year brought us. So without further ado, let me present my personal "Best of 2009" list in no particular order."

  • Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So (Dec 29, 2009, 21:17)
    Open Enterprise: "Once you've got past the entertaining "top of mind" and "complete left to right understanding" phraseology, this reveals something incredibly important about the current thinking at Microsoft: that OpenOffice.org now figures almost as largely in the competitive landscape as does GNU/Linux."

  • A little know but very powerful tool for homeschooling: Free Software (Dec 29, 2009, 19:47)
    Stop: "One would expect Free Software to be very popular among homeschoolers, due to their own philosophy: how could an homeschooling advocate not love software that is all about being "free as in freedom" and doing things by yourself? "

  • Linux Gaming: Are We There Yet? (Dec 29, 2009, 19:02)
    Anandtech: "Linux is commonly overlooked as a viable gaming platform in most communities. Our intention today is to shed some light on what does and does not work inside Linux, as well as give solid performance data for those looking for another option in the gaming world."

  • Configure Samba with Gadmin-Samba (Dec 29, 2009, 18:17)
    Ghacks: "But for those that prefer to do things the GUI way, there are plenty of tools available for you as well. One such tool is the gadmin-samba tool from the Gadmintools suite of GUI Linux administration tools."

  • Court orders three H-1B sites disabled (Dec 29, 2009, 15:32)
    Computerworld: "A New Jersey judge has ordered the shutdown of three H-1B opposition Web sites and seeks information about the identity of anonymous posters."

  • Most Popular Tips and Tricks of 2009 (Dec 29, 2009, 14:03)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "We are about to say goodbye to 2009, so it's only fitting to recap some of this site's most in demand posts of the year."

  • Problem with continuous monitoring of files with tail command (Dec 29, 2009, 12:29)
    Shantanu’s Technophilic Musings: "If you can’t get tail command to continuously monitor a file, then read on."

  • 3 Wonderful Open-Source Games to Install After Installing Ubuntu (Dec 29, 2009, 07:37)
    Tuxarena: "Battle for Wesnoth is one of the most popular turn-based strategy games for Linux, if not the most popular. Completely free and open-source, it provides both singleplayer campaigns, as well as online multiplayer, hotseat or LAN support."

  • Inkscape - A noteworthy open source vector graphics software (Dec 29, 2009, 01:37)
    All About Linux: "Inkscape is an open source, feature-full vector graphics environment with capabilities similar to Adobe Illustrator. Inkscape uses the W3C standard SVG file format. It supports many advanced SVG features like markers, clones, alpha blending and so on."