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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 23, 2010

  • Wine 1.1.37 Released (Jan 23, 2010, 22:03)
    Wine-Reviews: "The Wine development release 1.1.37 is now available...The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations."

  • Polish Internet Users Against the Censorship of the Net (Jan 23, 2010, 20:03)
    Polish Linux: "Polish government wants to enforce Internet filtering to eliminate online gambling and child pornography. Everything for the benefit of our children, as this is the argument which is hard to stay against."

  • Announcing Ubuntu User Day - January 23, 2010 (Jan 23, 2010, 17:55)
    The Fridge: "The Ubuntu User Days Team would like to announce the first Ubuntu User Day, on January 23, 2010. This will be a very informative one day session geared towards beginner and intermediate Ubuntu users, as well as people who are interested in using Ubuntu."

  • Google's Chrome OS: Tomorrow's Desktop Today? (Jan 23, 2010, 16:03)
    IT World: "Sometime in 2010, Google will release Chrome OS, its take on a netbook operating system. It will be far more than just that though. It's an entirely new take on the desktop operating system."

  • FF3.6 on ubuntu is not a reason why GNU/Linux is not ready for the mass-market (Jan 23, 2010, 14:03)
    Technology FLOSS: "In the article the writer states that it's too difficult to get FF3.6 installed on Ubuntu and that it's reason enough to call GNU/Linux dead on its tracks to get to the mass market."

  • ECS NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB (Jan 23, 2010, 04:03)
    Phoronix: "We finally have our hands on a GeForce GT 240 graphics card from the folks over at ECS Elitegroup to see how this GT215 graphics card performs under Linux."

  • Goofy Anti-Linux Story Repurposed With Scarier Title (Jan 23, 2010, 02:03)
    I thought this might amuse (or annoy): "Installing Firefox 3.6: One more reason Linux isn't ready for the prime-time mass market" has been repurposed on PC World as "Installing Firefox 3.6 on Linux: Only Pros Need Apply." Oh noes!! Firefox is getting worse!

  • Editor's Note: What is User-friendly, Really? (Jan 23, 2010, 00:03)
    User interfaces are the last great Linux problem. What really makes Linux user-friendly-- is it limited options and loads of eye candy? What about functionality, and depths of riches to explore?