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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 25, 2010

  • Online CD, DVD and USB media sales (Jan 25, 2010, 23:33)
    Distrowatch: "In a recent issue of DistroWatch Weekly we took a brief look at the number of CDs, DVDs and USB Flash drives sold through the OSDisc.com affiliate program run by DistroWatch. In response to the article, Ramsey Brenner, the founder of OSDisc.com, was kind enough to offer us more data on the sales..."

  • Buying a Linux Laptop ... (Jan 25, 2010, 22:33)
    Tuxmachines: "I really liked my XPS, and the smaller display form factor, but I wanted to do something different this time, order a laptop pre-installed with Linux, or at least not loaded with any OS."

  • Discovering ncurses, the GUI for the Linux Console (Jan 25, 2010, 21:33)
    Linux Planet: "The Linux world has everything, if you know where to find it, including an in-between option to the command-line interface, and a full-blown X Window System environment. Juliet Kemp talks about ncurses, the excellent graphical environment for the console."

  • KDE vs. GNOME: Configuration and Admin Tools (Jan 25, 2010, 21:03)
    Datamation: "Linux has a strong do-it-yourself tradition. Although new users are transitioning rapidly to the desktop, that tradition remains. Even on the desktop, users expect to be able to administer their systems directly, and to work in an environment customized to their tastes and needs."

  • YouTube Videos With Linux: Part 3 (Jan 25, 2010, 18:03)
    Linux.com: "We've covered the basics of editing video clips, adding text and audio, and using different effects in Part 1 and Part 2. Although there are a lot of moving parts in putting together a video, learning and experimenting with different elements can be profitable and fun."

  • 6 of the Best Free Linux Office Suites (Jan 25, 2010, 17:33)
    LinuxLinks: "This article selects 6 of our favourite office suites which run under Linux. Please be aware that three of the entries (Google Docs, Zoho Office Suite and Lotus Symphony) are released under proprietary software licenses, but all of the software listed below is available to download for no charge."

  • Goofy Pro-Linux Story to Counter Pundit's Awkward Efforts to Install Firefox (Jan 25, 2010, 17:03)
    LinuxPlanet: "Emery Fletcher muses on how a rank Linux beginner can figure out how to install the latest Firefox release, even when professional tech journalists can't."

  • GNU/Linux: Replacing a Dead Router with a Linux System (Jan 25, 2010, 14:33)
    The ERACC Web Log: "Earlier today I decided to upgrade the firmware on my SOHO's Linksys WRT54G v5 router. I usually do such things on the weekends in case something breaks. It is a good thing I waited until the weekend this time. My Linksys WRT45G is now "bricked"."

  • How To: Embed the Konsole (Terminal) to the Desktop in KDE 4.3 (Jan 25, 2010, 14:03)
    My GNU/Linux: "Konsole is the X terminal emulator of KDE. I find having the terminal out of my way, but always open and easy to reach out to, very convenient. It also looks cool. ;) With KDE SC 4.3 you can easily achieve this with a few clicks without the need of any additional software."

  • Ubuntu, you blew your chance to go mainstream (Jan 25, 2010, 12:33)
    Techradar: "Ubuntu, you got us this far and then, just when it mattered, you blew it for all of us."

  • Internet 2009 in Numbers (Jan 25, 2010, 08:03)
    Pingdom: "What happened with the Internet in 2009? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many more. Prepare for information overload, but in a good way."