Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 19, 2010
The good ol' Debian/GNOME software update icon - do you miss it? (Feb 19, 2010, 23:33)
Click: "Remember this little guy, the orangish
icon that appears in your upper GNOME panel in Debian Lenny when
you have software updates?"
A Big Victory for F/OSS: Jacobsen v. Katzer is Settled (Feb 19, 2010, 22:33)
Standard Blog: "A long running case of great
significance to the legal underpinnings of free and open
source/open source software (F/OSS) has just settled on terms
favorable to the F/OSS developer."
OpenOffice.org: The Need for Style (Feb 19, 2010, 21:33)
Worldlabel: "If you really want to get the most
from OpenOffice.org, you need to start using styles, and know what
they can do in each OpenOffice.org program."
Ubuntu One Music Store Pushed In Rhythmbox (Feb 19, 2010, 21:03)
Phoronix: "One of the features that was talked
about and proposed a few months back was a music store for Ubuntu
where one could easily purchase music and somewhat fits in with
Canonical's plans for the Ubuntu Software Store (or the "Ubuntu
Software Center" as it's now called)."
Who's really to blame for the Windows XP Patch BSOD? (Feb 19, 2010, 20:33)
Sure, It's Secure: "More than a week after
Microsoft released an XP patch that seemed to cause BSODs (Blue
Screen of Death), Microsoft announced that the immediate cause was
the Alureon rootkit. Fair enough, but what about the 17-year old
Windows security hole that the rootkit was exploiting?"
How to get started with Linux (Feb 19, 2010, 19:33)
TechRadar: "If you're struggling with free
software, or if you know someone who needs help making the switch
to Linux, we hope this feature will help."
Bordeaux 2.0.0 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD Released (Feb 19, 2010, 18:33)
Wine-Reviews: "The Bordeaux Technology Group
released Bordeaux 2.0.0 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD today. Bordeaux
2.0.0 marks major progress over older releases. With version 2.0.0
and onward we bundle our own Wine build and many tools and
libraries that Wine depends upon"
Tech Comics: "Real Geeks" (Feb 19, 2010, 17:03)
Tech Comics: "The canary in the code mine."
LXDE - the cure for what ails our older PCs (Feb 19, 2010, 16:33)
ZDNet Education: "It's been a while since
Ubuntu could be called a leaner alternative to Windows. While it's
safe to say that it runs a bit better on older machines than
Windows Vista, its transformation into a truly full-featured
operating system capable of replacing Windows in most situations
has rendered it more bloated than other less mainstream
When Vendors Go Bad (Feb 19, 2010, 12:47)
Doug Roberts: I admit it up front. I want to
take $399 out of the hide of Newegg.com. Here's why:
CoverGloobus 1.6 "WOW!" lives up to its name (Feb 19, 2010, 12:03)
OMG Ubuntu: "CoverGloobus - an awesome
application for displaying cover art and lyrics on your desktop -
quietly released version 1.6 at the beginning of this month."
How MakerCulture Is Reinventing Politics (Feb 19, 2010, 10:03)
The Tyee: "What happens when the political
becomes personal? Then who has the power? "
Benchmarks Of Nouveau's Gallium3D Driver (Feb 19, 2010, 08:03)
Phoronix: "As we shared a few days ago, Fedora
13 will provide OpenGL acceleration support for NVIDIA graphics
cards via the Nouveau driver when installing the Mesa DRI
experimental drivers package. There is finally 3D acceleration for
NVIDIA graphics cards using an open-source driver on Linux without
having to depend upon NVIDIA's official binary driver."
Easy folder sharing in KDE 4.4 (Feb 19, 2010, 06:03)
Ghacks: "Once more unto the KDE topic my
friends, once more. This time, however, we take a look at a very
useful feature that allows you to easily share out folders with a
few clicks. These folders will be shared with the help of Samba and
not a single line of a configuration file will have to be edited by
We're All Makers (Feb 19, 2010, 04:33)
Linux Today Blog: "I probably worry too much,
but look how computers have progressed: from a text command prompt,
to all kinds of rich GUis, to smartphones and PDAs, culminating in
the iPad. The iPad doesn't even use a keyboard, all you do is grunt
Virtual Appliances Offer Fast Sandboxes, Production Environments (Feb 19, 2010, 03:03)
IT World: "Want to experiment with the latest
in open source software? Get virtual."
Dr. Gary Pisano's Expert Report for SCO (Feb 19, 2010, 00:03)
Groklaw: "Let's correct some facts and
assumptions in Dr. Gary Pisano's Expert Report on behalf of SCO in
the SCO v. Novell trial, shall we? Why? First, it's fun. Geek fun,
granted, but that is who we are."