Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 15, 2010
Resuming interrupted sftp transfers in Linux (Mar 15, 2010, 23:04)
Software Engineering with FOSS and Linux: "It
is often the case that an sftp transfer gets interrupted for one
reason or another, resulting to partially transferred files. This
can be annoying, especially in the case of large file
Comcast CEO defends NBC deal, unsure on Hulu (Mar 15, 2010, 22:04)
Policy Fugue: "Comcast CEO Brian Roberts headed
back to Capitol Hill on Thursday to defend his company's proposed
merger with NBC Universal, offering what by now are familiar
assurances that the combined company won't use its market power to
bully smaller cable competitors, raise prices for consumers or
restrict access to Internet video."
Installing software in Ubuntu (Mar 15, 2010, 21:34)
Ian's Thoughts: "I regularly sit in the #ubuntu
channel on the Freenode network helping folks with Ubuntu issues.
One of the things I see people often doing is attempting to install
software from source before researching easier installation
Turbocharge OpenOffice.org Writer with AuthorSupportTool (Mar 15, 2010, 20:04)
Worldlabel: "The AuthorSupportTool (AST)
extension belongs to the latter category. AST not just adds some
random features to OpenOffice.org Writer, it dramatically enhances
the word processor’s functionality, turning it into a
powerful tool for working on research papers and complex
Get the Most Out of Your Open-Source Software With Redirection in Bash (Mar 15, 2010, 19:34)
Serverwatch: "It took me ages to learn bash
redirection properly, and I still have to concentrate sometimes to
keep my &s and my >s straight. Here's the lowdown in case
you, too, have intermittent brain failure on this one."
10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse (GeekDad Wayback Machine) (Mar 15, 2010, 18:34)
Wired: "Everyone has annoying habits, and a
sizable part of every successful marriage is learning to live with
those things each other does that annoy you. I think it’s
safe to say, too, that geeks have some habits that we think are
awesome, but that non-geeks find a little…less awesome."
10 Great Linux Apps You Might Not Have Discovered Yet
(Mar 15, 2010, 17:34)
Linux Planet: "The world of Linux applications
continues to expand and improve, so check out Eric Geier's roundup
of ten great Linux applications you might not have discovered yet:
media players, Web page designer, video creation, run Linux on
Windows, Windows apps on Linux, and more."
Cracking open five of the best open source easter eggs (Mar 15, 2010, 17:04)
ars Technica: "A number of humorous yet
undocumented features are hiding beneath the surface of some of the
most popular open source software applications. Although easter
eggs are generally easy to spot when you can look at an
application's source code, there are a few that aren't widely
Top 100 sites in 2010: Search giants, shopping, Facebook and a bit of porn (Mar 15, 2010, 16:34)
ZDNet: "Courtesy of Neilsen data and
info-graphics at the BBC, a new visualisation has been created to
explain the interactivity of users and the sites they visit in the
main browsing areas of the world, including the US, Australia,
Brazil and a half-dozen European countries."
CrossOver Linux 9: Run Windows apps without Windows (Mar 15, 2010, 15:04)
Computerworld: "Some Linux users insist that
anything you can do on Windows, you can do better on Linux. While
there's some truth to that, many of us have Windows applications
that make completely leaving Windows close to impossible. That's
where CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux comes in."
HP Deskjet D2680 Review (Mar 15, 2010, 14:17)
Linux and Whatever: "The HP Deskjet D2680 is
very easy to install in Linux. First I installed hplip and then I
installed hplip-gui. After that it was as simple as plugging the
printer in and then opening the HP device manager."
KDESC 4.3+: Video, Music, Image and Document Preview in Dolphin (Mar 15, 2010, 13:33)
My GNU Linux: "In most distributions that come
with KDE Software Compilation 4.3 and above, opening Dolphin for
browsing the filesystem will give you this window:"
Testing The Different Ubuntu 10.04 Kernels (Mar 15, 2010, 12:47)
Phoronix: "The release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
"Lucid Lynx" is quickly approaching next month and it will arrive
with a whole set of new features and improvements including a
faster boot process, a long-awaited new theme, the Nouveau driver
to replace the crippled xf86-video-nv driver, the unveiling of the
Ubuntu One Music Store, integration of Plymouth, Ubuntu ARM
Turn Firefox into an Ebook Reader with EPUBReader (Mar 15, 2010, 12:04)
Linux Magazine: "You can use a dedicated
application like FBReader or Calibre to read and manage ebooks on
your machine, or you can do it without leaving the convenience of
the Firefox browser courtesy of the EPUBReader extension."
How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin On CentOS 5.4 (Mar 15, 2010, 04:04)
Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how to harden
PHP5 with Suhosin on a CentOS 5.4 server. From the Suhosin project
page: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP
installations that was designed to protect servers and users from
known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core."
Seven Firefox Plug-ins That Improve Online Privacy (Mar 15, 2010, 00:04)
Data Protection: "Worried about preserving your
privacy in an online world where privacy is disappearing? Here are
seven Firefox add-ons that will help."