Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 16, 2010
Week 2, Day 6 of SCO v. Novell Trial - The Mistrial Motion, Updated (Mar 16, 2010, 23:32)
Groklaw: "The judge said what SCO told the jury
was inappropriate, and he merely warned SCO not to go "close to the
line again." I'm sure SCO will mend its ways immediately."
Kindles Come to Classroom in Ghana (Mar 16, 2010, 22:32)
Wired: "Take Ghana, West Africa, for example.
If you are a school in a small village with satellite internet and
solar power, what device would be best for you? The power-sucking,
data-heavy iPad, or the Kindle..."
Enhanced history searching in zsh (Mar 16, 2010, 22:02)
Tech Republic: "If you spend any length of time
in the shell, chances are you’ve typed the same commands over
and over. It’s usually not anything you can necessarily
script as the commands may vary slightly on each invocation, but
there are certain commands that can be used often with a little
variation on each call."
Questions and Answers: Loopback devices (Mar 16, 2010, 20:02)
Distrowatch: "Going-around-in-circles asks:
What is a loopback device and how do I use it?"
Time to Learn from China on Open Standards? (Mar 16, 2010, 19:32)
Open Enterprise: "Europe should be learning
from China's example, not sending patronising nastygrams that just
makes it look petulant and anachronistic."
Epidemic 3.1 installation guide (Mar 16, 2010, 17:02)
LinuxBSDOS: "Epidemic is a desktop-oriented,
KDE, Debian-based (GNU/Linux) distribution developed in Brazil.
Epidemic 3.1, the latest edition, features a number of custom tools
A first look at Haiku (alpha) (Mar 16, 2010, 16:32)
Distrowatch: "When talking about kernel
scheduling and desktop responsiveness, it's common to hear people
in the tech community talk fondly of BeOS, a desktop system which
hails from the 1990s. BeOS had a well-deserved reputation for
providing users with a polished desktop and smooth interaction,
even when the processor was under heavy load."
7 of the Best Free Linux Medical Imaging Software (Mar 16, 2010, 16:02)
LinuxLinks: "Now, let's explore the 7 imaging
software at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal
page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features,
a screenshot of the software in action, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews."
That�s not bloated, that�s clinically obese (Mar 16, 2010, 15:32)
Motho ke motho ka botho: "I tease the Gnome
crowd a lot for being chubby, but I didn't realize that the weight
problem had exceeded 256Mb. That's not overweight, that's clinical
Solid-state disks fall to below $100 (Mar 16, 2010, 15:02)
Linux Devices: "Solid state disks (SSDs) moved
closer to commodity status, with the announcement of a 40GB model
from Intel for $125, and a sub-$100, 32GB version from OCZ
Dot Com Turns 25: How Failure Turned to Success (Mar 16, 2010, 14:32)
Netstat -vat: "What's important to note about
the 25 year milestone in my view is not the success of dot com, but
rather its failure."
GNU/Linux: Don't Call Them PC Viruses (Mar 16, 2010, 14:02)
The ERACC Web Log: "The fact that malware are
written primarily for PC systems is a given and is well reported in
the news. The fact that malware are written primarily for Microsoft
Windows based PC systems is often not reported."
Involving and Challenging Casual Games of all Genres - Now Compatible with Linux (Mar 16, 2010, 13:02)
Kristanix Games press release: "Kristanix Games
announces the release of Linux versions of its most popular games.
The Linux Games project now includes such high quality casual games
as Sudoku Epic, Solitaire Epic, Mahjong Epic, Jewel Twist,
Fantastic Farm, Crossword Twist and many more."
Cool Linux keyboard, X86 hardware ultimate geek sound machine (Mar 16, 2010, 12:32)
Handle With Linux: "A keyboard running Linux on
common hardware, at least the operating system. This is really a
very Cool device."
Donate Your Old Hardware (Mar 16, 2010, 12:02)
System 76: "System76 has partnered with a
non-profit, Kids on Computers, to help bring computers and free and
open source software to disadvantaged kids."
Day 5 of the SCO v. Novell Trial & Some Help for Journalists Covering the Trial - Updated (Mar 16, 2010, 11:02)
Groklaw: "Before I do my full report, a couple
of highlights: Groklaw was discussed (with jury out of the room)
twice, with respect to the Maureen O'Gara deposition. The first was
to strike a mention of Groklaw; the second, a mention of pj."
The Alexandria Project, Chap. 9 – You've Got Mail! (Mar 16, 2010, 09:02)
Standards Blog: "Our story so far: Now under
surveillance, Frank begins to plan his escape."
X2go - Open source terminal server project (alternative to FreeNX) (Mar 16, 2010, 03:02)
Ubuntu Geek: "x2go provides you with access to
your desktop as an individual as well as a corporate user - from
within your own network and via the internet."
The Patent War of All Against All (Mar 16, 2010, 01:32)
Brendan Scott’s Weblog: "Glyn notes that
the software is being licensed under a BSD licence and notes that
is a good thing, but then observes that there is a patent
encumbrance on the code, and indicates this is a bad thing."
IE8 vs. Firefox: Four Things Firefox Could Learn from IE (Mar 16, 2010, 00:02)
Linux Magazine: "It’s popular to hate on
IE8, and easy to do! But the truth is, Firefox could take a few
cues from stodgy old Internet Explorer. From user-friendly features
to deployment tools, there are still a few things that IE does