Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 24, 2010
Penguins Converge on Austin Texas (Mar 24, 2010, 23:02)
Blog of Helios: "While several cities and
states across the US have hosted Linux events, Texas has yet to be
home to efforts such as the Ohio LinuxFest SCALE or The Atlanta
Linux Fest That is until now."
Installing Ubuntu Linux on a Netbook (Mar 24, 2010, 22:32)
Tech Source: "Do you want to install Ubuntu or
any other Linux distribution on your netbook? If yes, then allow me
to show you the necessary steps needed in order to do so."
Women In, Near, and Around Ubuntu - Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day - Part 1 (Mar 24, 2010, 21:32)
Ubuntu User: "I have been given the opportunity
to meet and get to know so many amazingly talented and skilled
women who are in Open Source and more specifically the Ubuntu
Community. The women I am writing about make the work and
contributions they provide to Ubuntu, Open Source Projects, and
initiatives to increase the visibility of women in open source,
seem effortlessly awesome!"
Hands-on: Ubuntu One music store will rock in Lucid Lynx (Mar 24, 2010, 20:02)
ars Technica: "Canonical, the company behind
the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has announced the official launch of
the Ubuntu One music store. Integrated into the Rhythmbox music
player in the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 release, the store allows users
to purchase downloadable songs and albums."
201001 acta.pdf as text (full text of leaked copy) (Mar 24, 2010, 19:32)
swpat.org: "201001_acta.pdf is a leaked copy of
the full "January 18th 2010 consolidated text" of the
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Below is a full
Week 3, Day 11 SCO v. Novell - SCO Rests after Tibbitts, Novell Begins with LaSala (Mar 24, 2010, 18:02)
Groklaw: "Today, SCO rested its case, such as
it is. I can't believe they were eager to go to court with just
this. I haven't seen any evidence that they own the copyrights.
Just memories through the mists of time that some folks thought
they were supposed to get them."
Using Mozilla Prism to Run Web Apps like Local Apps on Linux (Mar 24, 2010, 17:32)
Linux Planet: "Web-based applications are
fantastic, except for that whole "running in the browser" thing.
Looking to free your browser-based apps from your Web browsing?
Take a look at Mozilla Prism."
I killed Debian, installed an unbootable Ubuntu, now I'm running FreeBSD 8.0 with GNOME (Mar 24, 2010, 14:32)
Click: "Anyhow, Dru is a tremendously gifted
writer whose O'Reilly columns in the early 2000s and her subsequent
book "The Best of FreeBSD Basics" has been a great help to me. Not
so ironically, Dru along with fellow BSD writer Michael W. Lucas
are two of the best out there at explaining Unix to the
thick-of-head such as myself."
Making a copyright system that works (Mar 24, 2010, 13:32)
Free Software Magazine: "Aside from a few
vested interests in the entertainment industry, nearly everyone
hates the system we’ve got — it’s clearly
overreaching and ill-adapted to the electronic world of the
internet. But what sort of system would we like?"
So HERE'S how you get into grub2 if there's no boot menu in Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 (Mar 24, 2010, 13:02)
Click: "I installed Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid from a
daily build yet couldn't boot into my fresh new desktop because I
needed to add nomodeset to the grub2 boot line and didn't know how
to do that because there was no boot screen visible."
Testing AMD's New FirePro Linux Driver With The FirePro V8750 (Mar 24, 2010, 12:32)
Phoronix: "The press release announcing this
new driver was titled "Application Performance Increases By Up To
20 Percent with Latest ATI FirePro Graphics Driver," so we decided
to see if this proprietary driver really lives up to its claims
7 of the Best Free Linux FTP Clients (Mar 24, 2010, 12:02)
LinuxLinks: "We appreciate that FTP clients are
not going to set your heart racing. However, they are a great tool
for both web designers and web programmers alike."
Microsoft Says "Don't Cry For Linux" In Face Of Argentine Lawsuit (Mar 24, 2010, 11:02)
eWeek: "Exclusive: A legal dispute between
Microsoft and an open source company in Argentina raises questions
about the availability of desktop Linux in other countries, experts
What Does That Server Really Serve? (Mar 24, 2010, 07:02)
Boston Review: "Digital technology can give you
freedom; it can also take your freedom away."