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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 transcript."

  • 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 under Linux."

  • 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 claim."

  • 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."