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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 26, 2010

  • Editor's Note: What is There Besides Money? (Mar 26, 2010, 23:04)
    Whether it's a Gates or a Shuttleworth, admiring someone because they are able to amass a huge fortune is the dopiest form of idolatry.

  • Can Flash Survive HTML5? (Mar 26, 2010, 22:34)
    Linux Magazine: "Is HTML5 going to put the hurt on Flash? Rumors of Flash's demise may be greatly exaggerated, but the long term prospects for Adobe Flash seem pretty dim indeed."

  • What's So Great about Hand-Made? (Mar 26, 2010, 22:04)
    the Tyee: "Whether it's dog biscuits or sealskin parkas, creating items by hand builds culture and communities."

  • Install Multiple 'Bleeding Edge' Firefox Versions in Linux (Mar 26, 2010, 19:34)
    LXer: "In this article we'll look at ways to install the newest version beyond the package manager, and even better: Running multiple Firefox versions on the same system - even at the same time!"

  • Ubuntu One Music Store: Tops or Flop? (Mar 26, 2010, 19:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Thus Canonical is implementing the cloud in its context. The DRM-free songs in MP3 format with a bitrate of at least 256 kbits/second are not loaded on the local machine, but in the Ubuntu One cloud."

  • The King of the Trolls Strikes Gold (Mar 26, 2010, 18:34)
    Computerworld UK: "Why does that matter? Well, because that "method and apparatus" seems to give its patent holder power over most of the motion-control devices used in smartphones today."

  • Facebook Threatens Greasemonkey Script Writer (Mar 26, 2010, 16:04)
    TechDirt: "This time, it's Facebook, which is apparently trying to bully the maker of a Greasemonkey script that cleans up your Facebook live feed by removing annoying app notices (such as all the crap your friends are doing in Farmville and Mafia Wars)."

  • The Mono Mystery That Wasn't (Mar 26, 2010, 15:34)
    Datamation: ""And I think that Microsoft really missed a big opportunity. .NET would be in a lot more places if there had been no problems with Mono.""

  • Intel creates Linux version of its app store for netbooks (Mar 26, 2010, 14:04)
    Venture Beat: "Encouraged by early results on Windows, Intel said today it will add a beta test version of popular Intel AppUp Center for Linux"

  • Divided we stand, united we fall (Mar 26, 2010, 13:34)
    the Human Journey: "...while servers are individually more important, you can far more easily, cheaply, and effectively test and upgrade your server fleet than you can your desktops and laptops."

  • Install Latest Firefox 3.6.2 in Ubuntu Using Ubuntuzilla Repository (Mar 26, 2010, 13:04)
    Tech Drive-In: "The latest Firefox build, Firefox 3.6.2 is released. And Ubuntuzilla Repository is the easiest way to install Firefox 3.6.2 in Ubuntu."

  • 6 of the Best Free Linux HDR Imaging Software (Mar 26, 2010, 12:04)
    LinuxLinks: "High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is an important technology for photographers. It is a collection of techniques that allow a wider dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image."

  • HTC Evo 4G Gets Rave Reviews at CTIA (Mar 26, 2010, 11:04)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "The tech press and blogosphere are gushing about the new dual 3G/4G smartphone, and some writers attending the wireless conference even got a few brief minutes to test it out, so we save you the surfing and provide the highlights of the debut."

  • Rise of the Citizen Scientists (Mar 26, 2010, 09:04)
    The Tyee: "They're tackling gene research, charting the cosmos, crunching complex equations and more."

  • There's a Lot in the Dot: Filesystem Permissions and Pathnames (Part 2) (Mar 26, 2010, 07:04)
    Linux Magazine: "Still deeper into the dot (.) with an dive into access permissions. Study up because there’s going to be a quiz."

  • Reseller exposes Opteron 6100 speeds and prices (Mar 26, 2010, 03:04)
    Channel Register: "Ohio computer components reseller Provantage accidentally let slip pricing information for the forthcoming "Magny-Cours" eight- and 12-core Opteron 6100 series of processors for two- and four-socket boxes"

  • Tweaking Hidden Settings With Ubuntu Tweak On Ubuntu 9.10 (Mar 26, 2010, 01:34)
    Howtoforge: "Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that lets you change hidden Ubuntu settings, for example: hide or change the splash screen, show or hide the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network icons, change Metacity, Nautilus, power management, and security settings, etc."

  • Unlocked Linux smartphone swivels 180 degrees (Mar 26, 2010, 00:04)
    LinuxDevices: "ChinaGrabber is selling an unlocked, quadband GSM cellphone that runs Linux on a 624MHz Marvell PXA310. The $570 BPhone features a 5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen with 180-degree rotation, plus WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and up to 16GB flash expansion."