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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 30, 2010

  • Weekly Ten: LEGO automatons, Linuxy Contenders to the iPad, Red Hat has Fat Profits (Mar 30, 2010, 23:33)
    Tech Source: "Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat announced fourth-quarter financial results showing a 15 percent increase in revenues year-over-year."

  • Open-Source Software Shortcut, Excluding Directories From Grep (Mar 30, 2010, 22:33)
    Serverwatch: "I work on a project on which I regularly want to grep the directory tree for a particular word but without including the cvs/ and doc/ directories. Happily, grep has an exclude-dir option to do just this:"

  • Ubuntu in its own words (Mar 30, 2010, 21:33)
    Tux Radar: "To kill the time between now and the announcement of what's to come in the next version, we decided to take a look at the keywords used to describe previous Ubuntu releases to see how priorities have changed over the years"

  • Breach of Trust (Mar 30, 2010, 21:03)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Find out why you can’t trust your web browser or certificate authorities."

  • Novell Wins Again - Jury Rules Copyrights Didn't Go to SCO (Mar 30, 2010, 20:07)
    Groklaw: "It's over. The jury has found that the copyrights did not go to SCO under the APA or anything else. The verdict is in."

  • SUSE Studio is powerful OS instance builder (Mar 30, 2010, 20:03)
    IT World: "Today, Novell's SUSE Studio is a Web-based virtual appliance/ISO image creator using SUSE Linux. It has no parallels that we can find for building operating systems instances."

  • Meet the New Apps Getting Ready for Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 (Mar 30, 2010, 19:03)
    Tech Drive-in: "But apart from these eye candy, in a more subtle way, a number of new applications are also in the pipeline. Let's explore these new comers."

  • Hacker vows to fight Sony PS3 update, restore Linux support (Mar 30, 2010, 18:03)
    ars Technical: "He praised the hardware for its security, but now that Sony has responded by removing the Linux capabilities of the PlayStation 3 entirely, the hacker has decided to fight back..."

  • Set up a Personal Blog in 5 Minutes with Tonido Thots (Mar 30, 2010, 17:33)
    Linux Beacon: "While there are quite a few services that offer free blog hosting, there are situations when you’d want to run a blog on your own server. This approach has its advantages, but setting up a server and then installing and configuring a blog system can be a daunting proposition – unless you choose to use Tonido, that is. This solution offers everything you need in one neat , easy-to-install package."

  • The Alexandria Project, Chap. 11: Have I got an App for You! (Mar 30, 2010, 17:03)
    Standards Blog: "While CIA Agent Carl Cummings was being taught to heel, Frank was sitting at his kitchen table, tapping away at the cramped keyboard of a cheap netbook connected to a neighbor’s unsecured WiFi network. Even this was risky, he reminded himself, so this brief session would have to be his last until he moved on."

  • Users Sound Off on Droid Android 2.1 Update Delay (Mar 30, 2010, 14:33)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "The delayed Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid is starting to tarnish the successful launch of Verizon's first smartphone to run on Google's open source mobile operating system, according to posts at Motorola's Facebook page."

  • Pretty penguin: five great themes for the GNOME desktop (Mar 30, 2010, 14:03)
    ars Technica: "GNOME has attracted a vibrant community of open source artists who are collaborating to produce aesthetically sophisticated visual styles for the desktop environment"

  • A community of FOSS lawyers? (Mar 30, 2010, 13:33)
    Opensource.com: "There is a fairly common perception among FOSS hackers that there is no community of FOSS lawyers. Scratch the surface, though, and it turns out that- despite our handicaps- the FOSS legal community is there and growing."

  • 7 Cool Firefox Ad-ons (Mar 30, 2010, 12:03)
    The Linux Box: "One of the coolest things about Firefox is its extensibility. Everyone has their collection of favorite Firefox add-ons and I thought I would share mine. Some provide improved organization, some have a certain "WOW!" factor, and others just look pretty."

  • Is Opera 10.50 Really the Fastest? (Mar 30, 2010, 11:03)
    Linux Magazine: "Opera is finally making with the snapshots for 10.50 on Linux, but is it really as fast as they claim? Opera’s upcoming release gets a shakedown this week, and the results might surprise you."

  • Document Freedom Day 2010 in The Netherlands (Mar 30, 2010, 07:03)
    LXer.com: "Document Freedom Day is a global day for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Open Document Formats and Open Standards in general"

  • BAR - Backup archiver program (Mar 30, 2010, 03:03)
    Ubuntu Geek: "BAR is backup archiver program to create compressed and encrypted archives of files that can be stored on a hard disk, CD, DVD, or directly on a server via FTP, SCP, or SFTP. A server mode and a scheduler are integrated for making automated backups in the background. A graphical front end that can connect to the (remote) server is included."

  • Novell vs. SCO and the fate of Unix is in a jury's hands. (Mar 30, 2010, 01:33)
    Cyber Cynic: "I've given up on predicting when the zombie movie series staring the undead SCO monster is finally going to stay quietly in its grave Still, this week a jury is deciding whether SCO or Novell owns Unix's intellectual property rights."