Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 25, 2010
The Three Big Problems With GNU/Linux: Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (Jun 25, 2010, 22:03)
Acrossad: "However, the Industrial Revolution
brought about one very negative and unforeseen characteristic,
along with the many beneficial ones: the primacy of self."
Become a typeface expert with Fontmatrix (Jun 25, 2010, 21:33)
Worldlabel: "most operating systems attempt to
manage fonts for you in an all-or-nothing fashion, through which
large collections can slow down application speed, in addition to
being tiresome to scroll through. The solution is a good font
manager, like the open source Fontmatrix."
Critics' Choice: HTC Evo 4G Smartphone Review Roundup (Jun 25, 2010, 21:03)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "The EVO is Sprint's
'super phone,' the ultimate handset for its network. Its modern
Android 2.1 OS, stunning design, and 4G power easily take the
Editor's Choice crown away from the HTC Touch Pro2."
Tech Comics: "The History of Touch Control" (Jun 25, 2010, 20:33)
Tech Comics:"Touch control works well with
computer screens, but not so well with other devices."
Opera 10.60 Brings More Than Speed (Jun 25, 2010, 20:03)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Opera keeps churning out
new releases faster than you can say "Vuvuzelas are annoying." With
the 10.60 beta, Opera is faster, smarter, location aware, and
serving up WebM video"
SanDisk's SD card can store data for 100 years (Jun 25, 2010, 19:33)
Computer World: "SanDisk on Wednesday announced
a Secure Digital card that can store data for 100 years, but can be
written on only once."
A Five-Way Linux Distribution Comparison In 2010 (Jun 25, 2010, 19:03)
Phoronix: "With many Linux distributions
receiving major updates in recent weeks and months we have carried
out a five-way Linux distribution comparison of openSUSE, Ubuntu,
Fedora, PCLinuxOS, and Arch Linux."
Windows fragmentation (Jun 25, 2010, 18:33)
MyBroadband: "Linux is regularly accused of
being too fragmented but Microsoft has its own minefield to
Using Vlookup() (or Hlookup()) in OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheets (Jun 25, 2010, 18:03)
OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: "For
all you spreadsheet users: here's something kind of cool. Let's say
that you have a set of data. You have a list of items, and for
every item that there is a unique item number, category number, and
Nautilus Elementary Simplifies File Browsing [Linux] (Jun 25, 2010, 17:33)
MakeTechEasier: "Nautilus, the default file
manager in Gnome-based Linux operating systems such as Ubuntu and
Fedora, isn't exactly pretty to look at. In fact at times it's
Google vanishes Android apps from citizen phones (Jun 25, 2010, 17:03)
The Register: "Google has reached out over the
airwaves and removed a pair of applications from users' Android
phones, saying the two apps violated its terms of service."
How To Make The GIMP's Layout Like Photoshop's. (Jun 25, 2010, 16:33)
GIMPMan1972: Here is a YouTube video I
specifically made to show people how to set-up The GIMP, similar to
that of Photoshop's default layout.
Blogs and Forums using Plone 3 (Jun 25, 2010, 15:33)
Packt: "In a university, large class sizes
limit class discussions and individual attention, while travel
budgets limit the number of professional conferences where faculty
can present. In this article by Erik Rose, author of the book Plone
3 for Education, we will set up blogs and forums to counter both
Slackware Linux 13.1 (Jun 25, 2010, 15:03)
Jamie's Random Musings: "Anyone with a
significant interest in Linux distributions knows about Slackware
Linux, so I'm not going to spend a lot of time talking about what
it is, where it came from, how it has survived (and generally
thrived) through all these years."
SCALE moves to larger venue starting in 2011
(Jun 25, 2010, 14:38)
LinuxPR: In order to accommodate its steady
growth over the past few years, the Southern California Linux Expo
(SCALE) will move to its new home, the Hilton Los Angeles Airport,
starting with SCALE 9X in 2011
Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code (Jun 25, 2010, 14:03)
The Register: "Mozilla vice president of
products Jay Sullivan says that unlike Google, the open source
outfit has no intention of bundling Firefox with Adobe Flash
—– or with a plug-in that runs native code inside the
Performing Image Magic with ImageMagick (Jun 25, 2010, 13:33)
MakeTechEasier: "Whether you know it or not,
there's a good chance you've already used ImageMagick, at least if
you're a Linux user. It's the image processor behind many
graphics-related applications, and for good reason."
Guerrilla Tactics to Force Screen Mode in Ubuntu (Jun 25, 2010, 10:33)
Linux Journal: "Readers of my previous posts
will know about the bad luck I've had when it comes to getting the
screen setup on Linux, particularly with Ubuntu Linux."
Finding Evernote Replacements for Linux (Jun 25, 2010, 09:03)
Linux.com: "One of the applications many users
ask about when migrating to Linux is Evernote. While the folks at
Evernote haven't created a Linux port, you'll find plenty of apps
for note taking, organization, and wrangling important personal and
Rockbox 3.6 and beyond (Jun 25, 2010, 04:33)
LWN.net: "Rockbox has been chugging along for
years offering an open source firmware replacement for MP3 players.
But how relevant is a firmware replacement for a type of device
that's slowly going extinct?"
Most popular Linux distros (Jun 25, 2010, 00:03)
MyBroadband: "Clearly Ubuntu is among the most
popular Linux distributions, but which other versions of this
operating system are proving popular with users?"