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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 navigate."

  • 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 packaging type"

  • 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 downright confusing."

  • 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 problems"

  • 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 browser."

  • 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 business documents."

  • 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?"