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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 23, 2010

  • Tiny Core Linux 3.3 released (Nov 23, 2010, 21:32)
    The H Open: "Tiny Core lead developer Robert Shingledecker has announced the release of version 3.3 of Tiny Core Linux."

  • Stage 2 of The Linux Experience: Bodhi (Nov 23, 2010, 21:02)
    Linux Planet: "Canonical is attracting hordes of new Linux users with a ready-to-go, good-looking distro. But where does a noob go when they are no longer a noob? What is there for an IT pro with little Linux experience? How about the brand-new Bodhi Linux?"

  • Who really bought Novell? Microsoft. (Nov 23, 2010, 20:02)
    Cyber Cynic: "But tell me, where did Attachmate get $2.2-billion? Could it have been Microsoft? I think so."

  • Novell Attachmate attracts class action lawsuit investigations (Nov 23, 2010, 18:32)
    Netstat -vat: "Not everyone is happy about Attachmate's bid to acquire Novell for $2.2 billion. In fact, the deal has now attracted at least two (and likely many more to come) legal 'investigations' which could ultimately result in class action law suits."

  • Sky.com Open Source Software (Nov 23, 2010, 18:02)
    Sky.com: I turned on my TV this morning to check the news before going to work to be greeted by a message informing me that my sky satellite box had been updated overnight and was now using some opensource software

  • Open-Source Firm Decries Software Abuse (Nov 23, 2010, 17:32)
    Courthouse News: "An open-source software company claims a website violates its trademark and uses it to distribute a media-player program riddled with "potentially malicious" spyware."

  • Three things to not forget to make LibreOffice (and ODF) succeed (Nov 23, 2010, 17:02)
    Stop: "OpenOffice (OOo) is the free, currently most popular alternative to Microsoft Office, the office suite that (with active help from some schools and Public Administrations) creates cocain-like addiction problems. "

  • Is Mobile Making Linux Menus Obsolete? (Nov 23, 2010, 16:32)
    Datamation: "Are menus starting to disappear from the Linux desktop? A survey of the alternatives suggests that, at the very least, menus seem to be evolving out of recognition in response to modern trends, particularly the effort to make workstation and laptop desktops more like mobile interfaces."

  • Quick Look: Pinguy OS 10.10 (Nov 23, 2010, 15:32)
    Eye On Linux: "The release of Ubuntu 10.10 has insured that many derivative distros have also been updated. One of the less known but very useful ones is Pinguy OS 10.10. Pinguy OS takes generic Ubuntu 10.10 and adds quite a bit of additional software and value to it."

  • KDE 4 Look Part 3: A Week of KDE 4.5 (Nov 23, 2010, 15:02)
    It's A Binary World 2.0: "So I've used KDE for about a work week. During that time I've pretty much gone to using the KDE versions of all my programs except Konqueror."

  • Testing farm pushes real-time Linux into the mainstream (Nov 23, 2010, 14:02)
    LinuxDevices: "OSADL, which has been overseeing real-time Linux (RTL) development patches to the Linux kernel, announced a "quality assurance testing farm" where manufacturers can test a variety of RTL systems under simulated production conditions."

  • The End of the Penguin is Not Nigh (Nov 23, 2010, 13:32)
    IT World: "The sale of IP from Novell to Microsoft-led CPTN has gotten many worried."

  • Seven Weeks Later, LGP & Its DRM Is Still Down (Nov 23, 2010, 11:02)
    Phoronix: "Last week we reported on the situation where LGP has been without its server for a month and a half after their single server lost its lone hard drive used to host the Linux Game Publishing web-site (along with the LGP-owned Tux Games and Happy Penguin web-sites), their online store, and their Digital Rights Management platform for their Linux games."

  • Copyright troll Righthaven retreats on infringement suit (Nov 23, 2010, 09:02)
    ars Technica: "The scan-for-content-and-sue outfit has extended an olive branch to one of its latest targets—the Democratic Underground web site. Like the law firm's previous victims, DU posted some text from Righthaven's main client, the Las Vegas Review Journal, and was consequently sued for cash under the claim of copyright infringement."

  • Will Debian 6 be Easier to Install? (Nov 23, 2010, 07:02)
    Linux Magazine: "A new Debian release is coming… someday. One of the key components of the Debian 6.0 release, also known as "Squeeze," is the Debian Installer, which entered beta at the end of October."

  • Choose the Best Server for your updates and Software Centre in Ubuntu 10.10 (Nov 23, 2010, 05:02)
    Linuxtips : "There are many download servers and mirror server, for ubuntu packages and updates, in this world. A default server will be set for your software sources according to your location. This server need not be the best and fastest server available for you."

  • Novell Agrees to be Acquired by AttachMate; Sells Some IP to a MS-Organized Consortium (Nov 23, 2010, 03:02)
    Groklaw: "Novell has sold itself to Attachmate Corporation. There is a side deal selling "certain intellectual property assets" to CPTN Holdings LLC, "a consortium of technology companies organized by Microsoft"."

  • Introduction to Blender 2.5 Color Grading - A Sequel (Nov 23, 2010, 01:32)
    Packt: "In the previous article by Reynante Martinez we learned how to properly load image files, sequence files, and movie files in Blender's Compositor, as well as some basic color grading techniques. In this article we will take a look at some more color grading techniques including:"