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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 24, 2010

  • Boxee Box Review (Jan 24, 2011, 17:34)
    Linux Lookup: "Designed to deliver Internet TV, movies, music, web browsing, photos and other local media to the television, this Linux based set-top device will free you from the confined of your computer and bring you back to the epitome of comfort, your couch"

  • To the Clouds with Linux -- But Who Controls It? (Nov 30, 2010, 05:05)
    Datamation: "Imagine a world where you can develop software unconstrained by the normal rules of software, which requires a local installation. CPU, memory, security...each of these issues are now someone else's problem."

  • Editor's Note: Thank You (Nov 24, 2010, 23:04)
    Here we are at the US Thanksgiving holiday again. I tend towards a glass-half-empty perspective, so I make a point of reminding myself of all the good things in my life, and there are a lot of them.

  • Fedora 14 Updates (Nov 24, 2010, 21:34)
    Acrossad: "Today, I opened up a terminal, issued the su command, and typed in my root password on my Fedora 14 laptop. I then issued the "yum update" command to install all of the latest Fedora 14 updates."

  • Troubleshooting Linux Servers (Nov 24, 2010, 20:34)
    Linux Planet: "You thought you had it all working, didn't you? But then your users report slowdowns, or your logfiles are empty, or jobs don't run-- so how do you find out what's going on?"

  • Easily Print to PDF, Postscript And SVG Files From Any Application [Ubuntu] (Nov 24, 2010, 19:34)
    MakeTechEasier: "There are plenty of extensions you can install that allow you to create PDF file for any webpage you come across. Well, if you are using Linux (particularly Ubuntu), this PDF creation feature is already inbuilt in your system and you can use it without installing any other extensions/applications."

  • 10 Cool Screenlets for Ubuntu GNOME (Nov 24, 2010, 18:34)
    Tech Drive-in: "If you haven't used Screenlets in your Ubuntu yet, it is an excellent application to experiment with. And hundreds of useful third party user contributed screenlets are available for free. Here is a quick review of some of the best user contributed screenlets available for Ubuntu GNOME."

  • Boxee Box Review (Nov 24, 2010, 18:34)
    UberGizmo: "The Boxee has been built with a simple goal in mind. Its creators say that "a lot of your favorite shows and movies are already available on the Internet. Boxee is a device that finds them and puts them on your TV. It's easy to use and even better, there's no monthly fee"."

  • To the Clouds with Linux -- But Who Controls It? (Nov 24, 2010, 17:34)
    Datamation: "Imagine a world where you can develop software unconstrained by the normal rules of software, which requires a local installation. CPU, memory, security...each of these issues are now someone else's problem"

  • Password Management (Nov 24, 2010, 14:34)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "While I was writing this article, I ran across a great phrase so perfect for this month's topic that I have to share it with you: "password fatigue""

  • Here I Go! Rebel openSUSE! (Nov 24, 2010, 14:04)
    Opensuse Revolution: "Well, I know it has been a long time for me to come up with what I think, is the start of a good future. I can only do mockups but I am sure that if there is a programmer brave enough out there to take this idea and turn it into a reality, be my guest."

  • How To Install Google Earth On Ubuntu 10.10 (Nov 24, 2010, 13:34)
    Howtoforge: "In previous Ubuntu versions, there was a Google Earth .deb package available in the Medibuntu repository; unfortunately there is no such package for Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)."

  • IDC Says Smartphone Shoppers Ready for Holiday Blitz (Nov 24, 2010, 13:04)
    eCommerce Guide: "Smartphones are changing the way consumers and retailers interact, giving both parties greater flexibility and opportunities during the online holiday shopping season."

  • Is it Too Late For an Open Source Challenge to Facebook? (Nov 24, 2010, 09:04)
    OStatic: "This week, none other than the founder of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, pronounced that social networks are a "threat to the web." Is he right?"

  • CrossOver Linux Review (Nov 24, 2010, 07:04)
    Wine-Reviews: "For about four months now, I have been using the Ubuntu Linux operating system full-time on both my desktop and notebook computer. A few weeks into this experience, I wrote an article sharing some of my findings about the Windows to Linux migration process."

  • EFF Tool Offers New Protection Against 'Firesheep' (Nov 24, 2010, 05:04)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a new version of HTTPS Everywhere, a security tool that offers enhanced protection for Firefox browser users against "Firesheep" and other exploits of webpage security flaws."

  • 50 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud (Nov 24, 2010, 00:04)
    Datamation: "The cloud computing boom has brought a surge of opportunity to the open source world. Open source developers and users are taking advantage of these opportunities in three key ways."