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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 22, 2011

  • Solid state drives refuse to delete data (Feb 22, 2011, 23:35)
    IT World: "The first time I was briefed on developments that would lead to solid-state hard drives for laptops I thought it was such a great idea I couldn't wait to get one."

  • Review: Hands on with the Boxee Box (Feb 22, 2011, 20:35)
    Linux.com: "Everywhere you look these days, there is a new device for sale designed to get music, movies, and entertainment to your TV without the hassle of old-fashioned delivery systems like cable or satellite."

  • FBI: Web-based Services Hurting Wiretapping Efforts (Feb 22, 2011, 19:35)
    PC World: "Web-based e-mail, social-networking and peer-to-peer services are frustrating law enforcement wiretapping efforts, a lawyer for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation told lawmakers Thursday, but she did not offer concrete ideas on how to fix the problem."

  • Snow Sabre, Uni - Two Elegant Mac Icon Themes Ported to GNOME (Feb 22, 2011, 19:35)
    Tech Drive-in: "Here are two new Mac themes inspired icon themes for GNOME that demands your attention. Snow Sabre icon theme has a light and black variant and both of them looks very neat and simple while Uni icon theme for GNOME looks quiet good too."

  • ViewSonic ViewPad 7 review -- the perfect compromise on price & performance? (Feb 22, 2011, 19:05)
    Linux User and Developer: "Can ViewSonic upset the establishment with an affordable tablet inspired by Apple's iPhone 4? Russell Barnes puts the 7″ Android-powered ViewPad 7 through its paces in an effort to find out"

  • Exercise 5: Managing the Structure of the awk file (Feb 22, 2011, 18:05)
    Bashshell: "The awk file can have three parts which allow you to perform various tasks and enhance your script and it's usability. The three sections are; BEGIN, BODY and END."

  • We want more Linux presentations inside shopping centers! (Feb 22, 2011, 17:35)
    Stop: "Last october I wrote about the first Italian presentation of Free Software inside a supermarket chain because it looked to me, and still looks, a wonderful idea that should find many followers worldwide, since it proves that Free Software isn't a boring topic best left to software professionals."

  • How to change the Grub 2 settings with Grub Customizer 2.0 in Ubuntu 10.10 (Feb 22, 2011, 17:05)
    Linux and Microcontroller Tips: "Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the grub2. The application allows the user to add, remove, freeze, rename and reorder boot menu items"

  • Black ops: how HBGary wrote backdoors for the government (Feb 22, 2011, 16:05)
    ars Technica: "On November 16, 2009, Greg Hoglund, a cofounder of computer security firm HBGary, sent an e-mail to two colleagues. The message came with an attachment, a Microsoft Word file called AL_QAEDA.doc, which had been further compressed and password protected for safety. Its contents were dangerous"

  • What's Happening in the Class Action Against Sony About Removing OtherOS? (Feb 22, 2011, 15:05)
    Groklaw: " I thought you'd be interested to know what's been happening in the litigation against Sony filed by customers upset that Sony took away the OtherOS capability on their PlayStation3's. Sony Computer Entertainment America, or SCEA, filed a motion to dismiss [PDF] the lawsuit."

  • Banshee, Canonical and how to earn an honest living in open source (Feb 22, 2011, 13:35)
    Linux User and Developer: "openSUSE community manager, Jos Poortvliet, discusses Canonical's heavy handed tactics over Banshee referrals, and wonders how an openSUSE Foundation might make an honest living in open source"

  • 20 New User Misconceptions about Linux (Feb 22, 2011, 13:05)
    Datamation: "1) Linux will behave like Windows."

  • GeoHot asks for donations to fight Sony�s PS3 hacking lawsuit (Feb 22, 2011, 11:05)
    TechSpot: "PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, is asking for donations to help pay for legal defense fees in his fight against Sony. He specifically calls the electronic giant a bully and then outlines why he needs financial help:"

  • HeliOS Rocks at Rock A Charity (Feb 22, 2011, 07:05)
    Blog of Helios: "It started with an email inviting us to take part in a Facebook competition."

  • NYSE, Deutsche Borse merger places Linux on the front line (Feb 22, 2011, 03:05)
    IT World: "The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) and Deutsche Borse yesterday confirmed they will merge, with the aim of become the world's largest trading venue and dramatically advancing their technological offerings."