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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 23, 2011

  • Sony's New Improved Super Anti-Piracy Plan!!! (Feb 23, 2011, 23:02)
    geohot got sued: "See here and here. Basically the plan is to hire more two more lawyers...which is like hiring more rappers to get your yacht built faster."

  • Open source, a healthy choice (Feb 23, 2011, 22:32)
    Opensource.com: "Through open source, I rekindled an old flame, so to speak; I taught myself the very skills I use to support my family and I get to give something of value to others for free."

  • LibreOffice Is Now Integrated in Unity for Ubuntu 11.04 (Feb 23, 2011, 21:02)
    Softpedia: "Bjoern Michaelsen from the Canonical's development team managed to integrate Ubuntu's 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) default office suite, LibreOffice 3.3, with Unity's global menubar."

  • The OpenPC project: Ready-made GNU/Linux Machines (Feb 23, 2011, 20:32)
    Free Software Magazine: "The Open Desktop communities Open-PC project is now offering three different models of open computers with turn-key GNU/Linux and KDE installations based on OpenSUSE (or Ubuntu). These systems could provide real competition with pre-installed Windows or Mac computers"

  • Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in New Movie Streaming Service (Feb 23, 2011, 20:02)
    OStatic: "Linux users have long searched for a way to legally watch premium movies on their computers with little luck. Netflix, Cinemanow, (and the now bankrupt Blockbuster) strictly forbid anything other than Windows or Mac systems"

  • Upstreams, Downstreams, and Revenue Streams in Ubuntu (Feb 23, 2011, 19:32)
    Linux Magazine: "Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. Case in point: Vendors can take a hefty cut of the profits from applications sold through their app stores or shipped by default. But should they?"

  • How to root a Nook Color to transform it into an Android tablet (Feb 23, 2011, 19:02)
    ars Technica: "Barnes and Noble launched the Nook Color last year with the aim of enabling a more interactive user experience and tighter Web integration than conventional e-book readers. The device's color touchscreen and assortment of Internet-enabled applications help differentiate it from Amazon's increasingly ubiquitous Kindle"

  • Wine 1.3.14 Released (Feb 23, 2011, 18:32)
    Wine-Reviews: "The Wine development release 1.3.14 is now available. What's new in this release: * Many cleanups to address Valgrind and Clang warnings."

  • Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 Tablet Computer: The iPad 2 Killer? (Feb 23, 2011, 18:02)
    Tech Source: "After the slick Motorola Xoom tablet computer has been considered as the best device at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, it seems like the hype has never ceased."

  • Building the Technology Stack for Internet Freedom (Feb 23, 2011, 17:02)
    GigaOm: "Hillary Clinton called for the U.S. to promote Internet freedoms earlier this week and introduced a $25 million fund for technology companies that might help with the task."

  • Free Android Apps: 50 Top Downloads (Feb 23, 2011, 15:32)
    Datamation: "Free Android apps are wonderful things. If you're on the hunt for yet more free Android apps for your phone, here's a list of 50 free apps you should consider."

  • Background: German Foreign Office drops Linux (Feb 23, 2011, 15:02)
    The H Open: "The German Foreign Office will migrate its desktop computers from Linux back to Windows. However, no truly compelling reasons for the decision appear to exist."

  • Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Feb 23, 2011, 14:32)
    Distrowatch: "But, up to this point, I've never managed to get a stable release of Debian GNU/Linux to install and run on my hardware."

  • Cerf: Future of Internet doesn't include an IPv7 (Feb 23, 2011, 14:02)
    Network World: "Vint Cerf takes his title of Chief Internet Evangelist for Google seriously, and is knee-deep in several projects to bring the next versions of the Internet into being. These projects include pushing for worldwide IPv6 adoption, but they don't include plans for an IPv7."

  • Integrating the Menu into the Ubuntu Unity Window Titlebar (Feb 23, 2011, 13:32)
    Anarchy != Chaos: "I just read a very interesting post about placing the menu bar into each window titlebar in Ubuntu's Unity desktop."

  • Goodbye, HD component video: Hollywood hastens the 'analog sunset' (Feb 23, 2011, 09:02)
    Consumer Reports: "as of January 1st of this year, manufacturers have not been permitted to make new Blu-ray players with component-video jacks capable of outputting high-definition (HD) video"

  • Top 5 Image Viewers for Ubuntu/Kubuntu (Feb 23, 2011, 07:02)
    TuxArena: "This article overviews five image viewers available for Ubuntu and also includes at the end a list of another five ones which either are no longer maintained or are based on older libraries (KDE3 for example)."

  • Using cut on linux terminal (Feb 23, 2011, 05:02)
    Linuxaria: "Among the commands available from the linux terminal there's also cut, very useful for processing strings and characters in general."

  • Ubuntu: Where Did the Love Go? (Feb 23, 2011, 01:32)
    Datamation: "Once the darling of the open source crowd, Ubuntu is now increasingly criticized."