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Infrastructure Linux News for May 23, 2011

  • How to Use GNU Screen (May 23, 2011, 22:04)
    pHacks: "What is GNU Screen? it is a terminal multiplexer and you can run multiple console-based applications simultaneously. The best part of it is that you can leave it running on remote machines and come back to pick up your console sessions."

  • Confity & Gunity - 2 Simple tools to configure Unity the easy way (May 23, 2011, 20:09)
    Unixmen: "Among the many things to improve for Unity, in addition to searching for installed applications , we find the lack of customization. Here are 2 simple applications that will help you to customize unity the easy way."

  • Creative Barcode Responds to the Hargreaves Report (May 23, 2011, 18:07)
    Dexigner: "The basis for the review was a ministerial concern that in a digital age the intellectual property framework was not keeping pace with new innovation and growth models principally reflected by open innovation and open-source."

  • Review: New Linux Laptop from ERACC (May 23, 2011, 17:03)
    ERACC: "I quietly posted a "press release" about the laptop line we are using for Linux, FreeBSD and FreeDOS installations. Since we were just getting lined up for offering these laptops and had not actually installed anything on one yet, I did not want to post all over the world until we had a chance to vet one."

  • Where Novell and SUSE Linux goes from here (May 23, 2011, 16:03)
    Linux and Open Source Blog: "Attachmate's purchase of Novell is done, and now we're beginning to see it plans develop for the open-source power."

  • VBoxHeadless - VirtualBox 4.0 On A Headless Ubuntu 11.04 Server (May 23, 2011, 15:01)
    HowtoForge: "This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 4.0 on a headless Ubuntu 11.04 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment."

  • No forking, says DoD open source report (May 23, 2011, 14:06)
    Fierce Government: "A new Defense Department-sponsored document urges the department to adopt more open source technology development."

  • MPD + NCMPC = Music Nirvana For Command Line Folks (May 23, 2011, 13:04)
    Tech Drive-in: "Simply put, Music Player Daemon(MPD) is a music player server. MPD simply runs in the background playing music from its playlist."

  • Xi3 Spins Desktop As Google-Based ChromiumPC (May 23, 2011, 11:12)
    Hot Hardware: "The ChromiumPC computer is a cube-like, small form factor, low-power (20Watts) dual-core modular computer that can be adapted to run other operating systems or to perform specialized functions."

  • Read-only nation: can Open Source change the British way? (May 23, 2011, 10:03)
    The Register: "We asked if open-source software had a part to play in increasing technological innovation in the UK. It seems that for a nation with such a great engineering heritage, we have too easily passed the tech leadership flag over to the US and to the emerging economies."

  • Webopedia Term of the Day: What is Unstructured Data (May 23, 2011, 08:02)
    Webopedia: "Data can be designated as unstructured or structured data for classification within an organization. The term unstructured data refers to any data that has no identifiable structure within a dataset."