Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 28, 2008
gscan2pdf - Scan Multiple Documents, Import Images to PDF & DjVu (2008-08-28 23:01:17)
SUSE & openSUSE: "gscan2pdf is a simple but
a very efficient GUI to scan documents of multiple pages and
convert them into PDFs or DjVu format. You can also import images
from image files into PDF files and vice versa."
Some News is Good News--Online Coaches Will Help Shape $5 Million Ideas
Michael Tiemann's blog: "Fifty coaches are
standing by online to help innovative thinkers apply for the Knight
News Challenge, a $5 million-a-year contest to move journalism into
the 21st Century. The coaches-made up of past jurors and
winners-will give News Challenge hopefuls a better chance of
winning up to $5 million in prizes annually. They also hope to
attract a more diverse range of ideas."
List of Email Clients Available in Ubuntu Linux (2008-08-28 20:31:17)
Ubuntu Geek: "An e-mail client, aka Mail User
Agent (MUA), aka e-mail reader is a frontend computer program used
to manage e-mail."
Video: Common Mistakes to Avoid When You�re Installing Linux Software (2008-08-28 19:31:17)
TechRepublic: "Linux neophytes can still
stumble over common tasks, like installing new software. In this IT
Dojo video, I discuss common mistakes people make when they're
trying to add new Linux software."
Viewing the Night Sky with Linux, Part I: KStars (2008-08-28 19:01:17)
LinuxPlanet: "Do you ever look up at the sky
and wonder about it? Your Linux desktop has lots of astronomy
programs that can help you explore the night sky. This article will
start with the one that's easiest to use: KStars."
Mesa releases version 7.1 (2008-08-28 18:01:17)
Volatile Int: "On the 26th of August, Mesa
released the 7.1 version of their open-source implementation of the
OpenGL library. This is a development release, and warns that users
focused on stability should go for the 7.0.4 release instead (or
wait for 7.2)."
Quebec Government Sued for Buying Microsoft Software (2008-08-28 17:01:17)
Yahoo News: "Quebec's open-source software
association is suing the provincial government, saying it is giving
preferential treatment to Microsoft Corp. by buying the company's
products rather than using free alternatives."
What The Veoh Decision Means For YouTube And Others (2008-08-28 16:31:17)
Tech Crunch: "In a nutshell, here's what we
learned today: If you take reasonable precautions against
copyrighted materials on your service, you may be ok."
Brazil: An Emerging Market Faces Challenges (2008-08-28 14:31:17)
CNet: "... some estimates show as many as 18 or
19 out of every 20 machines sold with Linux ultimately are
converted to some form of Windows."
A Real Space Oddity Arrives at PC Pro (2008-08-28 14:01:17)
PC Pro: "You may remember that, some time ago,
I blogged about an interesting little computer curio called the
Space Cube. Quite simply, it’s one of the smallest PCs in the
world, with each side measuring around 2 inches square."
The Problem With Open-source Revenue Models (2008-08-28 13:31:17)
The Open Road: "Open-source vendors start
making money from their customer base precisely at the point that
the customer base is least likely to renew."
ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Review (2008-08-28 12:31:17)
Phoronix: "In this article we are providing our
first look at the Eee PC 901 along with a few bits of information
and sharing some of our plans for the Eee Linux testing in the near
Unix and Linux Online Language Translation Script (2008-08-28 07:31:17)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie:"This week's
start-off Linux/Unix bash shell script is a follow up to our
previous online dictionary shell script and Thesaurus shell script.
I was thinking of doing the online Encyclopedia today, but, for
some reason, I got sidetracked on The BabelFish Language
Acetoneiso2 - A Full Feature Rich Image/ISO Tool For openSUSE (2008-08-28 06:01:17)
SUSE & openSUSE: "AcetoneISO2 will let You
mount typical proprietary images formats of the Windows world such
as ISO BIN NRG MDF IMG and is more than a simple ISO mount
VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB (2008-08-28 04:31:17)
Phoronix: "With our initial CrossFire for Linux
article we had delivered benchmarks from the Radeon HD 4850 and
Radeon HD 4870, now though we are delivering the first Radeon HD
4870 X2 benchmarks under Ubuntu Linux."
Perl Script To Reverse HTML With BDO on Linux and Unix (2008-08-28 03:01:17)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: " I realize that
my view is biased heavily by living on American soil, but I can't
remember, for the life of me, the last time I came across a Hebrew
web page. And by Hebrew, I mean the whole reading from right to
left thing. I probably wouldn't even understand it if I recognized
it when I saw it ;) It did remind me however, that HTML 4.0
introduced a tag to deal with just that sort of translation."