Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 30, 2008
"Geen Stijl" is a Communist Website! (2008-09-30 23:34:04)
The Beez' speaks: "Later on it states that
"Everyone who uses Linux supports terrorism, atomic weapons, high
oil prices and the destruction of the earth"."
Top 5 Least Popular Linux Distributions That Could (2008-09-30 23:04:04)
Tech Source From Bohol: "Let's focus on the
following Linux distributions that some of us may consider least
popular, but are highly capable of becoming way bigger than what
they are today"
Linux for Older PCs : From Ubuntu to Vector Linux (2008-09-30 22:34:04)
My Take on Technology: "This week, I tried
Vector Linux, a slackware based distro, known to be fast and
stable, ideal for older machines like mine and yet never
compromising on the features. Read on, to see if it delivered what
Three Little Tweaks to Make Your Ubuntu Desktop Beautiful and Productive (2008-09-30 22:04:04)
Quick Tweaks: "What I liked about GnomeDo is
its ability to learn. Suppose, if you have installed Avant Window
Navigator, aMSN and Amarok and you regularly use Amarok, hitting A
will bring you Amarok but not other applications."
Backing Up Your OS With dd (2008-09-30 20:34:04)
Rootninja: "I love dd. Why mess with the
clutter and bloat of backup software when all you really want is a
simple image for those times when you accidentally wipe out
something important or a hard drive goes plonk."
Make a Multi-polaroid Image out of jpegs With ImageMagick's Montage (2008-09-30 20:04:04)
Rootninja: "You can take several regular
pictures or other image files and put them together into one image
that looks like they’re all polaroids laid out on a desk
using ImageMagick's montage tool. If you have a dual monitor setup
you can easily fit 8 across your screens at once without even
4 Easy Fun Useful Things You Can Do With Linux (2008-09-30 19:04:04)
LinuxPlanet: "In this ENP classic, learn how to
colorize and test your Bash prompt, run your own local timeserver,
deliver customized MOTDs that change, and create elegant ASCII
art---the easy way."
gOS 3: Is it better than Ubuntu? (2008-09-30 18:34:04)
The How-To Geek: "Combining the best parts of
Mac OS X and Ubuntu, gOS is truly a worthy competitor in the OS
wars. It has simplicity, a well designed interface, a rock solid
linux core and web apps. But is it good enough? Is it 'a Linux for
the rest of us!' ?
When Linux Goes Bad: the e1000e Ethernet bug (2008-09-30 17:34:04)
Cyber Cynic: "I know some people think I only
say wonderful things about Linux and bad things about Windows.
Wrong. I call them like I see them. Most of the time, while wearing
my operating system umpire's cap, I see Linux making the right
hits... Most of the time. Sometimes, though, Linux strikes
1 Million Classmates Headed to Venezuela (2008-09-30 15:34:04)
ZDNet Education: "In the latest success for
this model, Venezuela has just ordered 1 million second-generation
Classmates from the same local OEM (J.P. Sa Couto) producing
Classmates for Portugal."
The XO Files Part III: Re-imagining the OLPC Distribution (2008-09-30 15:04:04)
OLPC News: "Concern over the original
distribution plan was what got me writing for OLPCNews.com. The
belligerent anti-pilot-project attitude, the requirement to buy the
laptops in lots of 1million units, and the hushed discussions about
the costs beyond the "$100" laptop. Rapid, bulk deployment is not a
good model to introduce technology, particularly in a
Wall Street's Collapse May be Computer Science's Gain (2008-09-30 14:01:43)
Computerworld: "The collapse of Wall Street may
help make computer science and IT careers attractive to students
who abandoned these fields in droves after the pop of the last big
bubble, the dot-com bust of 2001."
VLC Goes to Nine Point Two (2008-09-30 13:01:43)
Linux.com: "Sometimes I get the feeling that I
only know about 5% of what VLC can do. Everyone knows it's a
dependable, free, cross-platform media player...the new VLC exposes
a lot more of that functionality."
Omega 10 Desktop Linux (2008-09-30 12:01:43)
OSNews: "The Omega 10 Beta release is roughly
equivalent to the Fedora 10 Beta to be released tomorrow, but
integrates multimedia support not found in Fedora."
Save a Web Page for Later With Read It Later Extension (2008-09-30 11:31:43)
Linux.com: "At first sight, the Read It Later
(RIL) extension looks redundant -- after all, you can use Firefox's
own bookmarking functionality to save Web pages for later reading.
But dig deeper, and you'll discover that it offers enough nifty
features to make it a must-have tool for most users."
Tools for Editing Vector Graphics in GNU/Linux (2008-09-30 10:31:43)
Linux.com: "Free software includes a number of
options for working with vector graphics, including several simple
ones: OpenOffice.org's Draw, KOffice's Karbon14, and Inkscape,
which is currently the premier vector graphic editor in free
Live DVD for Linux Games (2008-09-30 09:01:43)
LinuxHaxor: "lg-live is a live Linux DVD
pre-installed with some of the top linux games out there. You just
boot from your dvd, select your game and start playing."
Midgard 8.09.0RC "Ragnaroek" released (2008-09-30 06:01:43)
Midgard CMS: "The Midgard Project has released
first 'Release Canditate' release of 8.09 "Ragnaroek LTS"
generation of the Midgard Content Management System. Midgard is a
mature Free Software CMS package targeted for mid-to-high-end web
Install open-vm-tools on Debian 4.0 (Etch) (2008-09-30 03:01:43)
Debian Admin: "VMware Inc. released an
OpenSource version of their VMware-Tools, called open-vm-tools.
While they’re quite easy to install on Gentoo (emerge
open-vm-tools), it’s not that easy having them installed on a
Debian Etch (4.0) if you want to go the proper way."
Kubuntu: How To Turn The Touchpad Off And On With One Shortcut Key (2008-09-30 01:31:43)
HowtoForge: "...but nothing worked in my
Kubuntu environment for whatever reason...Therefore, facing all
these 'downers' I set out to find another method using the code
that did work in my system."