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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 25, 2008

  • Fun with Linux Commands-II - With Power Comes Responsibility (2008-10-25 22:04:17)
    Quick Tweaks: "Be careful when you run these commands as some Anti-Linux a**holes try to fool new Linux users in the name of tips and tutorials.If after following such command(s), you lose all your files, no one is to be blamed but you."

  • How to redesign Google to make it look good? (2008-10-25 20:04:17)
    Quick Tweaks: "Got bored of those dull Google colors and themes? GoogleRedisgned is a Firefox/Flock extension which gives a totally new look to some of the Google products such as Gmail and GCalendar."

  • International Mandriva Linux 2009 Install Fest (2008-10-25 16:04:17)
    Mandriva: "In order to celebrate Mandriva Linux 2009, to bring Linux to new users and present the new features available in the new release, Mandriva would like to coordinate a worldwide Install Fest on November 22nd, 2008."

  • Unix - What Is It? More Linux/Unix Humor (2008-10-25 14:04:17)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "For this week's attempt to find even more Linux, Unix and/or computer-related humour on the web, I ran across an entertaining 4 minutes of video called "Unix: What the heck is it?" It's attached to this post, below, but is also available on OrienteeringPro's YouTube Page."

  • 3 Best Video Players for Linux: SMPlayer, VLC and Kaffeine (2008-10-25 12:04:17)
    TuxArena: "SMPlayer
    SMPlayer is built in Qt4 and it uses the MPlayer engine for video playback. It's one of the most powerful applications out there for watching DVDs, and it supports plenty formats like AVI, MKV, MPG, FLV."

  • FSFE's Antitrust Victory With Samba (2008-10-25 08:04:17)
    Fellowship of FSFE: " After 5 years of work, the last court case was won last year. There were always doubts about whether Microsoft could really be pinned down, but from Samba developer Andrew Bartlet's blog, it seems the Samba team are now loving the interoperability information."

  • Some Productive Ubuntu Kung Fu (2008-10-25 04:34:17)
    Lifehacker: "Here are a few of my favorite pointers to increase productivity if you're an Ubuntu user. None of the tips are specific to Ubuntu, and with a little wrangling should work on any GNOME-based Linux desktop."

  • Support the Free Software Foundation's High-Priority List Campaign (2008-10-25 03:04:17)
    Off the Wall: "However, every once in a while, a cause comes along that is so obvious worthy that I make an exception. Take, for example, the Free Software Foundation’s high-priority list. How anyone who is the least interested in free and open source software (FOSS) could not support this cause is almost inexplicable to me."

  • WFTL Bytes! for October 24, 2008-- CommandN, open DRM, Russian Schools, VC funding, and more (2008-10-25 01:34:17)
    WFTL! Bytes: "This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Friday, October 24, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. Today's stories include a nod from those great people at CommandN, open source DRM, how to get VC funding for your open source project, FOSS in Russian schools, and the cost of creating Linux."

  • Adding a Lightweight GUI and Webmin to Ubuntu Server (2008-10-25 00:04:17)
    The Small Box Admin: " The default installation of Ubuntu Server is non-graphical, the server is managed from the command line. Reasons for this type of installation are security and elimination of resource heavy GUI's (Graphical User Interface's). On some installations, the system management ease of a GUI makes life a little easier for the system administrator."