Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 29, 2008
HP Announces $399 Mini 1000 Netbook and MIE Linux (2008-10-29 22:01:51)
Geek.com: "The Mini 1000 is notable not only
because the 2133 was a big hit after being released, but also
because HP has moved from using a VIA processor to Intel’s
Atom. If that isn't enough to get you interested the Mini 1000 will
be available with HP's Mobile Internet Experience (MIE), an
attractive and intuitive user interface built on top of Ubuntu
Three Scripts for Package Management on Debian and Ubuntu Systems (2008-10-29 21:31:51)
Linux.com: "Five of the top 10 most downloaded
distributions on Distrowatch use the Debian package system. It has
developed a rich infrastructure of utilities -- not just the core
commands apt-get and dpkg, but also such less well-known commands
as apt-cache, apt-spy, and apt-listbugs. In addition, an array of
other scripts, some mashups of existing utilities, and some
original, are regularly available on sites like
How to compile a custom kernel for Ubuntu Intrepid (2008-10-29 20:01:51)
My Thoughts: "The KernelCompile wiki page at
Ubuntu won't work if you want to compile a custom kernel for Ubuntu
Intrepid. Here you'll find the a corrected step-by-step how
Faces Behind Popular Linux Distros (2008-10-29 19:53:20)
yab Blog: "Have you ever wondered who are the
people behind Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware,..? Stop wondering and have
a look at faces behind popular Linux Distros."
openSUSE Elects First Community Board (2008-10-29 19:31:42)
openSUSE News: "So the polls are closed now and
all votes have been accounted for and confirmed valid, and we are
now proud to announce the election results! The openSUSE project
would like to welcome the first community elected board, and would
like to thank all voters for taking the time to use their
Ventures in upgrading (k)Ubuntu: Fix DVD Playback and Locale Issues in (k)Ubuntu 8.04 (2008-10-29 19:01:42)
Mutaku: "We have been using kUbuntu for about 3
years now and have always been slow to upgrade to newer versions,
fearing the impending bug, broken configuration with hardware, or
grub issues. So when 8.04 rolled out, having been using a 'fairly'
stable 7.10, we were quite hesitant to change. However, we had
finally decided to upgrade this past weekend, and to our suprise,
everything was smooth....well somewhat..."
Comix - User friendly Comic Book & General Image Viewer in openSUSE (2008-10-29 17:01:42)
SUSE & openSUSE: "Comix is a user-friendly,
customizable image viewer. It is specifically designed to handle
comic books, but also serves as a generic viewer. It reads images
in ZIP, RAR or tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed) as well
as plain image files."
Audacity Tutorial part 2 -- Applying Effects (2008-10-29 16:01:42)
Free Your Media: "During our first Audacity
session we used this application in order to record and play
tracks. It's high time we utilised Audacity to apply some effects
and correction tools. We will use built-in and plugins."
How to Install Rufscript (A Nice Handwriting Font) in Ubuntu Hardy/Intrepid (2008-10-29 15:31:42)
Ubuntu Geek: "Hiren has created a nice font
called Rufscript based on the handwriting of someone he knows.This
font is available under GPLv3 with font exception."
Ubersoft's Help Desk ... A Reorganization Plan for SCO (2008-10-29 15:01:42)
Groklaw: "UBERSOFT. We Patent, So You
Review: 64 Studio 2.x (2008-10-29 14:31:42)
Raiden's Realm: "64 Studio is a Linux
distribution built upon Debian with both 64 bit processors, and the
designer in mind. It takes the best of Debian, strips out the
unnecessary extras, then rebuilds it as a one stop shop for those
doing everything from print to web design."
15 Beautiful Ubuntu Wallpapers for a Sleeker Intrepid Ibex (2008-10-29 14:01:42)
Tech Source From Bohol: "The release of Ubuntu
8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" is just moments away. If indeed this latest
version of Ubuntu will sport a new theme, then we will certainly be
seeing an ultra-fresh default wallpaper. I've seen several
great-looking wallpapers posted at Ubuntu Wiki that would look good
on Intrepid Ibex."
ICANN Proposes New Way to Buy Top-Level Domains (2008-10-29 13:01:42)
Linuxworld: "ICANN is seeking comments on a
proposal that would open up the market for generic top-level
domains (TLDs) on the Internet, basically allowing anyone with
US$185,000 to buy a new TLD."
Atheros "Aligns" With Consumers (2008-10-29 12:01:42)
Wi-Fi Planet: "By focusing on the single-stream
feature, the Align chips are designed to enable a new class of
entry-level consumer Wi-Fi devices that deliver 802.11n performance
at 802.11g prices. Align solutions are also forward-compatible to
higher-performance, multi-stream, MIMO-based 802.11n, providing a
smooth upgrade path for consumers."
Would The Internet Exist Without Linux? (2008-10-29 10:31:42)
PC Mech: "The internet as we know it today
predominantly runs on Linux. There's an extremely high probability
that the internet connection you're using right now is connected
thru a Linux server - and routed thru many other Linux servers
along the way. Below is a graph showing the market share for top
servers across all domains from August 1995 to September 2008 -
fdupes - Command Line Tool to Find and List/Delete Duplicate Files (2008-10-29 09:01:42)
SUSE & openSUSE: "fdupes is a simple
Command Line utility to find and list duplicate files in the
specified directories. fdupes can also delete the found duplicate
files if instructed. fdupes can follow Symlinks and can be
instructed to ignore hardlinks. fdupes can also show the size of
the duplicate files."
Teach an Old Shell New Tricks With BashDiff (2008-10-29 07:31:42)
Linux.com: "BashDiff is a patch for the bash
shell that can do an amazing number of things. It extends existing
bash features, brings a few of awk's tricks into the shell itself,
exposes some common C functions to bash shell programming, adds an
exception mechanism, provides features of functional programming
such as list comprehension and the map function, lets you talk with
GTK+2 and databases, and even adds a Web server right into the
standard bash shell."
Is Ubuntu the Barack Obama of Linux? (2008-10-29 06:01:42)
Datamation: "Oh, the unfairness of it. Take a
look at the list of the most popular Linux distributions. Topping
the user rankings? Ubuntu, of course. Based on the DesktopLinux
survey (from 2007) or the current Distrowatch list, it runs easily
ahead of the other options."
50+ Resources For Your Linux Setup/Desktop/Machine/Brain (2008-10-29 03:01:42)
Internetling: "Today I'll be giving out some
link love, but at the same time I’d like to show you some of
the links I gathered in the past to make my Linux Desktop look
Cooler. And by Jean-Luc Picard, what a wondrous list it is!"
Gutenprint 5.2.1 Drivers for Linux and Mac OS X Improve Printer Support (2008-10-29 01:31:42)
Heise Online: "According to the rather detailed
release notes, the total number of printers supported by Gutenprint
5.2.1 is 1400. This is 655 more devices than the previous 5.1
release, although 468 of those are black and white laser printers
which are actually handled by a new PostScript driver. The list
also does include printers from around the world, some of which are
rare in the UK."
10 Years Later, Misunderstood DMCA is the Law That Saved the Web (2008-10-29 00:01:42)
Wired: "If you're wondering whom to thank for
the Web 2.0 explosion in interactive websites, consider sending a
bouquet to Congress. Today's internet is largely an outgrowth of
the much-reviled Digital Millennium Copyright Act that lawmakers
passed in 1998, and President Clinton signed into law exactly a
decade ago Tuesday."