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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 31, 2008

  • Drupal Revealed as 2008 Open Source CMS Award Winner (2008-10-31 22:31:11)
    Packt: "Packt's annual Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Award reached its climax today with the announcement that Drupal has won the Overall category, collecting a first prize of $5,000. Three months after it was launched and a staggering 20,000 votes later, Drupal finished ahead of Joomla! and DotNetNuke to retain the Award it won in 2007."

  • 11 Simple Ways To Recover Your Screen on Linux and Unix (2008-10-31 21:31:11)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "And, now, just to keep you on your toes, I'll include a hyperlink back to the original article on 9 simple ways to recover your screen in the same sentence that I let you know that this post is virtually the same material, only bigger, better and with extra sauce ;)"

  • Bash Tips: Speedy Keyboard Shortcuts (2008-10-31 21:01:11)
    LinuxPlanet: "I've been using bash for years, and I still haven't come anywhere close to mastering the full range of available command line keyboard shortcuts. I've found the best way to get more under my fingers is to note a few on a Post-It stuck to the monitor, and then swap it for another one at intervals."

  • Fedora 7 to 10 Benchmarks (2008-10-31 19:31:11)
    Phoronix: "Earlier this week we published benchmarks of all Ubuntu releases from 7.04 to the release candidate and had found the performance degraded with time, at least with the test system we used. As part of our testing to explore this issue, we had repeated many of the same tests on Fedora with all of their releases going back to Fedora 7. Has Fedora's desktop performance degraded too?"

  • 15 Scariest Tux Icons for Halloween (2008-10-31 19:01:11)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Since it's Halloween, let me give you a treat by sharing to you all some of the scariest tux icons in existence. Before going on, let me warn those with a weak heart that what you are about to see could be dangerous to your health."

  • Laptop Lite With Windows XP (and Soon Linux) (2008-10-31 18:01:11)
    New York Times: "Hewlett-Packard is getting small. A gaggle of miniaturized notebooks, announced this week and collectively called the Mini 1000, will be available in various configurations that begin at $379."

  • FSlint - Utility to clean up your File System in openSUSE (2008-10-31 17:31:11)
    SUSE & openSUSE: "FSlint is a simple yet very easy to use utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem. i.e., unwanted or problematic cruft in your files or file names. For example, one form of lint it finds is duplicate files. FSlint operates in both GUI and Command Line mode and the GUI is very straight forward to use especially there isn't much of hidden menu options."

  • Research on BBC Content for GNU/Linux (2008-10-31 15:31:11)
    BBC Internet Blog: "This week, we're really happy to be sharing some work we've commissioned to deliver BBC content (mainly radio shows from the BBC Audio & Music team) on demand for users of GNU/Linux."

  • Using Your Linux Computer As A Media Center (Part 1) (2008-10-31 15:01:11)
    Makeuseof: "If you are like me who is a Linux user and owns a huge collection of music, videos and pictures, the world is not over for you yet. There are many open-source applications that you can use to turn your Linux machine into a lean, mean media center."

  • Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu 8.10. Upgrade Now! (2008-10-31 14:31:11)
    Softpedia: "A regression was discovered last night, right after the launch of Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), in the Linux kernel packages. Do not be alarmed, as this is not a security flaw! It's actually a bug in 2.6.27 Linux kernel packages."

  • How to Make Money With Free Software... (2008-10-31 14:01:11)
    SPE IDE - Stani's Python Editor: "The goal of the competition was not to design a building, but the new 5 euro commemorative coin with the theme 'Netherlands and Architecture'. The winner will be rewarded with a nice price, but most of all with the honor: his design will be realized and will be a legal coin within the Netherlands."

  • Wal-Mart's G1 Phone Discount Irks Early Android Adopters (2008-10-31 13:01:11)
    OStatic: "This caterwauling and gnashing of teeth is reminiscent of the mudslinging that went on after Apple reduced the cost of the iPhone by $200 only months after it came out. Here's what people are saying, and why the G1 ought to arrive at even lower price points."

  • 10 Reasons to Not Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 (2008-10-31 03:01:11)
    Intranet Journal: "Before it is even released (at the time of this writing), I have already found a number of reasons why I will not be upgrading my various computers to Ubuntu 8.10."

  • Keep Tab On Home Security With A Webcam And Twitter (2008-10-31 00:01:11)
    Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "Worried about someone breaking into your house in your absence? Or just need to keep a tab on who enters your room while you are away? Well, all you need is a webcam, a linux PC/laptop and a twitter account."