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
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
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
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
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."