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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 26, 2008

  • Editor's Note: Much to be Thankful For, a Photo Tour (Nov 26, 2008, 23:03)
    The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is tomorrow, and so, like everyone else is going to do today, I'm going to ponder some of the many things I have to be thankful for. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a little gallery of cool stuff.

  • Fedora 10 proves infrastructure matter (Nov 26, 2008, 22:03) "However, infrastructure affects almost everything you do with your computer, and the more you use Fedora 10, the more you are likely to conclude that -- one or two minor problems aside -- this may be the strongest Fedora release yet, as well as the first glimpse of its future."

  • The complete Christmas shopper's guide to Linux-based netbooks (Nov 26, 2008, 21:33)
    The Linux Distillery: "Give a gift of a netbook this year; I will be. These ultra-light computing devices are versatile, affordable and appealing. But which one to buy? Should you pay more for a laptop? What are the pros and cons between different models? Never fear, here's how to work your way through the morass and buy with confidence!"

  • eGroupware Version 1.6 Available (Nov 26, 2008, 19:33)
    Linux Magazine: "The eGroupware project has released version 1.6 of its web-based software. Amongst the changes is a completely revamped filemanager which uses PHP stream-wrapping and WebDAV, and ACL control on files and directories."

  • TiddlyWiki Derivatives Help You Get Things Done (Nov 26, 2008, 16:33) "With TiddlyWiki derivatives, you can manage tasks, track projects, keep tabs on contacts, and organize book collections. Like the original TiddlyWiki, each derivative consists of a single HTML file which you have to download to your local hard disk. Open the downloaded file in a browser, and the TiddlyWiki-based tool is ready to go."

  • Photo Management on Linux - Part 2 (Nov 26, 2008, 15:33)
    Jamie's Random Musings on Video IM: "When I am looking for a photo management program, I want one which meets most or all of the following requirements: - Allows me to store my photos where I want on the disk."

  • Three Applications for Making Disc Labels (Nov 26, 2008, 14:33) "Making labels for DVDs and their cases is an often overlooked task. Many discs are lucky to have some terse information quickly scrawled on them after burning. But there are some fine open source applications available for creating labels for CD-ROM and DVD disks and printing jewel case inserts, including gLabels, kover, and cdlabelgen."

  • Red Hat's Winning Fedora 10 Linux Arrives (Nov 26, 2008, 14:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "You'll end up making a bloody mess of yourself with most bleeding-edge programs. Fedora 10, however, is a true cutting-edge Linux distribution."

  • Free Icon-To-Speech: Open-Source Speech for Disabled (Nov 26, 2008, 10:33)
    OLPC News: "Cynthia, the daughter of my friend Sue, has cerebral palsy and uses a small touchscreen with picture icons to speak. Sue explained that this is a costly piece of equipment at $6,000, with a $400 fee when it needs service - expenses that many middle-class families with special needs children in even the developed world cannot afford."
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