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Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 30, 2008

  • 5 Pranks for Your Linux-Using Friend (Nov 30, 2008, 22:03)
    Linux Loop: "Warning! Please use your judgment about the person, the computer, and the prank before attempting this. Always try whatever you plan to do on your own computer or some other safe computer before doing anything."

  • How To Install VMware Server 2 On Ubuntu 8.10 (Nov 30, 2008, 21:11)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free)."

  • Picasa 3: Great Linux photo software (Nov 30, 2008, 20:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "While I'd like to see more Adobe programs, on Linux with Google's new release of Picasa 3 for Linux now here, I'm in no hurry to see Photoshop Elements on Linux."

  • Implementing Brainstorm Bounties (Nov 30, 2008, 16:03)
    Linux Loop: "The way a bounty works is that various people contribute to a fund for a specific idea. Then, when a developer comes along and implements that idea, he/she gets the money."

  • What I Hate About My Android G1 (Nov 30, 2008, 10:03)
    Gregory A. Smith: "I got an Android phone as soon as they became available. Since I was a T-Mobile customer already, I was able to pre-order it. I just removed the old SIM card (now 5+ years old) from my old phone and slipped it into my G1. It picked up all my contacts from the old phone."

  • OpenLDAP Quick Tips: Use the FAQ! (Nov 30, 2008, 06:03)
    The Suretec Blog: "Here's my 13th tip in the "OpenLDAP Quick Tips" series: "You have a question, but you're sure someone has been there before": That's what our FAQ-O-Matic is for!"

  • New BlockBuster VOD box runs Linux (Nov 30, 2008, 00:03)
    DeviceGuru: "In a better-late-than-never move, Blockbuster has introduced a video-on-demand (VOD) service accompanied by a "free" set-top box (STB). Like TiVo, Roku's Netflix box, and many other modern Internet-enabled A/V gadgets, Blockbuster's new VOD STB runs Linux."