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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 25, 2009

  • An Explanation of .bashrc and .bash_profile (Jan 25, 2009, 22:01)
    Hacktux: "The paragraphs below explains interactive shells, login shells, .bashrc, .bash_profile and other bash scripts that are executed during login."

  • 3 ways to turbocharge your Linux desktop (Jan 25, 2009, 20:01)
    TechRepublic: "If you've been using Linux for a while, you'll already have discovered lighter alternatives to some of the platform's bloatfests ... But what about the desktop itself? To start with, let's look at how the layers of the Linux GUI fit together."

  • Ubuntu patched (Jan 25, 2009, 14:01)
    DesktopLinux: "Ubuntu has released the second "maintenance update" to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (long-term support). The 8.04.2 LTS release features some 200 software updates, as well as new i386 and amd64 installation CDs aimed at reducing the amount of code that must be downloaded following a fresh install."

  • Is it the End of the Road for Live CDs? (Jan 25, 2009, 00:01)
    Free Software Magazine: "Can you see where this is going? All evolutionary paths lead to netbooks."