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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 25, 2009

  • Jurassic Web (2009-02-25 23:04:49)
    Slate: "It's 1996, and you're bored. What do you do? If you're one of the lucky people with an AOL account, you probably do the same thing you'd do in 2009: Go online. Crank up your modem, wait 20 seconds as you log in, and there you are--"Welcome.""

  • Nouveau Becomes The Default Driver In Fedora 11 (2009-02-25 21:34:49)
    Phoronix: "Among a horde of other features to be introduced with Fedora 11 (a.k.a. Leonidas), the Nouveau driver will become the default NVIDIA driver on this Red Hat distribution. This is a fairly bold move on the behalf of Red Hat, which recently hired Ben Skeggs, one of the Nouveau developers."

  • Fedora 10 regains Linux fans (2009-02-25 20:34:49)
    Cyber Cynic: "In 2007, Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux distribution, hit an all-time low. Users were leaving it behind in favor of Ubuntu and openSUSE Well-known Linux evangelist Eric S. Raymond, after looking at the latest release, Fedora Core 6, dismissed Fedora as junk."

  • Adobe Flash gets patch for critical flaw (2009-02-25 20:04:49)
    Computerworld: "Adobe Systems has updated its Flash multimedia software to eliminate five flaws affecting Windows, OS X and Linux systems."

  • Carmack: Quake Live on Mac, Linux 'high on my priority list' (2009-02-25 19:34:49)
    joystiq: "Don't worry Mac and Linux gamers: Though the public beta of Quake Live that opened its doors yesterday only supports Windows, id Software's John Carmack tells Joystiq that "it's pretty high on my priority list to have the Mac and Linux support.""

  • Ubuntu 9.10 will have special focus on Netbooks (2009-02-25 19:04:49)
    EeePC: "The Ubuntu Netbook Edition will make more improvements for small screens & tuned to work even better on screens that are vertically challenged"

  • Top 50 Linux Alternatives To Popular M$ Apps (2009-02-25 18:34:49)
    JJMacey Dot Net: "Linux is quickly gaining popularity, but there are still many users afraid to convert as they are not familiar with the applications. Today our Linux guru Blair Mathis is back to introduce fifty of the most popular applications on this OS"

  • Update on today's Gmail outage (2009-02-25 17:34:49)
    Official Gmail Blog: "Lots of people around the world who rely on Gmail were disrupted during their waking and working hours, and we're very sorry. We did everything we could to restore access as soon as possible, and the issue is now resolved."

  • HeliOS Project Brings Linux Technology to the East Side (2009-02-25 16:34:49)
    Blog of helios: "It's called Space12. What was once a place that only the bravest would tread, is now a place where you can find good things."

  • Ubuntu 9.04's New Login Screen ...and other features (2009-02-25 16:04:49)
    Softpedia: "Ubuntu 9.04 is getting closer and closer to the final release and we thought that it would be nice to give you guys a sneak peek at some of the upcoming features. The new version of Ubuntu will be released in less than two months, on April 23rd, and it will be dubbed Jaunty Jackalope."

  • Stupid Geek Tricks: Watch Movies in Your Linux Terminal Window (2009-02-25 15:04:49)
    The Howto Geek: "In these days of high definition videos everywhere (even YouTube), only the truly geeky would decide to watch their movies in ASCII text in a terminal window. The surprising thing is that some videos are even fairly watchable."

  • From Vista to Linux (It was a lot easier than I thought) (2009-02-25 14:34:49)
    CW: "Like many I had been looking for a way to get my office computer off of Windows for some time. I had played around with various Linux distros and even Mac for about 5 years, but I always had some excuse as to why I couldn't just make the switch."

  • The EeePC as a low-power music player (2009-02-25 14:04:49)
    LWN.net: "For a long time, your author has been searching for a low power music playing computer for use in an off-grid solar and wind powered mountain cabin. The desire was to have a player with capabilities that were similar to the grid-powered system used at home. This consists of a library of over 5000 FLAC-encoded audio files that are either randomly or sequentially played by one of several Python scripts."

  • The Beginner's Guide to Linux, Part 1: Finding the Right Distribution (2009-02-25 13:34:49)
    MaximumPC: "We are certain that many of you want to try Linux to see what it is like, but have no idea where to start or how to get into it. This article is the first installment in a four-part guide that will gradually introduce you to the Linux environment and how to adjust to it if you are a new user."

  • Kindle's Feeling Reviewers' Love (2009-02-25 12:04:49)
    InternetNews: "As Amazon ships the second version of its popular e-reader Kindle, the reviews flowing in so far are waxing warm and fuzzy about device enhancements -- even though they are nearly silent on price."

  • Marvell hopes $50 'plug computers' will Web-enable our hard drives (2009-02-25 09:04:49)
    Computerworld: "Can a computer get any smaller and cheaper than a netbook? Marvell Technology Group Ltd. thinks so."

  • The Perfect Desktop - Debian Lenny (2009-02-25 04:34:49)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how you can set up a Debian Lenny desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge."

  • India: Bloggers can be nailed for views (2009-02-25 01:34:49)
    The Times of India: "A 19-year-old blogger's case could forever change the ground rules of blogging. Bloggers may no longer express their uninhibited views on everything under the sun, for the Supreme Court said they may face libel and even prosecution for the blog content."

  • Debian Lenny: Returning Home to the Mothership (2009-02-25 00:04:49)
    Linux Today Blog: ""A rising tide lifts all boats", and I think Canonical has done a great job at raising the visibility of Linux. But my first Linux love was Debian, and with the release of Lenny I have gone back."