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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 27, 2009

  • You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive (2009-02-27 23:34:27)
    MakeTechEasier: "What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together? You get nothing short of a beautiful and functional OS."

  • Advogato, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, Digg, Reddit, Flickr, Linkedin, helpmeee!! (2009-02-27 21:34:16)
    Linux Today Blog: "I miss the olden days when I was cutting-edge...Now I'm a grumpy old fossil who doesn't own a cell phone or any other portable electronic leashes, and to me this strange new world of social networking is one gigantic overdose of Too Much Information."

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5 Screenshot Tour (2009-02-27 20:34:27)
    Softpedia: "The fifth alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 (codename Jaunty Jackalope) was uploaded a few minutes ago on the official mirrors. As usual, we've downloaded a copy of it in order to keep you up to date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 9.04 development."

  • More reasons to use Linux: How green is Linux? (2009-02-27 20:04:27)
    Handle With Linux: "How green is Linux? In my previous post 10 things to tell your kids when you ditched windows for linux One of the comments argued that Linux is no more energy efficient than Windows. So I did a little research."

  • Debian 5.0 Continues Strong Linux Tradition (2009-02-27 19:34:27)
    eWeek: "The top reason for upgrading from version 4 may be the relatively short three-year security fix window, less than the coverage time offered with Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux-derived CentOS."

  • 8 Beautiful Themes For Enlightenment WM (2009-02-27 19:04:27)
    LinuxHaxor: "Enlightenment is perhaps the least known and the oldest Windows manager still being actively developed. KDE and Gnome (Desktop Environments) made their first release few years after Enlightenment had its first release way back in 1996."

  • There must be a way to use this little guy (2009-02-27 18:34:27)
    ZDNet Education: "The little guy to whom I'm referring is the Marvell Plug Computer. At $100 and the size of a wall wart AC adapter, the cheapskate in me starts pondering just how I might use this bad boy in a school."

  • Celtx jumps a version, releases 2.0 (2009-02-27 18:04:27)
    FOSSwire: "After years of perpetual beta (it's vogue these days), Celtx, the open source media pre-production and screenwriting application, finally earned its 1.0 status this past June. So it might seem a little odd that only eight months later, Celtx is making the jump to 2.0"

  • Xfce 4.6 Final Released (2009-02-27 17:04:27)
    Xfce News: "After more than two years of development, Xfce 4.6.0 has just been released."

  • Concurrent boot sequence (2009-02-27 16:34:27)
    Debian Administration: "In the quest for the fastest boot ever (see Booting Debian in 14 seconds), you may want to consider setting the variable CONCURRENCY=shell in /etc/default/rcS, recalling from your your theoretical studies that "Parallel is faster than Sequential.""

  • Ten Cool Coreutils Commands (2009-02-27 16:17:27)
    Command Line Warriors: "While a few commands, such as 'cd' are built directly into bash; many of the most important commands come from coreutils, a GNU package containing over a hundred commands. Some are the well known commands such as 'ls', 'mv' and 'cat'. While there are some more obscure ones that are not always discovered because there are also more modern programs that can do similar jobs."

  • PC/OS 2009v2 released (2009-02-27 14:04:27)
    PC/OS: "It's the first Linux based distribution that provides ease of use out of the box. It provides all multimedia codecs out of the box, an easy to use and simplified interface. Great compatibility with older hardware to help you extend your hardware and software investments. Being based on Ubuntu Linux all software and hardware that is compatible with Ubuntu is compatible with PC/OS."

  • Linux dominates in Amazon Kindle competitors (2009-02-27 13:34:27)
    APC Magazine: "Linux runs on the first e-book reader released this year ... and on the second ... and the third."

  • Howto block DDOS attacks on Ubuntu (2009-02-27 07:34:27)
    Marc's Linux howtos: "PSAD scan iptables log file to generate the attack block. The problem is that when you log ALL packets as shown in other PSAD tutorials, it will slow down considerably your server if it's busy and generate huge huge log files (growing at a rate of 1meg per second or more). With simple iptables rules, we will only log traffic that look suspicious (5 new connection in 5 second for example)."

  • Getting Started With Firewall Builder (2009-02-27 06:04:27)
    HowtoForge: "This guide presents an introduction to Firewall Builder. Firewall Builder (also known as fwbuilder) is a GUI firewall configuration and management tool that supports iptables (netfilter), ipfilter, pf, ipfw, Cisco PIX (FWSM, ASA) and Cisco routers extended access lists."