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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 01, 2009

  • Apt-Cacher-NG - HTTP download proxy for software packages (2009-03-01 22:04:31)
    Ubuntu Geek: "Apt-Cacher-ng is a software package that keeps a cache, on the disk, of Debian/Ubuntu Packages and Release files...This means that several Debian machines can be upgraded but each package need to be downloaded only once."

  • Why Microsoft is Likely to Lose the TomTom Case (2009-03-01 19:54:03)
    Boycott Novell: "Ever notice that you can hardly use a computer anymore without being in somebody's cross-hairs? Somebody, somewhere, is always out to get you. All we want to do is use these clever devices they keep making for us to buy, and be happy and not bother anybody. But somebody out there apparently didn't learn how to play nice with others."

  • Good-Bye Computer Shopper (2009-03-01 18:04:31)
    Cyber Cynic: "Once upon a time, in the late-80s to the mid-90s, if you cared one bit about PCs, you read Computer Shopper. You might only get a copy once or twice a year when you got the bug to buy or put together your own computer, but when you wanted to get deep into PCs, Computer Shopper is what you got."

  • Ubuntu Minimal Desktop (2009-03-01 14:04:31)
    DennyHalim: "what make this installation different is that you have complete control what you want to install. you decide every single piece of your linux. you decide if you want opera over firefox or gnumeric over openoffice.org calc, etc… and it's still 100% ubuntu."

  • Firefox 3.0.7 Beta Released (2009-03-01 10:04:31)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Anyway, the first thing that greeted me upon my return is an update of Firefox. Since I am a Beta tester, my previous version of Firefox has been updated earlier than probably most of you. The 3.0.7 version has fixed some key issues:"

  • Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru (2009-03-01 02:04:31)
    MakeTechEasier: "Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system - APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999. APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages."

  • Fedora 11 Will Have An Incredible Number Of New Features (2009-03-01 00:04:31)
    California Quantum: "As of writing this Fedora 11 has 37 which have already been approved, plus another 23 waiting to be approved any day now. That means in the end there should be ~60 approved features which make it into Fedora 11!"

  • Ubuntu Minimal Desktop (2008-10-17 05:03:44)
    DennyHalim: "what make this installation different is that you have complete control what you want to install. you decide every single piece of your linux. you decide if you want opera over firefox or gnumeric over openoffice.org calc, etc… and it's still 100% ubuntu."