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Infrastructure Linux News for May 27, 2009

  • Linpus gears up Moblin v2 for Linux netbooks (May 27, 2009, 23:32)
    Netstat -vat: "Linux on netbooks is now more common and there are other Linux distribution choices (and Windows too), but Linpus remains and is now gearing up for a new release based on the Moblin v2 standard for Intel Atom processors."

  • 9 reasons to switch from Windows to Linux (May 27, 2009, 22:32)
    From Windows to Linux for the average Joe: "Before we start our journey to Linux land there is one question you need to ask yourself: why do YOU want to switch from Windows to Linux? What do you expect Linux to achieve?"

  • Getting Things Done with Tracks (May 27, 2009, 22:02) "Tracks is an Open Source GTD(Getting Things Done) program. Speaking personally, I'm a huge fan of Dave Allen's book - the GTD system and way of thinking has made me far more productive and effective. More importantly I feel so much more in control - no more worrying! GTD really requires some programs to allow you to use it - Tracks has worked very well for us."

  • Preston Gralla: Why you Shouldn't Care (May 27, 2009, 21:38)
    dthomasdigital: "It's fine to love your operating system of choice but it’s another thing to spread out right lies about the operating system you choose not to use."

  • Living With GNOME's NetworkManager (May 27, 2009, 21:02)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "NetworkManager ships with most major Linux distributions now and is, by default, enabled at boot time. For mobile laptop users NetworkManager is great, but its usefulness is questionable for desktops and server deployments. This week we will introduce NetworkManager and its features..."

  • Here comes summer's first Linux netbook (May 27, 2009, 20:39)
    Cyber Cynic: "A flood of Linux netbook news will be made next week at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, but, after Intel announced the beta of Moblin 2, HP have decided not to wait until then and made an important Linux netbook announcement this week."

  • CentOS 5.3 Live CD Released (May 27, 2009, 20:02)
    Softpedia: "The CentOS Development Team announced today the immediate availability of their CentOS 5.3 Live CD Linux distribution. This version is based on the previously released CentOS 5.3 for i386 processor architectures."

  • HP Keeps the Minis Coming with Mini 1101 and 110 XP/Mi Editions (May 27, 2009, 19:32)
    Digital Trends: "Hewlett-Packard is serious about the netbook market, announcing three new HP Minis running XP, Linux, and Vista...and including an option for 1080p video playback."

  • KOffice 2.0.0 tagged for release (May 27, 2009, 18:32)
    Computerworld: "After nearly two years in the making, the KOffice project will release version 2.0.0 of if its cross-platform office suite of the same name this week, adding features like scripting support and a new shape library."

  • Has ASUS all but given up on Linux? (May 27, 2009, 16:37)
    Computerworld: "The entire range was there, from ultra-portable, touch screen netbooks to high-end, quad core Lamborghinis (I'm not joking). Even Windows Vista was there. There was only one thing missing -- Linux."

  • How to get ath5k working on Jaunty with Compat-wireless and a self-compiled kernel (May 27, 2009, 14:34)
    UbuntuGeek: "After the system upgrade I noticed again that my wireless device was gone in Ubuntu 9.04. When I ran iwconfig I didn't see wlan0 or ath0 anymore."

  • Filmaster: free and open social network for movie buffs with reviews and recomme (May 27, 2009, 14:04)
    Polish Linux: "Filmaster is a new social network for film buffs that features personalized content and recommendations. What makes it special is that it is an open service: both code and content is free as in freedom."

  • An early look at Firefox 3.5 (May 27, 2009, 13:04)
    Cyber Cynic: "There was a time when Firefox was the Web browser for the cool kids who knew their tech. Most would still agree that it's better than Internet Explorer, but that's damning it with faint praise"

  • Commercial Software "Experiment": The Results (May 27, 2009, 12:34)
    Lunduke: "Last year I put forth the idea that commercial, closed source software could not only succeed on Linux Desktops but, in fact, be directly beneficial to the Desktop Linux world as a whole."

  • Ubuntu AppStore in the workings? (May 27, 2009, 12:04)
    Always Right: "Many Open Source supporters have noted again and again, that Linux repositories are pretty much the equivalent of an AppStore. Interestingly enough, many Mac users noted the same thing, equaling Ubuntu's Add/Remove program to the iPhone AppStore."

  • Switch to the Command line, Part 1 (May 27, 2009, 10:34) "I've recently switched to the console only, and removed the GUI from my AA1. Now i wanted to share some stuff with you about command based apps."

  • 9 of the Best Free Linux BitTorrent Clients (May 27, 2009, 07:34)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 polished Linux BitTorrent clients. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to share software and media files."

  • The Ultimate Tablet: On Palm's webOS? (May 27, 2009, 06:04)
    Tech Broiler: "But should webOS be restricted to just smartphones? What about larger devices such as a tablet in the conceptual rendering above?"

  • Where To Find And Post Linux News (May 27, 2009, 03:04)
    Begin Linux: "Two things I do every morning no matter what are drink my morning coffee and read the latest Linux news. A day without either of them would be a disaster. Because getting Linux news is so important to me I’ve kept track of several Linux news sites and tested the value and focus of their articles."

  • Nexenta Core Platfrom 2 released (May 27, 2009, 00:04)
    OSNews: "OSNews has been reporting on the Debian/Ubuntu/GNU/Opensolaris hybrid for several years. But for those of you who've never looked more closely at this interesting OS, a Nexenta developer has laid out some of its more noteworthy features and advantages."