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Infrastructure Linux News for May 28, 2009

  • KOffice 2.0.0 released (May 28, 2009, 23:03) "The KOffice team is extremely pleased to finally announce version 2.0.0 of KOffice. This release marks the end of more than 3 years of work to port KOffice to Qt 4 and the KDE 4 libraries and, in some cases, totally rewrite the engine of the KOffice applications."

  • Netbook Wars: Linux, Android, Windows 7 (May 28, 2009, 22:33)
    Datamation: "Not all that along ago, I was hearing rumors that the release of Windows 7 will spell the death of Linux on tiny notebook type computers called netbooks. At the time the argument was that people expected Windows on their PCs and that familiarity would win out over anything that desktop Linux distributions can dispense in response."

  • FOSS Gems Sparkle in the Summer Sun (May 28, 2009, 22:03)
    Linux Blog Safari: "And if you're a Linux geek, there's apparently no time like the summertime to indulge in the sheer pleasure of playing with cool stuff in the Linux universe. Some generous bloggers have tagged some of the shiniest treasures for us. What other gems are out there, friends? We'd love to know."

  • Fedora 11's best five features (May 28, 2009, 21:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux's arrival has been delayed until early next week, June 2, but the release candidate is already looking mighty darn good."

  • Linux Netbook Reviews: What the Wall Street Journal Missed (May 28, 2009, 20:33)
    WorksWithU: "The Wall Street Journal today (May 28, 2009) published a review of multiple Linux netbooks running Ubuntu, Mi and Moblin Linux. Overall, I think the review offers fair, balanced coverage of what's right -- and wrong -- with the Linux netbook market today. But there was one line in the review that I found completely misleading and shortsighted."

  • NAS system houses 2.5-inch drives for up to 6TB (May 28, 2009, 19:33)
    LinuxDevices: "Qnap Systems announced a 2.5-inch drive variation on its Linux- and Intel Atom-based network-attached storage (NAS) devices, called the SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS. In other NAS news, Asus is readying an Eee-branded NAS device, similarly running Linux on an Atom, says an industry report."

  • What's new in Linux Mint 7 Gloria? (May 28, 2009, 19:03)
    Linux Mint: "Based on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, Linux 2.6.28, Gnome 2.26 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" features a lot of improvements and the latest software from the Open Source World."

  • Linux Revamped for Netbooks (May 28, 2009, 18:33)
    New York Times: "Q. My netbook came with SUSE Linux, but I want to use Ubuntu Linux. What's the easiest way to change?"

  • Using and Extending Kojoney SSH Honeypot (May 28, 2009, 17:33)
    LAMP Security: "Kojoney is a wonderful low interaction SSH honeypot written in Python. Honeypots are systems that are set up in a deliberately vulnerable state in order to capture and observe intruder behavior. There are many reasons to run a honeypot, but for the purposes of this discussion we will assume that you want to run a honeypot to observe post compromise behavior in order to fingerprint patterns."

  • SouthEast LinuxFest: Linux in the GNU South (May 28, 2009, 15:33)
    SouthEast LinuxFest: "SouthEast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Free & Open Source software. It is part educational conference, and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips, ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux/Free and Open Source Software."

  • TED Open Source: How we went live with our electricity use (May 28, 2009, 13:33)
    Energy Circle: "As promised, below you will find our recipe for the TED, The Energy Detective hack that enabled us to publish our electricity use on the Energy Circle site, starting Earth Day."

  • Review: System76 Pangolin Performance laptop (May 28, 2009, 12:03)
    Ghacks: "System 76 is a company, founded in 2005, dedicated to the spreading of Linux and open source. They are so dedicated to this cause they sell Linux-only hardware. You might be saying to yourself "It's been tried before and it failed.""

  • 8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About, part 2 (May 28, 2009, 10:33)
    LinuxPlanet: "Last week we took a look at four great Linux/FOSS applications that are as good as any of their competitors, FOSS or proprietary. Today I'll wrap up with four more fine applications that I think are excellent and bragworthy, and that have not already been reviewed to death."

  • Little Laptops With Linux Have Compatibility Issues (May 28, 2009, 09:03)
    Wall Street Journal: "Linux on netbooks isn't going away though. In fact, software and hardware companies have been making big investments to improve Linux netbooks. For the past week, I've been using several flavors of Linux running on netbooks -- Ubuntu, Hewlett-Packard's Mi (which is based on Ubuntu) and Moblin, created largely by Intel and not yet available commercially"

  • Specto: Get Instant Notifications In Your Linux Machine (May 28, 2009, 06:03)
    MakeUseOf: "What if you want to monitor more than just a blog, such as a static website, your email account, a file and you are a Linux user? In that case, Specto could come in handy."

  • Highlight Domain & Subdomain for SSL websites in Firefox (May 28, 2009, 04:33)
    SUSE & openSUSE: "However, if the website doesn't host a Extended Validation certificate then the website URL (link) in the address bar is not highlighted or in otherwords shows as a normal website URL."

  • ZaReason Preparing New Ubuntu Server, Netbook (May 28, 2009, 00:03)
    WorksWithU: "ZaReason is preparing to expand its portfolio of Ubuntu systems -- including a new server and netbook, according to CEO Cathy Malmrose. But that's not all. US-based ZaReason also continues its push deeper into the European computer market."