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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 23, 2009

  • Cisco Offers Linksys 802.11n Router with Linux (2009-06-23 23:17:19)
    Electronista: "Cisco today aimed its Linksys routers at the open-source community with its first modern-era, 802.11n Wi-Fi router using Linux."

  • How friendly is the Movable Type fork? (2009-06-23 21:48:03)
    ZDnet: "The right to fork is the second most-controversial aspect of the open source ideal."

  • 8 KDE Edutainment Programs � Great free Linux kids Tutors & Learning Tools (2009-06-23 19:32:01)
    Tech Exposures: "If you ever experienced one of your kids saying 'Daddy, what should I do next, I'm bored', then you'll appreciate the great number of free and wonderful educational programs available on Linux."

  • Free Download: 100 Open Source Apps for Windows (2009-06-23 18:48:03)
    Datamation: "Many Windows users find themselves attracted to the idea of open source software, but aren't quite ready to go all the way and commit to Linux on the desktop."

  • Turning on Unicode Support in Vim (2009-06-23 16:34:29)
    LinuxPlanet: "The editor Vim supports Unicode natively. If your X or console keymap is set up to enter unicode characters via the keymap, it will work fine in Vim."

  • Opera 10 Beta - Preview & Screenshots (2009-06-23 15:48:03)
    TuxArena: "Presto, the rendering engine used by Opera, has also been improved, and if we take into account what the official website says, it should be up to 40% faster compared to older versions."

  • The Different Ways to Execute a Linux Application (2009-06-23 13:35:09)
    ghacks: "Fortunately Linux has grown up quite a bit so it's not that difficult to start an application. In fact, I would argue that starting an application in Linux is easier than it is in Windows."

  • Easily run Windows apps on Linux with CrossOver Linux 8 (2009-06-23 12:07:13)
    Cyber Cynic: "I was running Windows, and before it came along, MS-DOS, applications on Unix and Linux for ages. It was never especially easy, but experts could do it. With CodeWeavers' latest CrossOver Linux 8, though, it's become so easy that anyone should be able to do it."

  • Webopedia Term of the Day: Direct Web Remoting (2009-06-23 10:31:04)
    Webopedia: "Direct Web Remoting (DWR) is a Java open source library for those wanting to develop Web sites which contain Ajax."

  • Canonical's Four Most Critical Ubuntu Partners (So Far) (2009-06-23 09:16:32)
    The VAR Guy: "Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, continues to build its channel partner program. Although the effort isn't generating headlines yet, solutions providers can measure Canonical's progress by keeping their eyes on four key Ubuntu partners."

  • Lessig and Leveraging FLOSS For Ethical Copyright (2009-06-23 07:34:43)
    Brendan Scott's Weblog: "I went to the Copyright Future: Copyright Freedom Conference that QUT put on at the end of May at Old Parliament House. The conference included a lot of interesting talks by a lot of academics in the copyright sphere, mainly concerned with the reform of copyright law."

  • The G:Mini 3.0 is Released (2009-06-23 06:03:19)
    GoblinX Project: "The GoblinX Project is proud to announce the release of the new stable g:Mini distribution. The g:Mini 3.0 is released. The g:Mini formerly known as 'GoblinX Mini Edition' is the son of GoblinX and contains only XFCE as the windows manager and GTK/GTK2 based applications."

  • Minirok 2.0 - Minimalist Audio Player for KDE4 (2009-06-23 04:35:43)
    TuxArena: "Written in Python, Minirok is a minimalist audio player which ships with a simple and intuitive interface, which kind of resembles the Amarok 1.4 interface, except all the major features were removed."

  • Windows 7: Microsoft vs. the PC Makers (2009-06-23 02:08:17)
    BusinessWeek: "A battle is shaping up over the pricing of the next version of Windows as both sides struggle to profit while hardware prices fall and sales stay flat."