Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 01, 2009
Lightweight But Powerful Image Editing Application: mtPaint (2009-07-01 23:02:53)
Webupd8: "GIMP, despite it's interface, is the
best open-source image editor. But often all you want to do is
simply resize a picture or a similar minor task and for that you
could use an application such as mtPaint which has a lot of great
features such as:"
Amarok 2.1: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (2009-07-01 22:32:53)
IT News Today: "However, the more I used Amarok
2 the more I started to enjoy it. Now, I actually find myself
preferring it to Amarok 1.4.x and it’s all I use for my music
for my music these days."
Kubuntu 9.04 Review (2009-07-01 22:02:53)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "So, with that said, I
thought it would be fun to take a look at Kubuntu 9.04. I reviewed
its Gnome counterpart on ET a while back and it’s fitting
that Kubuntu be one of the first distributions reviewed here on
Asking a Yes/No Question from a Bash Script (2009-07-01 21:32:53)
Linux Journal: "In order to avoid this common
mistake I often have my shell scripts prompt me for a yes or no
answer before they proceed. The function described here is for
doing that: asking a question and validating the answer."
Worst. Tech. Commercial. Ever? (2009-07-01 20:02:53)
Technologizer: "I'm still having trouble
keeping solid food down after having been exposed to the Internet
Explorer 8 ad that involves a woman projectile-vomiting after
accidentally seeing a site her husband had been viewing. But I'm
moving on from being appalled to trying to answer an important
question: Is it the single worst commercial for a technology
Krusader 2.0 Review - First Stable KDE4 Release (2009-07-01 19:02:53)
TuxArena: "Krusader is a twin-panel file
manager for KDE which has been around for around seven years and
was always a good alternative to Konqueror since KDE3 days. Its
interface resembles the one of the popular file manager Midnight
Commander for the console"
Warning to all copyright enforcers: Three strikes and you're out (2009-07-01 18:02:53)
Guardian: "I think we should permanently cut
off the internet access of any company that sends out three
erroneous copyright notices. Three strikes and you're out,
PCLinuxOS Quarterly ISO updates available. (2009-07-01 17:32:53)
PCLinuxOS: "There has been an explosion of
activity going on over here at PCLinuxOS. The quarterly ISO updates
for PCLinuxOS 2009.2 and PCLinuxOS Gnome 2009.2 are now available
featuring a fully updated iso with the latest applications from the
Encrypt data in Linux/Unix (2009-07-01 17:02:53)
Unixmen: "Do you have files on your computer
that you wouldn't want your spouse to read, or perhaps your main
competitor. Chances are if you use your computer for work or
general usage the answer is yes. Also what happens if you want to
send a file to someone, or let them download it from you, but you
only have access to the coded file."
Good Linux Users Don�t Talk About Microsoft
PCMech: "It's as if a Linux user can't possibly
say anything about the operating system he or she uses without
mentioning Microsoft and/or what most people use for their personal
computing and how it's "wrong/bad/evil", etc. To those zealots, I
say unto thee: Shaddup. You're not helping."
Coarse language ahead-- ed.
VirtualBox 3.0.0 for Linux Brings 3D and OpenGL 2.0 Support (2009-07-01 16:02:53)
Softpedia: "The big and breathtaking news is
that users can now use Direct3D 8 and 9 games or applications!
Moreover, with VirtualBox 3.0.0, support for OpenGL 2.0 (only for
Linux, Solaris and Windows guests) has been implemented."
5 Free and Open Source Web Browsers That You May Have Never Heard Of (2009-07-01 13:32:53)
Tech Source From Bohol: "For a change, why not
try some web browsers that would perhaps cater to a few of your
specific needs and would serve as an alternative to your existing
browser. Why not try some of these Free and Open Source web
browsers that you may have never heard of:"
3 Firefox Tips You May Not Know About (2009-07-01 12:32:53)
Hungry Hacker: "I discovered five new Firefox
tips today. Maybe these are old hat and you know them already. Or
maybe like me, you had no idea these could be done."
Quick list of things to do after installing Ubuntu (2009-07-01 11:32:53)
Ubuntu Manual: "Ubuntu is the most popoular
GNU/Linux distrbution with millions of active users. Being popular
also means that, there are a lot of newbie users as well. Here is a
quick list of things a newbie Ubuntu user should knew."
Desktop Linux...building the future (2009-07-01 07:32:53)
Blog of Helios: "The next time you read the
obvious Astroturfing articles and comments, just smile...those are
people in some cases being paid to put doubt into your mind. They
are being paid by people that are afraid. They are afraid of who
you are and what you represent. They don't know how to stop
Is it the beginning of the end for Microsoft and other proprietary efforts? (2009-07-01 01:32:53)
Geek.com: "No longer are companies willing to
pay the price (in money and the intentional depression of
technology) by catering to Microsoft and its proprietary
architectures and related policies and procedures."