Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 28, 2009
Mutt on the Android G1 (2009-07-28 23:33:42)
Tip of the Trade: "I prefer to access my email
via Mutt and SSH (I know, a little old-school ...): I can do this
via ConnectBot, but I wanted something a bit more direct. Happily,
Lauren Weinstein has written an adapted version of ConnectBot to
10 of the Best Free Linux Chess Apps (2009-07-28 23:03:42)
LinuxLinks: "For each application we have
compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth
analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews. Start playing one of the greatest
games ever devised. Have fun, play chess!"
Buying with the Penguin (2009-07-28 22:33:42)
Cyber Cynic: "I have to confess I like this new
affinity Visa Platinum credit card that's being issued by the Linux
Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating
the growth of Linux."
BROWN?! Brown? Really, Ubuntu's Brown?
UBUNTU’S ORANGE!! (2009-07-28 21:33:42)
Jacob Lludkrab's Personal Weblog: "I can not
believe how many people think Ubuntu’s brown, Ubuntu is not
brown! It’s ORANGE!"
Last Chance to Help a Child Get a Good Linux Computer (2009-07-28 21:03:35)
Linux Today Blog: "Ok so it's not your last
chance ever, but it is your last chance to support Linux Against
Poverty's Austin install fest. This coming Saturday, August 1 2009,
in lovely Austin, Texas, USA"
Organize your writing with Writer’s Cafe (2009-07-28 20:03:42)
Ghacks: "This piece of software is a very
powerful suite of writer’s tools that is available for Linux,
Mac, and Windows and has a HUGE feature set perfect for making your
writing task much easier. In this article we will be discussing the
Linux version of the software."
A distro odyssey - looking for the best fit, part 1 (2009-07-28 19:33:42)
Distrowatch: "My trusty desktop, the PC I spent
more time with than any other machine in the house, failed. It was
time to replace it. My natural impatience and need to be up and
running again led me to buy a new box that day, but even before I
had it home I was beginning to wonder: what Linux should I use on
Support the Linux Community Every Time You Shop (2009-07-28 18:33:42)
Linux.com: "All funds raised--down to the last
penny--from this program will go directly toward providing
community technical events and travel grants for open source
community members in order to advance Linux innovation."
Calibre 0.6 Adds More E-Book Formats (2009-07-28 18:03:42)
Linux Magazine: "Developer Kovid Goyal
introduced many new features in version 0.6.0 of his Calibre e-book
suite. With the 0.6.1 update, he also fixed numerous bugs."
Weekly Ten: Bacteria Computers, the MySQL Soap Opera, Machines are Smarter Than People (2009-07-28 17:03:42)
Tech Source From Bohol: "A team of US
scientists have engineered bacteria that can solve complex
mathematical problems faster than anything made from silicon."
GNOME, KDE, and Xfce: Which Desktop is Right for You? (2009-07-28 16:33:42)
Datamation: "How do you choose which GNU/Linux
desktop to use? No easy answer exists, because the choice is so
full of difficulties."
Run, the Communists are coming! (2009-07-28 16:03:42)
Linux and Free Software: "GNU/Linux gets
attacked from so many different angles. It is hilarious to read
some of the comments and allegations that are made against it. I
find one particular allegation hilarious and it equates GNU/Linux
to Communists. So, here we go..."
Tech Tip: Some Useful Vim Options (2009-07-28 15:33:42)
Linux Journal: "Vim is one the more popular
choices of text editors for Linux. For vim, there are a few
non-default options that may be useful whether editing config files
or writing scripts in your favorite language."
Upgrading from Windows XP to a Linux desktop (2009-07-28 13:33:24)
Bob Sutor: "If you are going to wipe your hard
drive, but before you pay a dime for Windows 7, try a Linux desktop
distribution. If you don't like it, what's the worst that's going
Wiki founder hopes win over Apple bodes well for online freedom and Linux (2009-07-28 12:33:24)
Computerworld: " The founder of a wiki site
that attracted the force of Apple's legal team hopes that his stand
against Apple will create a precedent that will encourage online
freedom in the future."
Graffiti Tutorial (Gimp Howto) (2009-07-28 12:03:24)
Gimp-Tutorials: "Today we are going to create
some realistic graffiti in the Gimp. This tutorial is partially
inspired off of Photoshop tutorial by DreamDealer v5.0 at
DreamDealer.nl Let's get started!"
KDE 4.3 Shaping Up Nicely, KWin Needs Work (2009-07-28 10:33:24)
OSNews: "For a very long time now, I've been on
the hunt for a distribution that really put a lot of effort into
their KDE4 implementation. This has been a frustrating search, full
of broken installations, incredibly slow performance, and so many
visual artifacts they made my eyes explode."
Does Linux Have a 'Safe Mode'?
Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "Umm, I think I broke it
already. I can't get it to come up. It's there at a blue
Limiting the CPU usage of applications on Linux (ubuntu, debian, fedora etc.) (2009-07-28 07:33:24)
Linux Tips: "Linux can prevent other
applications to consume these resources and the applications work
properly within a cpu limit."
Tether an Android Phone Using Proxoid (2009-07-28 06:03:24)
Linux Magazine: "Well, that's how the theory
goes, anyway. In practice, however, these applications require root
access to your phone's system, so you have to "root" your phone
before you can tether it."
On Pi Approximation Day, Flying Pigs and DRM (2009-07-28 04:33:24)
Linux Blog Safari: "The problem with DRM is
that "it inconveniences the people who generally pay for things,
while not actually preventing any of the piracy"
20 “Really Cool” Tux Icons for Sports Enthusiasts (2009-07-28 01:33:24)
Tech Source From Bohol: "Before, we've posted
here several cool and funny tux icons and some scary ones too. This
time, we will showcase some of the finest tux icons that sports
fans/Linux-users may love."