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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 25, 2009

  • 5 Best Free/Open-Source Feed Readers (Desktop Clients) for Linux (2009-08-25 22:44:42)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Even though there are plenty of good web-based RSS/News readers or aggregators that are available today, a lot of us still prefer to use desktop feed readers."

  • Why Windows security is awful (2009-08-25 21:03:42)
    Sure, it's Secure!: "Windows is now, always has been, and always will be insecure. Here's why."

  • Top 15 Linux Distributions for Netbooks (2009-08-25 19:42:42)
    Bablotech: "After searching for some hours i have compilled a list of some linux distributions which are customized for netbook and give awesome performance with limited netbook resources."

  • Secure Remote Access with the Linux-based Untangle Gateway (2009-08-25 19:02:56)
    LinuxPlanet: "An SSL portal isn't as secure as a real VPN (virtual private network) such as OpenVPN, but it's easier to set up and is good for specific functions. The Untangle gateway makes setting up and managing an SSL-based Web portal fast and easy; Eric Geier shows how."

  • KDE's Expanded Desktop vs. Online Apps (2009-08-25 18:17:56)
    Datamation: "Today, the most common vision is that the desktop will be reduced to the launchpad for online applications, which is the premise for Google's Chrome Operating System."

  • How to Configure File Associations in KDE (2009-08-25 17:33:56)
    MakeTechEasier: "Many Linux users, even the newest ones, love Linux because it is highly customizable. KDE in particular is one desktop environment that is very easy and fun to customize"

  • Comes: Microsoft�s Anti-GNU/Linux Presentation and Explanation of Bribery (2009-08-25 16:33:56)
    Boycott Novell: ""But at least it is more secure... Whatever."

  • Enable auto login in Ubuntu (2009-08-25 16:03:56)
    Ghacks: "If you are the only user on your Ubuntu system (or if you have a default user on a Ubuntu system that should always be the user logged in) then you might want to consider setting up auto login"

  • 15 Ubuntu Text Editors � Grab Your Favorite (2009-08-25 13:04:43)
    Addictive Tips: "Like all other operating systems, Ubuntu supports a large numbers of text editors. Below we have compiled 15 useful text editors and their installation details for your productivity."

  • Install all new pidgin 2.6.1 with voice and video chat support in Ubuntu the easy way (2009-08-25 12:34:43)
    Ubuntu Manual: "Pidgin brings in the much awaited Voice and Video support for XMPP and are hoping to get these killer features to other protocols as well."

  • Early Ubuntu 9.10, OpenSuSE 11.2, Mandriva 2010 Benchmarks (2009-08-25 12:04:43)
    Phoronix: "Last week we provided benchmarks of Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4, but Ubuntu is not the only Linux distribution preparing for a major update in the coming months. Also released in the past few days were OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 6 and Mandriva Linux 2010.0 Beta 1. To see how these three popular distributions compare, we set out to do our usual Linux benchmarking dance."

  • Installing The Sugar Desktop Environment On Ubuntu 9.04 (2009-08-25 10:34:43)
    Howtoforge: "Sugar is the desktop environment that is used for the "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) netbooks. It can also be installed on normal computers. This guide shows how you can install Sugar on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop."

  • SimplyMEPIS Linux 8.0 Review (2009-08-25 07:34:43)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "In 2006, MEPIS made a transition from using Debian packages to using Ubuntu packages. SimplyMEPIS 6.0, released in July 2006, was the first version of MEPIS to incorporate the Ubuntu packages and repositories"

  • Top 7 Xfce Applications (2009-08-25 06:04:43)
    TuxArena: "Over the years, Xfce gained a reputation of being a lightweight alternative for the two major desktop environments on Linux, KDE and GNOME. This comes from the fact that Xfce usually uses less resources, comes with applications which offer basic functionality and clean, simple interfaces, and the general performance of Xfce is better, at least when it comes to memory cost, than both KDE or GNOME."

  • Reading �The Art of Community� (2009-08-25 04:34:43)
    Random thoughts and serendipity: "The book is a good one and, definitely worth a read. Interesting chapters are: Building Buzz, Measuring Community, Handling Conflict and, Hiring a Community Manager. A couple of observations about the book:"

  • Replacing the default screen shot utility on ubuntu with shutter (2009-08-25 03:04:43)
    Experimenting with GNU/Linux: "In fact, I have replaced it as my default screen shot tool. When I press Print Screen on my keyboard,shutter pops up and does a nice job."