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
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
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
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
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
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."