Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 26, 2009
Great Distros You May Not Have Tried (2009-08-26 23:32:10)
Eleven is Louder: "There are some great
distributions in our wonderfully cluttered Linux distro
Install Hive Rise in Ubuntu - Free RTS Game for Linux (2009-08-26 23:02:10)
TuxArena: "I recently bumped into a cool RTS
(real time strategy) game for Linux called Hive Rise. Although the
game is not open-source, it offers a free Linux download as a RUN
file which can easily be installed on your Ubuntu box."
Let's end the use of pirated MS OS-Software (2009-08-26 22:32:10)
Que Pasa?: "Think about it, if you dislike
Microsoft for their over priced products and want nothing more than
to stick it to the man, don't do it in a fashion where they can get
back at you. Stop using their products to send a clear message and
do it legally by opting to use Linux."
Labels from the command line with LabelNation (2009-08-26 21:32:10)
Worldlabel: "Ever tire of laying out a sheet of
address labels in OpenOffice.org or Word templates when
you’re in a hurry? Karl Fogel’s LabelNation may be able
to help. It is a small free software tool that whips out
printer-ready label layouts from the command line."
The Kernel Newbie Corner: Kernel Debugging with proc "Sequence" Files--Part 2 (2009-08-26 20:32:10)
Linux.com: "This week, we'll pick up where we
left off last week and continue discussing simple kernel and module
debugging using seq_file-based proc files."
FSF takes on Windows 7 (2009-08-26 19:59:13)
Cyber Cynic: "These days, the FSF is spending
its time attacking proprietary software, like it did today, August
26th, when it went after Windows 7 in its new Windows 7 Sins: The
case against Microsoft and proprietary software."
How to create a database with OpenOffice Base (2009-08-26 17:02:42)
Ghacks: "OpenOffice Base is a database
management system capable of creating its own databases or
connecting to a database created by the more powerful MySQL
database server. But for the average user, creating a stand alone
database is enough power. And OpenOffice Base handles this task
The Linux Home Office: What's In Your Cyberspace? (2009-08-26 16:32:42)
Linux Today Blog: "What does your home computer
lab look like? Do you have a dedicated office, a corner of the
living room, a lounge-in-bed setup? Maybe you're set up more like
an old-fashioned terminal server, with a big workstation in a
closet and several remote PCs. Maybe you have whittled your
computing herd down to a single sleek laptop."
Some Shine Brighter (2009-08-26 15:32:42)
Linux Luminaries: "Luminary: 2. One who
illustrates any subject, or enlightens mankind; as, Newton was a
distinguished luminary. "
OpenShot - a new Linux Video Editor (2009-08-26 14:32:42)
ItRunsOnLinux: "If you want to edit your own
videos & you are running Linux on your desktop, you must have a
look at OpenShot - a non-linear video editor. A Developer Preview
is available now, version 0.9.22."
How-to Build Latest Linux Kernel on Debian from Linus' git Repo (2009-08-26 13:02:42)
Linux.com: "Here's a how-to for building a
recent 2.6 Linux kernel on your Debian GNU/Linux box."
NVIDIA Pushes Out New Linux Driver Updates (2009-08-26 12:32:42)
Phoronix: "NVIDIA hasn't been updating their
binary Linux drivers as frequently as they were earlier this
SONY goes "Open Kimono" with sexy new e-Readers (2009-08-26 08:32:42)
Tech Broiler: "Indeed, the new SONY readers are
slick devices that feel like premium products when you use them,
much like the feeling of when you handle something like, well, an
Apple product, for lack of a better comparison."
Upgrading to XBMC (XBox Media Center) 9.04.1 in Ubuntu is Easy (2009-08-26 03:02:42)
Ubuntu Manual: "XBMC is an award winning free
and open source software for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and XBox.
Not so familiar with this popular application, here is a quick
preview on what all XBMC Media Center can do for you."
Audacious 2.1 Review - Powerful Audio Replacement for XMMS (2009-08-26 01:32:42)
TuxArena: "Audacious is a powerful audio player
for Linux which resembles the older XMMS, only using GTK2 toolkit
for its interface. It supports XMMS and implicitly Winamp 2.x
skins, coming with support for various audio formats, including
MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) or WMA (Windows
My Perfect Backup Setup (2009-08-26 00:11:42)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Recently, however, I added
a new device to my local network: a tiny Linux-based server with
the silly name Bubba Two."