Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 22, 2009
ASUS Eee PC 1201N On Linux (Dec 22, 2009, 22:32)
Phoronix: "For the past year my netbook of
choice has been the Samsung NC10 as while it shipped with stock
Intel Atom hardware like other netbooks such as the Dell Mini 9 and
earlier ASUS Eee PCs, the Samsung was built very well and possessed
a rather large and well laid out keyboard for only being a 10.6"
dxtop - Android home alternative (Dec 22, 2009, 21:02)
Ian's Thoughts: "dxTop is an alternative to the
Android home interface. When you install dxTop it will install as
an alternative to the default Home interface allowing you to choose
which on to use."
Custom Transitioning Backgrounds In KDE3 (Dec 22, 2009, 20:32)
Linux Journal: "My recent article about
transitioning slide show backgrounds in GNOME garnered quite a bit
of attention, so here's my first reminder of how to do the same
thing in other desktop environments. This one will show you how to
create a custom slide show backgrounds in KDE3."
Linux or Windows: Most hardware support plans are worthless (Dec 22, 2009, 19:32)
Cyber Cynic: "Recently, a user who had replaced
Windows on his netbook with Ubuntu Linux discovered that, as far as
Best Buy was concerned, he had voided his warranty. For all
practical purposes, he had."
Of Thunderbolts and Revelations (Dec 22, 2009, 18:02)
Blog of Helios: "Mark and Family were having
Dinner with Daniel in their home when the subject of technology and
computers came up. Daniel complained about the lack of privacy and
the hassle-in-general of using Microsoft Windows. Van Kingsley
might as well of had a bear trap set for the poor guy."
Beware of Comcast's Growing Power (Dec 22, 2009, 17:32)
Daniweb: "Yet Comcast seems to be growing into
a super power with control over the very pipes that provide many of
us with internet access, but without any real competition and often
with government support."
Texas Linux Fest announces keynote speaker and call for papers (Dec 22, 2009, 17:02)
LWN.net: "Texas Linux Fest is proud to announce
the first annual Linux and open source software event for Texas and
the surrounding region, Texas Linux Fest 2010, scheduled for April
10 at the Monarch Event Center in Austin."
Verizon snuffs Google for Microsoft search (Dec 22, 2009, 16:32)
The Register: "Verizon has unilaterally updated
user Storm 2 BlackBerries and other smartphones so that their
browser search boxes can only be used with Microsoft Bing."
Fixing Your Holiday Photos With GIMP (Dec 22, 2009, 16:02)
Linux Planet: "Redeye, wrong exposure,
blemishes, and other defects can afflict your holiday photos. But
despair not, for GIMP can fix them. And here's a little secret:
it's easy. Akkana Peck shows how."
Cloud Computing with Chromium and Jolicloud: Two Steps Back (Dec 22, 2009, 15:32)
Datamation: "Yet, as a user, I feel that both
Chrome and Jolicloud have too much of the centralization that I
moved to open source to escape. In fact, both seem a step backwards
in usability, evoking uncomfortable reminders of the awkwardness of
the bulletin boards of the early 1990s. "
Inkscape 0.47 totally solid with lots of new tools (Dec 22, 2009, 15:02)
Worldlabel: "The free open source vector
graphics editor Inkscape has released an update packing several new
features, new tools, effects, and improved SVG compliance. Version
0.47 is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows, as well as
source code. Ubuntu users can also add the Inkscape Testers package
archive to automatically upgrade."
Creating Slide Show Backgrounds in XFCE (Dec 22, 2009, 14:17)
Linux Journal: "Continuing in this series of
slide show backgrounds, in this article I will explain the process
of creating a set of desktop backgrounds that will transition like
a slide-show in XFCE"
Why It's Better To Pretend You Don't Know Anything About Computers (Dec 22, 2009, 12:03)
The Oatmeal: "It happens to the best of us. A
friend or family member asks for help. How can you say no?"
Clouds, Universities, The One, and What It Is. (Dec 22, 2009, 10:33)
Ubuntu User: "Clouds continue to dominate my
life it seems. Not just because it's December which, granted, has
been awfully cloudy and dark as we push ever closer to the
Adding music to your iPhone (Dec 22, 2009, 09:03)
Ghacks: "Now that we how to set up your Linux
system to sync music to your iPhone (see my article “Syncing
your iPhone (or iTouch) with Linux“), I thought it would be a
good call to show you the step-by-step process of adding that
music. This tutorial will start from ripping a CD all the way
through to syncing the music to the device."
Using Bluetooth on Linux (Dec 22, 2009, 07:33)
Jamie's Random Musings: "I have mentioned
before that I use a number of Bluetooth peripherals with my
portable computers. This is one of those things where, the more I
use it the more I like it."
10 Linux-based Technologies to Look for in 2010 (Dec 22, 2009, 06:03)
Daniweb: "Get ready to see the biggest increase
in Linux adoption in history. You can say you saw it here
NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review (Dec 22, 2009, 04:33)
Phoronix: "Another annual tradition of ours
besides running a Linux Graphics Survey is to provide a "year in
review" analysis of the ATI and NVIDIA Linux drivers with their
respective graphics driver releases from the past year in terms of
both feature improvements and how their quantitative performance
The most successful open source project ever (Dec 22, 2009, 03:03)
TechRepublic: "At one point in the lesson I
brought up open source, and he nearly turned red saying,
“Nothing is free.” That statement got me to thinking
about free, open source, and open source projects. He is right -
nothing is free."
Open Source Downloads: the Monster List (Dec 22, 2009, 01:33)
Datamation: "As demonstrated by the nearly 500
open source downloads on this list, open source software has
benefited from an explosion of creativity in the last several
years. Indeed, the first decade of the 21st century could be called
"the Decade of Open Source.""
Dell introduces best Ubuntu netbook ever? (Dec 22, 2009, 00:03)
Cyber Cynic: "Dell has long been desktop
Linux's best friend in the big-time computer vendors, and it's
proving it again with the introduction of the latest version of its
Mini 10 netbook with Ubuntu."