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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 27, 2009

  • Vim Tip: using "paste" to avoid the staircase effect (Dec 27, 2009, 16:04)
    Dissociated Press: "If you're working in Vim and paste something into the terminal, sometimes you'll get a "staircase" effect where each line is progressively spaced farther outward"

  • Finishing up the Comes Collection - Please Can You Help? (Dec 27, 2009, 14:04)
    Groklaw: "We are particularly interested in any materials that talk about Novell and to drill down even more in any materials about APIs and sharing, or not sharing them, with Novell. To review, this is particularly what Novell and Microsoft, locked in litigation over WordPerfect (next hearing on this in February), can't find:"

  • HowTo: Resetting "most used applications" list in KDE 3.x (Dec 27, 2009, 12:04)
    Raiden's Realm: "I'm sure from time to time each of you likes to reset their most used applications list in KDE. Especially if it's become the goto item for most of you legacy KDE users like myself. Well, before this I'm sure you've searched high and low to find a way to reset that, and ultimately come up with nothing."

  • On “Custom XML” (and why nobody should care) (Dec 27, 2009, 04:04)
    tbray: "I see that Microsoft lost an appeal in the “Custom XML” litigation, and may be forced to disable that functionality in Microsoft Office. This is a short backgrounder explaining what “Custom XML” is about, and why nobody should care."

  • Manage your secure shell connections from the GNOME panel (Dec 27, 2009, 00:04)
    Ghacks: "One tool to help you manage your secure shell connections is the GNOME SSHmenu tool. This helpful application adds a small applet to the GNOME panel that allows you to make secure shell connections with a single click."