Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 23, 2010
Refusing to Treat Self-Inflicted Wounds (2010-02-23 20:33:11)
Blog of Helios: "There was no reason to think
that trouble loomed...it was just one computer install in a long
line of computer installs."
50 Open Source Tools: Desktop Downloads (2010-02-23 19:33:11)
Datamation: "We found dozens of great open
source tools that let you customize your desktop environment,
whether you're ready to try out a whole new operating system or
just a new screen saver."
Turning off kernel mode setting is the key to Intel 830m video (2010-02-23 18:03:11)
Click: "Note to Linux kernel developers: This
doesn't work with the Intel 830m. DOESN'T WORK."
A Linux Story (2010-02-23 17:33:11)
eleven is louder: "As far as I know, I am the
only person who has used OpenSource operating systems nearly
exclusively his whole life."
Fresh Faces, Universal Access, and Really Plain Text (2010-02-23 16:03:11)
Ubuntu User: "Sadly, I find myself wanting to
rant again on this topic even if it means laying into one of my
favorite corporations. So I decided to start with something
positive and friendly; something of beauty to prepare you for the
ugliness to follow. It's only fair and it will, I hope ease the
SCALE 8x: Day 1 – WIOS Talks (2010-02-23 14:33:11)
Open source writer: "The first talk I attended
was a great presentation by three very knowledgeable girls Malakia
and Saskia Wade and Mirano Cafiero (on the left) who explained how
they had learned to use GIMP and Tux Paint along with some examples
of what they have done using the programs as well."
Ultra-compact PC targets digital signage
Linux Devices: "Habey USA announced an
ultra-compact PC with a choice of Intel Atom processors. The
BIS-6620 has a 4.7 x 4.7-inch footprint, runs at 1.1 or 1.6GHz,
comes with CompactFlash and SD expansion slots, and uses just nine
FOSS devs can collect damages from license violators (2010-02-23 13:33:11)
ars Technica: "Robert Jacobson, the developer
behind the open source Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI)
project, finally prevailed in a long-running open source software
license enforcement lawsuit against Matthew Katzer, the owner of a
company that sells commercial model train software."
Tin Hat: High security Linux (2010-02-23 13:03:11)
Help Net Security: "Tin Hat is a Linux
distribution derived from hardened Gentoo which aims to provide a
very secure, stable and fast Desktop environment that lives purely
The Five Best Linux Video Players (2010-02-23 12:03:11)
Linux.com: "Have some downtime and want to
watch a movie or two on your Linux laptop? Linux has plenty of
options when it comes to video players. In fact, there might be a
few too many to choose from.
Windows metrics source lies about identity (2010-02-23 11:03:11)
Computerworld: "One of the more interesting
people I've talked with in the last two years is a figment of his
EU Data Privacy Official Slams Copyright Talks (2010-02-23 01:33:11)
Internetnews: "Leaked documents indicate
international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement talks moving
toward heightened enforcement role for ISPs."
6 of the Best Free Linux Disk Cloning Software (2010-02-23 00:03:11)
LinuxLinks: "Now, let's explore the 6 disk
cloning software at hand. For each title we have compiled its own
portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a
full description with an in-depth analysis of its features,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews."