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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 23, 2010

  • Refusing to Treat Self-Inflicted Wounds (Feb 23, 2010, 20:33)
    Blog of Helios: "There was no reason to think that trouble was just one computer install in a long line of computer installs."

  • 50 Open Source Tools: Desktop Downloads (Feb 23, 2010, 19:33)
    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 (Feb 23, 2010, 18:03)
    Click: "Note to Linux kernel developers: This doesn't work with the Intel 830m. DOESN'T WORK."

  • A Linux Story (Feb 23, 2010, 17:33)
    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 (Feb 23, 2010, 16:03)
    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 pain."

  • SCALE 8x: Day 1 – WIOS Talks (Feb 23, 2010, 14:33)
    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 (Feb 23, 2010, 14:03)
    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 Watts"

  • FOSS devs can collect damages from license violators (Feb 23, 2010, 13:33)
    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 (Feb 23, 2010, 13:03)
    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 in RAM."

  • The Five Best Linux Video Players (Feb 23, 2010, 12:03) "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 (Feb 23, 2010, 11:03)
    Computerworld: "One of the more interesting people I've talked with in the last two years is a figment of his own imagination."

  • EU Data Privacy Official Slams Copyright Talks (Feb 23, 2010, 01:33)
    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 (Feb 23, 2010, 00:03)
    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."