Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 24, 2010
Use open source? Then you're a pirate! (2010-02-24 23:03:54)
Computerworld UK: "This year the Special 301
watchlist targets governments that use open source"
Why I Will Not Sign the Public Domain Manifesto (2010-02-24 22:33:54)
FSF.org: "The Public Domain Manifesto
(http://www.publicdomainmanifesto.org/node/8) has its heart in the
right place as it objects to some of the unjust extensions of
copyright power, so I wish I could support it. However, it falls
far short of what is needed."
Open Source vs. the White Supremacists (2010-02-24 21:33:54)
Linux Today Blog: "A man who claims to be the
head of the Aryan Nations says he wants to move their national
headquarters into my little hometown in Eastern Oregon...But even
though we are a rural area that has been especially hard-hit by the
recession, we have some powerful tools that our predecessors did
not have. Like Facebook."
A preview of Ubuntu 10.04 (2010-02-24 20:33:54)
PC Report: "Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) is only
in the Alpha stage of testing at this moment. It doesn’t look
extremely different from the current version of Ubuntu but there
are a few noticeable differences."
HTC Hero Review (2010-02-24 18:33:54)
Raiden's Realm: "I have a HTC Hero since it was
launched, and I have been satisfied with it, and think it can fill
most people's needs. However, this phone also has a lot of faults,
especially hardware-wise. But the android operating system makes
this phone a great one, and the sense UI from HTC makes it even
World's Funniest Computer Pictures (2010-02-24 18:03:54)
Tech Source: "I would expect that some of you
may have already seen a few of these images, but I still hope that
you'll have a good time. Without any more delay, here are some of
the world's funniest computer pictures:"
My Dinner With Bill (Gates, That is) (2010-02-24 17:03:54)
Skeptic blog: "...listening to Bill Gates hold
forth on matters of business, economics, finance, world health,
education, and nutrition and physical fitness in a dinner arranged
by John Brockman’s Edge.org during last week’s TED
gathering in Long Beach was a memorable experience
Seeking the One True Linux: Is Linux Distro-hopping a Thing of the Past? (2010-02-24 16:33:54)
Linux Planet: "Haven't most Linux distributions
reached a state of polish that makes distro-hopping unnecessary?
Brian Proffitt wonders if distro-hopping shouldn't be
Top 15 Wallpapers for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid from Ubuntu Artwork Pool (2010-02-24 16:03:54)
Tech Drive-In: "This is a collection of 15
beautiful wallpapers for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx from Ubuntu
Mandriva Joins ARM Connected Community (2010-02-24 15:33:54)
Mandriva press release: Mandriva, Europe's
leading Linux publisher, today announced it is a new member in the
ARM® Connected Community, the industry's largest ecosystem of
ARM technology-based products and services.
The Spy at Harriton High (2010-02-24 15:03:54)
Stryde Hax: "This investigation into the remote
spying allegedly being conducted against students at Lower Merion
represents an attempt to find proof of spying and a look into the
toolchain used to accomplish spying."
10 Best Minimal / Low-Footprint Linux distros (2010-02-24 14:33:54)
Simple Thoughts: "With the emergence of
netbooks there is an increasing demand for lightweight and faster
OS with minimal/low-footprint. Google promises Chrome OS for
netbook to be a fastest and lighweight. But, as Bill Gates
suggested it's just another Linux."
Judge Stewart Denies Novell Motion in Limine No. 7 - More Orders Put SCO in a Real Pickle (2010-02-24 14:03:54)
Groklaw: "So, what I'm saying is, that as far
as I can determine, Novell just got told no, period, final answer.
It's up to the jury now."
OpenSUSE 11.3 hits second milestone, features KDE 4.4 desktop (2010-02-24 12:33:54)
Desktop Linux: "OpenSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2 also
debuts the new KDE 4.4 desktop, which adds a netbook interface,
plus new tabbing and social networking features."
SCaLE 8x Report
Linux Journal: "After a long weekend at SCaLE
8x with some of my favorite people, Linux Journal's Kyle Rankin,
Bill Childers and Shawn Powers, I have officially become a huge fan
of the annual Southern California Linux Expo."
Will open source ever be completely free? (2010-02-24 11:03:54)
The Open Road: "In various markets, open source
has relentlessly driven prices down while boosting performance and
customer value, as detailed by The 451 Group. Even as traditional
vendors have struggled with a tight economy, open-source vendors
LXDE: Smaller, Faster than KDE or GNOME (2010-02-24 09:03:54)
Datamation: "Three years ago, the Lightweight
X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) was a faltering project -- so much
so that, when I wrote about it, one commenter questioned whether
the project was still alive. However, since then, accounts of
LXDE's death have proved greatly exaggerated, and the project is
once again flourishing."
Update on Controlling Konsole via DBUS (2010-02-24 07:03:54)
Linux Journal: "As I've begun to use that
script for setting up my konsoles I, like others, have discovered
that the tab title that you set with dbus doesn't stick. This short
note shows you a workaround to make your tab titles stay put."
Linux Partitioning Explained (2010-02-24 05:03:54)
Geekride: "You got a new hard drive and attach
it to your laptop/desktop but before you can use it, you need to
partition and format the hard drive. This can be done with a series
of easy steps. This is a small and easy tutorial which will show
you how to use fdisk, one of very famous utility for disk
Of the powers we choose to lose (2010-02-24 01:33:54)
Libervis: "I used to be what is sometimes
called a "Free Software purist". "Free" here refers to "free as in
freedom" according to Richard Stallman's Free Software Philosophy.
As such I was opposed to all proprietary software licensing."
Laptop launched to aid computer novices (2010-02-24 00:03:54)
BBC News: "People confused and frustrated by
computers can now turn to a laptop called Alex built just for