Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 25, 2010
Microsoft on Free and Open Source Software (2010-03-25 21:33:23)
The-Source.com: "Our most potent Operating
System competitor is Linux and the phenomena around Open Source and
Novell Files Motion for Judgment and Motion to Strike (2010-03-25 21:33:23)
Groklaw: "Novell points out that the only
evidence SCO presented regarding malice is testimony by Maureen
O'Gara of a conversation with Chris Stone, and no one corroborates
her story, first of all, and second, O'Gara admitted she can't
recall exactly what was said..."
Weekly Ten: Tech Bubble That Didn't Pop, Build Your Own 3D Scanner, WebDAV On OpenSUSE (2010-03-25 20:03:23)
Tech Source: "First came the tech bubble, whose
quasi-utopian promises drew in billions of investment dollars, only
to pop its cork in 2000, dragging the United States into a
Why I Am Against Software Patents (2010-03-25 19:03:23)
Redmonk: "I am against software patents because
it is not reasonable to expect that the current patent system, nor
even one designed to improve or replace it, will ever be able to
accurately determine what might be considered legitimately
Top 40 Web-Based Mobile Apps for Any Cell (2010-03-25 17:33:23)
Datamation: "Are you tired of digging the
Internet for mobile apps just to find that your particular phone
isn't supported? "
Linux Boot Camp: How Linux Boots (part 1) (2010-03-25 17:03:23)
Linux Planet: "Booting. Sometimes it seems like
it takes forever. What's the computer doing all that time? How do
you find out?"
Ordering Pizza in 2015 (2010-03-25 16:33:23)
ACLU: "Sir, your medical records show you have
high blood pressure and extremely high cholesterol."
Virtual PC Guide (2010-03-25 16:03:23)
Datamation: "A virtual PC, or a PC with desktop
virtualization software, is an end-user implementation of virtual
computing where a desktop application (rather than a server) is
used to emulate a PC."
Suddenly the native app is cool again (2010-03-25 14:03:37)
The Open Road: "If the future is cloud-based
applications, we still have a long way to go to realize that
vision. Ironically, we may actually be getting ever further away
from it even as the cloud assumes central importance in the
Am I really running Ubuntu? (2010-03-25 13:33:37)
My Thoughts: "Just because computers get more
powerful, have bigger disks and get more memory doesn’t
justify to bloat your software. "
There’s a Lot in the Dot: Filesystem Permissions and Pathnames (Part 1) (2010-03-25 12:03:37)
Linux Magazine: "Beginning with a brief tour of
the filesystem, we take you deep into the dot (.) of your directory
listing so you can get the most from your CLI."
Dealing with OOo's braindead context sensitive toolbars (2010-03-25 11:03:37)
Brendan Scott: "What happens with context
senstivity is that when OOo senses you are doing something which
might need a specific toolbar, it pops it up for you. Equally, if
it thinks you aren't it will remove that toolbar for you (how
Control Issues: Reviewing the Behringer BCF2000 and FCB1010 (2010-03-25 09:03:37)
Linux Journal: "This week we look at two
popular MIDI control devices for use with Linux sound & music
Those Pesky Migration Issues
Linux Journal: "I hate having to change. I do
not know a lot of people that really enjoy it, but there are just
certain aspects to change that bug me"
Recording an Interview with Skype using Audacity 1.3 (2010-03-25 00:03:37)
Packt: "In this article by Bethany Hiitola,
author of Getting started with Audacity 1.3, we will learn all the
details of using third-party internet telephony software such as
Skype to record telephone interviews. We will also cover how to set
up a timed recording."