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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 31, 2010

  • Why have an Iphone if you can have a Bphone? Linux, rotating screen, Cool (2010-03-31 23:33:29)
    Handle With Linux: "available from chinagrabber.com this is the Bphone, a hybrid netbook/cellphone which features a rotating touch screen and a keyboard, beat that apple:"

  • The importance of Document Freedom Day explained by Microsoft (2010-03-31 23:03:29)
    Stop: "These are only a few of the many resources that you can use to understand how important DFD is for you, even if, personally, you don't care at all about computers. The rest of this page, instead, explains how even a job offer from one of the greatest enemies of Document Freedom, Microsoft, proves the same point."

  • An Easy and Inexpensive Quad-Core System for Debian or Ubuntu GNU/Linux (2010-03-31 22:03:29)
    Free Software Magazine: "My son’s hand-me-down motherboard recently gave up the ghost, and I decided that was a good excuse for an upgrade. Shopping around, I found that multi-core CPUs were finally in my price range, so I decided to build him a quad-core system."

  • NVIDIA Drops Xf86-video-nv Support: No Open Source for New Cards (2010-03-31 21:03:29)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Andy Ritger, NVIDIA manager responsible for the Linux graphics cards, as announced on the X.org mailing list that the graphics chip company will no longer develop the open source 2D video drivers for its chips. He recommends using the VESA X driver instead."

  • For Real XO Laptop Impact, We Need Infrastructure (2010-03-31 20:03:29)
    OLPC news: "I was in the Peace Corps in Cape Verde as an ICT volunteer from 2006 to 2008, and while I was there, the One Laptop Per Child project came on my radar and I became pretty enamored of the prospect of bringing some XOs to the country, or at least raising awareness of the idea within the government."

  • Groklaw: How One Person Can Do Big Deeds. Thanks PJ. (2010-03-31 18:03:29)
    Linux Today Blog: "The endless SCO saga is finally at an end, and justice has prevailed. But without Groklaw, would it have ended differently? "

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Released; RHEL 6 Coming Soon (2010-03-31 17:33:29)
    Serverwatch: "Red Hat is updating its flagship Linux server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to version 5.5 providing performance and feature improvements."

  • SCO, Novell: Grokking Where Credit is Due (2010-03-31 17:03:29)
    IT World: "The next thing that ruined SCO's plans? Groklaw."

  • Linux on Netbooks Reloads With Ubuntu-based Jolicloud (2010-03-31 16:03:29)
    Linux Planet: "Linux was a resounding failure on netbooks, so what makes this French start-up firm think it can succeed with an Ubuntu Linux derivative?"

  • Zotac MAG HD-ND01 Nettop review (2010-03-31 15:33:29)
    Linux User and Developer: "Like some of the alternative nettop computers we've reviewed over the past new months, the Zotac MAG can also attach to the VESA mount on the back of most monitors, meaning it takes up literally zero desk space."

  • 8 of the Best Free Linux Astrology Software (2010-03-31 15:03:29)
    Linux Links: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 top quality open source astrology applications. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone interested in intuitive perception."

  • Novell Wins! SCO Loses! (2010-03-31 14:33:29)
    Computerworld: "Yes, it's true. After just more than 7-years of SCO lawsuits, SCO has lost its last real chance of causing Linux and the companies that support it-IBM; Novell, and Red Hat--any real trouble."

  • Pass-It-On Awards Program (2010-03-31 14:03:29)
    Anita Borg Institute: "The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of technical women helping one another."

  • Easy Samba Setup (2010-03-31 12:33:29)
    Linux.com: "This time around I'll focus more on Samba and how it is installed and configured to allow for the sharing of files and folders. For this article, we will look at the smb.conf configuration file and how it is set up and how to create new shares and even share printers."

  • What's your school project? An alternative to Microsoft Windows! (2010-03-31 09:03:29)
    Stop: "Andrea and Stefano chose this project to prove what Free Software can do for education and to fight an unpleasant, but unfortunately very common situation in italian schools and Universities."

  • Go Ahead, Play with Your Food (2010-03-31 07:03:29)
    The Tyee: "It's an unusual Friday night at Grinder, a small coffee shop in Toronto. There's an alien in someone's cup, hearts in another and someone else sees their face in their mug."

  • Using smartctl to get SMART status information on your hard drives (2010-03-31 05:03:00)
    Tech Republic: "Vincent Danen has some tips for using the smartmontools package to obtain important information about the health of your hard drives that could provide early warning signs of problems."