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
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
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
Linux on Netbooks Reloads With Ubuntu-based Jolicloud
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
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
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."