Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 21, 2010
ACTA Draft Text Released: (Nearly) Same As It Ever Was (2010-04-21 23:03:16)
Michael Geist: "Public pressure has helped make
ACTA marginally better, but the release of text confirms many of
the fears regarding the substance of the treaty."
Multitouch Trackpad Gestures coming to Linux (2010-04-21 22:33:16)
IT World: "Synaptics announced today the
extension of its Gesture Suite to several Linux operating systems,
which means that you can now zoom, flick, rotate, and ChiralScroll
to your heart's content on your Linux box."
Your mail merging options with Thunderbird (2010-04-21 22:03:16)
Worldlabel: "If you use the open source Mozilla
Thunderbird email client, you're probably familiar with its
powerful address book features: import and export, online status
information for your friends, even synchronization. But one thing
that's not so obvious is how to do a mail merge to your address
Twenty Computers in Twenty Days (2010-04-21 19:33:16)
Blog of Helios: "A dry spell, whether it's a
true lack of rain or more metaphorically, a slowdown in business,
can be a reason for concern. We've pretty much exhausted our
computer stock and there hasn't been much to do lately for The
Canonical CTO Matt Zimmerman Speaks (2010-04-21 17:03:16)
Daniweb: "There are some secret goings on in
the mill at Canonical that he didn't tell us about but I can read
between the lines."
Build Your Own Sabayon Linux with Sabayon CoreCD 5.2 (2010-04-21 16:33:16)
Softpedia: "This minimalistic operating system
is created for advanced users who want to build a customized
installation of Sabayon Linux. It can also be used for USB
Installing Speed Dreams 1.4.0 RC1 On Ubuntu 9.10 (2010-04-21 16:03:16)
Howtoforge: "Speed Dreams is is a free, 3d
cross-platform, open source motorsport simulation and racing game,
released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This guide
shows how to install it on an Ubuntu 9.10 desktop."
ACTA arrives (still bad, but a tiny bit better) (2010-04-21 14:33:16)
ars Technica: "How will ACTA be used? Probably
in the same way that the DMCA has been used: as a worldwide stick
to beat through a US-centric version of copyright and IP law."
PCLinuxOS 2010 (KDE) Review (2010-04-21 14:03:16)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "The last time I looked
at PCLinuxOS was back in 2009 when I was working full-time for
ExtremeTech. There's a new release out and it's a good time for a
review of it here on DLR."
Rogue admin waits for verdict (2010-04-21 13:33:16)
The Register: "San Francisco's rogue sysadmin
Terry Childs, who refused to reveal passwords when he was sacked,
could learn his fate later today."
Linux Credit Card
Linux Foundation: "The Linux Foundation is
pleased to offer a platinum rewards Linux credit card for those who
want to support the Linux Foundation's activities while expressing
their commitment to Linux."
Tiny DIY PC gets smaller, more powerful (2010-04-21 12:33:16)
Linux Devices: "The Linux-ready Artigo A1100
has a 1.3GHz Via Nano processor, accepts 2GB of RAM, sports HDMI
and VGA video outputs, and has five USB ports, the company
KahelOS 050110 Review and Screenshots (2010-04-21 12:03:16)
Begin Linux: "I was excited to try the
Arch-based KahelOS on my Dell desktop for several reasons. Just
like Arch, KahelOS is on a rolling release schedule and uses Pacman
package manager. Also, this version of KahelOS uses Gnome
Wil Wheaton Prime uses Linux to bring you Evil Wil Wheaton sitting in Sheldon's spot (2010-04-21 11:03:16)
WWdN: In Exile: "It's taken me this long to
share it, because shortly after I upgraded my Macs to Snow Leopard,
all of my Macs and my HP scanner stopped talking to each
Sending Email with Netcat (2010-04-21 09:03:16)
Linux Journal: "Is it possible to send an email
from a host that has no email client software installed? As long as
you have netcat, of course it is!"
Howto Install Ubuntu Lucid Themes(Radiance/Ambiance) in Ubuntu Karmic,Jaunty (2010-04-21 03:03:16)
Tech Drive In: "Here is a step by step howto on
installing these new Radiance and Ambiance themes in Ubuntu Karmic,