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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 book contacts."

  • 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 HeliOS Project."

  • 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 installations!"

  • 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 (2010-04-21 13:03:16)
    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 says."

  • 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 2.30.0."

  • 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 other."

  • 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, Jaunty."