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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 26, 2010

  • Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses (2010-04-26 23:02:34)
    The Register: "Google's roving Street View spycam may blur your face, but it's got your number. The Street View service is under fire in Germany for scanning private WLAN networks, and recording users' unique Mac (Media Access Control) addresses, as the car trundles along."

  • The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2010 (KDE) (2010-04-26 22:32:34)
    Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how you can set up a PCLinuxOS 2010 desktop (with KDE) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops."

  • The Alexandria Project, Chap. 15: The Alexandria Project Makes the Evening News (2010-04-26 21:02:34)
    Standards Blog: "Good evening. We begin tonight with the shocking story of how the U.S. Government has hidden the threat of global collapse from the American People."

  • Legalizing Linux DVD Playback: Why Bother? (2010-04-26 20:32:34)
    IT World: "DVD playback on Linux is still illegal in many places, but guess what? Users soon won't care."

  • Windows Malware: The Final Straw That Broke the Penguin's Back (2010-04-26 20:02:34)
    Tech Broiler: "It was simply a matter of time before Linux became my primary operating system. My most recent malware incident was the final straw that sent me into welcoming and safe haven of Ubuntu"

  • Minitube, a YouTube Desktop Client for Linux (2010-04-26 18:32:34)
    Tech Source: "Do you want to watch YouTube videos in High-definition format without opening a web browser or without having the need to install Flash Player? If yes, then let me introduce you to a simple but capable YouTube desktop client called Minitube."

  • Linux.com T-shirt Design Contest Finalists Announced (2010-04-26 18:02:34)
    Linux.com: "Since then, we've received more than 100 submissions and today, after some grueling decision-making, we are announcing the T-shirt design contest finalists! "

  • A Dozen GNOME Themes (2010-04-26 17:02:34)
    The Linux Box: "Now there are plenty of sites that have posted their top 10, top 16, top 25, even their top 50 themes for GNOME, but some how their lists always include the same designs over and over. The goal here is to look at some newer and/or forgotten theme..."

  • I have found an inheritance. (2010-04-26 16:32:34)
    Technology & Life Integration: "You may not know me as I received your attention from a browser link. This is very important so please continue reading. This letter has the possibility of changing your life. With your help we can realise that dream."

  • Counting down to Pengicon (2010-04-26 16:02:34)
    Dissociated Press: "It's only a few more days until Penguicon, North America's finest science fiction and open source software convention. I'm not only psyched to be attending, but I'm flattered beyond words to be one of this year's Guests of Honor"

  • Kraft 0.40 for KDE 4 Released (2010-04-26 15:02:34)
    openSUSE Lizards: "I am very happy to announce the new stable version 0.40 of the KDE office software Kraft. After eleven month of porting work, Kraft 0.40 is the first version which is based on the KDE 4 software platform."

  • Kiwi 3 Strikes Anti-Piracy Bill Receives Unanimous Support (2010-04-26 14:32:34)
    Torrent Freak: "The Copyright (Infringement File Sharing) Amendment Bill, which allows for large fines and six month Internet suspensions, has just received its first reading in Parliament, to unanimous support."

  • How to Color Gradient match photos in GIMP (2010-04-26 14:02:34)
    Scott Photographics: "A really simple concept and easy to achieve, however the results are great - Colour Gradient Match Photos. This technique can be useful for creating a mood in a photograph taken from another image."

  • Pleasant Surprises with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Release Candidate (2010-04-26 13:02:34)
    Jamie's Random Musings: "I've had a couple of very pleasant surprises with the Netbook Remix of the Lucid Release Candidate this weeendI"

  • Valve Pulls Its Unreleased Linux Client From Server (2010-04-26 12:02:34)
    Phoronix: "Unfortunately, as of today, Valve has pulled the index file from their server and the related bins_linux.zip and steam_linux.zip (or they have just been updated and due to the lack of the index file we don't know the new checksums)."

  • Hitler Rants Video About DMCA Takedowns Is Taken Down Itself (2010-04-26 11:02:34)
    Techdirt: ""Particularly ironic is the fact that the director of the movie enjoys the clips himself -- but of course, since the producer holds the copyright to the movie, the director has no real say in the matter."