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
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
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
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
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
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
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."