Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 29, 2010
ZaReason Ships Ubuntu 10.04 Systems (2010-04-29 22:33:35)
WorksWithU: "Each time Canonical ships a new
Ubuntu release, Iâ€™m inclined to reach out to
two specific PC companies: ZaReason and System76. Both companies
focus intensely on Ubuntu netbooks, notebooks, PCs and
SCO: The Real Legal Argument Revealed (2010-04-29 22:03:35)
Help Desk: "I really don't understand why SCO
is still here."
Critics' Choice Review: HTC Incredible Dubbed 'Best Smartphone' (2010-04-29 20:03:35)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "If you have the
audacity to name your new smartphone Incredible, it had darn well
better live up to its name. Based on the reviews from CNET, LAPTOP
magazine, PC Magazine, and PC World, the new HTC Droid Incredible
does just that."
Firefox Mobile - Review (2010-04-29 19:03:35)
Thoughts on Technology: "I've been using
firefox as the primary browser on my N900 since just prior to it's
1.0 release, the following are my summations of what I think of
Mozilla's mobile browser."
CCIA Releases Economic Study Calculating Value of �Fair Use� (2010-04-29 18:03:35)
CCIA: "Industries that rely on fair use
exceptions to copyright law grew faster than the rest of the U.S.
economy from 2002 to 2007, expanded 5 percent and accounted for 23
percent of real economic growth, according to a new economic
Good and Bads of LXDE (2010-04-29 17:03:35)
A Doctor`s Linux Blog: "KDE4 has given much to
the computing world at the cost of its bloated composition. GNOME
is fast & flexible but mostly liked by hardcore conventional
Linux users. LXDE is a relatively new and highly adoptable free and
open source desktop environment."
What does this USE flag do? (2010-04-29 16:03:35)
Gentoo: "Today I ran world update and saw that
the kernel sources have a new USE flag: deblob. What does deblob
Why Mobile Patents are Such a Mess (2010-04-29 15:33:35)
Datamation: "Microsoft announced this week that
it has inked a deal with Taiwan-based High-Tech Computing (HTC).
Under the agreement, HTC will pay royalties to Microsoft for phones
that run Google's Android platform. Wait, what?"
Ubuntu 10.04 Hit By Major Bug; ISOs Now Being Re-Spun (2010-04-29 15:03:35)
Phoronix: "Rather than the Canonical crew and
Ubuntu developers around the world spending today celebrating the
release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, they are busy re-spinning some of the
ISOs due to a new "critical" bug."
gThumb: The Free Software IrfanView (2010-04-29 14:32:18)
InaTux: "Before recently my answer was always
"You can't use IrfanView, as it's only available for Windows, and
there isn't a good IrfanView equivalent for GNU/Linux." Well, I'm
happy to say as of version 2.11.3 that I can now tell people that
gThumb is as good as IrfanView, if not better."
How-To: Grep Tricks for Linux Users (2010-04-29 14:02:18)
IT World: "The first of these tricks allows you
to create a list of files that contain whatever string you are
looking for. It uses the -l (list just the file names, not the
matched content) option plus the -r option for recursing through
Using The Debian Alternatives System (2010-04-29 13:32:18)
segfault.in: "The Debian system has mechanism
to install somewhat overlapping programs peacefully using
update-alternatives(8). The Perl script update-alternatives
provides a way of ensuring that all the files associated with a
specified package are selected as a system default."
Why Ubuntu excites me more than Windows or Macintosh (2010-04-29 13:02:18)
Times Online: "When you ask it to do something,
and it thinks about it, and then it keeps thinking, and then you go
off and make a cup of tea, and it's still thinking, and you want to
headbutt the wall, again and again, until gets all smeared and red
and bloody and bits of your brain are raining down on to your
Get Slack! (2010-04-29 10:32:18)
Nocturnal Slacker: "The oldest Linux
distribution in existence is Slackware. It's about time that I
actually posted something about my favorite Linux distribution on
Tech trouble causing Computer Stress Syndrome: study (2010-04-29 03:02:18)
Yahoo News: "Crashing machines, slow boot
times, and agony dealing with technical support have Digital Age
people suffering from Computer Stress Syndrome, a study available
online Tuesday found."
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS adds business and ease-of-use tools (2010-04-29 00:02:18)
Computerworld: "The latest version of this
Linux OS is aimed straight at businesses looking for enterprise
tools and a simple interface."