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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 28, 2010

  • How To Solve Corrupted Recorded OGV Videos in Ubuntu Lucid (2010-06-28 23:34:35)
    Google Buzz: "Thankfully there is a way to make your corrupted video perfect again."

  • Top 15 Android Business Apps (2010-06-28 22:34:35)
    CIO Update: "I recently asked a Google spokesperson about how Android stacks up in the enterprise. She insisted that the Android is a consumer device – for now."

  • KidZui Internet For Kids Firefox Extension Works Like a Charm in Linux (2010-06-28 22:04:35)
    Tech Drive-in: "KidZui turns Firefox into fun, kid-safe browser and online playground for kids in the age group 3-12, with over a million kids games, YouTube videos, and websites. Or in other words, KidZui Firefox extension turns Firefox into a place where your kids would love to be."

  • What Did Microsoft Know About SCO's Plans and When Did It Know It? (2010-06-28 21:04:35)
    Groklaw: "What did Microsoft know about SCO's plan to attack Linux, and when did it know it? And was it a force behind it? We've long wondered."

  • Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies (2010-06-28 19:34:35)
    Datamation: "Debian and Ubuntu are distributions that lend themselves naturally to comparison. Not only is Ubuntu a continuing fork of Debian, but many of its developers also work on Debian."

  • Bilski loses, but the patent madness continues (2010-06-28 19:04:35)
    Cyber Cynic: "Once upon a time, the U.S. patent system served a useful purpose. It was meant to encourage inventors and innovation. Ha! Boy, was that a long time ago."

  • The Alexandria Project, Chapter 23: Sarin? You Thought I Said Sarin? (2010-06-28 18:34:35)
    Standards Blog: "General Chan Bok-choy, ranking general of the Peoples Army of North Korea, was walking across a broad plaza at the side of the President of the Supreme People's Assembly."

  • A closer look at Microsoft's morale-boosting numbers (2010-06-28 18:04:35)
    Guardian: "The company's head of PR has put out a fist-pumping set of figures to reassure its staff. But he seems to have left some analysis out. Never mind - we've put it in."

  • Microsoft Comms Head Smacks Back by the Numbers (2010-06-28 17:34:35)
    All Things Digital: "After what he considered weeks of unfair press coverage and running down of Microsoft (MSFT), the software giant's Corporate VP of Corporate Communications, Frank Shaw, posted a pugnacious corporate blog entry today that trotted out some impressive numbers about Microsoft's business."

  • HP Linux Netbook (2010-06-28 17:04:35)
    Handle With Linux: "This is the HP Mini 100e, a netbook which looks are fully customizable. There's an option for SUSE Linux as the operating system. It's nice to see something different in operating system options, too bad the other 2 options are windows versions (XP and 7)"

  • Here's Bilski: It's Affirmed, But . . .No Decision on Software Patentability (2010-06-28 15:34:35)
    Groklaw: "Here's the US Supreme Court's opinion [PDF] in Bilski v. Kappos, at last. The lower court's decision is affirmed, and so no patent for Bilski. However, business methods are not found totally ineligible for patents, just this one."

  • GIMP 2.6.9 Available for Linux..sort of (2010-06-28 15:04:35)
    A Million Chimpanzees: "I know that GIMP 2.7.0 is the next stable version to be released and understood that it wasn't going to become available until the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011. What's GIMP 2.6.9 have to offer?"

  • KDE SC 4.5 RC1- The (well) hidden features (2010-06-28 14:34:35)
    everyday linux how2s: "So what are these other "hidden" features referred to in the post title? – apart of course for the oxygen settings dialog. Well, they're the features that the KDE SC 4.x series have been built on, but seem to have no, or very little visibility in KDE SC 4.x."

  • 9 Top Alternative Linux Music Players (2010-06-28 14:04:35)
    Linux Links: "For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews."

  • Docky - Probably The Best Dock Application I have Ever Used in Ubuntu (2010-06-28 13:34:35)
    Tech Drive-in: "Docky is an awesome dock application for Ubuntu/Linux. Docky started off as a simple theme for Gnome DO, another popular dock application, and later own became a dock application on its own"

  • The fall and rise of Mandriva Linux (2010-06-28 13:04:35)
    IT Pro: "It looks like Mandriva, the Paris based Linux company, continues to be a fig leaf away from financial breakdown."

  • Senate 'Internet Kill Switch' Bill Moves Forward (2010-06-28 08:04:35)
    PC Mag: "A Senate committee on Thursday approved a cyber-security bill that has prompted concern about a presidential "Internet kill switch.""