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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 27, 2010

  • Fenec Mobile Browser Lands on Android and Nokia N900 (Aug 27, 2010, 23:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "The Mozilla Project announced the alpha release of Fennec, the mobile version of their popular Firefox browser, for Android smartphones and the Nokia N900."

  • Online collaboration with Feng Office - the ultimate alternative to OpenOffice.o (Aug 27, 2010, 22:04)
    Linux User and Developer: "Feng still allows you to create text documents online, but that's just a small part of running projects, taking notes, tracking tasks, passing milestones, keeping contact with your organisation and perusing reports of how the projects are progressing."

  • 15 (More) Awesome Conky Configurations (Aug 27, 2010, 21:04)
    Tech Source: "Now, here is another list of some of the most excellent and unique conky configurations that you could freely use. Enjoy!"

  • Ubuntu 10.10 Gets New Default Wallpaper Collection, Upgraded Light Themes (Aug 27, 2010, 19:04)
    Tech Drive-in: "Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' keeps changing. The latest updates include a brand new default wallpaper which I think looks horrible."

  • Tech Comics: "Technology and Social Life" (Aug 27, 2010, 17:34)
    Tech Comics: "Every once in a great deal, we need to turn off our devices and talk to one another. Sort of."

  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 8 � Puppy 5.10 (WOW) (Aug 27, 2010, 17:04)
    Tech: "Far be it for me to give too much away too early, but the title of today's entry has the WOW attached for a reason. I reviewed Puppy about a month ago, and thoroughly blasted it. That was Puppy 5.01."

  • Debian at 17: As Important as Ever (Aug 27, 2010, 15:34)
    Linux Magazine: "It's hard to believe that Debian has 17 years under its belt, but the project celebrated its 17th birthday on August 16. Though Debian may not be quite as well hyped as other distros, it's still one of the most important FOSS projects around."

  • 5 of the Best Free Linux Screen Capture Tools (Aug 27, 2010, 14:34)
    LinuxLinks: "Now, let's explore the 5 screen capture tools at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to relevant resources and reviews."

  • Making Ubuntu look like Windows 7 (Aug 27, 2010, 13:34)
    LinuxTrends: "Although it won't help Linux run Windows-specific software applications, this easy hack produces an Ubuntu desktop that looks and feels a lot like Windows 7."

  • Netbook's first with dual-core Atom (Aug 27, 2010, 13:04)
    LinuxDevices: "Asus announced a netbook that not only includes Intel's dual-core Atom N550, but also offers USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0. The Eee PC 1015PEM provides up to 13 hours of battery life, running either Windows 7 Starter Edition or the Linux-based "Express Gate" operating environment"

  • Review: ZaReason Verix Laptop (Aug 27, 2010, 10:34) "One of the challenges of being a Linux desktop user is the difficulty in finding systems that ship with Linux pre-installed."

  • Review of Qimo: Linux for Kids (Aug 27, 2010, 09:04)
    MakeTechEasier: "We've talked about Linux software for kids a few times here at MakeTechEasier, but so far we've never actually sat down to take a closer look at whole distributions intended for children."

  • Makers of Pianoteq Talk Piano Modeling, Developing for Linux (Aug 27, 2010, 07:34)
    Create Digital Music: "Pianoteq, which runs as do its rivals on Mac and Windows, is also unusual in providing support for the Linux operating system – something some developers have claimed isn't practical with commercial music software."

  • What Will Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like? (Aug 27, 2010, 04:34)
    PC World: "When Canonical broke the news recently that Ubuntu 10.10 will include uTouch 1.0, a multitouch and gesture stack, it caused a flurry of excitement about the Linux release's potential for use in tablets."

  • Configuring Conky The (Very) Easy Way (Aug 27, 2010, 03:04)
    MakeTechEasier: "Conky, the amazingly versatile and useful Linux desktop application, has a bit of a reputation. It's clearly a great app, but getting it configured can be a serious pain."