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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 24, 2011

  • Totem Plugin Gives Linux Users Apple's AirPlay (2011-01-24 23:04:33)
    iSmashPhone: "Linux users can now beam AirPlay content from their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to their PC via a plugin for Totem media player."

  • Classifying Linux Distributions (2011-01-24 22:34:33)
    Linux Operating System: "This are distributions for newbies, or Linux newcomers as well as for users who do not have too much time to tweak and configure their PCs."

  • Mepis Goes to 11 (2011-01-24 21:34:33)
    Linux Magazine: "It's not the best-known distribution, but Mepis still has its fans. The Debian-based distro is getting very close to its final 11 release. With a major version bump (last release was 8.5) Mepis 11 has a lot to live up to."

  • How To Create Speech Bubbles For Screenshots In GIMP (2011-01-24 20:34:33)
    MakeUseOf: "Previously we have looked at some tutorials for anyone, new or advanced, to try his/her hand at creating artwork in GIMP because it CAN accomplish phenomenal works, especially in conjunction with other open-source software."

  • In Praise of Clonezilla (2011-01-24 20:04:33)
    ZDNet: "To really understand this article, you have to understand how things work around our house. It's pretty simple - I am forbidden, under penalty of grievous bodily harm, from touching my partner's computer unless I am specifically asked to do so"

  • 3 Photo collage programs on Linux (2011-01-24 19:04:33)
    Linuxaria: "It happens every now and then you have a set of photos and you want to do with them a background image with a collage of them, or perhaps a mosaic, it's possible in Linux?"

  • How Not to Get Snookered by Claims of "Proof" of Copyright Infringement (2011-01-24 18:34:33)
    Groklaw: "I guess you heard that Florian Mueller is at it again. He made strong claims of a smoking gun regarding alleged copyright infringement of Oracle files by Google. Well, in the cold light of day, some of the media who printed it without fact checking are now awakening to the news that the news wasn't as reliable or unchallengeable as they assumed."

  • Sabayon 5.4 KDE - More mature, less fun - and buggy (2011-01-24 15:34:33)
    Dedoimedo: "Sabayon is no stranger to Dedoimedo. 'Tis a weird beast, this Sabayon. A Linux distribution based on Gentoo, so you might expect all kinds of perils and troubles. But no, it actually manages to be quite reasonable, if not as perky as the top notch candidates."

  • Intel Core i5 2500K Linux Performance (2011-01-24 14:34:33)
    Phoronix: "Earlier this month Intel released their first "Sandy Bridge" processors to much excitement. However, for Linux users seeking to utilize the next-generation Intel HD graphics found on these new CPUs, it meant problems."

  • Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice (2011-01-24 13:04:33)
    ZDNet: "The Ubuntu developers met last week in Dallas to make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution's features and decided to use LibreOffice for its office suite."

  • Latvia: ODF acceptance mandatory (2011-01-24 11:04:33)
    The H Open: "Last Wednesday, Simon Phipps, former open source evangelist at Sun, reported on his blog, on a presentation he had given at a conference in Latvia concerning the Open Document Format (ODF)."