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
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
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
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)."