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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 27, 2011

  • 1.8-inch hard disks offer more room, smaller footprint (2011-01-27 23:33:35)
    LinuxDevices: "Toshiba announced three new 1.8-inch hard disk drives intended to save space in embedded applications. Featuring special connectors and a footprint that's ten percent smaller than before, the three MK2x39GSL drives are available in capacities of 160GB, 200GB, and 220GB"

  • Scan Tailor: A Fussy Yet Effective Scan Scrubber (2011-01-27 22:33:35)
    LinuxInsider: "It seems that no matter how many times you wipe down the glass on a scanner, the resulting image still has specs, flecks and imperfections galore."

  • Five things I love about LibreOffice 3.3 (2011-01-27 22:03:35)
    Network World: "The 3.3 release isn't a huge leap away from OpenOffice.org, but it does have some features that make it worth the switch. There's a long list of new features for the 3.3 release, but a couple stand out above the rest for me."

  • LG shows Android's low-end smartphone promis (2011-01-27 21:33:35)
    ZDNet: "My test of an LG Optimus One smartphone began inauspiciously with a combination of consternation and revulsion at its keyboard. But after two months using it as my primary phone, I wound up with a much more favorable impression of it and the prospects for Android on lower-end phones."

  • UK Police Nab 5 Members of 'Anonymous' Pro-WikiLeaks Hacker Ring (2011-01-27 21:03:35)
    eSecurity Planet: "British authorities have arrest five suspects allegedly connected to the hacking group "Anonymous," a loosely organized network that most recently grabbed headlines for bringing denial-of-service attacks against companies that severed ties with WikiLeaks."

  • WebM vs. H.264: Google Bets Big on Itself (2011-01-27 20:33:35)
    Linux Insider: "Chrome will soon turn its back on the H.264 codec in favor of Google's own WebM technology. It's risky to ditch a working standard such as H.264 for one under development, but there are potential benefits for both Google and anyone now paying licensing fees."

  • OpenOffice.org 3.3 Released to Deaf Ears (2011-01-27 19:03:35)
    OStatic: "One day after the announcement of LibreOffice 3.3, Oracle released the free version of OpenOffice.org. Perhaps it was due to the lack of fanfare, but it seems this release was met with a collective indifference."

  • Privacy Superhero Reveals Her Plan (2011-01-27 18:33:35)
    The Tyee: "By virtually every measure, 2010 was a remarkably successful year for Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. Riding the wave of high profile investigations into the privacy practices of Internet giants Facebook and Google"

  • Samsung Unveils 4 New Galaxy Android Smartphones (2011-01-27 18:17:35)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "Samsung today announced four new smartphones from its Galaxy line as the electronics giant looks to capitalize on consumers' infatuation with Android-powered devices in markets far and wide."

  • LCA 2011: Students espouse the virtues of FOSS (2011-01-27 18:03:35)
    IT Wire: "Shane Geddes and his mates from the Albany High School in Auckland - the first school in New Zealand that uses only free and open source software - were back at the Australian national Linux conference in Brisbane today."

  • Ten More ERP Trends: Open Source and Pricing Pressures (2011-01-27 16:03:35)
    eCRM Guide: "Last month, eCRM Guide wrote an article on the top ERP trends. As it turns out, there's a lot more going on in this vibrant $20 billion market than could be squeezed into one article. So here are 10 more major trends in enterprise resource planning (ERP)."

  • Should We Abolish User Access to rm? (2011-01-27 15:03:35)
    Linux Magazine: "A wild idea I've heard to solve the problem is getting rid of user access to the rm command. Is this truly a crazy idea?"

  • Proprietary Linux software: A big dilemma for many Linux users (2011-01-27 14:33:35)
    TechRadar: "Jack Wallen re-visits a very touchy topic among Linux users - open vs. closed source. It's always been a hot debate and he wants to know the opinion of the TechRepublic community."

  • LCA 2011: Travelling far and wide to spread the Debian gospel (2011-01-27 13:33:35)
    IT Wire: "It's a long way from the cold boulevards of Paris to the searing heat of Brisbane but Stefano Zacchiroli has spent the 20-odd hours needed to make the trip because he wants to tell people in the FOSS community about the vital role that the Debian GNU/Linux Project still has to play."

  • LinuxFest Northwest 2011: Calls for Exhibits and Presentations (2011-01-27 10:33:35)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "LinuxFest Northwest, which will be held in Bellingham, Washington from April 30 through May 1, is calling for exhibit and presentation proposals."

  • The World IPv6 Day (2011-01-27 09:03:35)
    Distrowatch: "June 8, 2011 has been declared World IPv6 Day. The event, being led by Google, will see a handful of the Internet's large websites enable Internet Protocol version 6."

  • House Panel Presses for ISP Data Retention Mandate (2011-01-27 07:33:35)
    Datamation: "Members of a House Judiciary subcommittee on crime Tuesday expressed bipartisan support for new rules that would direct Internet service providers to retain information about their users for a set period of time"

  • The Audacity of Carla Schroder (2011-01-27 06:03:35)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "In this exclusive Linux Pro Magazine interview, tell-it-like-it-is, Linux Today editor Carla Schroder talks about her latest book, The Book of Audacity , shares facts about herself you won't find anywhere else, a peek into her current projects, and offers advice for women on making their own paths, encouraging children, and more."

  • Buh Bye SkylineCowboy.com - "This Site Has Been Suspended" (2011-01-27 04:33:35)
    Groklaw: "This is for historians, in case any of them wonder who was behind the scurrilous smear campaign that showed up on SkylineCowboy.com: if you visit today, you get redirected to a WebHost4Life message that says the site has been "suspended". I guess somebody didn't pay his bills."

  • Bodhi Linux Review - Incredibly Good, Lightweight, Very Minimal Ubuntu Derivative (2011-01-27 03:03:35)
    Tech Drive-in: "Bodhi Linux is NOT yet another Ubuntu based Linux distro. Bodhi Linux is among a very few number of Ubuntu based distros that run Enlightenment(E17) window manager instead of the popular alternatives like GNOME or KDE."

  • All-in-one PC offers Core 2 Quad CPU (2011-01-27 01:33:35)
    LinuxDevices: "Cybernet has released a Linux-ready all-in-one PC that supports Intel Core processors up to and including a Core 2 Quad."

  • Linux is a win-win for education (2011-01-27 00:03:35)
    ZDNet: "Articles on the use of Linux for educational purposes have come up frequently, some focus on the use of Linux in educational institutions. Often times, these institutions are looking to save as much money as possible, and using Linux can be a good option for just that reason."