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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 01, 2011

  • User Revolts (2011-02-01 23:02:32)
    Off the Beat: "Why are newer versions of free software being rejected by significant numbers of users? Three years after the KDE 4 series began, some users continue to reject it, either preferring KDE 3 or looking for alternatives."

  • 50 Android Apps to Inform, Monitor and Manage (2011-02-01 22:32:32)
    Datamation: "With the right apps, your Android phone can become an incredibly versatile tool. It can call up useful information in moments at the touch of a finger, track and monitor all manner of information and events, and help you manage that information."

  • Use OfflineIMAP to Sync Email on the Go (2011-02-01 20:02:32)
    ServerWatch: "Mail is the lifeblood of system administrators. Having a great, not good, mail system in place is key to being productive in many cases. If you can escape the corporate horror of Microsoft Outlook and use a more capable client like Mutt, you can be much more productive."

  • Where 3 times 3 is 8. (2011-02-01 18:32:32)
    Linux Operating System: "Do you use Linux? Have you ever heard of OpenOffice.org? If you answered "yes" to first question and "no" to second, you are really rare individual! That is because OpenOffice.org (OOo) is one of the first software packages installed in Linux."

  • The Linux Desktop Came on Little Cat Feet (2011-02-01 17:32:32)
    LinuxInsider: "Somehow, some way, the year 2010 may have finally been the year of the Linux desktop -- but no one noticed. Maybe no one needed to."

  • 35 Great Open Web Games (2011-02-01 17:02:32)
    Linuxaria: "Game On 2010 is Mozilla Labs' first international gaming competition. Game On is all about games built, delivered and played on the open Web and the browser."

  • Last of the IPv4 Addresses Allocated (2011-02-01 16:32:32)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "IPv4 is dead. Long Live IPv6."

  • Sourceforge Attack: Full Report (2011-02-01 15:32:32)
    Sourceforge: "As we've previously announced, SourceForge.net has been the target of a directed attack. We have completed the first round of analysis, and have a much more solid picture of what happened, the extent of the impact, our plan to reduce future risk of attack."

  • Click a Link - We Get Money....Maybe. (2011-02-01 15:05:11)
    Blog of Helios: "We just need you to click a "like" button."

  • Want to learn how to program on Android? (2011-02-01 15:02:32)
    ZDNet: "Tomorrow, February 1st, the Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, will be announcing six new training courses dedicated to the development of Linux-based mobile operating systems Android and MeeGo."

  • Record your terminal with Script (2011-02-01 14:02:32)
    Linuxaria: "tuxThe script command is part of the util-linux-ng package and so should be available already installed in any distribution, or you should be able to easily add it."

  • AMD-powered motherboards ready to take your money (2011-02-01 12:02:32)
    LinuxDevices: "Acrosser announced two Linux-ready AMD-powered motherboards designed for slot machines and other gaming devices."

  • Review: Sabayon 5.5 KDE (2011-02-01 10:02:32)
    Das U-blog: "If you are a regular reader of this blog, Sabayon needs no introduction. Suffice it to say that version 5.5 has been released, and as has become tradition for me (so to speak), I am testing the KDE version of this new release."

  • Sony announces NGP (aka PSP2) and talks Playstation gaming on Android (2011-02-01 08:02:32)
    IT World: "It was quite a day for Sony portable fans. Earlier today (well, technically yesterday) Engadget posted about some hands-on experience with the Xperia Play, aka the Playstation Phone."

  • How to save your Linux screen space (2011-02-01 06:02:32)
    Techradar: "Tutorial: Tiling window managers can boost productivity"

  • Hotz Will Ask Judge to Reconsider TRO Order (2011-02-01 04:02:32)
    Groklaw: " Wired's David Kravetz reports that George Hotz's lawyers plan to ask US District Court Judge Susan Illiston to reconsider her recent temporary restraining order and the requirement to surrender all his computers and peripherals and retrieve from the Internet any information he put there..."

  • GNOME 3 Test Day #1: Come try the new hotness (2011-02-01 00:02:32)
    AdamW on Linux and more: "This is a great opportunity to help both GNOME and Fedora development and help make sure you can work effectively in GNOME 3 when it lands on your desktop."