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Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 01, 2011

  • Windows Live Mesh goes live without support for Linux (2011-03-01 22:32:13)
    Network World: "The more Microsoft chases me to other cloud tools and products, the less reason I have not to ditch Windows altogether"

  • Five ideas for escaping the Blu-Ray blues (2011-03-01 21:32:13)
    Free Software Magazine: "Some of us want to be able to release high-definition video (possibly even 3D) without evil copy protection schemes. I've been avoiding Blu-Ray as a consumer since it came out, mostly because Richard Stallman said it has an evil and oppressive DRM scheme. After my first serious investigation, I can confirm his opinion, and frankly, it's a pretty bleak situation."

  • Kajongg: True Mahjong at last (2011-03-01 20:32:13)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "I am not talking, you understand, about the matching game that masquerades as Mahjong. That is a game sometimes called Shanghai that uses Mahjong tiles, but has more in common with solitaire or patience than true Mahjong."

  • Dictators, Libya, and the Unreliable Internet (2011-03-01 20:02:13)
    Datamation: "The recent unfortunate doings in Libya have made an example of how the Internet works around problem areas. And it reminded me that if you are going to put your content in the hands of a dictator, it is nice to know whom you are dealing with."

  • Who Contributes the Most to LibreOffice? (2011-03-01 19:32:13)
    Linux Journal: "Cedric Bosdonnat has been tracking contributions to LibreOffice since its announced fork from OpenOffice.org. He uses Git Data Miner to gleen results from the main branch of LibreOffice Git repositories."

  • Frugalware 1.4 Nexon Review (2011-03-01 18:32:13)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "I've gotten a fair number of requests to look at Frugalware in the past so I decided to take a peek at Frugalware 1.4 (Nexon). Frugalware has always had a reputation for not being very accessible to newer Linux users or those who simply wanted an easy to use desktop version of Linux."

  • London Stock Exchange Woes not Linux's Fault (2011-03-01 16:32:13)
    ZDNet: "The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has had better times. First, it had reoccurring problems with its integration with large-stock market data players such as Thomson Reuters Eikon, Interactive Data, and Morningstar."

  • The Problem Isn't Email, It's Microsoft Exchange (2011-03-01 13:02:13)
    That Grumpy BSD Guy: "The takeaway: don't pretend your appointment book can handle your email. And don't blame the Internet for all the compatibility issues. The main problem is Microsoft Exchange."

  • What would you do with Open.org? (2011-03-01 11:02:13)
    IT World: "What would you do with Open.org? That was the question put forth by members of the Linux Fund organization last night during a Birds of a Feather session at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 9X)."

  • Geek Time with Jim Zemlin (2011-03-01 07:02:13)
    Open Source at Google: "Jim explains the role of the Linux Foundation in Linux kernel development, including the work of Linus Torvalds. (0:18)"

  • BATS Linux trading platform to replace Chi-X Instinet following acquisition (2011-03-01 05:02:13)
    Computerworld UK: "Chi-X acquisition leads to one Linux platform replacing another"

  • A look at Wolfer Linux 2 (2011-03-01 03:02:13)
    Distrowatch: "The Wolfer Linux distribution is developed by a small team who seem to be operating on two assumptions: one, that Ubuntu makes a good base from which to build a distro and, two, a good user interface can go a long way toward making a good product."

  • Portrait Photography in Linux - An Extensive Guide (2011-03-01 01:32:13)
    Tutorial Geek: "Right now Windows and Mac dominate the professional photography world. That does not mean though that Linux does not have the tools available for professional photography."

  • Foxit Reader 4.3.1 for Desktop Linux is Available Now! (2011-03-01 00:09:13)
    Raiden's Realm: "Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer for the Linux platform, with a new streamlined interface, user-customized toolbar, incredibly small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich features."