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
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
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
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
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
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."