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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 24, 2009

  • Editor's Note: We Put the "No" In Innovation! (Apr 24, 2009, 23:02)
    A good general rule of marketing is "The more noise they make, the less they have to crow about." Who makes the most noise about "innovation"? I bet you can guess....

  • Acer Ubuntu nettop to get quiet storage switch (Apr 24, 2009, 22:32)
    Register Hardware: "Acer's Nvidia Ion-based micro desktop PC, Revo, will go on sale in the UK on 5 May, with Ubuntu Linux among the available operating systems."

  • Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope overview and screenshots (Apr 24, 2009, 22:02)
    Tux Arena: "In this article I'll overview Kubuntu 9.04, which comes with KDE 4.2.2, bleeding-edge software like OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 and Amarok 2.0.2."

  • No distro-hopping for me these days (Apr 24, 2009, 21:02)
    Click: "I've been writing updates in my print column of the things I've bought/used/discarded/loved/hated over the past year, and that got me thinking: I got started with Linux in early 2007 and used many a distro on the machines available to me. But for the last six months, I've pretty much stuck with the same OSes on the same machines."

  • Google Chrome updated for IE tab security issue (Apr 24, 2009, 20:32)
    Netstat -vat: "Google today updated its stable version of the Chrome browser to version 1.0.154.58 to fix a serious security issue. The 'funny' thing is the issue is triggered by Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser."

  • Download Ubuntu Installation Guide and Cheatsheet Now (Apr 24, 2009, 20:02)
    MakeTechEasier: "For those who have difficulties installing or migrating to Ubuntu, we thought this would be a good time to bring a nice little cheat sheet/installation guide for all MakeTechEasier readers."

  • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: New Features in Postgres 8.4 (Apr 24, 2009, 19:32)
    Linux Magazine: "Looking for a mature, open source database that's not owned by Oracle? Whether you're already a fan or are looking for alternatives, now might be a good time to take a look PostgreSQL."

  • Hands on: Running Windows 7 on a netbook (Apr 24, 2009, 18:32)
    Computerworld: "I then ran videos I placed on the SSD. Windows 7 was knocked out after not quite two hours of use. XP made it to just over two and a half hours, while Ubuntu was still playing video at the three-hour mark."

  • Sun In-House Lawyers, Polish Your Resumes ASAP (Apr 24, 2009, 18:02)
    Law.com: "No one at Oracle is talking about what it will do with the lawyers it acquires when it devours Sun Microsystems like a $7.38 billion snack. But if Oracle's past repasts are any indication, many of them will be looking for jobs elsewhere."

  • BIND 10 starts development (Apr 24, 2009, 17:32)
    The H Open: "The Internet Systems Consortium has announced that it has received enough support from sponsors to launch the BIND 10 project, to create a replacement name server for BIND 9. BIND 9 began its development in 1998 and is the most widely used DNS server software on the Internet."

  • Ubuntu as slick as Win7, Mac OS X (Apr 24, 2009, 17:02)
    ZDNet AU: "Here's what the official press release won't tell you about Ubuntu 9.04, which formally hit the streets overnight: its designers have polished the hell out of its user interface since the last release in October."

  • Available Now: New Fedora 10 Re-Spins (Apr 24, 2009, 16:32)
    Softpedia: "The Fedora Unity Project recently announced the immediate availability of a new set of Re-Spins for the Fedora 10 Linux distribution. The new ISOs, based on the official Fedora 10 (Sulphur) installation media, include all the updates released until the 14th of April and are available in a stable state for the i386 and x86_64 architectures."

  • The Digital Book Drive's Left-Behinds (Apr 24, 2009, 16:32)
    LinuxInsider: "The quest to turn the pages of every last book on the planet into data -- redundantly stored and universally accessible -- sounds noble enough. However, technological issues stand in the way. Not the least of them is the problem of deciding on a universal format for the world's digital library."

  • A Day to Remember: 23 April, 2009 (Apr 24, 2009, 16:02)
    Open Enterprise: "Yesterday was a day to remember -- and not just because it was Shakespeare's birthday. Yesterday saw the release of Jaunty Jackalope -- version 9.04 of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distro."

  • Why the XO-1.5 will also be a challenge for Sugar Labs (Apr 24, 2009, 15:02)
    One Laptop Per Child News: "Earlier this week I discussed some of the challenges that OLPC faces with regard to the announcement of the XO-1.5. However I believe that Sugar Labs will also have to deal with some interesting challenges as result of this announcement."

  • Linux Distribution Logos - An Interesting Collection (Apr 24, 2009, 14:32)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "I came upon this random collection of Linux logos on Tech Source From Bohol and thought it would be interesting to share. Most of these are just visually interesting."

  • 15 Beautiful Ubuntu GDM Themes (Apr 24, 2009, 13:32)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "GDM or GNOME Display Manager will easily allow users to fully customize the login screen theme without having to use the command line."

  • Long-haul radio offers open Linux platform (Apr 24, 2009, 12:32)
    LinuxDevices: "Satel announced a "smart radio modem" for long-distance industrial radio communications networks, combining TCP/IP functionality with a Linux development platform. The Satellar Digital System is based on an ARM9 processor, offers a modular design, and has a range of over 10 to 20 kilometers, says Satel."

  • Coolest Firefox About:Config Tricks (Apr 24, 2009, 07:32)
    Debaira: "The about:config page contains most (if not, all) of Firefox configuration options. It is so far the most effective, and the most powerful way to tweak and enhance your Firefox performance. Here are 28 of the popular tweaks."

  • Xorg 1.5 - a step in the right direction (Apr 24, 2009, 06:02)
    Nothing Fancy: "Interestingly enough, I recently upgraded to xorg-server 1.5 from 1.3. I removed my xorg file, and it works passably."

  • The road to Jaunty: a look back at Ubuntu's history (Apr 24, 2009, 03:02)
    Tux Radar: "People have been saying for a long time that there are too many Linux distros, and yet that didn't stop Mark Shuttleworth from launching Ubuntu in the crowded Debian spin-off market five years ago. What made Ubuntu succeed where Libranet, Corel Linux, Storm Linux and others had failed?"

  • Midgard2 9.03.0RC2 released (Apr 24, 2009, 01:32)
    The Midgard Project Midgard: "The Midgard Project has released the second Release Candidate of Midgard2 9.03 "Vinland" - the new generation of the Midgard content repository."