Infrastructure Linux News for May 22, 2009
Linux.com - Just Another News Site? (May 22, 2009, 22:32)
IT News Today: "Even though it was a shock, and
many nice people were laid off, I supported the Linux Foundation
taking over Linux.com, and who better to control it than the
foundation itself? However, it looks like the new Linux.com may let
A+ for Dell's new Ubuntu Linux netbook (May 22, 2009, 22:02)
CyberCynic: "I was lucky enough to have a
friend at Dell who let me play with Dell's new Latitude 2100-N for
a few hours. After he chased me down, he pried it out of my
fingers. I didn't want to give it up. This is one nice Ubuntu
Top 5 Linux Webcam Software (May 22, 2009, 21:02)
Bright Hub: "To use your webcam in Linux the
way you want, from applying special effects to home surveillance,
requires webcam software that delivers on your specific
requirements. Here we discuss some of the common and creative uses
of your Linux webcam and the applications that support their
OCZ Vertex SATA 2.0 60GB SSD Linux Review (May 22, 2009, 19:32)
Phoronix: "Earlier this year we provided Linux
SSD benchmarks using an OCZ Core Series V2 SSD, but introduced just
recently has been the OCZ Vertex SSD series, which we happen to be
reviewing today. The OCZ Vertex SSDs go up to 256GB in size and
offers 64MB of onboard cache, RAID support, and is rated for 1.5
million hours MTBF."
Eco Gadgets: iUnika debuts GYY a low-cost solar-powered netbook (May 22, 2009, 14:32)
Ecofriend: "The netbook weighs only 700gm and
carries a 400MHz processor running the GNU/Linux operating
EarCandy 0.4 rules ! (smart PulseAudio volume manager) (May 22, 2009, 14:02)
Always Right: "EarCandy is a PulseAudio volume
manager, but a smart one It will automatically mute your music when
a Movie or a YouTube video starts. And will mute the video when a
Skype call comes in."
Link and source corrected-- ed.
Reviving a PowerBook G4 with Ubuntu 9.04 PPC (May 22, 2009, 13:32)
Spice Mines of kessel: "Faced with the dilemma
of whether or not to sell my PowerBook, I came across a little
treasure that gave me something for this laptop: inspiration*."
8 Essential OpenOffice Extensions (May 22, 2009, 12:02)
Tech Source From Bohol: "However, its
functionality can still be improved by utilizing useful extensions
that are easily available."
Linux welcomed on the desktop (May 22, 2009, 11:02)
Computer Weekly: "Linux desktops are easier to
implement than IT staff expected if they targeted the right groups
of users, a study from Freeform Dynamics has found."
Minicom - HyperTerminal replacement in Ubuntu (May 22, 2009, 07:02)
Ubuntugeek: "Minicom is a clone of the MS-DOS
"Telix" communication program. It emulates ANSI and VT102
terminals, has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download."