Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 15, 2009
Gnome - The Curtain Is About To Go Up (Jun 15, 2009, 23:32)
Blog of Helios: ""Gnome Developers have
perfected the art of ignoring their users.""
How To Upgrade From Fedora 10 To Fedora 11 (Desktop & Server) (Jun 15, 2009, 23:02)
Howtoforge: "This article describes how you can
upgrade your Fedora 10 system to Fedora 11. The upgrade procedure
works for both desktop and server installations."
digiKam 1.0 goes beta (Jun 15, 2009, 22:02)
The H Open: "The digiKam developers have
released the first beta version of their KDE photo and image
Upbeat about Updates (Jun 15, 2009, 21:32)
Linux Journal: "MusE follows a fairly typical
design for a modern audio/MIDI sequencer. Its Linux-specific
features include support for the ALSA and JACK audio/MIDI systems
(including the recent JackMIDI), LADSPA and other plugin
architectures, and the LASH session handler."
Games on Linux. Say what? Penguspy Beta. (Jun 15, 2009, 21:02)
Penguspy: "So now what? Am I doomed playing
sudoku and breakout for ever? I want some real games ... you know,
like the ones I used to play in windows."
Fedora 11 Fails to Impress
(Jun 15, 2009, 20:02)
IT News Today: "I decided to check out Fedora
11 so I could get an update on what is going on with the
distribution, and maybe even write a small review. Unfortunately,
my time with Fedora 11 would have been better spent elsewhere."
Screenshots with Xfce (Jun 15, 2009, 19:32)
Linux Magazine: "The Xfce Screenshooter for the
Xfce desktop with the current Version 1.6.0 has no cause to fear
Canonical to boost Ubuntu usability by tackling "papercuts" (Jun 15, 2009, 18:32)
ars Technica: "Canonical aims to improve the
Ubuntu user experience by fixing a multitude of minor usability
glitches. The project, which is called One Hundred Paper Cuts, will
entail a collaborative effort by Canonical's new design team and
the Ubuntu community to fix one hundred usability bugs before the
release of Ubuntu 9.10."
Building a Wide-area Linux-based Wireless Network, part 2 (Jun 15, 2009, 17:32)
LinuxPlanet: "In part 1 Eric Geier introduced
us to Open-Mesh, and showed us the basic setup for covering a wider
area such as a farm, warehouse, or neighborhood. Now we'll discover
the captive portal options offered by the Open-Mesh routers so we
can display a disclaimer or terms of service, or require a payment
Ubuntu Sucks Like a Shopvac and Other Linux Rants (Jun 15, 2009, 14:32)
Really Linux: "Almost 100 articles and blogs on
the topic of "ubuntu sucks" were published in the past month alone,
and about as many were published that unequivocally state Windows
is better than Ubuntu. But upon closer examination, I found that a
substantial portion of these negative reactions to Ubuntu stem from
ZaReason Ion Breeze 3770 (Jun 15, 2009, 14:02)
Phoronix: "For that testing, the nettop we were
using came courtesy of ZaReason and it was their new Ion Breeze
3770. In this review we are taking a closer look at the ZaReason
Ion Breeze 3770 hardware."
Creating a Bash Spinner (Jun 15, 2009, 13:02)
Linux Journal: "Do you know what this sequence
of characters "/-|/-|" is for? A text based spinner. Still
confused, read on."
Dropbox vs Ubuntu-One (Jun 15, 2009, 12:32)
Unique Visits: "My request for using Ubuntu-One
Beta was approved by Canonical, so I immediately made a small
(& un-scientific) test. I put 13 files, totaling 23,4MB, first
in Ubuntu-One and then in Dropbox."
Fedora 11 Review (Jun 15, 2009, 12:02)
On-Disk: "For those who have seen my past
reviews, you've probably already figured out that I don't even
bother to write a review unless there is something spectacular or
culture changing to write about. This review of Fedora 11 is not an