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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 24, 2009

  • Scientific Linux 4.8 with SquashFS and UnionFS (Jul 24, 2009, 23:33)
    Linux Magazine: "The Scientific Linux enterprise platform is available in version 4.8. Next to those from the upstream, downloads can be single packages."

  • Editor's Note: Microsoft is Now Our Friend (Jul 24, 2009, 23:03)
    Now that Microsoft has submitted 20,000 lines of code for inclusion in the kernel, they are either Super Cool or Watch Your Back!, depending on who you listen to. So what's the real story?

  • Intel Celeron Dual-Core Linux Performance (Jul 24, 2009, 22:33)
    Phoronix: "While nearly all of Intel's attention is focused on their newer LGA-1366 platform with the high-end Core i7 processors and then the forthcoming Core i5 series, there are still plenty of viable processors left for the LGA-775 motherboards."

  • 6 of the Best Free Linux Screencasting Software (Jul 24, 2009, 22:03)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 6 slick Linux screencasting tools. All of these tools are released under a freely distributable license, with the exception of Wink which is a no-charge closed source application. One commercial application which is also worth a mention is DemoRecorder by Christian Linhart Software, as it has excellent features and export options."

  • Friday Fun: Linux OS Market Share by Twibbon (Jul 24, 2009, 21:03)
    Tech-No-Media: "One of the big problem of Linux is that it is difficult to estimate its market share... I thus propose a fun way to gauge the relative importance of Operating Systems: by Twibbon."

  • Goodbye Apple (Jul 24, 2009, 19:33)
    Mdeslaur: "I've owned a lot of iPods. My wife has owned a lot of iPods. Not anymore...All of a sudden, Apple is trying everything they can to prohibit interopability."

  • 16 Breakthrough Notebooks: A Look Back (Jul 24, 2009, 18:33)
    PC World: "From the first prototype portable computer in 1968 to the OLPC XO (an inspiration for netbooks) to the CrunchPad Web tablet of the near future, these 16 notebooks mark important stages in the progress of laptops"

  • A Summer of Linux Delights (Jul 24, 2009, 18:03)
    Linux Blog Safari: "For FOSS devotees who'd like a sprinkling of Linux refreshment this summer, there's a wide assortment of good Linux news -- and a little Linux nonsense -- to choose from."

  • A Detailed Guide To Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 (Jul 24, 2009, 17:33)
    Phoronix: "While the Phoronix Test Suite is most often associated with Linux, this open-source software is also compatible with Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, and BSD operating systems too, all of which offer new improvements with Phoronix Test Suite 2.0."

  • Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 Comes with Ubuntu One and Linux Kernel 2.6.31 (Jul 24, 2009, 17:03)
    Softpedia: "A few minutes ago, the Ubuntu developers unleashed the third alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating system, which is scheduled for release in late October this year."

  • GeeXboX 1.2.3 released (Jul 24, 2009, 16:33)
    ItRunsOnLinux: "GeeXboXVersion 1.2.3.of GeeXboX is released. GeeXboX is a free embedded Linux distribution which aims at turning your computer into a Home Theater PC, or Media Center. Being a standalone LiveCD-based distribution, it's a ready to boot operating system than works on any Pentium-class x86 computer or PowerPC Macintosh"

  • How to set up your own Linux media server (Jul 24, 2009, 15:03)
    TuxRadar: "In this tutorial we're going to show you how to set up two types of media server: an on-demand server for all media types, and a streaming server for audio files."

  • Gaping Hole in DD-WRT: Router Software with Back Door (Jul 24, 2009, 14:43)
    Linux Magazine: "The free router software DD-WRT opens in its version 24(SP1) a huge door due to a vulnerability in its HTTP daemon server."

  • The KDE 4 Journey (Jul 24, 2009, 13:33)
    The Bodhi Tree: "I had given up on KDE too after being a user for almost seven years. Everything was broken. It wasn't even qualified to be called a release. Since then, I think the project has come a long way."

  • Time to Share the Wealth (Jul 24, 2009, 13:03)
    Blog of Helios: "So no...we don't get paid in money...and often, what we are paid by has no tangible presence. But sometimes it does."

  • Welcome to McBuntu's, would you like fries with that? (Jul 24, 2009, 12:03)
    Polar Bears and Penguins: "When you think of Linux overall as a restaurant, what kind of place do you think of when you do?"

  • My KDE 4.x Desktop Activities Tutorial (Jul 24, 2009, 08:03)
    An alien’s viewpoint: "Desktop Activities is a desktop usability concept that allows you to have multiple style and other settings for your desktop or desktops. There you have it, my attempt at a one sentence definition."

  • Linux Laptops Bestsellers in Germany (Jul 24, 2009, 06:03)
    LinuxTECH.NET: "At the time of writing there are two Laptops with pre-installed Linux in the top ten bestsellers, both in front of the first bestselling Apple Laptop."

  • It LiVES! Video Editing For FOSS Movie Makers (Jul 24, 2009, 02:03)
    Linux Journal: "Studio Dave is set up for personal audio production, but video capabilities are on the horizon. Digital video cameras are inexpensive and typically non-problematic with Linux, there are compelling professional reasons to get into video (Web-based tutorials are high on the list), and besides, it's just fun to play with video on the computer."

  • Getting your Microsoft Tax Refunded: 10/10 for Amazon UK! [Updated] (Jul 24, 2009, 00:03)
    The Open Sourcerer: "Basically it says you can’t change your mind once you have said yes and that they don’t actually provide any “warranty” anyway. What complete and utter claptrap. Why on earth do people continue to put up with this rubbish?"