Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 22, 2009
Easy Peasy Linux 1.5 Review (Oct 22, 2009, 22:32)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "Whether it’s a
version of Windows, Linux or something else it intrigues me to know
what folks are running on their netbooks. So when I ran into Easy
Peasy Linux, I just could not resist doing a review of it here for
Browsers in Linux: They own your CPU (and so so in Windows and Mac, too) (Oct 22, 2009, 21:32)
Click: "I laugh — LAUGH! — when a
tech journalist writes something to the effect of, "for lightweight
tasks such as Web browsing," when you know, and I know, that there
ain't nothing light about using present-day Web browser on
to fill a book."
Reasons I Believe the Community Should Support the Oracle-Sun Deal - Updated 3Xs (Oct 22, 2009, 21:02)
Groklaw: "I've been reading all I can find on
this topic, and I'd like to tell you why I think the community
should support the Oracle deal. The most important reason is that
opponents are trashing the GPL [PDF] and calling it a source of
"infection" in their FUD submission to the EU Commission."
What's New In Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" (Oct 22, 2009, 20:02)
Packt: "While there maybe a few quirks here and
there, they have so far done an amazing job of integrating new
technologies and upgrading underlying technologies. This article by
Christer Edwards outlines some of the exciting new technologies and
features that will be showcased in Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"."
Sync your Android phone with Banshee (Oct 22, 2009, 19:02)
Ghacks: "And although the HTC Hero has yet to
be able to do full syncing with Linux (no contacts or calendar
syncing with Evolution, Thunderbird, Claws Mail, etc). You can,
however, very easily sync your music with the HTC Hero (and any
Android-based phone) by using the Banshee music manager."
Apology for singing shop worker (Oct 22, 2009, 18:32)
BBC News: "A shop assistant who was told she
could not sing while she stacked shelves without a performance
licence has been given an apology."
5 years later, 5 ways that Ubuntu has made Linux more human (Oct 22, 2009, 18:02)
ars Technica: "Today is the fifth anniversary
of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. To celebrate the past five years
of brown, we decided to have a look at five ways that Ubuntu has
helped make the open source Linux operating system more human."
Autonomously Finding Performance Regressions In The Linux Kernel (Oct 22, 2009, 17:32)
Phoronix: "Last weekend a few Phoronix
benchmarks were underway of the Linux 2.6.32-rc5 kernel when a very
significant performance regression was spotted. This regression
caused the PostgreSQL server to run at about 18% of the performance
found in earlier kernel releases."
Cloud Computing: Good or Bad for Open Source? (Oct 22, 2009, 17:02)
Linux Journal: "Actually, a few of us have our
doubts, but leaving that aside, I think it's important to ask where
does open source stand if the cloud computing vision *does* come to
fruition? Would that be a good or bad thing for free software?"
Building Your Own Linux Kernel: Tricky kernel options (part 3) (Oct 22, 2009, 16:03)
LinuxPlanet: "In the first two parts of this
series we learned how to build a custom Linux kernel. But there are
so many options it's easy to get lost. Today we'll clarify some of
the more important places where it's easy to go wrong."
Good Things on the Way (Oct 22, 2009, 15:32)
Jamie's Random Musings: "There are going to be
a lot of good things coming our way over the next few weeks:"
Keeping Ubuntu CDs available (Oct 22, 2009, 15:03)
Canonical blog: "And we continue to search for
additional ways to make Ubuntu and Ubuntu materials available to
everyone. But we are limiting shipments to people that we think
have alternative paths of getting Ubuntu."
Nexuiz - Looking good! (Oct 22, 2009, 14:03)
Dedoimedo: "Nexuiz is a free, open-source First
Person Shooter running on top of a heavily modified Quake engine.
It's a fast-paced game, where players combat online in large-scale
battles or pit against witty-tongued bots in a progressive
Laptop Survival With GKrellM (Oct 22, 2009, 13:03)
Linux.com: "Late at night, when all was quiet,
the fan on the Asus laptop seemed to be running a little more than
usual. I started GKrellM and checked the chip temperatures. Sure,
enough, they were running a little higher than normal. I'd seen the
problem before...it was the dust monster."
Teaching with Tux (Oct 22, 2009, 12:03)
Linux Journal: "I use Linux for work almost
exclusively so I was a bit curious to see if there were any good
children's educational programs for Linux; it turns out that there
are some very good ones and I'm going to discuss 3 of them today:
Tux Paint, Tux Typing, and Tux of Math Command."
Novell Petition for ReHearing Denied- Darl tries threats to get a job (Oct 22, 2009, 11:03)
Groklaw: "I don't know if he thinks that will
sweeten the air to threaten like that, but believe it or not, the
very next part of the letter asks for a job. The man is just dying
to sue Linux end users:"
ANLoc pushes Firefox from 1 to 10 African Languages (Oct 22, 2009, 08:03)
ANLoc: Yes, 10 African languages for Firefox.
Officially there is 1 (one) African language (Afrikaans) in
Firefox, not counting languages of wider communication like
English, French, Portuguese and Arabic
Who's a candidate for Desktop Linux? Your Kids. (Oct 22, 2009, 06:33)
Tech Broiler: "However, I think that one
particular segment that has been overlooked is not deploying Linux
to children in an educational setting, but at home, for children
younger than the age of 13, as a parental controls and child
Ubuntu 9.10: FTP Active or Passive Connections (Oct 22, 2009, 05:03)
Begin Linux: "When you are using a FTP server
you can connect using either Active or Passive connections. Each
has advantages and disadvantages. When you set up FTP, in this
example using VSFTPD, you need to make this connection
Quick business cards and labels with Gimplabels for Gimp (Oct 22, 2009, 03:33)
Wordlabel: "Akkana Peck’s Gimplabels is a
set of scripts for the Gimp image editor that make creating labels
and business cards a snap."
Darl Is Out, Farewell Master Gamer (Oct 22, 2009, 00:33)
Linux Today blog: "I think Darl more than
earned his pay."