Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 25, 2010
Ubuntu goin' gray, like the Mac OS way? (Feb 25, 2010, 23:32)
Tech Source: "A source from inside the Ubuntu
team has informed a blogger that there will be an important
announcement coming from Canonical regarding a possible rebranding
Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Released - What's new? (Feb 25, 2010, 23:02)
OMG Ubuntu: "The third and final Alpha of the
Lucid development cycle has been released this evening - but what
can you expect to find inside?"
The Move to Linux – “Daddy’s a penguin!” (Feb 25, 2010, 22:02)
Linux Journal: "It might come as a surprise
that terms like Linux and Open Source and epithets like bloody
Microsoft and it shouldn’t be this hard are fairly common in
my household. And not always spoken by me!"
An Update On The Boot & Power Performance In Ubuntu 10.04 (Feb 25, 2010, 19:02)
Phoronix: "We've ran a new boot performance
comparison on two laptops and a netbook as we see how the boot
times are looking with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS when compared to Ubuntu
9.10. We have also looked at how the power consumption has changed
in the Lucid Lynx for these mobile devices."
Microsoft Takes Down Whistleblower Site, Read the Secret Doc Here (Feb 25, 2010, 18:02)
Wired: "Microsoft has managed to do what a
roomful of secretive, three-letter government agencies have wanted
to do for years: get the whistleblowing, government-document
sharing site Cryptome shut down."
Linux Howto: Cleaning up Your GRUB 2 Menu (part 2) (Feb 25, 2010, 17:32)
Linux Planet: "The GRUB 2 boot menu is long,
confusing, and ugly. Akkana Pecks reveals undocumented features and
shows us how to weed out bogus entries, and make it look nicer and
PC-BSD 8.0 Goes Gold (Feb 25, 2010, 17:02)
OStatic: "Looking for a desktop-centric version
of BSD? Check out the latest from PC-BSD, released on Monday. New
in this release are improvements in ZFS, KDE 4.3.5 with a new
theme, the ability to run 32-bit packages on 64-bit systems, and
improvements to the software manager for PC-BSD."
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Google Buzz (Feb 25, 2010, 16:32)
Datamation: "Everybody's first reaction to Buzz
was: How do I turn this off? Most people sit on the brink of
information overload, and Buzz seemed to push us all over the edge.
But the more I use Buzz, the more I like it."
Open Source's Big Model Train Win - Interesting, but... (Feb 25, 2010, 15:32)
Netstat -vat: "It's a big win for open source
-- or is it? I'm talking about the Jacobsen v. Katzer dispute about
open source code violation."
Kate Puts Other Text Editors to Shame (Feb 25, 2010, 14:02)
LinuxInsider: "It's runnable on both Gnome and
KDE desktops. Kate's feature set goes above and beyond that of most
text editors. It can display an index of files on a sidebar, check
a document's spelling, and perform robust search-and-find
CompuLab Fit-PC2 NetTop (Feb 25, 2010, 13:02)
Phoronix: "The Fit-PC2 easily fits in the palm
of your hand and it packs an Intel Atom Z530 processor with a
Poulsbo graphics processor, a 160GB SATA HDD, and 1GB of system
OpenOffice4Kids - Educating kids the right way (Feb 25, 2010, 12:02)
Dedoimedo: "Office suites are mainly intended
for adults. But sometimes, kids write too. And when they do, they
work with tools intended for their parents, functionality and looks
wise. This makes the chance of a child liking big, complex word
processors and spreadsheet software less likely. But what if you
helped them a bit?"
How CloudLinux OS Intends to Compete with Red Hat, Novell (Feb 25, 2010, 10:02)
The VAR Guy: "A few days ago, The VAR Guy
openly wondered how CloudLinux OS — a new Linux distribution
designed for hosting providers — hopes to stand out in a
market dominated by Red Hat, Novell and several other emerging
Nine Linux projects in 90 minutes (Feb 25, 2010, 03:02)
TuxRadar: "...read on to discover just how
versatile Linux is by trying nine easy projects that should take no
longer than the kettle does to boil - learn how to run your own
wiki, encrypt files, blog from home, create your own network
wormhole, and more!"