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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 of Ubuntu."

  • 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 more readable."

  • 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 tasks."

  • 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 memory."

  • 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 options."

  • 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!"