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Infrastructure Linux News for May 27, 2010

  • Humble Indie Bundle Shows GNU/Linux Gaming Statistics (May 27, 2010, 23:34)
    Inatux: "Games have become the topic of late. Osmos developers wonder whether there is enough market share for GNU+Linux game ports to be worth the cost, but they aren't the only ones. It's been discussed time and time again, is a GNU+Linux -- or really any Unix or Unix-like -- port worth it?"

  • Fedora 13 in detail (May 27, 2010, 23:04)
    The H Open: "Known as "Goddard", Fedora 13 not only boasts a current software selection and a modernised design, it also offers an extensive range of technological improvements."

  • Ubuntu Control Center (ucc) - Simple tool for ubuntu administration (May 27, 2010, 21:04)
    Ubuntu Geek: "Ubuntu Control Center or UCC is an application inspired by Mandriva Control Center and aims to centralize and organize in a simple and intuitive form the main configuration tools for Ubuntu distribution."

  • Open source movie recommendation engine from Filmaster.com (May 27, 2010, 20:34)
    Polish Linux: "Filmaster.com, a social network for film lovers, has recently presented a new movie recommendations engine. The algorithm that generates recommendations is open source and has been released under AGPLv3 license."

  • Pandora Open Source, Linux-based Handheld Game Console Now Shipping (May 27, 2010, 19:34)
    Tech Source: "Pandora, the Linux-based handheld game console that is aimed to take advantage of free and open source software is finally shipping."

  • Fedora 13 released with open 3D drivers and Python 3 stack (May 27, 2010, 18:04)
    ars Technica: "The developers behind the popular Fedora Linux distribution announced on Tuesday the official release of version 13, codenamed Goddard. It brings some important platform improvements and several new desktop applications."

  • Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive, part 2 (May 27, 2010, 17:04)
    Linux Planet: "In part one we made a basic movie with kdenlive. Pretty easy! But we can make a better movie by adding some effects, so Akkana Peck shows us how to add transitions between scenes, music and titles"

  • Sphinx As MySQL Storage Engine (SphinxSE) (May 27, 2010, 15:34)
    Howtoforge: "SphinX is a great full-text search engine for MySQL. Installing the Sphinx daemon was straightforward as you can compile it from the source or use a .DEB/.RPM package but SphinxSE was a little bit tricky since it needed to be installed as a plugin on a running MySQL server."

  • Washing the windows myths. Ease of use. (May 27, 2010, 14:34)
    Technology & Life Integration: "Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Sooner or later you will be forced to use the console in Linux."

  • Wine 1.2-rc1 Released (May 27, 2010, 14:04)
    Wine-Reviews: "The Wine development release 1.2-rc1 is now available. The source is available now, Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations."
    Link fixed --ed.

  • 8 of the Best Free Linux Video Editors (May 27, 2010, 10:34)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 excellent video editors. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone interested in editing motion video footage."

  • mobile hsdpa/wifi router powered by Linux (May 27, 2010, 09:04)
    Handle with Linux: "If you need wireless internet access on your boat, car, helicopter or while hiking, this may be the solution you are looking for. A Linux powered device sharing mobile broadband EVDO/HSDPA on a wifi router"

  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari have finally killed Internet Explorer (May 27, 2010, 07:34)
    Free Software Magazine: "The war is over: Internet Explorer lost. Everybody else won."

  • Fedora 13 Lightscribe labels (May 27, 2010, 04:34)
    Máirín Duffy: "Nelson Marques and James Findley (siXy) have put together a set of LightScribe disc labels for Fedora 13."

  • Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Desktop Computing in 2010 (May 27, 2010, 03:04)
    Simple Thoughts: "According to Nick Carr, marketing director of Red Hat, Linux desktop has developed very rapidly over the past few years. Even from the technology viewpoint the Linux desktop is well developed, feature rich and mature."

  • Why not try OpenSuSE 11.2 (May 27, 2010, 01:34)
    Ghacks: "OpenSuSE 11.2 has a number of nice features and update, although you may find some of the included applications a bit behind. For example, the included GNOME in 11.2 is 2.28, whereas Ubuntu 10.04 released with GNOME 2.3. Of course OpenSuSE is due for an update itself."