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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 23, 2010

  • agedu - Simple utility for tracking down wasted disk space (Jun 23, 2010, 23:34)
    Ubuntugeek: "agedu scans a directory tree and produces reports about how much disk space is used in each directory and subdirectory, and also how that usage of disk space corresponds to files with last-access times a long time ago."

  • iOS4 and Linux (Jun 23, 2010, 21:34)
    everyday linux how2s: "You maybe wondering what the latest version of Apple's mobile OS has to do with Linux. As set out on this page, you can now connect your iPhone to your Linux box and sync music, back it up, add ringtones to it, and tether it."

  • Amazon Web Services - a brief overview (Jun 23, 2010, 21:04)
    Linux User and Developer: "Need more storage? You could buy a new hard disk, SSD or USB drive. But why not migrate to the cloud and make use of Amazon Web Services (AWS)?"

  • Learn Linux, 101: Find and place system files (Jun 23, 2010, 20:34)
    IBM Developerworks: "Summary: Learn the correct location for files under the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) on a Linux system and learn how to find important files and commands"

  • Mutter Can Cause A Gaming/OpenGL Performance Hit Too (Jun 23, 2010, 20:04)
    Phoronix: "Today we are seeing if and how using Mutter, the window manager for the GNOME 3.0 desktop that uses Clutter-based compositing, will affect the performance of several different open-source games."

  • AMD's New Opteron 4100 Series Features Power Efficiency for x86 Servers (Jun 23, 2010, 18:34)
    ServerWatch: "Advanced Micro Devices today announced its latest Opteron processor, the 4100 family, aimed at the mid-market concerned with power efficiency and performance per watt. It fills out the Opteron server line just below the eight- and 16-core "Magny-Cours" line for high-end users."

  • Ubuntu One good enough to convert a Dropbox user? (Jun 23, 2010, 17:34)
    Hubfolio: "Dropbox was one of the earlier companies to offer a commercial online, offsite backup and synchronisation service for home users. Now Canonical have released their own competing service call Ubuntu One. Both products have great support for Ububtu, so which should you choose?"

  • An introduction to CrossOver Office and Games for FreeBSD (Jun 23, 2010, 17:18)
    Wine-Reviews: "CrossOver for FreeBSD is a commercial variant of Wine released by CodeWeavers with (currently) limited support for many of today's most popular office application and games"

  • RAW Support (and more) For Your Canon Camera With CHDK (Jun 23, 2010, 17:17)
    Linux Planet: "Canon's digital cameras, like all digital cameras, are really little computers. Certain features are enabled or disabled to justify different price points. It's all done in software, so the wizards of CHDK have created firmware to add new features (such as RAW support), and to do it safely without bricking your camera. Akkana Peck tells how in part one of this series"

  • 6 of the Best Free Linux Mega Drive Emulators (Jun 23, 2010, 17:04)
    Linux Links: "The Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis) was a leading 16-bit video game console system. The console was developed by Sega Corporation in 1988. Sega was unable to obtain trademark rights in North America, and it was released in that market under the name of Sega Genesis."

  • Helping others get Fedora (Jun 23, 2010, 16:34)
    Ian's Thoughts: "When I find an outstanding distro, such as Fedora, I prefer to buy the media from an on-line vendor as a way of showing my support. Most of the time the money goes directly to the vendor, however, I happened upon the Sponsored Media Program today and found a vendor who participates in this program."

  • Back When Linux Was Fun (Jun 23, 2010, 15:34)
    Ubuntu User: "When you're a kid, all you want to do is grow up. When you get old enough to realize that being older isn't all it's cracked up to be, people invariably point out that you should start acting your age"

  • Putting Technology into the Hands of Tommorow...Today (Jun 23, 2010, 15:04)
    Blog of Helios: "My personal and heart-felt thanks goes out to Lynn Bender of GeekAustin fame. His organization of the Linux Against Poverty event this year was nothing short of phenomenal."

  • GPU-accelerated video decoding comes to VLC media player (Jun 23, 2010, 13:04)
    the Tech Report: "Windows Media Player may have a foothold with the masses, but PC enthusiasts seem to prefer the VLC media player."

  • Fedora 14 design proposals (Jun 23, 2010, 12:34)
    Fedora: "The Fedora design team is looking for submissions for the 'release theme' for Fedora 14"

  • Text editing with Nano made easy (Jun 23, 2010, 06:04)
    TuxRadar: "Nano supports syntax highlighting. Nano supports text justification. And yet, Nano is so much easier than Emacs or Vim. Discover the hidden power of this versatile command line text editor"

  • The Unbuntu SEO Experiment (Jun 23, 2010, 04:34)
    Tech Source: "They sometimes misspelled or mistyped the word ubuntu and use keywords like unbuntu, ubunto, ubundu, and others. The graph below from Google Trends shows the volume of searches for unbuntu when compared to sabayon."

  • WYSIWYG music app makes a score (Jun 23, 2010, 03:04)
    Sourceforge: "Musical inspiration may come from heaven, but once it arrives, you'd better record it or it'll fly back to where it came from. MuseScore software lets you set down your music notation and compose (or at least create sheet music) on your computer."

  • Reverting to Alsa Sound System in Ubuntu (Jun 23, 2010, 00:04)
    altFIRE: "Oh the fun! I removed package pulseaudio from my system this morning and reverted to alsa, thinking this would fix my sound lag problems on Doom 3 and Quake 4."