Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 24, 2010
Does Intel Have a 10-Core Xeon Processor in the Works? (Jun 24, 2010, 22:35)
Hardware Central: "Intel Corp. has apparently
tipped its hand, revealing an upcoming processor design in a
session entry to a program guide for an upcoming semiconductor
They exist now only in the minds of fanbois ... (Jun 24, 2010, 21:35)
ZDNet: "A lot has changed over the past decade.
But one thing that hasn't are the worn out sets of beliefs,
ideologies and arguments spouted by hardcore fanbois. Let's take a
quick look at just a few of these outdated modes of thinking."
The Reg Guide to Linux, part 3 (Jun 24, 2010, 21:05)
The Register: "Linux has changed almost beyond
recognition since version 1.0 in 1994 and Ubuntu is about as
polished and professional as it gets."
X-Plane as a RC Flight Simulator (Jun 24, 2010, 20:35)
Model Airplanes and R/C Flight: " I've recently
switched entirely to Ubuntu Linux as my primary operating system.
Phoenix Flight Simulator has been my primary sim for the last few
years, and it only runs under Windows."
Why isn't Ubuntu good enough for US classrooms? (Jun 24, 2010, 20:05)
ZDNet Education: "Have you used Ubuntu 10.04?
It's my desktop and server platform of choice for basically
everything I do. As far as I'm concerned, it has only two
Album Shaper: Plenty of Oomph Without the Button Glut (Jun 24, 2010, 19:35)
LinuxInsider: "Album Shaper's menu-driven
structure simplifies the process without depriving the user of many
must-have photo manipulation tools."
Mozilla, Opera, and Flock Release VP8 Ready Browsers (Jun 24, 2010, 19:05)
Linux Journal: "Open formats are taking center
stage at Mozilla, Opera, and Flock as lock-in (or freeze-out),
security concerns, and performance issues fuel the drive toward the
VP8 video format."
Extracting and Using a Recorded Sound Effect with VLC and Audacity (Jun 24, 2010, 18:35)
Free Software Magazine: "I'm going to extract
the sound from the video (with VLC), cut out the sound I need,
clean it up, and insert it into an existing sound mix (all with
Audacity). This should give you some insight into using Audacity
and a VLC on a real project."
HP spins a netbook just for schools (Jun 24, 2010, 17:05)
Linux Devices: "HP announced a netbook for
students that includes a metal-hinged case, carrying handle, and
worldwide V.92 modem."
Stained Glass Effect (using VB6 and GIMP) (Jun 24, 2010, 16:35)
Tanner Helland: "I wanted to title this article
"a novel method for matrix randomization using polygons and custom
differential post-processing blending"… but that was a bit
long, even for me. Why such a complex title?"
Break your Ubuntu Addiction: Three Strong Distros (Jun 24, 2010, 16:05)
Datamation: "The fact of the matter is that not
everyone out there thinks that relying on a single distro is the
way to go. So thankfully, despite Ubuntu's success, there are some
fantastic alternatives out there that fit the needs of most
Google Beats Viacom! (Jun 24, 2010, 15:35)
Groklaw: "This just in: Google has beaten
Viacom on summary judgment. The judge has just ruled [PDF] that
Google does qualify for DMCA safe harbor protection. "General
knowledge that infringement is 'ubiquitous' does not impose a duty
on the service provider to monitor or search its service for
infringements," the judge wrote. So "the burden is on the owner to
identify the infringement." This is huge."
Testing Out Btrfs In Ubuntu 10.10 (Jun 24, 2010, 14:35)
Phoronix: "Yesterday we reported that Ubuntu
10.10 gained Btrfs installation support and since then we have been
trying out this Btrfs support in Ubuntu "Maverick Meerkat" and have
a fresh set of Btrfs benchmarks to serve up."
How to make a Hockney style Photograph in GIMP (Jun 24, 2010, 14:05)
Scott Photographics: "David Hockney is known
for his unusual panoramas that are made up of differently scaled
and angled photos. To produce the 'Hockney' effect it is best done
with multiple photographs that can be arranged later..."
Capturing screen shots and program interaction on UNIX and Linux systems (Jun 24, 2010, 12:35)
IBM Developerworks: "Modern UNIX® systems
provide a number of different tools to capture the text-oriented
interaction between a user and a specific program and to capture
graphical screens and single windows. This article, the first of
three, focuses on different ways to keep a record of the
interaction between a user and a command-line application."
X-Plane Follow UP (Jun 24, 2010, 12:05)
RWDub's Reviews: "During the past few weeks
I've continued to work on getting X-Plane to function well on my
Core i7 Ubuntu 10.04 box . It has been a long journey, and I've
learned many things. "
Install the Latest Version of digiKam on Ubuntu 10.04 (Jun 24, 2010, 09:05)
Scribbles and Snaps: "Can't wait till the
latest version of digiKam appears in the official Ubuntu software
repositories? You don't have to: using the personal package
archives (PPA) provided by the Launchpad service, you can install
the latest release of digiKam with a few simple commands"
Red Hat's Fortunes Rising With New Linux, Middleware Wins (Jun 24, 2010, 07:35)
Datamation: "The last three months have been
good ones for Red Hat. The enterprise Linux vendor reported its
first-quarter fiscal 2011 financial results this week, showing
growth coming from all sides..."
NetworkManager will drive people away from GNU/Linux (Jun 24, 2010, 01:35)
IT Wire: "It claims to make things "Just Work".
I keep far away from such apps which "helpfully" try to take over
and handle things for you in the worst tradition of Windows."