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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 30, 2010

  • 25 IT Job Sites and a Winning Formula (Jun 30, 2010, 22:35)
    Datamation: "Yes, the IT job market is tough these days. It's a far cry from the late nineties, when just showing up with a pulse earned you a signing bonus."

  • Firefox Update Gives Flash 45 Seconds, Then Pulls the Plug (Jun 30, 2010, 21:35)
    Wired: "Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.6, an incremental update which tweaks the way the browser handles misbehaving plug-ins, giving Flash and other plug-ins 45 seconds to respond, or else get shut down."

  • Cloud Computing: 10 Intriguing Things You Should Know About Google TV (Jun 30, 2010, 21:05)
    eWeek: "Google spawned more questions than it provided answers with its introduction of Google TV May 20 at Google I/O. The initial demo was a two-hour plus affair fraught with technical difficulties mostly as a result of dodgy Internet access."

  • Webopedia term of the day: Phase Change Memory (PCM) (Jun 30, 2010, 20:35)
    Webopedia: "Abbreviated as PCM, phase change memory is a type of non-volatile memory that is much faster than the common flash memory, and it also uses up to one-half the power."

  • Linux Consulting Dilemma (Jun 30, 2010, 20:05)
    Spidertools: "I live in mountainous Northwest Montana. I have always been intrigued by an attitude from my US Forrest Service friends who each summer tell me they are, "hoping there are lots of big forest fires this summer""

  • Pay what you want for Kiddix OS (Jun 30, 2010, 19:35)
    CNet: "Kiddix might just be the answer: It's a Linux-based operating system with a child-friendly interface, software, and loads of parental controls."

  • How We Are Using Btrfs To Find Regressions Incredibly Fast (Jun 30, 2010, 16:35)
    Phoronix: "One of the features of Btrfs not found in other Linux file-systems (like EXT4) is support for copy-on-write snapshots / sub-volumes."

  • Like Experimenting With Your Desktop? Try Ubuntu Sugar Remix (Jun 30, 2010, 15:35)
    Tech Drive-in: "Sugar desktop is designed with the goal of being used by children for learning. The original Sugar desktop environment was repackaged for Ubuntu and it was called Ubuntu Sugar Remix."

  • Open Source Needs To Have An Unfair Advantage To Succeed (Jun 30, 2010, 14:35)
    Computerworld UK: "Mickos argues that "for an open source company to become commercially successful, it needs to have an unfair advantage against its competition"."

  • The 11 Most Useful Linux Commands in the World Ever (Jun 30, 2010, 14:05)
    gnuru.org: "kill -9 -- Die, die, die the process that is eating all my memor"

  • Things I can do before Windows Boots (Jun 30, 2010, 13:35)
    The Linux Blog: "After a recent power outage, I needed to boot both machines this morning. So, I thought I'd document what I did before Windows booted."

  • Five best free Linux games of 2010 (Jun 30, 2010, 13:05)
    Dedoimedo: "Best is subjective. My best may not be your best. Still, I wanted to share with you my perception of the best Linux games you can have installed on your machine, in year 2010, Gregorian Calendar."

  • Browser Speed Tests: Safari 5, Firefox 3.6, Chrome 6, and Opera 10.6 Beta (Jun 30, 2010, 12:35)
    Lifehacker: "Apple's stepped up with Safari 5, Firefox has brought forth a more crash-proof 3.6, and Opera's continuing to push forward in betas. Let's break out the timer and testing software to see how the latest browsers run on real hardware"

  • LLVMpipe Still Is Slow At Running OpenGL On The CPU (Jun 30, 2010, 12:05)
    Phoronix: "Two months ago we published our initial benchmarks of LLVMpipe, the Gallium3D driver that accelerated commands on the CPU rather than any GPU and unlike other Linux software rasterizers is much faster due to leveraging LLVM (the Low-Level Virtual Machine) on the back-end."

  • Easy Linux backups with Lucky Backup (Jun 30, 2010, 10:35)
    Linux.com: "We would all like to think that, since we are using Linux, we will never really need a backup of our data. Now, let's look at this realistically."

  • Review: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (Jun 30, 2010, 06:35)
    IT World: "Novell announced their first service pack release for SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES), and if you like virtualization, this is a very strong platform from which you can get started."

  • First Look: GIMP 2.7.1 on Ubuntu 10.04 (Jun 30, 2010, 02:35)
    Softpedia: "The GIMP development team has unleashed today (not yet on the official website) another development release of their popular image manipulation software. The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) 2.7.1 comes with lots of improvements..."

  • A Linux Home Entertainment Center (Jun 30, 2010, 00:35)
    Linux Journal: "As I mentioned in an earlier Linux Journal article, I decided to cut the apron strings with my television provider over a year ago. Bye bye, DISH Satelite TV!"