Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 23, 2010
Editor's Note: This Space to Let (Jul 23, 2010, 23:04)
Some days there just isn't anything to say!
Resizing images with correct gamma using PHP and GD (Jul 23, 2010, 21:04)
Lone Wolves: "A short while ago Ty W posted an
interesting question on StackOverflow. Apparently, most graphics
software cannot scale images the right way. Usually it's hard to
notice the flaw but the linked article does a great job of
explaining the problem."
Canola Media Center Works Surprisingly Good in Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" (Jul 23, 2010, 20:34)
Tech Drive-In: "Canola is a open source media
center application which was primarily built for smart phones and
netbook devices. To be frank, I had never heard about Canola before
and so I decided to give Canola Media Center a spin in my laptop
powered by Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx."
Weekend Project: Using PulseAudio to Share Sound Across All Your Computers (Jul 23, 2010, 19:34)
Linux.com: "PulseAudio is a Linux sound server
that, through abstraction layers, promises a myriad of flexible
audio features: combining multiple sound cards into a single,
multi-channel device, changing output devices on the fly for
running applications, even redirecting input and output between
machines over the network."
After a short detour, I'm back in Fedora 13 x86_64 with Xfce � and I remain impressed (Jul 23, 2010, 19:04)
Click: "Whenever I make a major jump to a new
computer and/or operating system, there's usually quite a bit of
distro-hopping instability as I try to figure out what works best
for my hardware, my work and my moods."
Batch processing in Aperture and Digikam (Jul 23, 2010, 18:34)
Sander's Photography blog: "Both digiKam and
Aperture deliver excellent results if it comes to batch processing
of your images. However, the look and feel of batch processing is
entirely different between the two applications and as we will see,
their implementation is also very different."
Debian Linux Benchmarked Against Debian GNU/kFreeBSD & FreeBSD (Jul 23, 2010, 18:04)
Phoronix: "Back in January, we published the
first benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD: the spin of Debian that
replaces the Linux kernel with the FreeBSD kernel while retaining
most of the same GNU user-land and it uses the GNU C library. With
those original tests comparing Debian GNU/Linux to Debian
GNU/kFreeBSD, the Linux version ended up winning in 18 of the 27
Three Tools I'd Love to See in Linux (Jul 23, 2010, 17:34)
OStatic: "The world of open source has come a
long way, but keeping an eye on what is going on outside of the
open source arena can show that there are still areas where we need
to improve. Here are three tools from IBM and Apple that I would
love to see incorporated into the next great Linux
Tech Comics: "Don't Mess with the (iPhone) Empire" (Jul 23, 2010, 17:04)
Tech Comics: "What does it take to cause iPhone
4 antenna reception problems? "
Sky Over Baikonur Backdrop with Gimp (Jul 23, 2010, 16:34)
Free Software Magazine: "Often, when modelling
in 3D, it's necessary to create a "backdrop" panoramic image.
Typically this shows sky and distant land which should appear
behind the foreground action."
Build a $200 Linux PC (Jul 23, 2010, 16:04)
ExtremeTech: "If we needed a simple computer
right away, and wanted to spend as little as possible, what could
we build? We knew we wanted to aim low, almost ridiculously
low—so we decided on what seemed like almost an unthinkable
Ubuntu-ready netbook adopts new Atom (Jul 23, 2010, 13:04)
LinuxDevices: "System76 has updated its
Linux-based netbook to the Atom N455 processor as well as making it
thinner and lighter. The Ubuntu 10.04 version of the 10.1-inch
Starling NetBook offers more memory (2GB), a larger standard hard
drive (250GB), faster Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), and is available in a
school-focused "EduBook" version."
The best advert for Ubuntu you probably never saw (Jul 23, 2010, 12:34)
OMG Ubuntu: "OMG! reader Sebastian stopped by
the OMG! Mailbox to drop off a link to this immensely impressive
Dell/Ubuntu promotional video that, curiously, I - nor anyone I
showed this to prior to posting - had ever come across
Keep Tabs on Your Data with Pygmynote (Jul 23, 2010, 09:04)
Linux Pro Magazine: "When it comes to filers
and pilers, I firmly belong to the latter category. I do like to
keep all my disparate data -- notes, links, to-dos, etc. -- in one
application, so when I need to find something, I have to look in
Ubuntu Muslim Edition 10.04 (Sabily) Review (Jul 23, 2010, 07:04)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "Ubuntu regularly spawns
all kinds of different derivative distros. Some are officially
supported and some are not. Last week I looked at Ubuntu Satanic
Edition. This week I decided to review Sabily 10.04, which is the
Muslim edition of Ubuntu."
How to Configure Linux for Children (Jul 23, 2010, 01:34)
MakeTechEasier: "Many people still cling to the
notion that Linux is for 30-year-old male geeks. While that may be
true, there are plenty of other people of all ages, ethnicities,
and genders who enjoy Linux and other free and open source
Morevna - An Open Source Anime Project Using Open Source Tools Only (Jul 23, 2010, 00:04)
Tech Drive-in: "Morevna is an open source anime
project made using open source tools like Synfig, Blender, GIMP and
Krita. Unlike Project London Movie, Morevna is not only created
using free and open source tools, but Morevna anime will also be
released and distributed as free content."