Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 26, 2010
Google adds phone calling to Gmail (Aug 26, 2010, 23:35)
Washington Post: "Google's Gmail isn't just a
mailbox -- it now doubles as a phone. Users of Google's Web e-mail
service can now call any phone in the U.S. or Canada for free (and
make international calls for almost free) from within their
A very grumpy editor's thoughts on Oracle (Aug 26, 2010, 22:05)
LWN.net: "Your editor is somewhat reluctant to
contribute to the flood; at this point, the amount of real
information which is available is minimal while the amount of
speculation is high. This will be an important case, though; the
world will be watching to see how it turns out. So here are a few
thoughts to add to the pile."
Bcache Testing: Throughput (Aug 26, 2010, 21:35)
Linux Magazine: "Get your wetsuit on, we're
going data diving. Throughput benchmarks using IOzone on a common
SATA disk, an Intel X25-E SSD, and Bcache, using the SSD to cache a
Stupid tar Tricks (Aug 26, 2010, 21:05)
Linux Journal: "One of the most common programs
on Linux systems for packaging files is the venerable tar. tar is
short for tape archive, and originally, it would archive your files
to a tape device."
keyboard shortcuts for a better workflow (Aug 26, 2010, 20:35)
Abhi Blog: "One thing I love about Linux is the
ability to customize it in every way possible, and one such ability
is the possibility of changing keyboard shortcuts."
Painless Panorama Stitching in Linux with Hugin (Aug 26, 2010, 19:05)
Linux Planet: "A previous article described how
to make small panoramas with fotoxx. But when you get serious about
panoramas on Linux, there's really only one answer: Hugin."
My Linux Computer is Acting Weird
(Aug 26, 2010, 18:35)
Mandriva Linux Chronicles: "A few days ago,
thanks to one student, I realized that something funny was
happening with my Linux netbook."
Single vs. Double Quotes in Bash (Aug 26, 2010, 17:35)
Serverwatch: "In Bash, whether to use single or
double quotes depends on exactly what you want to do, and the
differences can trip you up if you're not concentrating. Here's a
quick rundown of what each does and when to use them."
Bordeaux 2.0.8 for Linux Released (Aug 26, 2010, 17:05)
Wne-Reviews: "The Bordeaux Technology Group
released Bordeaux 2.0.8 for Linux today. Bordeaux 2.0.8 is a
maintenance release that fixes a number of small bugs."
2 Task Manager Apps: Choose the Features You Can Live Without (Aug 26, 2010, 14:05)
Linux Insider: "Both gToDo and Tasque task
manager apps feature to-the-point, simple interfaces for helping
you keep track of your busy to-do lists."
Red Hat heads into the clouds, not into an acquisition (Aug 26, 2010, 12:35)
Cyber Cynic: "Get over it people. Red Hat is
not getting acquired anytime soon. I know, I know, you'd heard all
the rumors. Here's the truth as I see it: If Red Hat gets acquired
anytime soon, I'll eat my fedora. It's not happening."
Upgrading OpenCart (Aug 26, 2010, 10:35)
Packt: "It is wise to update our OpenCart
environment to the latest version regularly. It protects our system
against security vulnerabilities and allows us to use new
Open-Source 2D, 3D For ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series GPUs (Aug 26, 2010, 09:05)
Phoronix: "AMD continues to abide by their
commitment to provide open-source support for their graphics cards
and as proof of that this afternoon they have released their
initial hardware acceleration code that supports the ATI Radeon HD
5000 "Evergreen" family"
HTC Files Answer with Counterclaims to Apple's Patent Infringement Suit (Aug 26, 2010, 04:35)
Groklaw: "This could get interesting. HTC has
filed its answer to Apple's complaint [PDFs] against them for
patent infringement, with affirmative defenses and