Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 24, 2011
Droid and My Tracks help win speeding ticket court case (Feb 24, 2011, 22:34)
Geek.com: "On his dashboard sat a Motorola
Droid smartphone, and running on the device was My Tracks. For
those that don't know, My Tracks allows a GPS enabled phone to
record detailed statistics about time, speed, distance, and
Bufferbloat: Sacrificing Latency for Throughput (Feb 24, 2011, 22:04)
Enterprise Networking Planet: "because we have
thrown so much technology at improving throughput and bandwidth for
the sake of an exploding rate of growth of consumer Internet
traffic, we have overridden the basic congestion avoidance
protocols that could reduce latency and prevent Internet traffic
jams in the first place."
Why Training Really Is a Barrier to Linux (Feb 24, 2011, 21:34)
IT World: "That's a change from my younger
days, when I would see such reverse migrations as carefully staged
Microsoft PR events designed purposely to embarrass Linux on the
Leaving Flickr Behind: Why You Should Host Your Own Photos and Why Linux Makes It so Damn Easy (Feb 24, 2011, 20:34)
Scribbles and Snaps: "I've left Flickr. After
many years as a loyal Flickr user, I decided not to extend my pro
account and leave the popular photo sharing service altogether.
PayPal cuts service to Courage to Resist, Bradley Manning support (Feb 24, 2011, 20:04)
Courage to Resist: "They said they would not
unrestrict our account unless we authorized PayPal to withdraw
funds from our organization's checking account by default."
Video Drives the Computing Experience... (Feb 24, 2011, 19:04)
Blog of Helios: ""Video drives the computing
Experience..." That seems to be a statement made by Captain
Dual-booting Linux Mint 10 KDE and Windows 7 (Feb 24, 2011, 18:04)
LinuxBSDos: "Linux MintThis is the latest
article in the series on dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux
distributions. It is intended for those new to Linux, and who might
need some assistance installing Linux Mint 10 KDE side by side with
Windows 7 on a computer with a single hard disk"
GNOME 3 Almost Ready, or is It (Feb 24, 2011, 17:04)
OStatic: "GNOME 3 Shell is nearing its
projected released date and development snapshots have been coming
from openSUSE and Fedora. GNOME Shell 2.91.6 was released today
with lots of listed improvements. But not everyone is
Ubuntu: there was never any love to start with (Feb 24, 2011, 15:04)
IT Wire: "Was the Ubuntu GNU/Linux project set
up because the founder had some kind of deep love for the FOSS
community and wanted to become a folk hero of sorts?"
Cisco Kills Linux Powered Hosted Email Service (Feb 24, 2011, 14:34)
Datamation: "Email is a tough business. Just
ask networking giant Cisco. After just over a year of trying to
make a market for its own Linux-powered hosted email service, Cisco
is calling it quits."
Still Think Linux Is Just for Start-Ups? (Feb 24, 2011, 14:04)
Serverwatch: "That's the question the Financial
Times was asking last week, and it's a rather strange question,
when you think about it. It really begs another question: Was there
ever, let alone still, anyone who thought Linux was "just for
start-ups." Who would these people be?"
Judge guts suit against Sony for killing Linux in PS3 (Feb 24, 2011, 13:04)
The Register: "A federal judge has dismissed
all but one of the claims leveled against Sony for dropping Linux
support from its PlayStation 3 game console, but gave the
plaintiffs permission to refile an amended complaint that fixes the
DNA Structure Animation in HTML5 (Feb 24, 2011, 11:04)
Tech Drive-in: "Here is another nice and
interesting HTML5 experiment that generates a DNA structure on the
Open Source Software: Top 59 Sites (Feb 24, 2011, 09:04)
Datamation: "Frequently, Datamation puts
together lists of top open source software. This time we've done
something a little different and made a list of top open source Web
Loving Ubuntu Linux (Feb 24, 2011, 07:04)
ZDNet: "Although Ubuntu remains the dominant
distro, criticisms of its relationship with the rest of FOSS seem
to be coming every other month." To which, I can only reply, "So
what else is new?""
A response to DistroWatch "Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0" (Feb 24, 2011, 05:04)
Anarchy != Chaos: "The 8th DistroWatch Weekly
of 2011 feature article, "Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0", comes
in as a qualified success for Debian."
Sony v. Hotz: The Parties Agree and Disagree on Jurisdictional Discovery Issues (Feb 24, 2011, 01:34)
Groklaw: "The parties in SCEA v. Hotz have
conferred and now have sent a 17-page joint letter to the
Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, informing him that certain
disputes about jurisdictional discovery have been resolved but
others need his intervention."