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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 elevation travelled."

  • 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 desktop."

  • 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. Why?"

  • 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 Obvious..."

  • 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 thrilled."

  • 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 deficiencies."

  • 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 fly."

  • 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 sites."

  • 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."