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Linux News for Jun 29, 2009

  • The pros and "conns" of Intel's ConnMan for Linux (Jun 29, 2009, 23:34)
    ars Technica: "Intel has created a new network management and configuration system for Linux called ConnMan—but not everyone is pleased to see it challenge NetworkManager. Ars looks at the pros and "conns" of the decision to create the new software."

  • Ubuntu: Still Popular? (Jun 29, 2009, 23:04)
    Starry Hope: "As you can see, people are blogging about Ubuntu far more often than other distros. (We’d also like to note that a good amount of blog posts that contain the word “fedora” are about the hat and not the Linux distro)."

  • Wireshark 1.2 Released With a Bundle of New Features (Jun 29, 2009, 22:34)
    OStatic: "Popular network protocol analyzer Wireshark released a major update recently that's chock full of new features."

  • Enable Surround Sound in Ubuntu Linux (PulseAudio) (Jun 29, 2009, 22:04)
    Webupd8: "Here is how to enable more than 2 speakers (channels) in Ubuntu - PulseAudio:"

  • The netbook belongs to Linux (Jun 29, 2009, 21:34)
    IT Wire: "Why do Microsoft and vendors like ASUS continue to push the line that Microsoft Windows is the ultimate operating system for the diminutive ultraportable netbook market? The Windows 7 plan for netbooks is fraught with limitation and burdens. It's time to bring back the penguin."

  • Slackware made easy (Jun 29, 2009, 21:04)
    TuxRadar: "If you've ever wondered what it is about Slackware that makes it so popular amongst Linux veterans, read on for a bit of history, and hands-on installation guide, plus some tips to help you get started..."

  • Never reboot again with Linux and Ksplice (Jun 29, 2009, 20:34)
    Cyber Cynic: "For some users, telecommunication server/carrier grade administrators in particular even twice-a-year reboots is twice a year too often and that's where Ksplice comes in."

  • openSUSE, Now with More Open (Jun 29, 2009, 20:04)
    Linux Magazine: "Novell has announced plans to make openSUSE more community driven by opening up their Online Build System which controls Factory to contributors outside their staffing ranks. What does it mean for the project and community at large?"

  • Sun Releases New NetBeans 6.7 IDE for Java and PHP (Jun 29, 2009, 19:34)
    InternetNews: "Yet an IDE itself is just a development tool, and developers still require a place to host their source code. It's a gap that Sun is hoping to bridge with the release of its new NetBeans 6.7 IDE, which includes integrated support for Sun's Project Kenai."

  • EXT4, Btrfs, NILFS2 Performance Benchmarks (Jun 29, 2009, 19:04)
    Phoronix: "Being the benchmarking junkies that we are, we have set out to compare the file-system performance of EXT4, Btrfs, and NILFS2 under Ubuntu using the Linux 2.6.30 kernel. We also looked at how these file-systems compared to EXT3 and XFS."

  • Krut: screencasts made easy (Jun 29, 2009, 18:34)
    Linux Magazine: "Need to whip up a quick screencast? You might want to use Krut for the job. This cross-platform screen recording tool has virtually no learning curve, and offers a few useful features that can help you to create high-quality screencasts with consummate ease."

  • 9 of the Best Free Linux Debuggers (Jun 29, 2009, 18:04)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 advanced Linux debugging tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to fix, and help fix, bugs. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews."

  • 2 Minutes for Ubuntu Eye Candy! (Jun 29, 2009, 17:34)
    Buntfu: "When taking a look at "CompizConfig Settings Manager" in Ubuntu it can be a little overwhelming when considering all the possible combinations available to us. Often when you set up a couple effects, it seems that you rarely ever see them, or they have to be self induced."

  • ACT's Latest Report? Pay No Attention (Jun 29, 2009, 17:04)
    Open Enterprise: "Gosh, so much innovation for those innovating innovators – but to what end? Well, "leveraging their intellectual assets", of course – that is software patents."

  • Balancing the Scales (Jun 29, 2009, 16:34)
    Blog of Helios: "It was only once we threatened to make a YouTube video of these computers being put through a wood chipper in super slow motion, did someone respond"

  • GNOME 3.0 may have more Mono apps (Jun 29, 2009, 16:04)
    IT Wire: "The next major version of the GNOME desktop environment, version 3.0, may contain more than the one Mono-dependent application than it currently does, according to GNOME Foundation member Dave Neary."

  • KDE's Kontact vs. GNOME's Evolution: Best Personal Info Manager? (Jun 29, 2009, 15:34)
    Datamation: "This basic fact was rammed home for me when I recently switched from GNOME to KDE on my main computer. I had little trouble learning my way around KDE, and I continued to use many of the same programs, such as Firefox and OpenOffice.org. But moving from GNOME's Evolution to KDE's Kontact -- that unsettled me."

  • Stealth Checking Xbox 360 Games With abgx360 and Nautilus (Jun 29, 2009, 15:04)
    Ubuntugeek: "If you're like me, you've jumped through a million hoops to get abgx360gui working. But you can only get the command line interface working. No problem, we'll create a script for Nautilus to easily launch abgx360 to check your Xbox 360 games."

  • Acer’s Everywhere. How Did That Happen? (Jun 29, 2009, 14:34)
    NY Times: "This year, Acer appears poised to overtake Dell as the world's second-largest seller of personal computers, which would put a real dent into one of America's favorite dorm-to-empire business stories."

  • How to Completely Remove Mono on Ubuntu (Jun 29, 2009, 14:04)
    Learning Ubuntu: "Why would you want to remove all of Mono anyways? Well you could be paranoid like many others because of the whole 'Microsoft could sue' thing, maybe you dislike Novell, or you might find Mono too slow and unnecessary like me."

  • LiMux, How Linux Revolutionized Germany (Jun 29, 2009, 13:30)
    ItrunsonLinux.com: "German city Munich got itself into the American newspapers a few years ago when the city council decided to start the project LiMux, aimed at gradually banishing Microsoft programs from the town hall computers."

  • Virtualization With XenServer 5.5.0 (Jun 29, 2009, 12:49)
    HowtoForge: "This Howto covers the installation of XenServer 5.5.0 and the creation of virtual machines with the XenCenter administrator console."

  • 6 Bash Productivity Tips (Jun 29, 2009, 12:09)
    TuxArena: "Use !! Typing !! followed by Enter will bring back and execute the last command (same as Ctrl+P followed by Enter)."

  • Webopedia Term of the Day: Journaled File System Defined (Jun 29, 2009, 10:38)
    Webopedia: "A journaled file system is a file system in which the hard disk maintains data integrity in the event of a system crash or if the system is otherwise halted abnormally."

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Updated (Jun 29, 2009, 06:32)
    Debian News: "The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename 'lenny')."

  • Install Linux with InstaLinux.com (Jun 29, 2009, 01:39)
    Ghacks.net: "Technically InstaLinux is really just another way of doing a network installation. InstaLinux is a web-based service that allows you to choose some of the specifics of what you want on your installation and then it creates an ISO image that will handle the network install specifics."

  • openSUSE, Now with More Open (Jun 25, 2009, 18:04)
    Linux Magazine: "Novell has announced plans to make openSUSE more community driven by opening up their Online Build System which controls Factory to contributors outside their staffing ranks. What does it mean for the project and community at large?"