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Linux News for May 28, 2010

  • Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Servers in 2010 (May 28, 2010, 23:02)
    Simple Thoughts: "There are five distributions to compare - Debian, CentOS, Slackware , Ubuntu and Gentoo. One of the main consideration for server use is stability and long term security support. After extensive research we queued up the top 5 free Linux distros for server in 2010."

  • Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04 (May 28, 2010, 22:32)
    Linux BSDos: "The installation program on Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint 9 are the same. And that's because Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So if you install one, which involves a simple seven-step process, you can use the same instructions to install the other."

  • Installing Android on the iPhone - The Complete Guide (May 28, 2010, 22:02)
    Tech Source: "Do you feel jealous of your Android-using friends? Are you sick and tired of your iPhone's locked up OS? Are you fearless enough to install Android on the iPhone?"

  • Is there a replacement for Facebook? (May 28, 2010, 21:32)
    Cyber Cynic: "Facebook claims to have more than 400 million active users. In fact, according to Web analytics firm Alexa, only Google is a more popular site. So, with all that going for it, why are so many users unhappy, with one poll showing that more than half of Facebook users are thinking about leaving?"

  • Tiny Core Linux - I have sound (and more)! (May 28, 2010, 21:02)
    Click: "It's not usually a big deal, getting sound working in Linux or BSD. In my case, however, my laptop's internal sound module is dead, and I've substituted a USB sound module from DealExtreme.com that costs about $2."

  • CentOS Goes Commercial (May 28, 2010, 20:32)
    Linux Planet: "The market for CentOS Linux-based appliances continues growing, thanks in part to a new network-monitoring virtual appliance from GroundWork and commercial support services from OpenLogic."

  • Tech Comics: "Quick Start Guide to the NCC-1701-D" (May 28, 2010, 20:02)
    Tech Comics: "What should you do when borgs try to assimilate you?"

  • Revival of BLAG, Contributors Welcome (May 28, 2010, 19:32)
    BLAG: In the last months, a group of dedicated people are picking up the pieces and working towards a new release of BLAG. Right now, we are preparing to release BLAG 120k, which is based on Fedora 12.

  • Editor's Note: Funniest, Most Expensive, Best, and All-Time Number One Linux Today Stories (May 28, 2010, 19:02)
    Linux Today archives go all the way back to the very beginning in 1998. Here are a few choice stories to share, from the funniest to the most expensive LT story ever to the most popular story, which also gives a prescient peek into Apple's turn towards extreme control-freakdom.

  • Novell Revenues, Linux Business Slide (May 28, 2010, 18:32)
    Datamation: "It's been a tough quarter quarter for Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) as questions about its future ownership remain on the table. Novell is also facing pricing pressure on its Linux business as renewals come up on Microsoft's SUSE Linux Enterprise subscriptions."

  • World's Funniest Windows Error Messages (May 28, 2010, 18:02)
    Tech Source: "We all know how it sucks to see error messages. If you have been using Windows all your life, you have probably seen lots of them already."

  • Sugar on a Stick 'Mirabelle' gets sweeter with Fedora Linux (May 28, 2010, 17:32)
    Netstat -vat: "One of the important things to remember with Fedora Linux is that it is a platform on which solutions can be built. One such solution is the Sugar On A Stick"

  • The Spring 2010 Linux Distro Scorecard (May 28, 2010, 17:02)
    Linux.com: "Which Linux distro should I use? It's one of the most common questions for new and aspiring Linux users. There's so many to choose from, how can you pick the right one? Let's see if we can help clear it up a little and help you choose between all the other major distros."

  • The Huge Disaster Within The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel (May 28, 2010, 16:32)
    Phoronix: "While the 2.6.35 code has not even seen its first release candidate yet, there are some massive performance drops in a variety of different tests that have yet to be corrected and nothing like we have encountered with previous kernel release cycles especially for a regression that has lived now for about one week."

  • Download YouTube Videos in Ubuntu Without Any Dedicated Application (May 28, 2010, 16:02)
    Tech Drive-In: "How to download YouTube videos in Ubuntu is probably among the first things a newbie Ubuntu user will ask for. There are simply a number of application to do the same, but there is an even better way."

  • An Open Source Principle: One Good Thing Leads To Another (May 28, 2010, 15:32)
    OStatic: "...exploring the fertile territory that surrounds a good idea can lead to other good ideas on a quick basis. If you think about it, that last concept is very central to how the best aspects of open source work."

  • Meego 1.0 Arrives for Linux Netbooks (May 28, 2010, 15:04)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "MeeGo combines elements of Intel's Moblin Linux with Nokia's Maemo Linux effort into a new mobile operating system that can be used for netbooks, handheld devices and other mobile applications. The initial MeeGo 1.0 release is only available for netbooks, with a MeeGoo handset version planned for a June release."

  • Building DVD discs with Bombono (May 28, 2010, 14:32)
    LWN.net: "DVD authoring can be a deceptively tricky business. Though it can take some time to convert source video to the proper MPEG format, the technical requirements for the various regions are standardized, so it is at least possible to configure the conversion tools and do it right, once and for all."

  • IT Buying More x86 Servers, Paying Less: IDC (May 28, 2010, 14:02)
    Serverwatch: "Linux servers now represent 18.4 percent of all server revenue, up 4.3 points over the same quarter last year. Unix server revenue declined 29 percent from a year earlier."

  • Acer unveils Android smartphone and teases with a tablet (May 28, 2010, 13:32)
    Linux Devices: "Acer announced an Android 2.1 smartphone called the Stream, offering a 1GHz Snapdragon, a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA display, and a five-megapixel camera."

  • Evolution Express (for MeeGo) (May 28, 2010, 13:02)
    Stuff Michael Meeks is doing: "Some ramblings about the creation of a new user interface for mail, calendaring etc. specifically for MeeGo; something I've been working on, amongst other things, for the last three months."

  • Qimo 2.0 is now available! (May 28, 2010, 12:32)
    Qimo 4 Kids: "After much hard work, and some delay, we are pleased to bring your the second version of our popular Linux Desktop for Kids!"

  • Firefox Sync Coming 'Home' to iPhone (May 28, 2010, 12:02)
    Datamation: "What happens when you use a different browser on your desktop than the one you use on your iPhone?"

  • MeeGo, the new netbook Linux, arrives (May 28, 2010, 10:02)
    Cyber Cynic: "Take one part Intel's Moblin, mix with Nokia's Maemo, bake for three months in the Linux Foundation oven, and you get MeeGo. Linux Foundation executive director, Jim Zemlin has called this new embedded Linux, the open-source uber-platform for the next generation of computing devices:"

  • Wanted: Virtual Personal Email Servers, obviously made with Free Software (May 28, 2010, 08:02)
    Zona-M: "Here I only want to look at the software side, that is to explain what are, in my opinion, the technical requirements and features of the perfect VPES."

  • Tech Tip : Sending Email from Command line (May 28, 2010, 06:02)
    Geek Ride: "Everyone is not as lucky as having a full fletched email client like thunderbird or kmail to send mails. There is one unlucky group known as system administrators who have to send the mails either through the command line or a script running on the remote server."

  • Wiki As an Example to Demystify Cloud Computing (May 28, 2010, 04:02)
    Chao-Kuei's Notes: "If a self-proclaimed cloud computing provider tries to sell you some expensive and fancy new technology that requires a lot of training on your employees, then be alerted that this may just be a hoax."

  • 11 of the Best Free Linux Plotting Tools (May 28, 2010, 02:02)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 11 excellent plotting tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone interested in producing high quality graphs."

  • iPad's Popularity Comes at Netbooks' Expense (May 28, 2010, 00:02)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "Nearly one in three buyers who had been considering a netbook did their evaluations and then bought an Apple iPad tablet instead, according to a survey of more than a thousand U.S. consumers by the consumer electronics review site Retrevo."