Linux News for Nov 18, 2010
Comparing MySQL and Postgres 9.0 Replication (Nov 18, 2010, 23:34)
The ServerSide: "With the two most popular open
source databases now providing built-in replication, questions are
being asked about how they differ in their replication
technologies. What follows is a brief overview of both MySQL and
PostgreSQL replication, with a brief compare and contrast of the
implementations being performed immediately afterwards."
A Tweaker's Guide to Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Linux (Nov 18, 2010, 23:04)
ZDNet: "Is 20th century conventional Winchester
multi-platter, multi-head random-access disk technology too quaint
Installing and using Ubuntu Netbook Edition (Nov 18, 2010, 22:34)
Network World: "Heard about Linux but never
dared to give it a spin? You don't have to, because I did - and
here's how I got on."
Woz Rebuffs Report He Gave Android His Blessing (Nov 18, 2010, 22:04)
TechNews World: "An article in a Dutch
publication caused a stir Thursday when it quoted Apple cofounder
Steve Wozniak as saying some very complimentary things about
Android, the Apple iPhone's biggest competitor. Later Thursday,
however, Wozniak took issue with the article, telling another
publication that his statements had been misrepresented."
Software bug derailed Windows bid to top Linux in supercomputing speed (Nov 18, 2010, 21:34)
Network World: "Satoshi Matsuoka, professor at
the Tokyo Institute of Technology, explained it to me today at the
SC10 supercomputing conference in New Orleans, saying Linux's
victory "was purely by chance.""
7 of the Best Free Linux Document Management Systems (Nov 18, 2010, 21:04)
LinuxLinks: "Now, let's explore the 7 document
management systems. For each title we have compiled its own portal
page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features,
screenshots, together with links to relevant resources and
Mozilla Earns $104 Million (Nov 18, 2010, 20:34)
Datamation: "It's often easy to forget that
even though Mozilla gives away its flagship product, the Firefox
web browser, Mozilla itself still generates millions in revenues
from Firefox usage."
Microsoft: "Linux at the End of its Life Cycle" (Nov 18, 2010, 20:04)
Open...: "Regular readers of this blog will
know that I've tracked the rather painful history of attempts to
increase the deployment of free software in Russia, notably in its
schools. Well, that saga continues, it seems, with doubts being
expressed about the creation of a Russian national operating system
based on GNU/Linux:"
Baracus: Novell's New Open Source Network Boot Project (Nov 18, 2010, 19:34)
Datamation: "Novell officially announced the
Baracus open project this week as a new effort to provide a
network-based boot manager for provisioning and managing
Debian 6.0 Homestretch Just Around Corner (Nov 18, 2010, 19:04)
OStatic: "Neil McGovern, Debian release team
member, wrote to the Debian Development Announce mailing list,
"It's time for another release update as we move, like a glacier,
inevitably and unstoppingly towards the release.""
Linux Protects Your Servers with Scapy (part 1) (Nov 18, 2010, 18:34)
Linux Planet: "The best server and network
security tools come from Linux and FOSS. Paul Ferrill introduces
Scapy, a powerful Python-based networking protocol analysis and
The 2010 InfoWorld Geek IQ Test (Nov 18, 2010, 18:04)
InfoWorld: "And we're back again for our annual
tribute to the members of the Geek Tribe. Retape your glasses, take
a big suck on that bucket of Red Bull next to your desk, and dig
into the 20 questions below. Answer enough correctly, and we'll
agree you've got your geek on. Answer too many wrong, and we may
have to buy you some pom-poms."
Benchmarks Of Debian Etch, Lenny & Squeeze (Nov 18, 2010, 17:34)
Phoronix: "With Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" set to be
released in the coming months, we have decided to run a set of
benchmarks looking at the performance of Debian 6.0 across
different sub-systems relative to the performance of Debian 5.0
"Lenny" and Debian 4.0 "Etch" to see how this new release may stack
Install CHDK on Your Canon Camera Using Linux (Nov 18, 2010, 17:04)
Scribbles and Snaps: "Got a Canon compact
camera? Then you ought to give CHDK a try. This alternative
firmware turns your humble Canon point-and-shoot camera into a
powerful photographic tool."
Embarrassed to recommend Microsoft software (Nov 18, 2010, 16:34)
ZDNet: "A few times in the past I've been
caught recommending Microsoft products, only to have it come back
and bite me when things don't work properly. Recently I had this
experience once again, when I recommended the use of offline files
in Windows 7."
London Stock Exchange hires 81 C++ developers for delayed Linux system (Nov 18, 2010, 16:04)
Computerworld: "The London Stock Exchange has
hired 81 open source software staff for the development of the
delayed Linux-based system being implemented on its cash
The quest for more � when $20 billion isn�t enough (Nov 18, 2010, 15:34)
Linux User and Developer: "Simon Brew wonders
if there are 20 billion reasons why the spirit of open source is
Linux distros advance on the networking front (Nov 18, 2010, 15:04)
LinuxDevices: "Wind River announced that Arkoon
Network Security has standardized on Wind River Linux to develop
the FAST 360 family of enterprise-focused network security devices.
The FAST 360 network appliances incorporate Cavium Octeon and Intel
Easy Samba Sharing Setup with KDE (Nov 18, 2010, 14:34)
MakeTechEasier: "Recently, I decided that
instead of copying video files from one computer to another when I
wanted to watch something on my TV, I would setup my network to
stream the videos."
How To Set Up An Active/Passive PostgreSQL Cluster With Pacemaker, Corosync, And DRBD (Nov 18, 2010, 14:04)
Howtoforge: "This article explains how to set
up (and monitor) an Active/Passive PostgreSQL Cluster, using
Pacemaker with Corosync and DRBD. Prepared by Rafael Marangoni,
from BRLink Servidor Linux Team."
Introduction to Launchpad and PPA for Ubuntu (Nov 18, 2010, 13:34)
Linuxaria: "One interesting thing about Ubuntu
is that you can follow on launchpad the bug presents in the
packages of the distribution, see the progress and contribute to
testing PPA on your Ubuntu installation and giving feedback
Parrot 2.10.0 released (Nov 18, 2010, 13:04)
LWN.net: "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm
proud to announce Parrot 2.10.0 "Pesquet's". Parrot is a virtual
machine aimed at running all dynamic languages."
Best Linux apps for managing your media (Nov 18, 2010, 11:04)
TechRadar: "Not long ago, a digital photo was a
rarity, and even if you had a camera that could take them, you
couldn't fit many on your hard drive. It's a similar story with
New Big Brother Laws Would Reshape Canada's Internet (Nov 18, 2010, 09:04)
The Tyee: "Three bills would mandate new
spyware to scoop your info with no court oversight, and broaden
police powers to snoop."
Spotlight on Linux: Fedora 14 (Nov 18, 2010, 07:04)
Linux Journal: "Fedora is the open source
community driven testbed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux containing
many of the technologies that will become available and
commercially supported in RHEL. This means that Fedora is
oftentimes considered "cutting edge.""
A Linux server OS that's had 11 years to improve (Nov 18, 2010, 05:04)
The Register: "Review: SME Server is pretty
much the original ready-rolled server distribution. Although it has
changed hands – and names – a few times, it's been
around since 1999, when it was known as e-Smith, a name you'll
still see in a few places."
How to change network card speed and duplex settings in ubuntu (Nov 18, 2010, 03:04)
Ubuntugeek: "If you want to change speed and
duplex of your network card you have to use ethtool or mii-tool.
ethtool can be used to query and change settings such as speed,
auto- negotiation and checksum offload on many network devices,
especially Ethernet devices."
Ballmer and Gates: Here's why we're not breaking up Microsoft (Nov 18, 2010, 01:34)
Tech Flash: "Maybe we have the model wrong. ...
Is it time to consider breaking this company up?"
Weekly Ten: Windows Phone 7 Wins, Microsoft Supercomputer, Smartphone Destroys Businesses (Nov 18, 2010, 00:04)
Tech Source: "Microsoft says a Windows-based
supercomputer has broken the petaflop speed barrier, but the
achievement is not being recognized by the group that tracks the
world's fastest supercomputers..."