Linux News for Jan 28, 2011
Editor's Note: Replacing KDE4 (Jan 28, 2011, 23:04)
Yes, I am one of those grumpy KDE 3.x fans who can't deal with
KDE4. So I've been trying out different desktop environments and
window managers to replace my beloved KDE, and it has been fun and
Identify Slow Queries using MySQL�s Analysis Tools (Jan 28, 2011, 22:34)
Database Journal: "Using MySQL analysis tools,
you can identify and optimize slow queries in order to eliminate
the bottlenecks that they cause. Rob Gravelle examines the Slow
Query Log and Explain command, which can both help identify slow
TurnKey Linux 11 released (part one) (Jan 28, 2011, 22:04)
Turnkey Linux: "Ladies and gentlemen, part 1 of
the TurnKey Linux 11 release is now officially out, including 45
new images based on Ubuntu 10.04.1. We pushed out the 11.0 release
candidates 3 months ago, and with the help of the community have
tested the images and resolved the few remaining issues."
Google Gives Developers First Crack at Honeycomb (Jan 28, 2011, 21:34)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "Google on Wednesday
gave mobile application developers their first look at its Android
3.0 mobile operating system for tablets, releasing a preview of the
Honeycomb software development kit (SDK)."
Google Summer of Code 2011 Announced (Jan 28, 2011, 21:04)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Carol Smith, member of the
Google Open Source Programs Office, announced the 2011 Google
Summer of Code Program at this week's linux.conf.au."
The Deeper Significance of LibreOffice 3.3 (Jan 28, 2011, 20:04)
Computerworld UK: "Over on the RedMonk blog,
there's an entertaining post by James Governor on the subject of
forks, prompted by the imminent arrival of a major new version of
Android, version 3.0, code-named "Honeycomb", designed with tablets
Intel Opens Up FCoE , Offers Free Upgrades (Jan 28, 2011, 19:34)
Enterprise Storage Forum: "Intel is ramping up
its effort to expand Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The
company today announced that its Open FCoE technology is being
supported by a variety of vendors, including Cisco, EMC, NetApp,
Red Hat and Oracle."
8 of the Best Free Linux e-Learning Tools (Jan 28, 2011, 19:04)
LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the
software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 of our
favorite e-Learning tools. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest here for anyone who wants to embrace electronically
supported learning and teaching. We give our strongest
recommendation to Moodle."
Tech Comics: "Your Mobile Carrier" (Jan 28, 2011, 18:34)
Datamation: "Your relationship with your mobile
carrier is win-win, sort of."
Pithos � Best Pandora.com Client Player For Linux (Jan 28, 2011, 18:04)
Digitizor: "Pithos is a Linux based client for
the GNOME Desktop for the online music platform: Pandora.com.
Although there is a official Flash based Linux client for
Pandora.com but it is a RAM hog and does not leave you with a
Sony Wins TRO, Impoundment (Jan 28, 2011, 17:34)
Groklaw: "Sony's motion for a temporary
restraining order, asking for an injunction and impoundment, has
been granted [PDF]. The Hon. Susan Illston says she thinks Sony has
demonstrated that it is likely to prevail on its DMCA claim"
Internet, Telecom Networks Shut Down in Egypt (Jan 28, 2011, 17:04)
Datamation: "As anti-government protesters
planned a day of massive demonstrations in cities throughout Egypt
on Friday, state authorities took dramatic steps that effectively
shut down the Internet and wireless communications networks in that
Benchmarks Of The Official KQ ZFS Linux Module (Jan 28, 2011, 16:34)
Phoronix: "Last summer we delivered the news
that a native ZFS file-system implementation for Linux was coming
by an Indian company known as KQ Infotech where they leveraged the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories ZFS Linux code, finished
it off in some areas, and took care of the POSIX support."
Debian Project at several conferences and trade fairs (Jan 28, 2011, 16:04)
Debian.org: "The Debian Project is pleased to
announce that it will be present at several events in the coming
weeks, ranging from developer oriented conferences to user oriented
trade fairs. As usual, upcoming events are also listed on our
OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 final released (Jan 28, 2011, 15:34)
The H Open: "After more than seven months of
development and ten release candidates, the OpenOffice.org
development team has issued the final version of OpenOffice.org
Graphene transistors can�t be turned off, won�t replace silicon in processors (Jan 28, 2011, 15:04)
Geek.com: "Over the last three years we've been
hearing some impressive claims about what the material graphene can
do for the future of processors. Graphene is a one-atom thick sheet
of carbon atoms that looks like a chicken coup-like mesh."
LibreOffice 3.3: Hands-On With the Free Office Suite (Jan 28, 2011, 14:34)
PC World: "The LibreOffice project came about
late in 2010 when it became increasingly uncertain what Oracle's
intentions were for OpenOffice.org, which it acquired after
Sourceforge.net attack (Jan 28, 2011, 14:04)
SourceForge: "Yesterday our vigilant operations
guys detected a targeted attack against some of our developer
Adding Print Capability to Peppermint Ice OS (Jan 28, 2011, 13:34)
RWDub's Reviews: "Printer support has purposely
been left out of Peppermint Ice"
LCA 2011: McKusick tells of the BSD days as only he can (Jan 28, 2011, 13:04)
IT Wire: "The drought of those who speak
without depending on slides has ended at the 12th Australian
national Linux conference."
Home Accounting: Your Personal Accountant On Ubuntu (Jan 28, 2011, 12:04)
Muktware: "Most of us have a love-hate
relationship when it comes to keeping a tab on the finances that
flow through our lives. It's a complicated task"
Has AMD Finally Fixed Tearing With Its Linux Driver? (Jan 28, 2011, 10:34)
Phoronix: "AMD put out a rare beta Linux driver
this Monday and they have now just announced the release of the
Catalyst 11.1 driver as their stable monthly update for Linux and
Video: An Exploration of PHP's Object-Oriented Features (Jan 28, 2011, 09:04)
Developer.com: "In the first of this two-part
video series introducing PHP's object-oriented fundamentals, you
learned how to create and interact with a PHP class, which might be
used as the basis for a video game character."
Ubuntu Unity Plays a Frustrating Shell Game (Jan 28, 2011, 07:34)
Linux Insider: "Ubuntu Natty Narwhal will usher
in a major change to the distro's desktop appearance. The new Unity
shell design will present a new appearance, a version of which I've
been using on netbooks and laptops"
VirtualBox 4: First Impressions (Jan 28, 2011, 06:04)
Linux Magazine: "It might seem strange to post
a "first impressions" article an entire month after developers
release a new version but the original wasn't stable and first
impressions weren't positive."
Switching to Desktop Linux? 6 Ways to Ease the Migration (Jan 28, 2011, 04:34)
PC World: "With all the many compelling reasons
for a company to switch to Linux on the desktop, it's no wonder
that businesses large and small are increasingly relying on the
free and open source operating system. After all, it's free,
flexible, reliable, and highly secure--to name just a few of the
most attractive features."
Python for Newbies (Jan 28, 2011, 03:04)
An alien's viewpoint: "What is Python? Python
is a computer programming language created initially by Guido Van
Rossum, who released it to the world as an "Open Source"
How To Install OCS Inventory NG Server 2 On CentOS 5.5 (Jan 28, 2011, 01:34)
Howtoforge: "This article explains how to
install OCS Inventory NG Server 2 on Linux Server. OCS Inventory is
a great software to make inventories. The NG Server is formed by:
communication server, deployment server, and administration
Secure hypervisor microkernel ready for download (Jan 28, 2011, 00:04)
LinuxDevices: "OK Labs announced the
availability of a verified, "bug-free secure microkernel" version
of its Linux-compatible OKL4 hypervisor. Currently downloadable
free for non-commercial evaluation on embedded ARM11 or x86