Linux News for Apr 20, 2011
70 Open Source Replacements for Small Business Software (Apr 20, 2011, 23:04)
Datamation: "Why don't more small businesses
opt for open source? First, many small business owners simply
aren't aware of the number and variety of high quality open source
software available for them. Because open source projects generally
don't have the same kind of marketing dollars behind them as
commercial options, they can be a lot tougher to find."
9 Steps To Happiness in Linux Mint XFCE (Apr 20, 2011, 22:03)
DarkDuck: "The Linux Mint team works hard on
making Linux as much user-friendly as possible. They even managed
to improve usability of Ubuntu which holds position because its
high degree of userfriendliness."
Microsoft Patent Case in the Supreme Court Hands (Apr 20, 2011, 21:11)
Linux and Open Source Blog: "We often think of
Microsoft as being the aggressor in patent lawsuits. Who can forget
their efforts to patent smilies or, more recently and seriously,
its anti-Android patent lawsuits. But, remember that Microsoft has
often been found guilty of violating patents itself in such cases
as against Uniloc."
NYSE UK Red Hat data centre concerns rife following fresh NASDAQ bid (Apr 20, 2011, 20:03)
ComputerWorld UK: "NASDAQ has already promised
to move to a single trading platform in the event of a merger with
NYSE. That platform is likely to be based on Linux systems. Its
Genium INET platform, which would be the centre of a merged
equities trading operation, runs on Linux in a reported C++
environment, and claims to deliver an average 97 microsecond
Linux patent protection network gets boost from Facebook, HP (Apr 20, 2011, 19:08)
NetworkWorld: Open Invention membership
Fedora and GNOME branding drama: Missing the big picture (Apr 20, 2011, 18:11)
Dissociated Press: "Some of the folks on the
Fedora marketing list are in a tizzy over the amount of Fedora
branding present, or not, in the upcoming Fedora 15 release."
Yahoo! Joins Linux Foundation (Apr 20, 2011, 17:02)
Linux Foundation: We got another member and
these guys really are a bunch of Yahoo's
Microsoft gets Novell's Patent rights but must share them with Open-Source (Apr 20, 2011, 16:44)
ZDNet: "Well, this is almost certainly not the
Novell patent deal that Microsoft and its CPTN Holding
Partners-Apple, EMC and Oracle-wanted."
What Happened to Real Open Source Phones? (Apr 20, 2011, 16:03)
Datamation: "Remember the OpenMoko FreeRunner?
It was an open handset, a totally hackable, user-configurable,
bend-it-shape-it-any-way-you-want-it phone. It could have made the
openness of Android and its attendant phones look as opaque as
Apple. And to the surprise of almost no one but the makers, it went
Zend Advances PHP Development for the Cloud (Apr 20, 2011, 15:02)
Developer.com: "Deploying PHP to the cloud is
about to get easier thanks to a new partnership between commercial
PHP vendor Zend and cloud management firm RightScale."
No Ubuntu Default Extras Install (Apr 20, 2011, 14:06)
Linux Journal: "The Ubuntu Technical Board has
voted not to install the non-free extras package by default during
a standard Ubuntu Install."
Editing RAW Photos on Linux with Rawstudio 2.0 (Apr 20, 2011, 13:09)
Linux.com: "The Rawstudio raw photo editor made
its 2.0 release on April 8, boasting a hefty list of
Linux Top 5: SCO Sells Out, Oracle Stops Selling (Apr 20, 2011, 12:07)
Linux Planet: What were the top 5 Linux stories
Linux Shell Script: Tips and Tricks (Apr 20, 2011, 11:13)
PACKT Publishing: "GNU/Linux is a remarkable
operating system that comes with a complete development environment
that is stable, reliable, and extremely powerful. An understanding
of shell scripting helps you to have better awareness of the
operating system and helps you to automate most of the manual tasks
with a few lines of script, saving you an enormous amount of
The Coming Linux Admin Shortage (Apr 20, 2011, 10:04)
CTOEdge: "For many companies, Linux just makes
Igalia Joins Linux Foundation (Apr 20, 2011, 09:11)
Linux Foundation: "10-year open source
contributor to support Linux Foundation activities."
Speed up MySQL backup/dump, restore process for large database (Apr 20, 2011, 08:04)
Linux Admin Zone: "n general, MySQL is quite
fast at restoring data, but I observed that while restoring 20gb of
backup its taking more than the usual time. This can happen when
you don't have enough memory or if key_buffer_size is not set high
enough, then it can take very long time to re-index the data."
Stresslinux 0.7.105 Released (Apr 20, 2011, 07:10)
StressLinux: No this isn't a distro for
stressed admins, it's a distro for stress testing servers.
OpenOffice and LibreOffice Won't Be Kissing and Making Up (OStatic.com) (Apr 20, 2011, 06:07)
OSTATIC: "After last Friday's Oracle
announcement that they were going to move OpenOffice.org to a
community-based project everyone wondered what would be the result
concerning The Document Foundation and LibreOffice. Would there be
Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze (Apr 20, 2011, 02:11)
HowtoForge: "Cherokee is a very fast, flexible
and easy to configure Web Server. This tutorial shows how you can
install Cherokee on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support
(through FastCGI) and MySQL support."