Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 24, 2009
Editorial: A Quick Look at the New Notifications in Ubuntu 9.04 (2009-02-24 23:32:49)
Softpedia Linux Weekly: "...after I saw on
Saturday morning a post on Mark Shuttleworth's blog, regarding the
new notification system that would be part of the upcoming Ubuntu
9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), I was really amazed to see that the famous
mockup presented two months ago became reality."
Ubuntu Runs On One Of Every Three Dell Netbooks Sold (2009-02-24 22:32:49)
Netbook Digest: "Dell has made a strong effort
to support the Linux community. It recently released a $250 Ubuntu
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 codename Lenny - Review (2009-02-24 22:02:49)
bekir serifoglu: "The overall installation
process was easy and smooth. One of the good things was having the
chance to load non-free firmwares from a USB flash drive during the
installation because my laptop has Intel 4965 AGN wifi, which needs
some binary firmware to work."
why Linux MCE is superior to windows MCE (2009-02-24 21:32:49)
Handle With Linux: "The number one reason for
choosing Linux, people have reported building a Linux media center
with $400 total cost. Top that! Of course if you have unlimited
budget this is not an argument. On the other hand what can be
defined as unlimited? With equal money you will always be capable
of building more. That's why big movie studios use Linux."
Intel X25-E Extreme SSD Benchmarks On Linux (2009-02-24 21:02:49)
Phoronix: "The increased performance and
decreased power consumption compared to a 5400RPM Serial ATA 2.0
hard drive was nice for a netbook, but how are the higher-end
solid-state drives performing? In this article, we have a
high-performance Intel X25-E Extreme SSD on a System76 notebook
running Ubuntu Linux."
Mr. Stallman's Internet: How RMS May Be Looking The Wrong Way At The Internet (2009-02-24 20:02:49)
LXer Feature: "With all that said, you would
think that I would be among those who idolize and indemnify him. I
do not. Like the coyote in his never ending chase for the road
runner, he through every fault of his own keeps snatching defeat
from the jaws of victory."
SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Released (2009-02-24 19:32:49)
Jamie's Random Musings: "MEPIS announced their
SimplyMEPIS 8.0 release over the weekend. That wasn't much of a
surprise, as it is based on Debian Linux, and they had been in
"waiting for lenny" mode for a while. The new SimplyMEPIS release
was well worth the wait. In addition to the Debian base, it
includes a lot of the latest packages, such as Firefox 3.0.6,
OpenOffice 3.0, KDE 3.5.10 and more."
Which Linux Distro And Why?
Information Week: "When you tell someone, "I'm
going to buy a car," you usually hear, "Which one?" Ford, Toyota,
Mitsubishi, Honda, Saturn? Two-door, four-door, minivan? And so on.
Likewise, if you say "I want to run Linux," you'll get the same
question: Which one?""
Bash version 4.0 released (2009-02-24 18:02:49)
H-Online: "Bourne-again shell (Bash) version
4.0 has been released and includes several fixes to serious bugs
from the 3.x releases and some significant new features."
Standards: Have Any Suggestions for the Next Version of ODF? (2009-02-24 17:32:49)
Groklaw: "There is a call for proposals that
went out Friday from the ODF technical committee, and here's where
you go to read all about it and to leave your comments. You can
comment here too, of course, but you must input there if you wish
your input to be registered and considered. What would you like to
see in the feature set of the next major release of ODF? What
capabilities does ODF need?"
A Linux user's review of Windows 7 Beta (2009-02-24 17:02:49)
Stubborn Tech Problem Solving: "After years of
being a Windows user (since 2.0) and an administrator I've learned
to ignore the marketing hype surrounding new Windows versions. But
I tried out the Windows 7 beta just so I can settle arguments about
what it can or can't do. It's only a minor upgrade from Vista with
some stuff added and removed but the fanatics have been
evangelizing it like it's a start of a new era in computing
technology. Linux netbooks really get them hyper."
KDE 4.2: Ten Tips for Getting Started (2009-02-24 16:32:49)
Datamation: "However, improvements and
familiarity have taken much of the edge off the hostility, and,
with last month's release of version 4.2, users finally seem to be
warming to the new KDE."
The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install (2009-02-24 14:02:49)
MakeTechEasier: "Almost two years after Etch,
Debian is putting the much-anticipated Lenny release on the
proverbial shelves. There are some pretty nice new features in this
release. In this article, we're going to cover installation, basic
setup, disk encryption, and try out some of Lenny's new moves."
Will Tux3 Soon Enter The Mainline Kernel? (2009-02-24 13:02:49)
Phoronix: "As of late, file-systems have been a
popular topic among Linux developers and users. The EXT4
file-system was recently stabilized and it brings some modest
performance improvements and is finding its way into modern
"Nobody Uses Linux" is Not a Good Enough Answer (2009-02-24 12:02:49)
Linux Journal: "The story got pretty good when
he told me stories of all the cool Linux geeks working behind the
scenes over at Eye-Fi, but sort of took a turn for the worse when I
found out the SD cards require a software client that only runs on
Mac or Windows. When asked the obvious question of "Why not offer a
Linux client?" the answer was sadly, "No one uses Linux." But...
but... I do!"
25 Most Awesome Firefox Wallpapers (2009-02-24 10:32:49)
Tech Source From Bohol: "As I've said before,
Firefox web browser has become so popular that it has a lot of
passionate users from around world. These people will do everything
to help spread Firefox. --Like some of them have created great
desktop wallpapers that even non-Firefox users will surely be
State of the Computer Book Market 2008, Part 1: The Market (2009-02-24 09:02:49)
O'Reilly Radar: "Remember this data is from
Bookscan's weekly top 3,000 titles sold. Bookscan measures actual
cash register sales in bookstores. Simply put, if you buy a book in
the United States, there's a high probability it will get recorded
in this data."
Host Completion in bash (2009-02-24 03:02:49)
Tip of the Trade: "Hitting tab to complete
commands and filenames is great. Extending this to hostnames is
even better. (Does it show that I'm very lazy?) One way of doing
this is to switch to the zsh shell, which does this and a bunch of
other stuff by default. Happily, though, if you'd rather stick with
bash, all is not lost."