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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 laptop."

  • 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? (2009-02-24 19:02:49)
    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 distributions."

  • "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 attracted to."

  • 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."