Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 31, 2009
The Sashimi Tabernacle Choir: An awesomely effective assault on good taste (2009-03-31 23:33:22)
RealTech News: "What do you get when you cover
an old Volvo with singing fish and lobsters and combine the whole
thing with a Linux server? This is what you get:"
4 Ways to Create CD/DVD ISO Images in Ubuntu (2009-03-31 23:03:22)
TuxArena: "In this guide I will show how to
create CD/DVD ISO images in Ubuntu using four easy methods."
Novell's Mono Gets Faster and More Visual (2009-03-31 22:33:22)
InternetNews: "Novell is making it easier for a
Microsoft .NET developer to deploy their applications on Linux,
whether they develop their applications on Windows or on Linux,
with the release of Mono 2.4."
Open Source Is The Pinnacle Of The Free Market (2009-03-31 22:03:22)
California Quantum: "...I do want to point out
that the open source world is as close as you can get to a pure
free market. The reason is because if you make a product in the
open source world, anybody is able to study it, modify it,
redistribute it and even sell it without many restrictions."
25 highly anticipated open-source releases coming this year (2009-03-31 20:33:22)
Computerworld: "And there are plenty of
remarkable open-source applications on the way this year. Quite a
few projects are quietly (or not so quietly) working on major
releases or significant upgrades that they aim to make available
sometime during 2009. I've rounded up 25 of the most notable
Ubuntu 9.04 Beta comes with improved netbook support (2009-03-31 20:03:22)
EeePC: "The popular Linux distribution Ubuntu
has it latest Beta version released, version 9.04. This Beta is
running fine on several Netbooks"
Open Source Set to Thump Apple (in the Long Run) (2009-03-31 19:33:22)
WiFi Planet: "The number of mobile application
users is set to quadruple in five years, according to new research
from In-Stat. And while Apple's iPhone is leading the charge,
In-Stat says worldwide sales of open source-based smartphones are
expected to be double that of devices based on Apple's software
over the same time period."
Measuring Heavy CPU Usage Over Time On Linux And Unix (2009-03-31 19:03:22)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "In the
screenshots below, we'll walk through some basic examples of simple
usage, assuming the script's built in parameters. Any process
consuming more than 10 percent of the CPU gets added to the
blacklist and any process that shows up in the blacklist, 10 times
consecutively, will get killed (No screwin' around here ;)"
How-To: Create an Open as Root Service Menu in Dolphin and Konqueror (KDE4) (2009-03-31 18:33:22)
TuxArena: "Not so long ago I put up a tutorial
which included three useful tips for Konqueror 3.5.9 (KDE3), and
one of them was how to create an Open as Root service menu for
directories. In this how-to I will show how to accomplish the same
thing in KDE4 this time, for both Dolphin and Konqueror."
Ubuntu 9.04 Beta vs. Fedora 11 Beta Performance (2009-03-31 17:03:22)
Phoronix: "Last week marked the release of the
Ubuntu 9.04 Beta and this week there is the planned release of the
Fedora 11 Beta. Both distributions are similar in the respect they
will be upgrading several common packages like GNOME 2.26, but in
Fedora 11 are more upstream (and experimental) bits like kernel
mode-setting, the EXT4 file-system by default, and various other
Red Hat Fedora 11 Linux hits beta. Hail Leonidas! (2009-03-31 16:33:22)
Netstat -vat: "From the 'tonight we dine on
Linux' files: Red Hat's Fedora community Linux distribution is out
today with its first beta for the Fedora 11 -codenamed Leonidas -
8 Rocking Linux Distros (2009-03-31 16:03:22)
LaptopLogic: "Defining the best Linux distros
is like defining the best car--one does not exist; instead, the
best cars are the ones that meet your needs, and your needs may
vary wildly from the needs of another person."
OpenOffice.org Benchmark: Ubuntu vs Windows (2009-03-31 15:33:22)
OpenOffice.org Ninja: "It's time for an
OpenOffice.org benchmark rematch. Go-oo has been proudly boasting
it is "Better, Faster, Freer," but last time when we tested
OpenOffice.org 2.4, Go-oo came in fourth place out of four. Since
then Go-oo developers addressed some problems, and now we're
checking a new version 3.0 and adding benchmarks on Windows."
Ardour 2.8 released -- install with one click on Ubuntu (2009-03-31 14:03:22)
Detector Pro: "You can download and install the
new Ardour 2.8 in Ubuntu with single click from getdeb.net..."
Testing Out The Nouveau Driver On Fedora 11 (2009-03-31 13:33:22)
Phoronix: "With the forthcoming release of
Fedora 11, Red Hat has made the bold (but wise) decision of
replacing xf86-video-nv as the default open-source NVIDIA driver
with the Nouveau driver instead. The xf86-video-nv driver is
officially maintained by NVIDIA, but it's their half-assed attempt
at being open-source friendly."
3D Graphics hardware performance using Free Software drivers (X.Org DRI) (2009-03-31 12:33:22)
Free3D.org: "This page grew out of a
conversation on the Usenet comp.os.linux.hardware newsgroup. It can
be frustrating for Free Software users to buy a new graphics card
because there is very little information available about 3D/OpenGL
graphics support and performance in the Free Software
An interesting discussion in Linux Blogs (2009-03-31 06:03:22)
Handle With Linux: "Thanks to Mike Dailey a
very interesting discussion has been sparked on Linux and open
source in the enterprise. For anybody wanting to follow the entire
discussion here's how it goes. It started here:"
Girls in Tech, and Is Linux Doomed on the Desktop? (2009-03-31 04:33:22)
Linux Blog Safari: "A controversy arose when
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst told attendees at a conference he didn't
know how to make money with Linux. A strange admission for a Linux
company CEO, to be sure. On another note, Linux geeks pondered how
to attract more women -- to their profession."
10 ways Microsoft could help Linux (2009-03-31 03:03:22)
10 Things: "With that in mind, I thought it
would be a good idea to list the ways in which Microsoft could help
Linux solidify itself as a viable enterprise and end user
GNU/Linux Really Can Save Us from Conficker (2009-03-31 00:03:22)
Boycott Novell: "Isn’t it a classic?
GNU/Linux is required for repair of damage caused by a Microsoft
Windows-exclusive problem. Conficker is still very much alive by