Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 24, 2009
Editor's Note: We Put the "No" In Innovation! (2009-04-24 23:02:26)
A good general rule of marketing is "The more noise they make,
the less they have to crow about." Who makes the most noise about
"innovation"? I bet you can guess....
Acer Ubuntu nettop to get quiet storage switch (2009-04-24 22:32:26)
Register Hardware: "Acer's Nvidia Ion-based
micro desktop PC, Revo, will go on sale in the UK on 5 May, with
Ubuntu Linux among the available operating systems."
Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope overview and screenshots (2009-04-24 22:02:26)
Tux Arena: "In this article I'll overview
Kubuntu 9.04, which comes with KDE 4.2.2, bleeding-edge software
like OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 and Amarok 2.0.2."
No distro-hopping for me these days (2009-04-24 21:02:26)
Click: "I've been writing updates in my print
column of the things I've bought/used/discarded/loved/hated over
the past year, and that got me thinking: I got started with Linux
in early 2007 and used many a distro on the machines available to
me. But for the last six months, I've pretty much stuck with the
same OSes on the same machines."
Google Chrome updated for IE tab security issue (2009-04-24 20:32:26)
Netstat -vat: "Google today updated its stable
version of the Chrome browser to version 188.8.131.52 to fix a
serious security issue. The 'funny' thing is the issue is triggered
by Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser."
Download Ubuntu Installation Guide and Cheatsheet Now (2009-04-24 20:02:26)
MakeTechEasier: "For those who have
difficulties installing or migrating to Ubuntu, we thought this
would be a good time to bring a nice little cheat
sheet/installation guide for all MakeTechEasier readers."
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: New Features in Postgres 8.4 (2009-04-24 19:32:26)
Linux Magazine: "Looking for a mature, open
source database that's not owned by Oracle? Whether you're already
a fan or are looking for alternatives, now might be a good time to
take a look PostgreSQL."
Hands on: Running Windows 7 on a netbook (2009-04-24 18:32:26)
Computerworld: "I then ran videos I placed on
the SSD. Windows 7 was knocked out after not quite two hours of
use. XP made it to just over two and a half hours, while Ubuntu was
still playing video at the three-hour mark."
Sun In-House Lawyers, Polish Your Resumes ASAP (2009-04-24 18:02:26)
Law.com: "No one at Oracle is talking about
what it will do with the lawyers it acquires when it devours Sun
Microsystems like a $7.38 billion snack. But if Oracle's past
repasts are any indication, many of them will be looking for jobs
BIND 10 starts development (2009-04-24 17:32:26)
The H Open: "The Internet Systems Consortium
has announced that it has received enough support from sponsors to
launch the BIND 10 project, to create a replacement name server for
BIND 9. BIND 9 began its development in 1998 and is the most widely
used DNS server software on the Internet."
Ubuntu as slick as Win7, Mac OS X (2009-04-24 17:02:26)
ZDNet AU: "Here's what the official press
release won't tell you about Ubuntu 9.04, which formally hit the
streets overnight: its designers have polished the hell out of its
user interface since the last release in October."
Available Now: New Fedora 10 Re-Spins (2009-04-24 16:32:26)
Softpedia: "The Fedora Unity Project recently
announced the immediate availability of a new set of Re-Spins for
the Fedora 10 Linux distribution. The new ISOs, based on the
official Fedora 10 (Sulphur) installation media, include all the
updates released until the 14th of April and are available in a
stable state for the i386 and x86_64 architectures."
The Digital Book Drive's Left-Behinds (2009-04-24 16:32:26)
LinuxInsider: "The quest to turn the pages of
every last book on the planet into data -- redundantly stored and
universally accessible -- sounds noble enough. However,
technological issues stand in the way. Not the least of them is the
problem of deciding on a universal format for the world's digital
A Day to Remember: 23 April, 2009 (2009-04-24 16:02:26)
Open Enterprise: "Yesterday was a day to
remember -- and not just because it was Shakespeare's birthday.
Yesterday saw the release of Jaunty Jackalope -- version 9.04 of
the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distro."
Why the XO-1.5 will also be a challenge for Sugar Labs (2009-04-24 15:02:26)
One Laptop Per Child News: "Earlier this week I
discussed some of the challenges that OLPC faces with regard to the
announcement of the XO-1.5. However I believe that Sugar Labs will
also have to deal with some interesting challenges as result of
Linux Distribution Logos - An Interesting Collection (2009-04-24 14:32:26)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "I came upon this
random collection of Linux logos on Tech Source From Bohol and
thought it would be interesting to share. Most of these are just
15 Beautiful Ubuntu GDM Themes (2009-04-24 13:32:26)
Tech Source From Bohol: "GDM or GNOME Display
Manager will easily allow users to fully customize the login screen
theme without having to use the command line."
Long-haul radio offers open Linux platform (2009-04-24 12:32:26)
LinuxDevices: "Satel announced a "smart radio
modem" for long-distance industrial radio communications networks,
combining TCP/IP functionality with a Linux development platform.
The Satellar Digital System is based on an ARM9 processor, offers a
modular design, and has a range of over 10 to 20 kilometers, says
Coolest Firefox About:Config Tricks (2009-04-24 07:32:26)
Debaira: "The about:config page contains most
(if not, all) of Firefox configuration options. It is so far the
most effective, and the most powerful way to tweak and enhance your
Firefox performance. Here are 28 of the popular tweaks."
Xorg 1.5 - a step in the right direction (2009-04-24 06:02:26)
Nothing Fancy: "Interestingly enough, I
recently upgraded to xorg-server 1.5 from 1.3. I removed my xorg
file, and it works passably."
The road to Jaunty: a look back at Ubuntu's history (2009-04-24 03:02:26)
Tux Radar: "People have been saying for a long
time that there are too many Linux distros, and yet that didn't
stop Mark Shuttleworth from launching Ubuntu in the crowded Debian
spin-off market five years ago. What made Ubuntu succeed where
Libranet, Corel Linux, Storm Linux and others had failed?"
Midgard2 9.03.0RC2 released (2009-04-24 01:32:26)
The Midgard Project Midgard: "The Midgard
Project has released the second Release Candidate of Midgard2 9.03
"Vinland" - the new generation of the Midgard content