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Infrastructure Linux News for May 29, 2009

  • Linux New Media Launches Ubuntu User Magazine (May 29, 2009, 22:04)
    Linux Magazine press release: "Linux New Media USA, LLC, announces the launch of a new print publication, Ubuntu User magazine."

  • Light, low-cost e-reader runs Linux (May 29, 2009, 21:34)
    LinuxDevices: "A U.K. startup called Interead will soon ship a Linux-based e-book reader claimed to be about 40 percent lighter than an Amazon Kindle 2, and over $100 cheaper. The "Cool-er" is equipped with a 400MHz ARM9 Samsung processor and a six-inch E-Ink Vizplex display."

  • Testing Out The SSD Mode In Btrfs (May 29, 2009, 21:04)
    Phoronix: "Will the Btrfs SSD mode cause this new Oracle-sponsored file-system to be the best for non-rotating media? We have benchmarks in this article, but the results may not be what one would expect."

  • Data Formats: File Formats and Their File Extensions (updated) (May 29, 2009, 20:04)
    Webopedia: "In the table below, search for a file extension by the letter it starts with or you can view the complete list of more than 3,700 file extensions."

  • The MIPS Processor and the $150 Linux Netbook (May 29, 2009, 19:34)
    O'Reilly Blogs: "The technology that once powered supercomputers now is found in embedded devices. In recent years both MIPS32 and MIPS64 cores have been found powering everything from routers to the Sony PlayStation."

  • Big Mess o' Wires Homemade CPU (May 29, 2009, 18:04)
    Big Mess O' Wires: "Big Mess o' Wires 1 is an original CPU design. It does not use any commercial CPU, but instead has a custom CPU constructed from dozens of simple logic chips. Around this foundation is built a full computer with support for a keyboard, sound, video, and external peripherals."

  • Linux on tap in netbook, nettop (May 29, 2009, 17:34)
    DesktopLinux: "HP has upgraded its Linux-ready "Mini" netbooks, offering its new "HP Mini 110 with Mi" at a much lower $280 pricetag than the previous Mini 1000. Meanwhile, Shuttle switched from an Intel Atom to Via's 1.0GHz Nano U1700 processor for its latest, low-power Shuttle XS29F nettop."

  • Tiny 1% Linux = Big Microsoft Terror (May 29, 2009, 16:04)
    Linux Today Blog: "If Linux is so insignificant, why do they pay so much attention to it? Like this new ASUS/Windows Eee PC "It's Better With Windows" ad campaign:"

  • PC/OS 10 Open64 Workstation edition released (May 29, 2009, 15:04)
    The H Open: "PC/OS Developer Roberto J. Dohnert has announced the release of PC/OS 10 Open64 Workstation. The desktop distribution designed for 64-bit systems is based on Ubuntu 9.04 and includes all of the latest security and bug patches up to the 25th of May."

  • Realeyes IDS 0.9.5 Released (May 29, 2009, 14:34)
    Realeyes Technology: "There is a new download available for the Realeyes IDS version 0.9.5. Read the release notes for details, but essentially, this release is about new user interface features."

  • Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" - It Just Keeps Getting Better (May 29, 2009, 14:04)
    Jamie's Random Musings: "I have now loaded the new release of Linux Mint on all four of my laptop and netbook computers. It loaded absolutely smoothly on all four of them, including both HP 2133 netbooks, with no problems and no special "tricks" required"

  • How to enqueue audio files into Rhythmbox playlist on GNOME/Ubuntu (May 29, 2009, 13:34)
    Seemanta: "Nautilus is the default file manager in Gnome for Linux. And Rhythmbox is the official Gnome music player. So the other day, I had an idea to find a way to directly enqueue an audio file into the rhythmbox play queue."

  • Weekly Ten: Sand Into Microchips, Wine is Bad/Good, No More YouTube Porn (May 29, 2009, 13:04)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Some of America's leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world's population and speed up improvements in health and education."

  • Another superb collection of Linux games (May 29, 2009, 10:34)
    Dedoimedo: "Once again, we have several interesting candidates. The FPS category is probably the most actively and most thoroughly developed genre of games for non-Windows platforms. This is mainly because of the open-source, freely redistributable Quake engine, created by id Software, an ever-Linux friendly company"

  • Create Print Ready Business Cards with (May 29, 2009, 06:04) "This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a business card template using Inkscape. The steps in this tutorial will work for Inkscape versions 0.46 and 0.47."

  • In Search of Linux (May 29, 2009, 03:04)
    Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "I'm in search of Linux--which sounds odd since it seems that I should be able to find all the Linux I'd ever want but I want to know about your favorite Linux gadget, project, invention, software, innovation or appliance."

  • Linux 2.6.30 Kernel Benchmarks (May 29, 2009, 00:04)
    Phoronix: "With the Linux 2.6.30 kernel being prepped for release in early June, we have set out to provide a few benchmarks of this latest Linux kernel to see how it compares to its two earlier predecessors."