Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 28, 2009
Ubuntu 9.10's New X Based Boot Splash (2009-08-28 22:03:33)
Softpedia: "Dear Ubuntu fans, we are proud to
announce that, as of this morning, Canonical added a brand-new
X-based boot splash, which will be present in the upcoming Ubuntu
9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating system, due for release on October
Are Web-driven multitaskers suckers for irrelevancy? (2009-08-28 21:03:33)
Eye of the Needle: "Multitasking may be fun or
stimulating, but it’s not an effective way to get things done
or retain information, according to a study released by Stanford
University researchers this week."
Why No OtherOS Option on PS3 Slim? Sony Answers (2009-08-28 19:03:33)
OSNews: "The recent release of the PS3 Slim
brought about joy for those who were waiting for a less
expensive/smaller gaming system and indignation for those who were
waiting for a Linux experimental machine of the same type as there
was no "OtherOS" or Linux option on this model. Why? we cry sadly.
Because, the deep, omniscient voices of two Sony representatives
Connect to a remote virtual machine with rdesktop (2009-08-28 17:33:33)
Ghacks: "VirtualBox is an incredibly useful
tool. You can run different OSes for testing purposes, you can set
up servers on machine that wouldn’t normally act as servers,
the sky seems to be the limit. And VirtualBox is an easy tool to
What happens next in SCO vs. Novell (2009-08-28 17:03:33)
Cyber Cynic: "Without those IP rights, SCO
didn't have a leg to stand on in all its other anti-Linux lawsuits
against IBM, Novell, Red Hat, et. al. So, now SCO can start again
right? Ah wrong. It's much more complicated than that. Here's what
really going to happen next."
Revisiting Linux Part 1: A Look at Ubuntu 8.04 (2009-08-28 16:33:33)
AnandTech: "That article was supposed to take a
month. As I have been continuously reminded, it has been more than
a month. So oft delayed but never forgotten, we have finally
finished our look at Ubuntu 8.04, and we hope it has been worth the
One Gigabyte: What a difference twenty years make (2009-08-28 15:46:33)
Geeks are Sexy: A picture is worth a thousand
Rails-like Quickly tools brings rapid development to Ubuntu (2009-08-28 15:03:33)
ars Technica: "Canonical has created a new
framework for Ubuntu called Quickly that aims to accelerate
application development. It provides a set of command line tools
for generating new programming projects, building packages, and
Living The PC-BSD Lifestyle (2009-08-28 14:33:33)
Dramashack!: "Sitting next to my 47”
Westinghouse LCD TV is the iXsystems Apollo Workstation. This
workstation is powered by the 5500 series of the Intel®
Xeon® processor, an Asus GeForce 9800 GT video card, and 4 gigs
of RAM. It came with PC-BSD Galileo Edition (7.1)
Two Million for Wikimedia: Who Can Offer More? (2009-08-28 14:03:33)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Describing itself as a
philanthropic investment company, the Omydar Network has donated
two million dollars to the Wikimedia Foundation."
15 Great Ubuntu Tips For Linux Power Users (2009-08-28 13:33:33)
MakeUseOf: "A few days back I wrote about books
that beginners can download and read to teach themselves Linux.
Today in the Linux section we have something for the power
Learn Linux, 101: The Linux command line (2009-08-28 13:03:33)
IBM Developerworks: "GUIs are fine, but to
unlock the real power of Linux, there's no substitute for the
command line. In this article, Ian Shields introduces you to some
of the major features of the bash shell, with an emphasis on the
features that are important for LPI certification."
Bill Gates' hurricane stopper, as explained by Jimmy Kimmel (2009-08-28 12:33:33)
TechFlash: "This happened a while back, but the
video made it to YouTube only recently. For your weekend enjoyment,
here's Jimmy Kimmel's take on the hurricane-prevention patent
filing made by Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold and others connected to
Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures."
Mandriva 2010 beta available (2009-08-28 11:03:33)
The Official Mandriva Blog: "Mandriva Linux
2010 Beta version is now available on public mirrors."
BBC outsources tech news to Microsoft (2009-08-28 09:03:33)
Notnews.Today: "Microsoft has unveiled new
technology that will allow the BBC to completely outsource its
technology news section to Microsoft."
How to Fix Wireless on Ubuntu (2009-08-28 05:03:33)
WorksWithU: "... the inability to get wireless
cards working acceptably often tops the list of user frustrations.
Here’s an outline of what’s wrong with Ubuntu’s
approach to wireless drivers, and how to fix it."
Print Files Over the Internet With PrinterShare (2009-08-28 00:03:33)
Practically Networked: "But it's also possible
to print across the Internet to a printer in another location, and
a relatively straightforward way to gain this capability (it works
over HTTP, so there are no router/firewall issues to deal with) is
to use a free utility from Printer Anywhere Inc. called
PrinterShare (available for Windows, Mac, or Linux)."