Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 31, 2009
Checking In On Ubuntu Karmic's Boot Time (2009-08-31 23:33:02)
Phoronix: "By the time Ubuntu 10.04 LTS rolls
around next April, Canonical is interested in seeing Ubuntu boot on
an Intel Atom netbook (specifically the Dell Mini 9) in less than
ten seconds. These incredibly fast boot time goals even led
Canonical to decide against investing more time in enhancing the
boot experience with Red Hat's Plymouth."
Learn Linux, 101: Text streams and filters (2009-08-31 23:03:02)
IBM Developerworks: "This article gives you an
introduction to filters, which allow you to build complex pipelines
to manipulate text using the filters. You will learn how to display
text, sort it, count words and lines, and translate characters,
among other tasks. You will also learn how to use the stream editor
Slackware goes 64-bit (2009-08-31 22:03:02)
Desktop Linux: "The Slackware team released
version 13 of its venerable Linux distribution, now supporting
64-bit computers. Slackware 13 provides "completely reworked" X
packages, upgrades to KDE 4.2.4 and Xfce 4.6.1 desktops, a new .txz
package format, and support for Ext4 and the GRUB bootloader, says
Apple's Snow Leopard Completely Blows It Virtually (2009-08-31 20:33:02)
Tech Broiler: "Built-in Hypervisor-based
virtualization and paravirtualizized kernels are now de rigueur
with every major x86-based enterprise OS on the planet, including
on Linux, on all major UNIX OSes, and even on Windows Server. But
on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, it’s nowhere to be found."
Can Ubuntu 9.10 Outperform Mac OS X 10.6? (2009-08-31 19:33:02)
Phoronix: "Now that we have tested Mac OS X
10.6, we are seeing how its performance compares to that of Ubuntu
Linux. Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" will be out in October and does
have some performance improvements as our earlier tests have shown,
but Canonical engineers have not been exclusively focusing on
performance optimizations with this release. Can the Karmic Koala
outperform Snow Leopard? Yes and no."
How To Enable Adobe's Flash Player In Google Chrome (Ubuntu 9.04) (2009-08-31 18:33:02)
Howtoforge: "This tutorial explains how you can
install the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu 9.04 and how to enable
the Adobe Flash plugin in it. Please note that Google Chrome for
Ubuntu is still in alpha state and should not be used on production
Bye Bye Linux (2009-08-31 18:03:02)
TheSixthAxis: "Ripping of Blu-ray movies was
also a common practice of some PS3 linux users..."
OpenGEU 8.10 Review (2009-08-31 17:03:02)
Que Pasa?: "Since my switch from Windows to
Linux I have settled on 1 distribution, OpenGEU 8.10."
Skeptical Shopper: The Pros and Cons of Buying E-Books (2009-08-31 16:33:02)
PC World: "When Amazon recently removed copies
of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm from customers'
devices and digital lockers, I suddenly
remembered why I prefer physical media over virtual
25 Linux tips for Windows switchers (2009-08-31 16:03:02)
TechRadar: "The experience of switching to
Linux needn't be a traumatic one."
6 of the Best Free Linux Family History Software (2009-08-31 15:33:02)
LinuxLinks: "This article highlights the best
genealogy software that runs under Linux. Although there is not a
wide selection of Linux native clients, we have also identified the
best web based and Java software, so there is still a good range to
Scaling the fence (2009-08-31 15:03:02)
daverea.com: "In this case, our brief
discussion centered around office suites, and before I could even
recommend it, our friend informed me that she’d tried
openoffice.org, and didn’t like it."
The easiest operating system to update is... (2009-08-31 14:43:43)
Cyber Cynic: "Over the weekend, I decided to
see which of the major operating systems would be the easiest to
update. The answer may surprise you."
Windows Users - The Charlie Brown's of Computiing (2009-08-31 14:02:52)
Blog of Helios: "Are we beginning to see a
pattern emerge here? Every time Microsoft promises you a" new and
secure environment for your computer", it ends up being the same
old stuff with a fresh coat of paint and security features that
take a 15 year old hacker about 12 minutes to circumvent."
Webget ISO grabber, Wget Webinterface (2009-08-31 13:32:52)
Raymii.org: "When I am at school, and I read
that Slackware 13 is out, I need to have it. And I want it at home.
So, what I can do is SSH into my machine, wget it, and it is done
when I'm at home. But, at school SSH is blocked..."
How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Debian Lenny) (2009-08-31 12:32:52)
Howtoforge: "This guide explains how to set up
software RAID1 on an already running Debian Lenny system. The GRUB
bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will
still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter
Popping GNU/Linux out of the Virtual Machine (2009-08-31 04:02:52)
Technology FLOSS: "At work I'm tied to a
windows machine, however I have been able to use GNU/Linux which is
where I'm most productive. First, I tried working with Portable