Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 28, 2009
HD videoconferencing system runs Linux (2009-09-28 23:33:44)
LinuxDevices: "Later this week, Panasonic
Communications plans to ship a full HD videoconferencing system
that incorporates embedded Linux and Nokia's Qt cross-platform
How to get 4gb of ram working in Ubuntu 32bit version (2009-09-28 22:03:44)
PMA box: "After checking my Ubuntu System
Monitor and also by running in the terminal the "$ free" command, I
realized that my 9.04 Desktop version was only showing me 3 GB of
ram.... after googling I found that it was a limitation of 32 bit
Slax (2009-09-28 19:33:44)
Terminally Incoherent: "Why Slax you ask? Oh, I
don't know. It's small, clean, easy to use and actually designed to
work off a USB drive. It's a minimalistic OS and yet it runs a
lightweight version of KDE making me feel like home."
My ideal operating system (2009-09-28 19:03:44)
TechRepublic: "What would my ideal operating
system consist of? While running a lot of possibilities crossed my
brain: Which kernel, which desktop, which multi-media system, which
Installing NVIDIA Drivers On Debian Lenny Manually (2009-09-28 18:33:44)
Howtoforge: "Installing NVIDIA drivers on
Debian Lenny requires a little extra work compared to doing so in
other distributions like Ubuntu, due to the lack of some required
packages in the default installation."
Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday (2009-09-28 17:33:44)
IT Wire: "And the final thing which with I have
a problem is the growing presence of Mono. Last time I removed it,
I had to get rid of something like 18 packages. This time it was
32, even though F-Spot and Tomboy are still the only two
applications that seem to be dependent on it."
FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks (2009-09-28 17:03:44)
Phoronix: "Canonical will be releasing Ubuntu
9.10 at the end of next month while the final release of FreeBSD
8.0 is also expected within the next few weeks. With these two
popular free software operating systems both having major updates
coming out at around the same time, we decided it warranted some
early benchmarking as we see how the FreeBSD 8.0 and Ubuntu 9.10
Sharing Linux (2009-09-28 15:33:44)
Cyber Cynic: "Microsoft really wants people to
get excited about Windows 7 so they're showing people how to put on
Windows 7 parties with a video, that already become famous for
being incredibly lame. It's so out-of-touch that it's funny. For an
even funnier take, see Mac fan Cabel Sasser's take."
Install Prism on Linux for easy to use web apps (2009-09-28 15:03:44)
Ghacks: "If you are a web junkie, or depend
upon various web sites and services daily you know how quickly your
browser can fill up with tabs. Wouldn't it be nice if you can just
use small web apps for these needs?"
Three Legged Ponies (2009-09-28 14:33:44)
Blog of Helios: "If you were to give somebody
something.... Something they honestly needed, and I mean needed
badly... Would you cripple it in anyway in giving it to them?"
Jolicloud brings the stupidity of web apps to Linux netbooks. (2009-09-28 13:03:44)
Andrew Currie on Posterous: "There may well be
something I'm not getting here, but I honestly can't see what the
big deal is about this new Jolicloud distro."
6 of the best media burners for Linux (2009-09-28 12:03:44)
TechRadar: "Back in the day, a custom audio CD
with the best love songs made a wonderful Valentine's Day gift. Now
she'd hardly be impressed."
On keynotes and apologies (2009-09-28 08:03:44)
Chris Ball: "I wasn't going to blog about this,
but I'm becoming pretty angry about it now, and I think I might
actually have something constructive to say."
Boot Linux Over HTTP With boot.kernel.org (BKO) (2009-09-28 00:03:44)
Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how you can
boot Linux over HTTP with boot.kernel.org (BKO). All that users
need is Internet connectivity and a small program (gpxe) to boot