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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 21, 2010

  • Ubuntu MeMenu to Encourage Social Media Broadcasting (Feb 21, 2010, 20:02)
    Starry Hope: "Not to be left out of the bit "ME" craze, the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 release will include the "MeMenu." The MeMenu will be your one-stop spot for sending out all your social media broadcasts right from within Ubuntu."

  • EXT3, EXT4, Btrfs Ubuntu Netbook Benchmarks (Feb 21, 2010, 16:02)
    Phoronix: "Last month we published benchmarks of EXT4 comparing this file-system's performance when it was first marked stable in the mainline kernel and then where it is at now in the Linux kernel while testing every major release in between."

  • Please say Fedora (Feb 21, 2010, 12:02)
    Richard A. Johnson: "I connected directly to the DSL modem, no router, firewall, anything in between me and the Internet. The problem still existed. At that time I determined it was AT&T's fault so we called them up. Initially the phone call was a nightmare."

  • Microsoft Office document corruption: Testing the OOXML claims (Feb 21, 2010, 08:02)
    Rob Weir: An Antic Disposition: "In this post I take a look at Microsoft's claims for robust data recovery with their Office Open XML (OOXML) file format. I show the results of an experiment, where I introduce random errors into documents and observe whether word processors can recover from these errors."

  • Linux laptop takes the strain for technophobes (Feb 21, 2010, 00:02)
    ZDNet UK: "A Newcastle-based company has launched a Linux-based laptop and support package designed to encourage technophobes online."