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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 13, 2010

  • New Site Launch: LinuxExchange.org (2010-05-11 00:02:17)
    LinuxExchange: "LinuxExchange is a collaboratively edited question and answer site about Linux and Open Source. It's 100% gratis and no registration is required."

  • The patents used by IBM against Hercules are a threat to several major FOSS projects (2010-04-13 23:02:42)
    FOSS Patents: "The patents IBM uses against Hercules are also a potential threat to other key FOSS projects. Based on a first analysis, those include (but are not limited to) OpenBSD, Xen, VirtualBox, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite and Kaffe."

  • From Dapper To Lucid, Four Years Of Ubuntu Benchmarks (2010-04-13 22:02:42)
    Phoronix: "In this article, we are looking at how Ubuntu's performance has evolved over the past four years."

  • Maximise and optimize your Drupal framework using Packt's new book (2010-04-13 21:47:42)
    LinuxPR: Drupal 6 Performance Tips is a new book that helps readers to exploit and optimize their Drupal framework using Drupal 6 best practice performance solutions and tools.

  • New Site Launch: LinuxExchange.org (2010-04-13 21:32:42)
    Jeremy's Blog: "I'm happy to announce that I just launched a new site: LinuxExchange LinuxExchange is "StackOverflow for Linux and Open Source" and is built on the StackExchange platform."

  • Luckybackup: Linux backup made easy (2010-04-13 16:02:42)
    Ghacks: "Some of them get recognized as the outstanding projects they are. One of those tools is Luckybackup. This tool was awarded Sourceforge's best new project of 2009."

  • The Digital Economy bill (2010-04-13 15:32:42)
    BBC News: "The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been passed into law during the wash-up period, which sees outstanding legislation rushed through before a general election."

  • AMD FirePro V8800 2GB (2010-04-13 14:32:42)
    Phoronix: "The AMD FirePro V8800 features 2GB of GDDR5 video memory with 147.2 GB/s of bandwidth, 1600 Stream processors, four DisplayPort outputs, ATI Eyefinity support, DirectX 11.0 / OpenGL 4.0 support, OpenCL 1.0 capable, a full 30-bit display pipeline, Multi-View display support..."

  • How Canonical Can Do Ubuntu Right: It Isn't a Technical Problem (2010-04-13 11:02:42)
    O'Reilly Broadcast: "I knew in advance that venting my frustrations with Ubuntu in the form of an article yesterday would stir up a hornet's nest."

  • Create Cool ASCII Text Banners from the Linux Terminal (2010-04-13 01:32:42)
    Tech Source: "But do you know that from there you can also create cool text graphics or banners that are made up of ASCII characters, which you can use as email signature or simply show off to friends?"