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Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 28, 2010

  • Scorched 3D is one hot battle game (2010-04-28 23:33:52)
    Sourceforge: "Scorched 3D is a modernization of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth. It's a simple turn-based artillery game and a real-time strategy game in which players can counter each other's weapons with creative accessories, shields, and tactics."

  • What is new in Fedora 13 ? (2010-04-28 23:03:52)
    Linux and Microcontroller Tips: "Automatic Print Driver Installation : gutenprint-packages such as cups, hpijs and pbm2l2030 must be installed on demand when the hardware that require drivers are detected."

  • A Digital Forensics Student's Linux Workspace (2010-04-28 22:33:52)
    Tech Source: "Our next entry for the "The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest" was sent all the way from the Netherlands by a digital forensics student named Huseyin. He is also working as an intern at an IT-audit company and described Linux as the best OS to do research on."

  • Did Ubuntu 10.04 Achieve Its Ten Second Boot Goal? (2010-04-28 22:03:52)
    Phoronix: "Canonical expressed their plans to achieve a ten-second boot time in June of last year for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, with their reference system being a Dell Mini 9 netbook. In February, we last checked on Ubuntu's boot performance and found it close, but not quite there yet..."

  • OverREACTing: Dissecting the Gizmodo Warrant (2010-04-28 21:33:52)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: "Under California and federal law, this warrant should never have issued."

  • Osmos For GNU/Linux Has Been Released ! (2010-04-28 20:03:52)
    Linux Gaming News: "After a short testing beta Osmos from Hemisphere Games has finally arrived to GNU/Linux ! Osmos only costs $10 so you cannot afford not to buy it !"

  • aTunes - Full-featured audio player and manager (2010-04-28 19:33:52)
    Ubuntu Geek: "aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems"

  • Would you dump Facebook? (2010-04-28 19:03:52)
    Dissociated Press: "I love the concept, hate the execution. I've written about that before. Facebook encourages the kind of bad netiquette it's taken years to drum out of people. "Oh, I like this page and look - it has a 'forward to all my friends' button.""

  • The Next Big Fight: Facebook vs. Firefox? (2010-04-28 18:33:52)
    Computerworld UK: "The big announcements by Facebook last week have started alarm bells ringing around the Net. Here's the kind of thing that is sending shivers down many people's spines:"

  • Question: Why switch to Linux or a Mac? (2010-04-28 17:03:52)
    Sure, It's Secure: "I'm no friend to Windows. I know the operating system too well to trust it. But, I did think that even though Windows is defective by design, you could keep it relatively safe by installing patches quickly and using anti-virus software religiously. I was wrong."

  • Linux audio explained (2010-04-28 15:33:52)
    TechRadar: "There's a problem with the state of Linux audio, and it's not that it doesn't always work. The issue is that it's overcomplicated."

  • Gnome Commander Whips Files Into Shape (2010-04-28 14:33:52)
    LinuxInsider: "As a file manager, Gnome Commander has the look and feel of early workhorses like Norton Commander and Midnight Commander."

  • Ubuntu's Linux OS -- Mac OS X's Doppelganger? (2010-04-28 12:33:52)
    ServerWatch: "Selling style over substance works only as long as you remain stylish, but on that front Apple has become tired, boring and predictable."

  • Processing 10000 Pictures Using Many Computers With Oropo (Debian/Ubuntu) (2010-04-28 12:03:52)
    Howtoforge: "Have you ever had a lot of data to process ? In such a moment after a while of processing we realize that it will take ages to complete. It would be faster if we could use two or three or even more computers. Let's use some computers - you think it is a lot of configuration ? You are wrong. With Oropo it's easy."

  • CDlinux 0.9.6.1 Review (2010-04-28 09:03:52)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "CDlinux is petite mini-distro that can be installed on a USB device or on a Windows C: partition."

  • Am I suffering from the Ubuntu Lucid X memory leak? (2010-04-28 06:03:52)
    Click: "A commenter just wondered if my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid system's increasing use of swap was due to the known memory leak in X on the soon-to-be-released distro."

  • Seven-inch tablet runs Android (2010-04-28 04:33:52)
    LinuxDevices: "Shenzhen-based Eken announced a seven-inch tablet computer that runs either Android or Windows CE 6.0. The M001 has a 600MHz ARM-based processor, 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage, an SD slot, stereo speakers, and 802.11b/g"

  • Discover the new features in Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx (2010-04-28 03:03:52)
    TuxRadar: "The second long term support release (LTS) to come from the Ubuntu camp, Lucid Lynx has many surprises in store for everyone, including its revamped looks and a new logo (see page 48 for more on the fallout that this update has produced). Then there are the exciting new features, including lightning fast boot-up times, and older features that have finally come to maturity in this release."