Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 30, 2010
The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel Graphics (2010-04-30 22:32:01)
Phoronix: "We are still working on the first
part of our Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS benchmarks that are set
to be published early next week, but so far there is one easy
conclusion to draw from the completed tests: Intel's Linux graphics
driver is still no match to the Intel Windows driver."
Proposal from OLPC Paraguay on how to manage Sugar or other educational software (2010-04-30 22:02:01)
Stop: "The project to deliver One Laptop Per
Child (OLPC) for educational purpose in developing countries is
doing great in Paraguay. According to developer Bernie Innocenti,
this success comes from a way to manage the development of the
Sugar educational software that other countries (or any other
similar projects, see for example the Teachermate or the italian
JumpPC) could and should imitate."
How To Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 To 10.04 (Desktop & Server) (2010-04-30 21:32:01)
Howtoforge: "Yesterday the new Ubuntu 10.04
(Lucid Lynx) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade
your Ubuntu 9.10 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu
PlayOnLinux 3.7.5 is available (2010-04-30 20:32:01)
Wine-Reviews: "What's new ? - Improvement on
icon managing. Thank you Congelli501 for the patch"
AMD Athlon II X3 425 On Linux (2010-04-30 20:02:01)
Phoronix: "One of AMD's low-priced offerings is
the Athlon II X3 425, which is a triple-core AM3 processor that can
easily overclock past 3GHz and is priced to sell at around $70
Tech Comics: "Checkbook Journalism" (2010-04-30 19:02:01)
Tech Comics: "Gizmodo's payment of $5,000 for a
misplaced iPhone raises questions about the nature of journalism in
the Internet age"
Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx: a (free) Mactastic experience (2010-04-30 18:32:01)
The Register: "While Lucid Lynx still has some
rough edges, this release is a huge leap for UI design in Linux and
puts Ubuntu well on its way to Shuttleworth's goal."
Hulu Desktop for Linux Review (2010-04-30 16:02:01)
IT World: "Hulu is one of the most popular
video sites on the web. You can watch all kinds of different
television shows and movies right in your browser. But there's also
another way to watch Hulu and that's to download the Hulu Desktop
application for Linux."
Boies Calls For Cheaper Trials (2010-04-30 15:02:01)
LegalPad: "Boies said attorneys should pare
cases down to their essentials early on, and that limits on
discovery and on the time allowed before a case goes to trial would
save time and money for the justice system."
Transflective screens finally shipping, Pixel Qi claims (2010-04-30 14:32:01)
Linux Devices: "The displays work in both color
and monochrome e-paper modes, and are said to require less than
half the power of an ordinary display."
Jobs on Flash: Hypocrisy So Thick You Could Cut it with a Knife (2010-04-30 13:32:01)
OSNews: "There are three specific points I want
to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical,
and misleading this letter really is."
Bash Associative Arrays (2010-04-30 12:32:01)
Linux Journal: "There's nothing too surprising
about associative arrays in bash, they are as you probably
LinuxCertified Announces its next "Linux Fundamentals" Course (2010-04-30 04:32:01)
Linux Certified press release: This two-day
introduction to Linux broadens attendees horizons with a detailed
overview of the operating system. Attendees learn how to
effectively use a Linux system as a valuable tool.
24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3) (2010-04-30 03:02:01)
LinuxLinks: " Now, let's scrutinize the 8 games
at hand. For each game we have compiled its own portal page,
providing screenshots of the game in action, a full description of
the game, with an in-depth analysis of the features of the game,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews."
A Batch of LinuxFest Northwest 2010 Videos at Montana Linux (2010-04-30 01:32:01)
Montana Linux: "I recorded them with a Samsung
SC-MX20 which is a very inexpensive / budget rig. The sound quality
is fair to good considering the camera does not have the ability to
use an external mic. The video quality is fair to good considering
that most of the rooms had the lights turned off for viewing
projected presentation slides."
An In-depth Look at Gentoo Linux (2010-04-30 00:02:01)
Kernel News: "Imagine an Operating System that
only includes the features that you actually want and use. An
Operating System that is finely tuned to your computer hardware.
One that doesn't include any resource hogging applications that you
don't need such as "Desktop Search" or huge bloated