Infrastructure Linux News for May 25, 2010
Exposure Blending with digiKam (May 25, 2010, 22:32)
Scribbles and Snaps: "One way to solve this
problem is to use exposure blending. This technique involves taking
several shots of the same scene or subject with different exposures
and then fusing these shots into one perfectly exposed photo."
AbiWord: The Underappreciated Word Processor
(May 25, 2010, 21:02)
Linux Planet: "OpenOffice.org isn't the only
game in town for open source word processing. One of the best, and
underexposed, open word processors is AbiWord."
Dell launches Streak tablet PC across Europe (May 25, 2010, 20:32)
BBC news: "The Streak is smaller than most
tablets with a 5in (12.5cm) screen and runs Google's Android
Ubuntu Lucid: I fix another problem (maybe), but questions about Canonical remain (May 25, 2010, 19:32)
Click: "Just this kind of problem, in my
opinion, is a very good reason why the 10.04 LTS should have been
more like a refined, bug-fixed Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) rather than an
alpha for what might get fixed in Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.04."
Set up Libvirt 0.7.7&Xen 4.0 on top of Fedora 13 RC2 (May 25, 2010, 18:32)
Xen Virtualization on Linux and Solaris:
"Install Xen 4.0 and Libvirt like on F12 (  ). Via my experience
xend will hang for 5-7 min at startup and xen managed bridging will
fail as well. This behavior stays the same under either 18.104.22.168
or 22.214.171.124 pvops kernel"
Canonical Pushes Skype Into Ubuntu Repository (May 25, 2010, 18:02)
Phoronix: "In an interesting move that now
makes it easier to use the popular Skype VoIP program on Ubuntu
Linux, Canonical's Brian Thomason has uploaded the first Skype
package into the Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" repository"
Ubuntu Linux Netbook Edition 10.04 Review (Lucid Lynx) (May 25, 2010, 17:32)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "I've been reviewing
various Ubuntu derivatives and this week I thought it would be fun
to take a look at the netbook version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Netbook
Edition used to be called Ubuntu Netbook Remix, but Canonical
changed the name once this distro became an official edition of
The Very Best Open Source Tools For Video, Audio and Graphics (May 25, 2010, 16:32)
OStatic: "In this post, you'll find a roundup
of our most significant posts on open source tools for video, audio
and graphics. There are many gem applications to be found
GIMP vs. The World
(May 25, 2010, 15:52)
Linux Planet: "GIMP is always compared to
Adobe's Photoshop. But is this a fair comparison? Paul Ferrill
gives us the straight story on GIMP, Photoshop, Inkscape,
CinePaint, and other digital image editors."
Washing the windows myths. Device support. (May 25, 2010, 13:02)
Technology & Life Integration: "The mantra
goes like this, windows has better device support. This mantra,
while boosting the superiority complex of windows advocates, is
simply a myth."
Automation With Expect, an Open Source Software Utility (May 25, 2010, 12:32)
Serverwatch: "I recently came across expect
(the expect package in Debian and Ubuntu): a powerful utility that
can script interactive operations."
Linux Mint 9: Solid, Simple, Shiny (May 25, 2010, 12:02)
Linux.com: "It's lean, it's very green, and
it's one of the better Linux distros for users who just want a good
desktop right out of the box. Linux Mint 9, dubbed Isadora, was
released on May 18th with plenty of new features and software."
Google�s �Royalty-Free� WebM Video May Not Be Royalty-Free for Long (May 25, 2010, 10:32)
Digital Daily: "The announcement of Google's
new WebM video format and release of the VP8 video codec as an open
standard have been hailed by some as the move that will free the
Web from the proprietary H.264 codec widely used for online video
Intel slims down Cores for thinner laptops (May 25, 2010, 03:02)
LinuxDevices: "Intel announced six new 32nm
processors intended for ultra-thin laptops. Topped by the Core
i7-660UM, with a clock speed of 1.33GHz and "TurboBoost" frequency
10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird
(May 25, 2010, 01:32)
Testfreaks: "As we've mentioned earlier,
Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener
open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to
replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the
alternative to iTunes?"