Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 28, 2011
Editor's Note: Replacing KDE4 (2011-01-28 23:04:35)
Yes, I am one of those grumpy KDE 3.x fans who can't deal with
KDE4. So I've been trying out different desktop environments and
window managers to replace my beloved KDE, and it has been fun and
TurnKey Linux 11 released (part one) (2011-01-28 22:04:35)
Turnkey Linux: "Ladies and gentlemen, part 1 of
the TurnKey Linux 11 release is now officially out, including 45
new images based on Ubuntu 10.04.1. We pushed out the 11.0 release
candidates 3 months ago, and with the help of the community have
tested the images and resolved the few remaining issues."
Intel Opens Up FCoE , Offers Free Upgrades (2011-01-28 19:34:35)
Enterprise Storage Forum: "Intel is ramping up
its effort to expand Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The
company today announced that its Open FCoE technology is being
supported by a variety of vendors, including Cisco, EMC, NetApp,
Red Hat and Oracle."
8 of the Best Free Linux e-Learning Tools (2011-01-28 19:04:35)
LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the
software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 of our
favorite e-Learning tools. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest here for anyone who wants to embrace electronically
supported learning and teaching. We give our strongest
recommendation to Moodle."
Tech Comics: "Your Mobile Carrier" (2011-01-28 18:34:35)
Datamation: "Your relationship with your mobile
carrier is win-win, sort of."
Pithos � Best Pandora.com Client Player For Linux (2011-01-28 18:04:35)
Digitizor: "Pithos is a Linux based client for
the GNOME Desktop for the online music platform: Pandora.com.
Although there is a official Flash based Linux client for
Pandora.com but it is a RAM hog and does not leave you with a
Sony Wins TRO, Impoundment (2011-01-28 17:34:35)
Groklaw: "Sony's motion for a temporary
restraining order, asking for an injunction and impoundment, has
been granted [PDF]. The Hon. Susan Illston says she thinks Sony has
demonstrated that it is likely to prevail on its DMCA claim"
Internet, Telecom Networks Shut Down in Egypt (2011-01-28 17:04:35)
Datamation: "As anti-government protesters
planned a day of massive demonstrations in cities throughout Egypt
on Friday, state authorities took dramatic steps that effectively
shut down the Internet and wireless communications networks in that
Benchmarks Of The Official KQ ZFS Linux Module (2011-01-28 16:34:35)
Phoronix: "Last summer we delivered the news
that a native ZFS file-system implementation for Linux was coming
by an Indian company known as KQ Infotech where they leveraged the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories ZFS Linux code, finished
it off in some areas, and took care of the POSIX support."
OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 final released (2011-01-28 15:34:35)
The H Open: "After more than seven months of
development and ten release candidates, the OpenOffice.org
development team has issued the final version of OpenOffice.org
LibreOffice 3.3: Hands-On With the Free Office Suite (2011-01-28 14:34:35)
PC World: "The LibreOffice project came about
late in 2010 when it became increasingly uncertain what Oracle's
intentions were for OpenOffice.org, which it acquired after
Adding Print Capability to Peppermint Ice OS (2011-01-28 13:34:35)
RWDub's Reviews: "Printer support has purposely
been left out of Peppermint Ice"
Home Accounting: Your Personal Accountant On Ubuntu (2011-01-28 12:04:35)
Muktware: "Most of us have a love-hate
relationship when it comes to keeping a tab on the finances that
flow through our lives. It's a complicated task"
Ubuntu Unity Plays a Frustrating Shell Game (2011-01-28 07:34:35)
Linux Insider: "Ubuntu Natty Narwhal will usher
in a major change to the distro's desktop appearance. The new Unity
shell design will present a new appearance, a version of which I've
been using on netbooks and laptops"
VirtualBox 4: First Impressions (2011-01-28 06:04:35)
Linux Magazine: "It might seem strange to post
a "first impressions" article an entire month after developers
release a new version but the original wasn't stable and first
impressions weren't positive."