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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 enlightening.

  • 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 tasteful experience."

  • 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 country."

  • 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 3.3.0."

  • 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 purchasing Sun."

  • 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."