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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 11, 2012

  • Is Media Explorer following MeeGo to the graveyard? (2012-06-11 15:00:00)
    WoGue: Although Media Explorer (mex) is not well known inside the GNOME community -and there is a reason for it- many people, including me, were really excited with the release announcement about a year ago.

  • Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora (2012-06-11 11:00:00)
    Linux and Open Source: Microsoft has made it so that Windows 8 approved PC can only run Windows 8. Fedora Linux has forged a way around it, but not everyone like their approach. Torvalds gives his thoughts on the issue.

  • Why Schmidt was wrong and developers still start on Apple (2012-06-11 10:00:00)
    The Guardian: Google's chairman predicted six months ago that app developers would start on Android first rather than Apple's iOS - but they haven't. Why not? And why do iPhone users update so quickly?

  • Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server (2012-06-11 07:00:00)
    HowtoForge: The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager.

  • Wine 1.5.6 has been released! (2012-06-11 06:00:00)
    Unixmen: Wine is a free and open source application that allows users to run Windows software on other operating systems. Wine is always under heavy development with the team preparing one release every 2 weeks.

  • First Linux Mint PCs go on sale (2012-06-11 05:00:00)
    Linux and Open Source: True, you could buy a PC or laptop from ZaReason and a handful of other Linux PC vendors with Mint Linux, but the two mini-PCs that Mint and CompuLab are offering are the first to have Mint's official blessing.

  • What is MySQL denormalization and should you be doing it? (2012-06-11 04:00:00)
    Linux.org: In this tutorial we will take a look at what Database Denormalization is and how it is different from Normalization.

  • New Top Level Domains Set to Be Revealed (2012-06-11 02:00:00)
    EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Over $100 million in VC dollars are tied to a big shift for the domain name industry as ICANN is set to expand the Internet beyond the current 22 Top Level Domains.