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Linux News for Apr 30, 2009

  • Command Line vs. GUI Reality Check (2009-04-30 23:01:33)
    Realeyes: "I was reading Kyle Rankin and Bill Childer's Point/Counterpoint column on "Mutt vs. Thunderbird" in Linux Journal over breakfast the other day. It mostly boiled down to the perennial text vs. graphical user interface argument. And since I don't have a strong opinion about either mail client, it got me to thinking about the real difference between the two interfaces."

  • Btrfs Is Not Yet The Performance King (2009-04-30 22:16:33)
    Phoronix: "While Btrfs does perform well in some areas, it is not yet the performance king for Linux file-systems. As our results show, in some tests it even has a hard time competing with the incremental EXT4 file-system."

  • Connect Remotely to Your Linux Machine Graphically (2009-04-30 21:31:33)
    TuxArena: "Free NX is a client/server application which allows you to login remotely from another PC into your Linux system. The client is available for both Linux and Windows, so you will be able to login from a Windows machine too."

  • The Windows 7 'give away' (2009-04-30 20:46:33)
    Cyber Cynic: "Vista users should go out of their way to thank Linux users for getting free, early access to Windows 7."

  • Group test: netbook distros (2009-04-30 20:01:33)
    TuxRadar: "Our test machine was an Eee PC 701, featuring 4GB of internal storage, 512MB RAM and a 900MHz Celeron processor. Three of the Linux distros we tested (namely, Xandros, EeeXubuntu and Pupeee) are optimised for Eee PCs, but each of these should also run on other netbooks. The fourth distro on test meanwhile, gOS, is the default one installed on Everet netbooks."

  • ZDNet: Netbook market? What netbook market? (2009-04-30 19:16:33)
    Khaotic Musings: "And yet, even in this market, now reshaped to favour Microsoft's monopoly machinery, Linux still snared 24% of 'netbook' shipments."

  • Open Source Eucalyptus Cloud Goes Commercial (2009-04-30 18:31:33)
    InternetNews: "There is money in the cloud. Just ask open source startup Eucalyptus which today announced it received $5.5 million in Series A round of venture financing."

  • GPL: why Eric Raymond is wrong (2009-04-30 17:46:33)
    IT Wire: "Open source was embraced by businesses as a development method which could lead to profit; the prime reason why such a term was embraced was because many people were frustrated by the inability to sell what was considered superior software."

  • Full Circle magazine - issue 24 released to an unsuspecting public (2009-04-30 17:01:33)
    Full Circle Magazine: "Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our twenty-fourth issue."

  • lsof, sockets and trojans (2009-04-30 16:53:35)
    Tip of the Trade: "When discussing lsof and open files a few weeks ago, I also mentioned that lsof -i will show you information about which IP sockets are open."

  • Sabayon Linux 4.1 KDE Edition Out Now (2009-04-30 16:16:33)
    Softpedia: "Just two weeks after announcing Sabayon Linux 4.1 GNOME Edition, Fabio Erculiani released today, April 29th, the KDE edition of his Linux distribution. Sabayon Linux 4.1 KDE is based on Sabayon 4 LiteMCE and brings the same usability and out-of-the-box experience, this time on top of the latest KDE 4.2.2 desktop environment."

  • Whatever Happened to OOXML? (2009-04-30 15:31:33)
    Open Enterprise: "Remember Office Open XML -- a name chosen to be as confusingly close to OpenOffice XML as possible -- better known as OOXML?"

  • 24 Open Source Apps for the ASUS Netbook (2009-04-30 14:46:33)
    Datamation: "When the original 350,000 units – all equipped with Linux -- sold out in just a few months, the open source community rejoiced. And then they got to work -- creating new open source apps specifically for the Eee and similar netbooks."

  • Going deep into GCC 4.4 with Red Hat (2009-04-30 14:03:33)
    Netstat -vat: "Tim Burke, Senior Director, RHEL Product Development told me that in his view the most significant new advancement in gcc 4.4 over gcc 4.3 is OpenMP 3.0 support (gcc 4.3 had OpenMP 2.5 support)."

  • How to compile a kernel for Ubuntu Jaunty (2009-04-30 13:33:33)
    My Thoughts: "Ubuntu Jaunty has been released a few days ago so it’s time write up an article on how to compile your own kernel for Ubuntu Jaunty."

  • ReactOS 0.3.9 improves open source Windows clone (2009-04-30 13:03:33)
    Netstat -vat: "Now with it's 0.3.9 release ReactOS is doing something that Microsoft didn't do with its own releases -- namely reduce the memory footprint needed to run the server."

  • Cloud computing with Linux thin clients (2009-04-30 12:33:33)
    IBM Developerworks: "Cloud computing has been covered extensively in a number of venues and from many points of view. For embedded Linux engineers and aficionados, one exciting aspect of cloud computing is the sudden interest in thin Linux clients."

  • Don't Cry For Disappearing Newspapers (2009-04-30 12:22:00)
    As more print newspapers and magazines go out of business, there are articles and blogs bemoaning the loss of paper-and-ink journalism. Citizens will not be informed and democracy itself will fall.

    Forgive me for being cold-hearted, but all of this bewailing is missing the point.

  • Installing SugarCRM Community Edition On Fedora 10 (2009-04-30 12:03:33)
    HowtoForge: "SugarCRM is a webbased CRM solution written in PHP. SugarCRM is available in different flavours called "Editions" ("Community" (free), "Professional", and "Enterprise"). "

  • a little vi trick (2009-04-30 10:33:33)
    Handle With Linux: "I use vi instead of command line editors to do mass replacing of blocks and editing many files in the following way:"

  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is now available (2009-04-30 09:03:33)
    Mandriva: "Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is one of the most ground-breaking releases ever of Mandriva Linux, the leader in innovative and easy-to-use desktop Linux."

  • Midgard2 9.03 "Vinland" released (2009-04-30 07:33:33)
    Midgard: "The Midgard Project has released stable release of Midgard2 9.03 "Vinland" - the new generation of the Midgard content repository."

  • The Dao of ULTILEX (or how to create your own multi-boot live Linux CD) (2009-04-30 06:03:33)
    ULTILEX: "LESSON TWO: Master the tools. You need to know how to extract files from CD, add files to CD, change the CD boot image and burn CD image to disc. If you are experienced Linux user, you may have mastered This Skill already. If you are experienced Windows user, you may have mastered This Skill already. In any other case, you will find the truth on the half way to the third lesson."

  • The Kindness of strangers can defeat Proprietary Cloud Computing. Free Software (2009-04-30 04:33:33)
    Free Software Magazine: "Richard Stallman has called it a "trap". He is right--but it is more than that. It is a well-baited, DRM-like honey trap for the unwary."

  • Open Storage Shines as Sun Sets (2009-04-30 03:03:33)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "Sun Microsystem's Open Storage efforts shone in the company's March quarter -- just in time for Oracle to figure out what to do with the program."

  • 10 reasons you'll want to install Ubuntu 9.04 (2009-04-30 01:33:33)
    10 Things: "Ubuntu's most recent release offers numerous improvements over an already solid OS. In fact, Jack Wallen says it could be the best overall release of a Linux distribution he’s ever seen."

  • Python's optparse for human beings (2009-04-30 00:03:33)
    Alex on Linux: "This article extends optparse's documentation. optparse is a Python's module that allows your program to easily parse command line options it receives. In addition, it takes care of some of the very common tasks, such as handling -h command line option."