Linux News for Mar 29, 2010
Open source textbook writing experiment in italian school (2010-03-29 23:34:55)
Stop: "In order to solve this problem,
Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini proposed to deduce cost (and
weight!) of textbooks by encouraging schools to adopt digital
textbooks starting from 2011."
HTML 5: Less than it's cracked up to be (2010-03-29 23:04:55)
Cyber Cynic: "In practice, things aren't going
to change that much from today's Web, with its reliance on
proprietary media formats and methods."
It's the End of the Life as We Know It and Linux Feels Fine (2010-03-29 22:34:55)
IT World: "Since we live in an entropic
universe, things end. Heady stuff for a Monday morning, I will
admit, but just keep drinking that coffee, you'll catch up."
Red Hat Revs Up RHEV Enterprise Virtualization (2010-03-29 22:04:55)
Datamation: "Linux vendor Red Hat (NYSE:RHT)
today announced the beta availability of its next virtualization
platform -- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 2.2."
AMD Unveils Pricing, Performance for Opteron 6000 Series (2010-03-29 21:34:55)
Hardware Central: "AMD has formally released
the "Magny-Cours" line of eight- and 12-core Opteron server
processors, disclosing the speeds and feeds and promising
performance-per-watt that beats Intel's newest Xeon."
Mac OS X 10.6.2 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Performance (2010-03-29 21:04:55)
Phoronix: "...for those impatient ones today we
have published an extensive set of tests comparing the performance
of Mac OS X 10.6.2 against a development build of Ubuntu 10.04.
This is our first time exploring how Canonical's Lucid Lynx can
compete with Apple's Snow Leopard."
Learning GNU Text Utilities (2010-03-29 20:34:55)
Linux.com: "A few weeks ago we looked at some
of the GNU utilities that you can use to work with files, check
MD5/SHA1 sums and check your disk usage. This time around I want to
cover some of the utilities that you'll use for working with text
Secret Future Ubuntu User Interface Plans Revealed! (2010-03-29 20:04:55)
Tuxmachines: "Recently, a really, really long
discussion took place on Launchpad, Ubuntu's bug-tracking system,
about the Ubuntu user interface design team's sudden and
controversial decision to move window buttons from the right-hand
side to the left."
openSUSE 11.3 Hits Milestone 4 - Only 3 More To Go (2010-03-29 19:34:55)
Netstat -vat: "Novell's openSUSE community
Linux distribution is moving steadily and surely towards its 11.3
release which is scheduled for July 15th."
IBM, Canonical to sell Ubuntu-ready netbooks in Africa (2010-03-29 19:04:55)
Desktop Linux: "IBM, Canonical, and Simmtronics
announced they will market an Intel Atom-based netbook in emerging
markets. The Simmbook will be preloaded with the cloud-oriented IBM
Client for Smart Work Linux distro, based on Ubuntu Netbook Remix,
and will first be made available in Africa for just $190."
Minimalist Linux desktops (2010-03-29 18:34:55)
The H Open: "Lightweight desktops have a
multitude of uses, on netbooks, for mobile devices, for older
hardware, for users with limited requirements of their systems, for
connecting to applications in the cloud, and for bare knuckled
programmers who prefer to work closer to the metal."
IT Salary Guide (looking kind of flat...) (2010-03-29 18:04:55)
Datamation: "IT salary levels clearly face
challenges created by the economic downturn. Unfortunately, IT
salary raises have been minimal or none at all."
Get Organized with Wiki in a Jar (2010-03-29 17:34:55)
Linux Beacon: "While TiddlyWiki is probably the
most popular desktop wiki out there, it's not the only fish in the
sea. And if you don't fancy TiddlyWiki's approach to managing
content, or you are looking for a desktop wiki that can help you to
manage not only your notes but also appointments and contacts, then
you might want to try Wiki in a Jar."
Open Source Under Attack in Europe (2010-03-29 17:04:55)
Open Enterprise: "Open source is under attack
in Europe. Not openly or obviously, but in the background, behind
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Dies On April 30th. Long Live Lucid! (2010-03-29 16:34:55)
Netstat -vat: "The Ubuntu 8.10 Linux
distribution, code named the Intrepid Ibex will reach its
end-of-life on April 30th."
An introduction to Igelle 1.0 (2010-03-29 16:04:55)
Distrowatch: "Igelle is a young distribution
which first appeared with its 0.6 release about a year ago. In
February of this year the Igelle developers announced the
availability of version 1.0, calling it "the world's most flexible
Stop Wine-ing: 15 Games for Linux (2010-03-29 15:34:55)
Linux Magazine: "Time to kill? Check. Running
Linux? Check. Now, here's the last piece of that puzzle: 15 current
and future gaming options that don't require Windows."
Is Microsoft Bing Trying To Kill Open Office? (2010-03-29 15:04:55)
Katonda: "Microsoft Bing has many flaws, but
this one seems to be the most outrageous one. If you try to search
for OpenOffice on Bing, it will not show you the actual
OpenOffice.org website but will show pages from random websites
like OpenOffice.com or other non-OpenOffice.org websites."
Ubuntu implements units policy, will switch to base-10 units in future release (2010-03-29 14:34:55)
Neowin: "Ubuntu's future 10.10 operating system
is going to make a small, but contentious change to how file sizes
Open source deduplication software released for Linux (2010-03-29 14:04:55)
CIO: "A new open source project, dubbed
Opendedup, has appeared with the goal of creating a
deduplication-based file system for Linux called SDFS."
Red Hat soars with fat profits, design wins
LinuxDevices: "Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat
announced fourth-quarter financial results showing a 15 percent
increase in revenues year-over-year."
Mozilla Developers Talk Up Firefox as a Key Development Tool (2010-03-29 13:04:55)
Developer.com: "For many users of Mozilla's
open source Firefox Web browser, Firefox is simply a tool for
looking at Web content. For others, Firefox is an enabling tool to
actually help develop content and code for the Web."
Networking is a little more than IPs and netmasks
Technology FLOSS: "It's a guy who has set up
DNAT on netfilter to forward packets that are sent to one host to
another server that does the real work. Think of it as a
Desktop Linux: An Average User Success Story (2010-03-29 12:04:55)
The ERACC Web Log: "Chuck is my average user
desktop Linux success story. He has been so for about six years
now. Chuck does not want to go back to Microsoft operating systems
as he sees no benefit to that."
Who is the enemy of FLOSS today? (2010-03-29 11:04:55)
michuk says: "The question in the title of this
post was raised by myself recently, after I decided to accept a
paid Microsoft ad on one of my Linux websites: http://jakilinux.org
and (obviously) I was called a traitor."
Esfera: A fascinating UI concept for window management in Ubuntu (2010-03-29 07:04:55)
Tech Republic: "What he has proposed really
struck me as something Linux CAN do and SHOULD do. It will be
another revolution in the desktop thanks to the Linux
Debian Squeeze live DVD images are available - it's a great way to dip your toe into Debian waters (2010-03-29 03:04:55)
Click: "The images are all 1 GB + (except for
the Rescue and Standard versions), so that's a bit of a change from
the Lenny era. You'll need to use a DVD. Due to my Toshiba's hatred
of CD-R but surprising love of DVD+R, I've been burning everything,
including CD images, onto DVD, and it's worked quite well."
Open source deduplication software released for Linux (2010-03-25 14:33:37)
Computerworld: "A new open source project,
dubbed Opendedup, has appeared with the goal of creating a
deduplication-based file system for Linux called SDFS."
Get Organized with Wiki in a Jar (2009-01-15 21:04:25)
Linutop: "While TiddlyWiki is probably the most
popular desktop wiki out there, it’s not the only fish in the
sea. And if you don’t fancy TiddlyWiki’s approach to
managing content, or you are looking for a desktop wiki that can
help you to manage not only your notes but also appointments and
contacts, then you might want to try Wiki in a Jar."