Linux News for May 28, 2010
Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Servers in 2010 (2010-05-28 23:02:17)
Simple Thoughts: "There are five distributions
to compare - Debian, CentOS, Slackware , Ubuntu and Gentoo. One of
the main consideration for server use is stability and long term
security support. After extensive research we queued up the top 5
free Linux distros for server in 2010."
Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04 (2010-05-28 22:32:17)
Linux BSDos: "The installation program on
Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint 9 are the same. And that's because
Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So if you install one, which
involves a simple seven-step process, you can use the same
instructions to install the other."
Installing Android on the iPhone - The Complete Guide (2010-05-28 22:02:17)
Tech Source: "Do you feel jealous of your
Android-using friends? Are you sick and tired of your iPhone's
locked up OS? Are you fearless enough to install Android on the
Is there a replacement for Facebook? (2010-05-28 21:32:17)
Cyber Cynic: "Facebook claims to have more than
400 million active users. In fact, according to Web analytics firm
Alexa, only Google is a more popular site. So, with all that going
for it, why are so many users unhappy, with one poll showing that
more than half of Facebook users are thinking about leaving?"
Tiny Core Linux - I have sound (and more)! (2010-05-28 21:02:17)
Click: "It's not usually a big deal, getting
sound working in Linux or BSD. In my case, however, my laptop's
internal sound module is dead, and I've substituted a USB sound
module from DealExtreme.com that costs about $2."
CentOS Goes Commercial (2010-05-28 20:32:17)
Linux Planet: "The market for CentOS
Linux-based appliances continues growing, thanks in part to a new
network-monitoring virtual appliance from GroundWork and commercial
support services from OpenLogic."
Tech Comics: "Quick Start Guide to the NCC-1701-D" (2010-05-28 20:02:17)
Tech Comics: "What should you do when borgs try
to assimilate you?"
Revival of BLAG, Contributors Welcome (2010-05-28 19:32:17)
BLAG: In the last months, a group of dedicated
people are picking up the pieces and working towards a new release
of BLAG. Right now, we are preparing to release BLAG 120k, which is
based on Fedora 12.
Editor's Note: Funniest, Most Expensive, Best, and All-Time Number One Linux Today Stories (2010-05-28 19:02:17)
Linux Today archives go all the way back to the very beginning
in 1998. Here are a few choice stories to share, from the funniest
to the most expensive LT story ever to the most popular story,
which also gives a prescient peek into Apple's turn towards extreme
Novell Revenues, Linux Business Slide (2010-05-28 18:32:00)
Datamation: "It's been a tough quarter quarter for Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) as questions about its future ownership remain on the table. Novell is also facing pricing pressure on its Linux business as renewals come up on Microsoft's SUSE Linux Enterprise subscriptions."
World's Funniest Windows Error Messages (2010-05-28 18:02:17)
Tech Source: "We all know how it sucks to see
error messages. If you have been using Windows all your life, you
have probably seen lots of them already."
Sugar on a Stick 'Mirabelle' gets sweeter with Fedora Linux (2010-05-28 17:32:17)
Netstat -vat: "One of the important things to
remember with Fedora Linux is that it is a platform on which
solutions can be built. One such solution is the Sugar On A
The Spring 2010 Linux Distro Scorecard (2010-05-28 17:02:17)
Linux.com: "Which Linux distro should I use?
It's one of the most common questions for new and aspiring Linux
users. There's so many to choose from, how can you pick the right
one? Let's see if we can help clear it up a little and help you
choose between all the other major distros."
The Huge Disaster Within The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel (2010-05-28 16:32:17)
Phoronix: "While the 2.6.35 code has not even
seen its first release candidate yet, there are some massive
performance drops in a variety of different tests that have yet to
be corrected and nothing like we have encountered with previous
kernel release cycles especially for a regression that has lived
now for about one week."
Download YouTube Videos in Ubuntu Without Any Dedicated Application (2010-05-28 16:02:17)
Tech Drive-In: "How to download YouTube videos
in Ubuntu is probably among the first things a newbie Ubuntu user
will ask for. There are simply a number of application to do the
same, but there is an even better way."
An Open Source Principle: One Good Thing Leads To Another (2010-05-28 15:32:17)
OStatic: "...exploring the fertile territory
that surrounds a good idea can lead to other good ideas on a quick
basis. If you think about it, that last concept is very central to
how the best aspects of open source work."
Meego 1.0 Arrives for Linux Netbooks (2010-05-28 15:04:41)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "MeeGo combines
elements of Intel's Moblin Linux with Nokia's Maemo Linux effort
into a new mobile operating system that can be used for netbooks,
handheld devices and other mobile applications. The initial MeeGo
1.0 release is only available for netbooks, with a MeeGoo handset
version planned for a June release."
Building DVD discs with Bombono (2010-05-28 14:32:17)
LWN.net: "DVD authoring can be a deceptively
tricky business. Though it can take some time to convert source
video to the proper MPEG format, the technical requirements for the
various regions are standardized, so it is at least possible to
configure the conversion tools and do it right, once and for
IT Buying More x86 Servers, Paying Less: IDC (2010-05-28 14:02:17)
Serverwatch: "Linux servers now represent 18.4
percent of all server revenue, up 4.3 points over the same quarter
last year. Unix server revenue declined 29 percent from a year
Acer unveils Android smartphone and teases with a tablet (2010-05-28 13:32:17)
Linux Devices: "Acer announced an Android 2.1
smartphone called the Stream, offering a 1GHz Snapdragon, a
3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA display, and a five-megapixel camera."
Evolution Express (for MeeGo) (2010-05-28 13:02:17)
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing: "Some ramblings
about the creation of a new user interface for mail, calendaring
etc. specifically for MeeGo; something I've been working on,
amongst other things, for the last three months."
Qimo 2.0 is now available! (2010-05-28 12:32:17)
Qimo 4 Kids: "After much hard work, and some
delay, we are pleased to bring your the second version of our
popular Linux Desktop for Kids!"
Firefox Sync Coming 'Home' to iPhone (2010-05-28 12:02:17)
Datamation: "What happens when you use a
different browser on your desktop than the one you use on your
MeeGo, the new netbook Linux, arrives (2010-05-28 10:02:17)
Cyber Cynic: "Take one part Intel's Moblin, mix
with Nokia's Maemo, bake for three months in the Linux Foundation
oven, and you get MeeGo. Linux Foundation executive director, Jim
Zemlin has called this new embedded Linux, the open-source
uber-platform for the next generation of computing devices:"
Wanted: Virtual Personal Email Servers, obviously made with Free Software (2010-05-28 08:02:17)
Zona-M: "Here I only want to look at the
software side, that is to explain what are, in my opinion, the
technical requirements and features of the perfect VPES."
Tech Tip : Sending Email from Command line (2010-05-28 06:02:17)
Geek Ride: "Everyone is not as lucky as having
a full fletched email client like thunderbird or kmail to send
mails. There is one unlucky group known as system administrators
who have to send the mails either through the command line or a
script running on the remote server."
Wiki As an Example to Demystify Cloud Computing (2010-05-28 04:02:17)
Chao-Kuei's Notes: "If a self-proclaimed cloud
computing provider tries to sell you some expensive and fancy new
technology that requires a lot of training on your employees, then
be alerted that this may just be a hoax."
11 of the Best Free Linux Plotting Tools (2010-05-28 02:02:17)
LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the
quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of
11 excellent plotting tools. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest for anyone interested in producing high quality
iPad's Popularity Comes at Netbooks' Expense (2010-05-28 00:02:17)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "Nearly one in three
buyers who had been considering a netbook did their evaluations and
then bought an Apple iPad tablet instead, according to a survey of
more than a thousand U.S. consumers by the consumer electronics
review site Retrevo."