PostgreSQL Weekly News – January 22 2012

== PostgreSQL Weekly News – January 22 2012 == == PostgreSQL Product News == Version 2.19.0 of check_postgres, a Postgres monitoring tool, released. http://bucardo.org/wiki/check_postgres PostgreSQL XC 0.97, a write-scalable synchronous multi-master PostgreSQL cluster system based on PostgreSQL 9.1, released. http://sourceforge.net/projects/postgres-xc/ == PostgreSQL Jobs for January == http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-jobs/2012-01/threads.php == PostgreSQL Local == The fifth annual “Prague […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 440

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Let’s talk tiny – Tiny Core Linux 4.2 News: Mandriva and Pardus status update, Fedora packages, Gentoo zero-day packaging, Bodhi’s Bloathi, ZevenOS overview Questions and answers: Clang went the compiler Released last week: Toorox 01.2012 Upcoming releases: openSUSE 12.2 roadmap New additions:…. Read more at DistroWatch

Extremadura CIO plans Linux rollout on 40,000 desktops

The CIO of Spanish autonomous region Extremadura says it is planning to move the administration’s 40,000 desktop systems to a Debian distribution. According to a report on the European Commission’s “Joinup”, CIO Teodomiro Cayetano López says that the project is “really advanced” and deployment will begin in the spring and be completed around the end […]

12 reasons to love KDE

We rain positivity onto the world’s most configurable desktop and pick out some of its best functions and applications… 01. Keep it configurable The best thing about KDE is that you can change it. This has been its most consistent feature since version 2, and the latest releases are just as strong as their predecessors. […]

Linux root exploit due to memory access – Update 2

Linus Torvalds released a Linux kernel update last week which fixes a flaw in the access control to memory. Shortly afterwards, exploits appeared making it possible to gain root privileges using this error. Since Linux kernel version 2.6.39 the dump of each process can be viewed in /proc/ /mem and even written to. Before 2.6.39, […]

Ubuntu readies new Unity

With Ubuntu 12.04 scheduled for release in April 2012, the Ubuntu developers have released a test version of Unity 5.0, the newest version of Ubuntu’s desktop interface. This release is still in development and not recommended for day-to-day use, but here are a few of the things you can expect if you decide to give [...]

Linux for migrants: Zorin OS

Some Linux distributions try to find their own way in arrangement of the user desktop. Take, for example, Ubuntu with Unity. Whatever is your opinion about this Desktop Environment, you can’t deny that it brought some fresh ideas as to how to organize the user’s desktop. At the other pole are Linux distros which intentionally [...]

Why Don’t Other Linux Distros Use Unity? A Few Thoughts

Last week I wrote about spinoffs of Ubuntu, noting that some of the once popular ones have now gone dormant. But later, I realized something else interesting: No Ubuntu variant — not a single one — uses Unity as its default desktop interface. Keep reading for some thoughts on why this might be, and what [...]

Windows 8 Secure Boot – or How Microsoft Is Riling Up the Linux Masses

What a difference a week makes. It was just the other day that Linux bloggers were celebrating the news from researcher Net Applications that desktop Linux had surged in popularity in recent months. Now, the mood in the blogosphere has plummeted once again as a result of the latest developments on the Windows 8 front. […]

Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 On The NVIDIA Tegra 2

For those that were interested by the CompuLab Trim-Slice, a desktop built around the ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform, here are some more benchmarks. This time the numbers are looking at the performance of the dual-core ARM Cortex A9 system when usin…

Ubuntu’s Already Making Plans For ARM In 2014, 2015

David Mandala of Canonical talked last week at Linux.Conf.Au 2012 about the history of Ubuntu Linux supporting the ARM architecture, what’s coming up for Ubuntu ARM in the 12.04 LTS release, and even what’s expected from Ubuntu on ARM as far out as 2015. In terms of ARM support under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin”, [...]

Getting Involved in the Drupal Community: Survey Results

Introduction
Drupal.org has over 725,000 registered members in 228 countries. However, only a very small percentage of this members contribute back to the project. Why is this? How can we attract more contributors? What can we do to make it easier for …

Softpedia Linux Weekly, Issue 183

The following Linux-based operating systems have been announced last week: Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10. In other news: Canonical promises your own private Ubuntu Cloud in only 5 days. Softpedia Linux Blog news includes articles about Wine 1.3.37, DEFT Linux 7 RC1, R.I.P 13.7, ArtistX 1.2, LibreOffice 3.4.5, LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta 3, Frugalware 1.6 RC1, SQLite […]

Some time-saving tips that every Linux user should know

Here is a selection of command-line tips that I’ve found useful when working on Linux. The emphasis is on somewhat less-known techniques that are generally important or useful to technical users. It’s a bit long, and users certainly don’t need to know all of them, but I’ve done my best to review that each item […]

PC-BSD 9 Review

PC-BSD 9 is a BSD distribution that is based on the latest version of FreeBSD 9 and uses KDE 4.7.3 desktop environment as it’s default desktop. It is somewhat more geared to novice and intermediate based users of BSD like how Ubuntu is for Linux users, but we won’t go into the differences between BSD […]

Fight SOPA/PIPA, change your license

All over the free world, government laws and court decisions are limiting our access to free Internet. Not that these measures are very useful, most of us hackers are able to circumvent them within minutes. But in essence, these counter measures are simply work-arounds – they do not eliminate the root cause. The root cause […]

Adventures in Self-Publishing, Chapter 7: Designing the Cover of your Book

If your publishing progress has been keeping step with this series, you’ve now not only got the text of book all ready to go, but you’ve decided on how you’re going to bring it to market (POD, Google eBooks, or whatever) as well. So your next set of tasks revolves around this question: what would […]

NTFS-3G Sees Major Update w/ Faster Compression

Tuxera has released a new community version of their NTFS-3G FUSE file-system implementation. This release packs some new features. The release history page on the Tuxera web-site notes the major changes for this new stable release, which is labelled version 2012.1.15 and was released on Sunday. This release incorporates a number of fixes, faster compression […]

Give Ubuntu a New Look with the ‘Edgebound Desktop’

Want your desktop to look totally different to others? Meet the ‘Edgebound’ desktop set-up.
This marvellous-looking mash-up by DeviantArt user ~techunit, combines elements of Unity-2D and GNOME 3 with the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) into one slic…

Release schedule of Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”

Here is the release schedule of Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”. Alpha 1 1st Dec,2011 Alpha 2 2nd Feb,2012 Feature Freeze 16th Feb,2012 User Interface Freeze 23rd Feb,2012 Beta 1 1st Mar,2012 Beta 2 29th Mar,2012 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Final Release 26th Apr,2012 Here is the all key dates of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This time Canonical [...]