Recently, the popular open source search library, Apache Lucene, and the powerful Lucene-powered search server, Apache Solr, have added spatial capabilities. Lucene and Solr committer Grant Ingersoll walks you through the basics of spatial search and shows you how to leverage its capabilities to power your next location-aware application.
zdnet.co.uk/blog: Well, I've done it again. Bought another sub-notebook. So far I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 (standard and UNR), openSuSE 11.2, Mandriva One 2010.0 and Linux Mint 8.
linuxplanet.com: New and improved features for Fedora 12 fall into one of three categories: applications, installation and administration, and core OS improvements.
mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. This release includes recent Debian Lenny security updates as well as MEPIS updates that are compatible between MEPIS versions 8.0 and 8.5.
neowin.net: Let's start by looking at where Linux is strong, and where it needs improvement. This is a list of things that affect marketability and suitability. While the advantages of ext4 over ext3 may be a topic some find interesting, if it reads/writes a FAT removable media, the world is happy and could not care less about ext filesystems.
itreviews.co.uk: One of the most popular Linux distrubtions, Linux Mint's latest edition was bound to attract plenty of interest. And rightly so, too.
blog.init.hr: When I was in high school, during IT classes we worked with DOS, WordPerfect for DOS and BASIC. When my sister showed me her school textbook ‘Information technologies for gymnasium’, I was expecting tons of Windows screenshots. But, I was surprised.
reallylinux.com: Too many Linux enthusiasts continue to tout, "this is the year of Linux on the desktop." I understand that Google's Chrome OS as well as other announcements make it seem like a pending reality. I am quite hopeful myself. But perhaps this is a poor choice of focus if we really care about Linux success.
linuxquestions.org: I'm happy to announce that the nominees have been selected and the polls for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards are now open. Congratulations to everyone that was nominated.
thelinuxblog.net: Sidux is a distro I’ve never tried before. Its a Debian unstable based system with a rolling release. Basically, its based upon Debian ‘unstable’, and instead of having one big release that everyone works on, it just updates certain packages everytime a new version is released.