Developer Linux News for Nov 04, 2008
Really Simple Keyless Steganography For Linux And Unix (Nov 04, 2008, 22:04)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today we're
going to take a look at a topic that most people are probably
familiar with to one degree or another. To use the dictionary
definition, steganography is the art of "hiding a secret message
within a larger one in such a way that others can not discern the
presence or contents of the hidden message.""
Open Source Alarm Clock Transcends the Nightstand (Nov 04, 2008, 18:34)
OStatic: "Though it may not be as epically geek
as the NetBSD toaster, there is a certain appeal to Chumby, the
Linux alarm clock. The hardware and software are open and hackable,
for the hands-on type."
What's Up With the GNOME Linux Desktop? (Nov 04, 2008, 17:04)
InternetNews: "It takes money and it takes new
ideas to build a better desktop, both of which are being raised by
the open source GNOME Foundation. GNOME is one of the most popular
Linux desktop GUIs and is included in nearly every Linux
BD+ Busted - Blu-ray on Linux One Step Closer? (Nov 04, 2008, 16:04)
Hardware 2.0: "A small group of dedicated
researchers over on the Doom9 forum have successfully defeated BD+,
the Blu-ray copy-protection system. This was the copy-protection
mechanism that Richard Doherty, a media analyst with Envisioneering
Group, claimed wouldn’t likely be broken for 10 years."
The Robot: Successful Installation of Debian onto the Alix 3c2 Board (Nov 04, 2008, 14:34)
Adam's Tech Talk: "The Alix 3c2 main board
arrived in good health and works well. On the underside is a 512MB
CF card and an Atheros MiniPCI Wifi. I've soldered single core wire
to the I2C bus pinout. GND, CLK, Data & +3v."
Mono's SIMD Support: Making Mono safe for Gaming (Nov 04, 2008, 10:04)
Miguel de Icaza's web log: "I believe we are
the first VM for managed code that provides an object-oriented API
to the underlying CPU SIMD instructions. In short, this means that
developers will be able to use the types in the Mono.Simd library
and have those mapped directly to efficient vector operations on
the hardware that supports it."