Developer Linux News for Nov 19, 2009
Ubuntu's Canonical and Google partner to create Chrome (Nov 19, 2009, 23:47)
Cyber Cynic: "Some people may see Google's
Chrome operating system as competing with existing Linux desktop
distributions. Canonical, the company behind popular Linux
distribution Ubuntu, isn't one of them. They're working with Google
to make Chrome."
Liveblog: Google Chrome operating system arrives (Nov 19, 2009, 23:33)
Computerworld: "Today, November 19th, we're
finally going to get a good look at Google's Chrome desktop
operating system. Join me as I give a live overview."
What Does a User Cost? (Nov 19, 2009, 23:03)
OStatic: "Godin writes today about embracing
the "lifetime value" of a customer. Open source projects may not
have customers, but it pays to think about the lifetime value of
users as well."
Freeing disk space with ">" (Nov 19, 2009, 18:03)
APLawrence: "I wrote this up after a forum
discussion in which several posters didn't really understand why
">" can free disk space when "rm" cannot."
Fedora 12 lets unprivileged users install packages (Nov 19, 2009, 13:03)
LWN.net: "Fedora bug #534047 contains an
interesting Fedora 12 surprise: "PackageKit allows you to install
signed content from signed repositories without a password by
default. It only asks you to authenticate if anything is unsigned
or the signatures are wrong."
Gerrit: Google-style code review meets git (Nov 19, 2009, 12:03)
LWN.net: "Gerrit, a Git-based system for
managing code review, is helping to spread the popular distributed
revision control system into Android-using companies, many of which
have heavy quality assurance, management, and legal processes
Metasploit 3.3 Expands Open Source Vulnerability Test Framework (Nov 19, 2009, 10:33)
InternetNews: "When it comes to IT security, is
the best defense a good offense? That's the thinking behind the
open source Metasploit vulnerability testing framework, which is
out with its new 3.3 release this week..."
Fedora 12 LXDE Spin withdrawn (for now) (Nov 19, 2009, 07:33)
LWN.net: "I have just asked the website admins
to remove the Fedora 12 LXDE Spin from the BitTorrent Tracker
because we found a major bug that makes the images unusable."
New to Java programming? (Nov 19, 2009, 06:03)
IBM Developerworks: "New to Java programming?
This page provides an overview of Java™ technology basics and
explains how the technology fits into the context of contemporary
CodeWeavers releases CrossOver Games 8.1 for MAC and Linux (Nov 19, 2009, 04:33)
Wine-Reviews: "Latest "Zombie Mallard" Release
Features Support for Left4Dead 2; Free PC Giveaway"
The Birth of the SGIP (Live from Denver) (Nov 19, 2009, 03:03)
Standards Blog: "In a short while, an important
vote will be taken in downtown Denver, Colorado. If as expected
that vote is in the affirmative, a unique and important
public-private partnership will spring into being."
Why Ubuntu release schedules should be changed (Nov 19, 2009, 01:33)
IT Wire: "Since the Ubuntu GNU/Linux
distribution kicked off five years ago, it has been churning out
release after release every six months."
Providing useful feedback (Nov 19, 2009, 00:03)
Dissociated Press: "Release early, release
often. That mantra has served open source really well because it
provides an opportunity for developers to get in and provide
feedback (and patches) through the lifecycle of a project, and not
when something is completely finished and would require huge
amounts of efforts to fix problems that could be caught early."