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Developer Linux News for Nov 25, 2009

  • Does Metasploit Have a Future? (Nov 25, 2009, 22:03)
    EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "The future of Metasploit, the highly respected, open source penetration testing framework founded by renowned security expert H.D. Moore, was plunged into doubt last month following the announcement that the project had been acquired by Rapid7."

  • Mobile Web Applications (Nov 25, 2009, 20:33)
    Linux Magazine: "The mobile web is maturing — but be careful to not stuff your application chock-full of "features.""

  • K Desktop Environment is Dead: Long Live KDE (Nov 25, 2009, 19:33)
    OStatic: "Following in the footsteps of KFC, the KDE Project is rebranding and getting rid of the full name "K Desktop Environment.""

  • Giving up the GIMP is a sign of Ubuntu's mainstream maturity (Nov 25, 2009, 17:03)
    ars Technica: "During a planning session at the Ubuntu Developer Summit last week, a decision emerged to remove the GIMP from the default Ubuntu installation. Although this decision has generated a bit of controversy, it's a sign of Ubuntu's growing maturity as a mainstream platform for regular users."

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 4) - Driver (Nov 25, 2009, 16:33)
    The H Open: "The forthcoming Linux version 2.6.32 comes with numerous new and improved drivers – for instance for the Hauppauge HVR 2200 and 2250, for some ThinkPad notebooks by IBM/Lenovo, and for the MSI Wind's fingerprint reader"

  • FInally, FreeBSD 8.0 Released (Nov 25, 2009, 12:03)
    Phoronix: "The much-anticipated FreeBSD 8.0 release is finally available, albeit it's arriving more than a month late."

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Has 100 Paper Cuts Again (Nov 25, 2009, 07:33)
    Phoronix: "Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will have ten rounds to fix 100 (or more) paper cuts in time for the Lucid Lynx before it is released in April."

  • Some Reasonable Defaults for MySQL Settings (Nov 25, 2009, 01:33)
    Linux Magazine: "Out of the box, MySQL isn’t exactly tuned for resilience on a busy network where things occasionally go haywire."

  • Learn to use Git version control for added flexibility (Nov 25, 2009, 00:03)
    Techrepublic: "Vincent Danen introduces Git, a distributed version control system that gains extra flexibility from being free of a central server, like Subversion or CVS. Here are some of the features that set it apart."