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
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
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
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
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."