Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 17, 2010
Samsung Galaxy Tab review (Nov 17, 2010, 23:35)
Linux User and Developer: "The Samsung Galaxy
Tab is the first true contender to Apple's tablet crown, but has
Samsung bitten off more than it can chew? Russell Barnes spends a
week with the Tab to find out"
NetSurf: A Graphical Web Browser for Command Line (+ CSS 2.0 Support) (Nov 17, 2010, 23:05)
Soosck: "To be honest, Modern web pages ain't
look pretty in CLI web browsers. Up until yesterday, the most
kick-ass web browsing experience I had in Console was w3m with
image viewing enabled. I was under the impression that this is best
that CLI web browsers could do. However, all that changed when I
stumbled upon NetSurf;"
The best netbook OS: XP, Windows 7 or Ubuntu? (Nov 17, 2010, 21:35)
PC Pro: "With the arrival last month of Ubuntu
10.10 Netbook Edition, it's time to revisit a familiar question:
which operating system is best for a netbook?"
Are Developer Workloads Increasingly Unfair? (Nov 17, 2010, 21:05)
Datamation: "Let's face it, working as a
developer can be a daily grind. If you're a developer and feel like
your workload is increasing, you aren't alone"
Apache Felix Gogo (Nov 17, 2010, 20:35)
Packt: "Felix Gogo, a sub-project of Apache
Felix, is an implementation of this early draft specification. The
Gogo shell is included with the Felix Framework Distribution since
Using Variables With awk (Nov 17, 2010, 19:35)
Bashsell.net: "awk supports user defined
variables as well as variables that are predefined. These variables
do not need to be declared like they do in bash scripts. There are
three types of variables:"
7 Brilliant GNOME GTK Themes (Nov 17, 2010, 19:05)
Tech Drive-in: " One of the most common queries
I get from our readers is regarding the availability of quality
themes in Ubuntu. As you all know there are plenty of themes out
there and the difficult thing is to choose good from bad. So here
is our collection of 6 brilliant GNOME GTK themes you should
definitely give a try in your Ubuntu."
Did Internet Explorer 9 Cheat In The SunSpider Bechmark? (Nov 17, 2010, 18:35)
Digitizor: "A Mozilla engineer has uncovered
something embarrassing for Microsoft – Internet Explorer is
cheating in the SunSpider Benchmark. The SunSpider, although
developed by Apple, has nowadays become a very popular choice of
Linux servers for Windows folk: go on, give it a bash (Nov 17, 2010, 18:05)
The Register: "Despite all the hullabaloo about
Ubuntu and other desktop offerings, for most organisations, the
main use of Linux is on servers."
Linux Video Editing Apps: The Simple, the Slick and the Stumbly (Nov 17, 2010, 17:35)
LinuxInsider: "Linux users and other fans of
free software aren't out in the cold when it comes to video editing
applications. Avidemux provides a simple set of tools for cutting,
filtering and encoding tasks. Moving up to something like OpenShot
will give you more features..."
Bill would nuke Visa cards, Adwords, DNS records for pirates (Nov 17, 2010, 16:35)
ars Technica: "Today, a host of rightsholder
groups including the RIAA, MPAA, and Screen Actors Guild, signed a
letter claiming that they are all about the "free and open
Three unspoken blockers that prevent professors from teaching open source community participation (Nov 17, 2010, 16:05)
OpenSource.com: "One of the hardest things
about trying to bridge two worlds--for instance, open source
communities and academic institutions--is all the stuff you don't
hear on a daily basis when you're working remotely."
Red Hat warns of hole in OpenSSL (Nov 17, 2010, 15:35)
The H Open: "In an advisory, Linux distributor
Red Hat has warned that a security vulnerability in OpenSSL can
potentially be remotely exploited to break into a server. Affected
versions include OpenSSL 0.9.8f to 0.9.8o, 1.0.0 and 1.0.0a.
Updating to OpenSSL 0.9.8p or 1.0.0b closes the hole."
Android Smartphones to Become Big Fat Credit Cards (Nov 17, 2010, 14:05)
E-Commerce News: "Will Android smartphones
finally bring m-commerce to America? Contactless payment
technologies have been around for years, and buying goods with
cellphones is commonplace in some parts of the world, but in the
U.S., e-wallets haven't caught on."
The 10 biggest tech scandals of the decade (Nov 17, 2010, 07:05)
Tech Republic: "Choosing the worst tech
disgraces of the past 10 years isn't easy, but CNET News recently
took a crack at it. The incidents that made the cut involve sexual
harassment, stripper-crazed CEOs, spies, congressional
investigations, and even murder."
Sabayon � Woes and Whoas of Upgrades (Nov 17, 2010, 05:05)
What's Going On?: "Seems to be some woes and
whoas running rampant in the community. Lets take a look and see
what some of the popular ones are. Most of the issues are after a
fresh install and than doing the upgrades via the package manager
to get your system current with the repositories."
35 Great Free Android Apps (Nov 17, 2010, 03:05)
Datamation: "Want more free apps for your
Android phone? Here's a list of 35 of the best free Android apps to
get you going."
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Trickle-Up Effect (Nov 17, 2010, 01:35)
ServerWatch: "The announcement of a royal
wedding is a cause for excitement among loyal subjects, but it's
also an opportunity for assorted tea-towel vendors, commemorative
plate makers and many other people to make a great deal of money
off the back of it."