Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 23, 2010
Tiny Core Linux 3.3 released (Nov 23, 2010, 21:32)
The H Open: "Tiny Core lead developer Robert
Shingledecker has announced the release of version 3.3 of Tiny Core
Stage 2 of The Linux Experience: Bodhi (Nov 23, 2010, 21:02)
Linux Planet: "Canonical is attracting hordes
of new Linux users with a ready-to-go, good-looking distro. But
where does a noob go when they are no longer a noob? What is there
for an IT pro with little Linux experience? How about the brand-new
Who really bought Novell? Microsoft. (Nov 23, 2010, 20:02)
Cyber Cynic: "But tell me, where did Attachmate
get $2.2-billion? Could it have been Microsoft? I think so."
Novell Attachmate attracts class action lawsuit investigations (Nov 23, 2010, 18:32)
Netstat -vat: "Not everyone is happy about
Attachmate's bid to acquire Novell for $2.2 billion. In fact, the
deal has now attracted at least two (and likely many more to come)
legal 'investigations' which could ultimately result in class
action law suits."
Sky.com Open Source Software (Nov 23, 2010, 18:02)
Sky.com: I turned on my TV this morning to
check the news before going to work to be greeted by a message
informing me that my sky satellite box had been updated overnight
and was now using some opensource software
Open-Source Firm Decries Software Abuse (Nov 23, 2010, 17:32)
Courthouse News: "An open-source software
company claims a website violates its trademark and uses it to
distribute a media-player program riddled with "potentially
Three things to not forget to make LibreOffice (and ODF) succeed (Nov 23, 2010, 17:02)
Stop: "OpenOffice (OOo) is the free, currently
most popular alternative to Microsoft Office, the office suite that
(with active help from some schools and Public Administrations)
creates cocain-like addiction problems. "
Is Mobile Making Linux Menus Obsolete? (Nov 23, 2010, 16:32)
Datamation: "Are menus starting to disappear from the Linux desktop? A survey of the alternatives suggests that, at the very least, menus seem to be evolving out of recognition in response to modern trends, particularly the effort to make workstation and laptop desktops more like mobile interfaces."
Quick Look: Pinguy OS 10.10 (Nov 23, 2010, 15:32)
Eye On Linux: "The release of Ubuntu 10.10 has
insured that many derivative distros have also been updated. One of
the less known but very useful ones is Pinguy OS 10.10. Pinguy OS
takes generic Ubuntu 10.10 and adds quite a bit of additional
software and value to it."
KDE 4 Look Part 3: A Week of KDE 4.5 (Nov 23, 2010, 15:02)
It's A Binary World 2.0: "So I've used KDE for
about a work week. During that time I've pretty much gone to using
the KDE versions of all my programs except Konqueror."
Testing farm pushes real-time Linux into the mainstream (Nov 23, 2010, 14:02)
LinuxDevices: "OSADL, which has been overseeing
real-time Linux (RTL) development patches to the Linux kernel,
announced a "quality assurance testing farm" where manufacturers
can test a variety of RTL systems under simulated production
The End of the Penguin is Not Nigh (Nov 23, 2010, 13:32)
IT World: "The sale of IP from Novell to
Microsoft-led CPTN has gotten many worried."
Seven Weeks Later, LGP & Its DRM Is Still Down (Nov 23, 2010, 11:02)
Phoronix: "Last week we reported on the
situation where LGP has been without its server for a month and a
half after their single server lost its lone hard drive used to
host the Linux Game Publishing web-site (along with the LGP-owned
Tux Games and Happy Penguin web-sites), their online store, and
their Digital Rights Management platform for their Linux
Copyright troll Righthaven retreats on infringement suit (Nov 23, 2010, 09:02)
ars Technica: "The scan-for-content-and-sue
outfit has extended an olive branch to one of its latest
targets—the Democratic Underground web site. Like the law
firm's previous victims, DU posted some text from Righthaven's main
client, the Las Vegas Review Journal, and was consequently sued for
cash under the claim of copyright infringement."
Will Debian 6 be Easier to Install? (Nov 23, 2010, 07:02)
Linux Magazine: "A new Debian release is
coming… someday. One of the key components of the Debian 6.0
release, also known as "Squeeze," is the Debian Installer, which
entered beta at the end of October."
Choose the Best Server for your updates and Software Centre in Ubuntu 10.10 (Nov 23, 2010, 05:02)
Linuxtips : "There are many download servers
and mirror server, for ubuntu packages and updates, in this world.
A default server will be set for your software sources according to
your location. This server need not be the best and fastest server
available for you."
Novell Agrees to be Acquired by AttachMate; Sells Some IP to a MS-Organized Consortium (Nov 23, 2010, 03:02)
Groklaw: "Novell has sold itself to Attachmate
Corporation. There is a side deal selling "certain intellectual
property assets" to CPTN Holdings LLC, "a consortium of technology
companies organized by Microsoft"."
Introduction to Blender 2.5 Color Grading - A Sequel (Nov 23, 2010, 01:32)
Packt: "In the previous article by Reynante
Martinez we learned how to properly load image files, sequence
files, and movie files in Blender's Compositor, as well as some
basic color grading techniques. In this article we will take a look
at some more color grading techniques including:"