Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 28, 2011
Atom E6xx PC is claimed to be world's smallest (Feb 28, 2011, 23:33)
LinuxDevices: "Toradex announced a Linux-based
single board computer (SBC) with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom E6xx, and also
debuted a PC based on it that's claimed to be "the world's
Things overheard on the WiFi from my Android smartphone (Feb 28, 2011, 22:33)
Freedom to Tinker: "Today in my undergraduate
security class, we set up a sniffer so we could run Wireshark and
Mallory to listen in on my Android smartphone. This blog piece
summarizes what we found"
BlackBerry's Android? (Feb 28, 2011, 21:33)
ZDNet: "Now, there's a rumor that RIM may well
add support for Android applications to its BlackBerry line on top
of its forthcoming QNX operating system."
On Linux, Software Patents, Shakespeare & the Web (Feb 28, 2011, 21:03)
PoemShape: "My first love wasn't poetry but
computers. My first substantial work was not a poem, fable or
story, but a piece of software written on the Apple IIe. Presently,
my primary OS is Ubuntu..."
How to Install VLC-Shares In Ubuntu And Stream Videos to Android (Feb 28, 2011, 20:33)
MakeTechEasier: "VLC, without a doubt, is the
best media player around. Not only is it able to play almost any
file format, it is also able to stream audio/video from the Web and
transcode on the fly."
How to properly redirect the output of command executed with sudo. (Feb 28, 2011, 20:03)
Pétur Ingi Egilsson: "We are faced with
a problem when trying to redirect with sudo, as the second part of
the command is not executed with root privileges."
Arch�s Dirty Little Not-So-Secret (Feb 28, 2011, 19:03)
IgnorantGuru's Blog: "A reader of my blog
recently made a comment about Arch's lack of package signing, and
this got me looking into the issue more carefully. What I found has
left me deeply concerned with a number of aspects of Arch."
5 Best Linux Distribution With No Proprietary Components (Feb 28, 2011, 17:33)
nixCraft: "In this post I will list five best
Linux distribution that meets the FSF's strict guidelines and
contains no proprietary components such as firmware and
Why a Linux Aficionado Uses an iPhone (Feb 28, 2011, 16:33)
Datamation: "Although I'm a diehard Linux
advocate, I happen to be a reasonably happy owner of an iPhone 4.
You didn't just misread this, I actually prefer using the iPhone
over countless Android phones I've tried in the past."
Over 40,000 Does Dismissed In Copyright Troll Cases (Feb 28, 2011, 16:03)
Electronic Frontier Foundation: "These have
been some eventful weeks in the world of copyright trolling.
Thousands of unnamed "John Does" in P2P file sharing lawsuits filed
in California, Washington DC, Texas, and West Virginia have been
severed, effectively dismissing over 40,000 defendants."
McNealy: Sun could have won out over Linux (Feb 28, 2011, 15:33)
Infoworld: "Sun Microsystems' mishandling of
Solaris on the Intel platform left an opening for Linux to become
established, when the company's Solaris OS could have won out
Instant Vintage Photo Effects with the FIL Script for GIMP (Feb 28, 2011, 14:33)
Scribbles and Snaps: "You can emulate different
vintage photo effects in GIMP, but usually this is a rather
laborious and time-consuming process that requires some editing
chops. Fortunately, the Film Imitation Lab (FIL) script lets you
turn plain snaps into eye-popping vintage photos with a minimum of
Work with Photo Metadata in digiKam (Feb 28, 2011, 11:03)
Scribbles and Snaps: "Inside each digital photo
hides metadata in the EXIF, IPTC, or XMP formats, and digiKam
provides tools for viewing and editing this useful
Datalight Releases First Full-featured File System for Embedded Linux (Feb 28, 2011, 07:03)
Techwhack press release: "Datalight announced
today that it has released Reliance Nitro 2.0, the first
full-featured file system for embedded Linux."