Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 11, 2011
Pwn2own: BlackBerry and iPhone Fall, Chrome and Firefox Untouched (Mar 11, 2011, 21:32)
eSecurity Planet: "The Pwn2own hacking
challenge claimed two more victims this week."
Tech Comics: "Smartphone Etiquette" (Mar 11, 2011, 20:32)
Datamation: "Is it permissable to check your
smartphone at all times in every environment?"
Righthaven accuses defendant of running up legal fees in copyright case (Mar 11, 2011, 20:02)
Las Vegas Sun: "Las Vegas copyright enforcement
company Righthaven LLC is complaining that one of its litigation
foes is needlessly running up legal costs that Righthaven may end
up paying for."
Integrating Ubuntu Software Center with Launchpad(Mockup) (Mar 11, 2011, 19:02)
Tech Drive-in: "USC Launchpad Concept
integrates Ubuntu Software Center with Launchpad and thereby
provide easy access of hundreds of awesome applications hosted at
Launchpad to its users."
Novell sale to Attachmate delayed until April - due to patent investigation (Mar 11, 2011, 18:32)
Netstat -vat: "Novell shareholders are going to
have wait just a bit longer until they can cash in and be acquired
by Attachmate for $2.2 billion"
Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make �TechShops�? (Mar 11, 2011, 18:02)
Make: "To me, public libraries — the
availability of free education for all — represent the
collective commitment of a community to their future. They
symbolize what is most important, a commitment to educating the
Lasting Digital Archives: Millenniata's New Archival DVD Technology (Mar 11, 2011, 17:02)
Free Software Magazine: "A new optical disk
technology offers a fundamental new capability — which is
storing offline archives in a format with a shelf life of many
decades (or even centuries)."
Mozilla Moves On (Mar 11, 2011, 16:32)
Computerworld UK: "Back in August last year, I
wrote the following: we no longer live in a simple binary world of
Internet Explorer as the dominant player and Firefox as the doughty
but distant challenge."
OpenSUSE 11.4: SUSE Linux Revitalized (Mar 11, 2011, 16:02)
ZDNet: "It may not be as cool as Ubuntu or as
cutting-edge as Fedora, but I've always had a soft spot for
openSUSE Linux. Like MEPIS, another old favorite of mine, openSUSE
just works and works well."
Did Alexandre Dumas Use Linux? (Mar 11, 2011, 14:32)
DarkDuck: "Porteus system is relatively new
system on the Linux sky. It came to light when developer of SLAX,
Tomas M. gave up the project."
Ubuntu Netbook Remix is dead. Long Live Ubuntu (Mar 11, 2011, 13:32)
Netstat -vat: "Canonical has decided to retire
the Ubuntu Netbook Remix - as a named product."
PlayOnLinux 3.8.12 has been released (Mar 11, 2011, 11:02)
Wine-Reviews: "PlayOnLinux 3.8.12 has been
released here is some of the changes since the 3.8.11 version."
GNOME-KDE wars are back again (Mar 11, 2011, 07:02)
IT Wire: "A royal spat has developed between
the GNOME and KDE desktop projects, following a discussion of the
relationship between GNOME and Canonical by Dave Neary of the GNOME
On Ensemble and LALUGs release concert CD burning system (Mar 11, 2011, 05:02)
On Ensemble: A new, free-software and recycled
computer system allows audiences to take home a live recording of
the performance they just saw.
Taking down the Apple and Google smartphone duopoly (Mar 11, 2011, 03:02)
CNN Money: "If apps were taken out of the
equation, would you consider buying a Palm Pre? What about a
BlackBerry Torch? Or a Windows Phone?"
A note for Hotmail users (Mar 11, 2011, 01:32)
LWN.net: "The wise folks at Hotmail have
decided to start blocking email from LWN's server; they also have
not really bothered to inform people of how to get themselves