Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 13, 2011
GPS, Or Why Men STILL Won't Ask for Directions... (Apr 13, 2011, 23:16)
Datamation: "What is interesting is that the
GPS is now becoming mission critical to so many applications, as
more cell phones, cars, and other Internet-connected devices rely
on them to provide position, speed, and geolocation services."
How To Configure PureFTPd To Accept TLS Sessions On CentOS 5.5 (Apr 13, 2011, 21:32)
HowtoForge: "FTP is a very insecure protocol
because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text.
By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making
FTP much more secure. This article explains how to configure
PureFTPd to accept TLS sessions on a CentOS 5.5 server."
Ubuntu Unity vs. GNOME 3: Which is Better? (Apr 13, 2011, 20:07)
Datamation: "Whether you use GNOME 3 or Unity
will probably depend on your distribution's choice. But assuming
you have a choice, which should you use? Suggesting an answer is
hard, because in many ways the two are distinctly similar in
design, with the differences largely in the details."
Knoppix 2011 6.4 Review (Apr 13, 2011, 19:07)
Linux Library: "Knoppix is a top choice for
developers, administrators, or anyone on the move."
The Major Open-Source ATI Improvements Over Two Years (Apr 13, 2011, 18:11)
phoronix:"The open-source ATI/AMD Radeon Linux
driver stack has made a lot of improvements in recent times..."
VMware Launches Open Source Cloud Foundry (Apr 13, 2011, 17:41)
ServerWatch: "VMware is accelerating its cloud
efforts with the announcement of its new Cloud Foundry
Turnkey Linux Uses Ubuntu as a Foundation (Apr 13, 2011, 16:41)
eWeek: "Turnkey Linux Hub 1.0 provides cloud
hosting and backup capabilities for the Web application software
appliances offered by the Turnkey Linux project."
Wine 1.2.3 update fixes bugs (Apr 13, 2011, 15:37)
The H: "The Wine project development team has
announced the arrival of the third point update to the 1.2 branch
of its Windows API implementation."
MeeGo Gets A New Look At IDF Beijing 2011 (Apr 13, 2011, 14:48)
Netbooknews: "IDF Beijing 2011 isn't a show
where MeeGo is hiding meekly in the corner."
Top 5 Linux Developments: Groklaw Calls It a Day, GNOME Unifies (Apr 13, 2011, 13:22)
LinuxPlanet: "The Linux Planet never stops
spinning, and this past week was no exception."
Red Hat Putting Finishing Touches on New Cloud App Platform (Apr 13, 2011, 12:08)
eWeek: "Venerable Linux provider will launch
new cloud application-building platform May 3 at its users'
conference, Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, in Boston."
NYSE and Deutsche Borse merger size up single Red Hat Linux trading platform (Apr 13, 2011, 11:11)
ComputerWorld UK: "The New York Stock Exchange
and Deutsche Borse are planning a move to a single cash equities
trading platform, understood to be based on Red Hat Linux, in a
crucial step towards saving €79 million (£64 million)
in annual IT costs and delivering robust, fast messaging."
New Features in digiKam 2.0: Face�Recognition (Apr 13, 2011, 06:09)
Scribbles and Snaps:"Face recognition has been
one of the most requested digiKam features."