Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 22, 2011
PlanetLab creates a 'more advanced sudo' (Jun 22, 2011, 23:01)
ComputerWorld: "Researchers at the PlanetLab
global research network have developed a potential replacement for
the widely used Unix sudo tool, called Vsys, that will offer
administrators far greater control over what end users can and
Dropbox Security Glitch Allowed Anyone to Access User Accounts (Jun 22, 2011, 16:02)
Help net Security: "Web-based file hosting
service Dropbox has confirmed that a bug introduced by a code push
allowed anyone to access any user account by simply typing in a
random password for a period of nearly four hours."
First glimpse of Ubuntu Software Centre 5.0 (Jun 22, 2011, 14:03)
Ubuntu Manual: "One thing in Ubuntu, which has
always hit rock bottom in terms of popularity, is Ubuntu Software
Centre. The reason often cited is its weak design and layout."
The Best & Fastest Computers are Linux Computers (Jun 22, 2011, 11:03)
Linux and Open Source: "While Linux still has
trouble getting a grip on the desktop, everywhere else Linux rules.
No where is that clearer than it is in the fastest of the fast: the
Firefox 5 Benchmarked: Faster And Better Than Ever Before! (Jun 22, 2011, 09:01)
Digitizor: "In this benchmark, lower scores
(time) means better performance. In our earlier benchmarks, Firefox
is always slower than other browsers such as Chrome and Opera. Let
us see how well Firefox 5 does."
50 Must-Have Open Source Apps for Your Home Office (Jun 22, 2011, 07:03)
Datamation: "Whether they work for themselves,
a small business or a large multinational corporation, all of these
workers need good software for their home offices."
Linux: OpenType Font Challenge (Jun 22, 2011, 06:01)
ERACC Web Log: "My goal is to show how easy
installing fonts could be for a non-geek newbie that is 'scared' of
the command-line. Based on some feedback I have seen, that was not
Monitoring User/Application Activity with psacct (Jun 22, 2011, 01:03)
BashShell.net: "One of the big advantages of
using psacct on your server is that it provides excellent logging
for activities of applications and users."