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Linux News for May 27, 2009

  • Linpus gears up Moblin v2 for Linux netbooks (May 27, 2009, 23:32)
    Netstat -vat: "Linux on netbooks is now more common and there are other Linux distribution choices (and Windows too), but Linpus remains and is now gearing up for a new release based on the Moblin v2 standard for Intel Atom processors."

  • Striking the Right Gnote (May 27, 2009, 23:02)
    Datamation: "You might imagine that an application for desktop notes would be too commonplace to generate controversy. Yet when Hubert Figuiere created Gnote, a port of the GNOME application Tomboy to C++, controversy erupted immediately."

  • 9 reasons to switch from Windows to Linux (May 27, 2009, 22:32)
    From Windows to Linux for the average Joe: "Before we start our journey to Linux land there is one question you need to ask yourself: why do YOU want to switch from Windows to Linux? What do you expect Linux to achieve?"

  • Getting Things Done with Tracks (May 27, 2009, 22:02)
    bitcube.co.uk: "Tracks is an Open Source GTD(Getting Things Done) program. Speaking personally, I'm a huge fan of Dave Allen's book - the GTD system and way of thinking has made me far more productive and effective. More importantly I feel so much more in control - no more worrying! GTD really requires some programs to allow you to use it - Tracks has worked very well for us."

  • Preston Gralla: Why you Shouldn't Care (May 27, 2009, 21:38)
    dthomasdigital: "It's fine to love your operating system of choice but it’s another thing to spread out right lies about the operating system you choose not to use."

  • Living With GNOME's NetworkManager (May 27, 2009, 21:02)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "NetworkManager ships with most major Linux distributions now and is, by default, enabled at boot time. For mobile laptop users NetworkManager is great, but its usefulness is questionable for desktops and server deployments. This week we will introduce NetworkManager and its features..."

  • Here comes summer's first Linux netbook (May 27, 2009, 20:39)
    Cyber Cynic: "A flood of Linux netbook news will be made next week at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, but, after Intel announced the beta of Moblin 2, HP have decided not to wait until then and made an important Linux netbook announcement this week."

  • Setting up a Linux-based Open-Mesh Network, Part 1 (May 27, 2009, 20:32)
    LinuxPlanet: "A wireless mesh network lets you multiply a single wired Internet connection over as large an area as you care to manage, such as a farm with remote buildings, a school campus, a neighborhood, even marinas (Internet on your boat!). You can quickly quickly adapt to changing conditions without laying so much as a foot of cable. Eric Geier shows us how using Linux and open source management tools."

  • CentOS 5.3 Live CD Released (May 27, 2009, 20:02)
    Softpedia: "The CentOS Development Team announced today the immediate availability of their CentOS 5.3 Live CD Linux distribution. This version is based on the previously released CentOS 5.3 for i386 processor architectures."

  • HP Keeps the Minis Coming with Mini 1101 and 110 XP/Mi Editions (May 27, 2009, 19:32)
    Digital Trends: "Hewlett-Packard is serious about the netbook market, announcing three new HP Minis running XP, Linux, and Vista...and including an option for 1080p video playback."

  • Walsh: Introducing the SELinux Sandbox (May 27, 2009, 19:02)
    Linux Weekly News: "The basic idea is to use SELinux to restrict the kinds of actions a user application can perform. This would allow users to run untrusted programs or handle untrusted input in a more secure manner. "

  • KOffice 2.0.0 tagged for release (May 27, 2009, 18:32)
    Computerworld: "After nearly two years in the making, the KOffice project will release version 2.0.0 of if its cross-platform office suite of the same name this week, adding features like scripting support and a new shape library."

  • FS_scan: Getting Detailed with Your Data (May 27, 2009, 18:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Need details on your file system's data? FS_scan allows you dig deep into your storage, giving you the ability to perform trend analysis on the results. "

  • Linux: Lean, clean, and green (May 27, 2009, 17:32)
    IBM Developerworks: "Although many state governments in the U.S. have stepped in to create laws to help "green up" the computer industry, these laws are difficult to enforce. Instead, some of the most promising solutions to curtailing e-waste and the overuse of resources come from the GNU/Linux community and the corporations that are partnering with that community in this cause."

  • Linux backup and recovery tools roundup (May 27, 2009, 17:02)
    SearchStorage: " Today most major storage management vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. and Symantec Corp. have Linux versions of their storage management tools."

  • Has ASUS all but given up on Linux? (May 27, 2009, 16:37)
    Computerworld: "The entire range was there, from ultra-portable, touch screen netbooks to high-end, quad core Lamborghinis (I'm not joking). Even Windows Vista was there. There was only one thing missing -- Linux."

  • Open-source tip: Require less developer time to earn more of it (May 27, 2009, 16:08)
    The Open Road: "There is a couple living nearby who my wife and I try to avoid at all costs. It's not that we don't like them, it's just that they consume so much of our time. We know that saying "hi" is tantamount to opening a filibuster-proof, hour-long conversation, so we try to evade that initial communication."

  • Technology Giant Plans Open Source Channel Partner Initiative (May 27, 2009, 15:34)
    The VAR Guy: "Tech Data, a $24 billion technology giant with deep Microsoft relationships, has developed a 24-month plan to emerge as "the voice for open source in distribution," The VAR Guy has learned."

  • Ubuntu running Google Android. Does it matter? (May 27, 2009, 15:06)
    Netstat -vat: "One of the big new developments discussed is a new capability to run Google Android apps natively on an Ubuntu desktop. Ubuntu developer Michael Frey blogged about his own effort to get Android running on Ubuntu this week."

  • How to get ath5k working on Jaunty with Compat-wireless and a self-compiled kernel (May 27, 2009, 14:34)
    UbuntuGeek: "After the system upgrade I noticed again that my wireless device was gone in Ubuntu 9.04. When I ran iwconfig I didn't see wlan0 or ath0 anymore."

  • Filmaster: free and open social network for movie buffs with reviews and recomme (May 27, 2009, 14:04)
    Polish Linux: "Filmaster is a new social network for film buffs that features personalized content and recommendations. What makes it special is that it is an open service: both code and content is free as in freedom."

  • X.Org 7.5 Release Schedule Slips Again (May 27, 2009, 13:34)
    Phoronix: "Rather than a 22nd of May feature freeze, that freeze is now not coming until the 22nd of June. All of the other milestones for this next X Server update have also been pushed back by approximately one month."

  • An early look at Firefox 3.5 (May 27, 2009, 13:04)
    Cyber Cynic: "There was a time when Firefox was the Web browser for the cool kids who knew their tech. Most would still agree that it's better than Internet Explorer, but that's damning it with faint praise"

  • Commercial Software "Experiment": The Results (May 27, 2009, 12:34)
    Lunduke: "Last year I put forth the idea that commercial, closed source software could not only succeed on Linux Desktops but, in fact, be directly beneficial to the Desktop Linux world as a whole."

  • Ubuntu AppStore in the workings? (May 27, 2009, 12:04)
    Always Right: "Many Open Source supporters have noted again and again, that Linux repositories are pretty much the equivalent of an AppStore. Interestingly enough, many Mac users noted the same thing, equaling Ubuntu's Add/Remove program to the iPhone AppStore."

  • Switch to the Command line, Part 1 (May 27, 2009, 10:34)
    Relst.nl: "I've recently switched to the console only, and removed the GUI from my AA1. Now i wanted to share some stuff with you about command based apps."

  • Discovery: The Ultimate Linux Device - The Kickfire Appliance (May 27, 2009, 09:04)
    Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "Here's the real scoop: Starting at a mere $32,000 US, you get the horsepower performance of a system (actually a set of systems) costing in the $400,000 range. And it consumes very little power while saving you a bundle of cash while performing like big iron."

  • 9 of the Best Free Linux BitTorrent Clients (May 27, 2009, 07:34)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 polished Linux BitTorrent clients. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to share software and media files."

  • The Ultimate Tablet: On Palm's webOS? (May 27, 2009, 06:04)
    Tech Broiler: "But should webOS be restricted to just smartphones? What about larger devices such as a tablet in the conceptual rendering above?"

  • Microsoft's deal with New Zealand falls apart (May 27, 2009, 04:34)
    The Register: "MICROSOFT'S NEARLY nine-year old blanket software licencing deal with the New Zealand government has apparently collapsed."

  • Where To Find And Post Linux News (May 27, 2009, 03:04)
    Begin Linux: "Two things I do every morning no matter what are drink my morning coffee and read the latest Linux news. A day without either of them would be a disaster. Because getting Linux news is so important to me I’ve kept track of several Linux news sites and tested the value and focus of their articles."

  • Router platform runs OpenWRT Linux (May 27, 2009, 01:34)
    LinuxDevices: "Ubicom is shipping a OpenWRT Linux-based router platform and reference design using the company's new Ubicom IP7100 Router Gateway Evaluation board. The Ubicom board incorporates its StreamEngine IP7100 series network RISC processor, and includes a gigabit WAN port and four gigabit LAN ports, says the company."

  • Nexenta Core Platfrom 2 released (May 27, 2009, 00:04)
    OSNews: "OSNews has been reporting on the Debian/Ubuntu/GNU/Opensolaris hybrid for several years. But for those of you who've never looked more closely at this interesting OS, a Nexenta developer has laid out some of its more noteworthy features and advantages."