Linux News for Jun 30, 2009
Hulu locks out PS3 Users, Others to follow? (Jun 30, 2009, 23:32)
Practical Technology: "Hulu says that
it’s “free online video service that offers hit TV
shows including Family Guy, 30 Rock, and the Daily Show with Jon
Stewart, etc.” Unless, though, you own a Sony PlayStation 3.
If that’s you, you’re out of luck."
Is There a Perfect Linux Filesystem? (Jun 30, 2009, 23:02)
Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "Everything on a Unix or
Linux filesystem is a file: Directories, processes, links,
programs, and device references. All files. But, is there a perfect
At last ... a fox that's at least as fast as Chrome (Jun 30, 2009, 22:32)
Steaming Open Cup: "I just downloaded the
latest Firefox 3.5 release candidate and well, although it's not
yet the final product, I should say I'm extremely satisfied with
what they've accomplished so far."
Pianoteq3 For Linux: A Product Review (Jun 30, 2009, 22:02)
Linux Journal: "On the 15th of May 2009 the
Modartt company announced the release of version 3.0.3 of their
award-winning Pianoteq, a professional-quality digital keyboard
instrument created by an audio synthesis method known as physical
Apple Will Never Replace Darwin With Linux (Jun 30, 2009, 21:32)
Kuro5hin: "In fact, Apple's use of BSD code is
so minute that it amounts to being a charity project that allows
Apple a way of keeping FreeBSD solvent."
Scanning your LAN for conficker using nmap (Jun 30, 2009, 21:02)
FOSS Boss: "In this article we'll be using the
awesome open-source nmap network scanning engine. In this example I
will be preforming my scan from a Linux box. However you can use
The New MySQL Server Release Model (Jun 30, 2009, 20:32)
MySQL: "When I joined MySQL back in June of
2005, one of the first “MySQL Truths” I learned and
repeated often when discussing MySQL with others was “release
early, release often.”"
Firefox 3.5: Back on top... for now (Jun 30, 2009, 20:02)
Cyber Cynic: "Sorry Opera; too bad about what
happened to you, Netscape; and Internet Explorer, please, don't
make me laugh. The best Web browser on the planet is Firefox 3.5...
Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem? (Jun 30, 2009, 19:32)
Serverwatch: "The enterprise Linux maker
revealed some stonkingly good quarterly figures last week, laughing
in the face of the global downturn and making the Linux vendor that
relies on Microsoft's trust fund money (Novell, in other words)
look like a right old Charlie."
DoJ to Oracle/Sun: Not so Fast, Pardners (Jun 30, 2009, 19:02)
InternetNews: "The federal government has
denied Oracle's request for a speedy approval of its $7.4 billion
purchase of Sun Microsystems, requesting more time to give the
purchase scrutiny before passing it on to the Federal Trade
Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission for
Ohio Linux Fest [September 25-26] � Back to the Future of Linux! (Jun 30, 2009, 18:32)
LXer: "Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Linux community
continues its forward march and is gaining momentum every year.
Each year brings a new group of speakers and generates more
excitement—2009 will be no exception! The seventh annual Ohio
LinuxFest will be on September 25-26, 2009 at the Greater Columbus
Convention Center, in downtown Columbus, Ohio."
SourceForge delivers 4 billionth open source download (Jun 30, 2009, 18:02)
Netstat -vat: "SourceForge.net, the big open
source app/code repository has hit a major milestone: 4 billion
Data Filtering with PHP
(Jun 30, 2009, 17:32)
Webreference: "One of the reasons why data
validation is not mentioned in these tutorials and books is because
validating user input is too 'complicated' for beginners and won't
comply with the notion that PHP is supposed to be 'easy' to program
with. In reality, it only takes a few simple steps to validate user
Linux as Messenger of Freedom (Jun 30, 2009, 17:02)
Linux.com: "The question came from one Oscar
Slone, who wrote: "Curiosity has gotten the better of me, so here
comes my question: as an OS is Linux well protected from censorship
attacks or cyberwar? There's been a lot of news lately about both
Securing a Revolution (Jun 30, 2009, 16:32)
Join The Revolution!: "We believe in the right
to protect and secure information between two entities without
discrimination of race, origin and financial capabilities."
Humorous Linux Posters - Part One (Jun 30, 2009, 16:02)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: " In our ongoing
tradition of scouring the web for funny stuff (to make up for
actually having to work, which takes away from blog-writing time
;), here's another collection of humor pieces. Posters,
The Huge Hidden Cost of Microsoft Software (Jun 30, 2009, 15:32)
Open Enterprise: "Talking of Microsoft, note
too how Microsoft was actually paid for helping to fix the problem
it caused. This is truly extraordinary: there can't be another
industry where you get rewarded for making mistakes and causing
pain and chaos to your customers."
The New PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2009 Issue (Jun 30, 2009, 15:02)
PCLinuxOS: "The New PCLinuxOS Magazine, which
comprises volunteers from the PCLinuxOS community is proud to
announce the release of it's July 2009 edition. This edition
brought forth several decisions from the new crew to bring it forth
to a monthly release and the selection of a new Chief Editor, Paul
Arnote aka parnote."
KDE's Seigo gives sneak peek at version 4.3 (Jun 30, 2009, 14:32)
TechWorld: "Core KDE developer Aaron Seigo
posted a much-anticipated screencast of the upcoming 4.3 release.
This snapshot is approaching the final release (due in a month) and
comes after more than 2300 bugs (including duplicates) were
Building a Linux App Store: Can You Help? (Jun 30, 2009, 14:02)
Datamation: "Yet despite these successes, the
single sticking point I find myself arguing with people over the
most is the idea that existing methods of software installation are
Linux kernel design patterns - part 2 (Jun 30, 2009, 13:32)
LWN.net: "This week we will look at a very
different aspect of coding and see why the kernel has special
needs, and how those needs have been addressed by successful
approaches. The topic under the microscope today is complex data
xclip: Command-Line Clipboard (Jun 30, 2009, 13:02)
Serverwatch: "xclip (available as a package for
Debian and Ubuntu) enables you to interact with the X clipboard
directly from the command-line — without having to use the
mouse to cut and paste."
tridge offers a new patch to Linux's VFAT filesystem (Jun 30, 2009, 12:32)
Groklaw: "tridge has done it again, offering a
patch to Linux's VFAT filesystem that retains support for long
names, while carefully avoiding ever having both a long and a short
name for the same file."
Weekly Ten: Kernel Newbs, Palm Pre Million Downloads, Top 10 Fascinating And Notable Lobotomies (Jun 30, 2009, 12:02)
Tech Source From Bohol: "Palm Pre App Catalog
Hits 1 Million Downloads-- The Palm Pre, the world's first webOS
device, went on sale in the United States on June 6. "
Discouraging FOSS (Jun 30, 2009, 10:32)
An Alien's Viewpoint: "In other words, the only
hope for Microsoft to contain Linux is to remove the desire for
people to continue contributing to it. If you were Microsoft how
would you attempt to accomplish that?"
Fedora: A Hat with a History (Jun 30, 2009, 09:02)
Raiden's Realm: "To start with the very deepest
roots, we need to look to the kernel that makes Fedora what it is:
The Linux Kernel. That was first introduced in 1991 by a then
college student named Linus Torvalds."
Names Pipes... or how to get two separate applications to interact (Jun 30, 2009, 07:32)
Technology Floss: "Then I wondered that it
would be good if I were able to connect to some hosts through SSH
and run some commands on those hosts and save the output of those
commands as part of the information of the first host. Like an
information gatherer of sorts."
Low End Linux Netbook Prices Continue To Drop (Jun 30, 2009, 06:02)
O'Reilly Broadcast: "I also pointed out that
the price for the Belco Alpha 400 had dropped to $149 last December
and January. That is now the regular price for the lowest of low
end Linux netbooks at Geeks.com. Last week they had a special and
the price dropped to $139. Believe it or not that doesn't sound
like a bargain right now."
15 years of FreeDOS (Jun 30, 2009, 04:32)
The H Open: "Originally released on the 28th of
June 1994, FreeDOS is now 15 years old. FreeDOS is a free open
source DOS (Disk Operating System) clone that was developed by Jim
Hall, a former physics student at the University of Wisconsin-River
As Dell and Acer Duke it Out, Their Open Source Stances Matter (Jun 30, 2009, 03:02)
OStatic: "As The New York Times reports, Acer
now stands a good chance of surpassing Dell as the number two
10 mistakes new Linux administrators make (Jun 30, 2009, 01:32)
10 Things: "But that nightmare doesn’t
have to happen, especially when you know, first hand, the most
common mistakes new Linux administrators make. This article will
help you avoid those mistakes by laying out the most typical Linux
Too Old To Write Software? Or Just the 'Wrong Era'? (Jun 30, 2009, 00:02)
Datamation: "“Man, you are crazy if you
put your college graduation date on your resume.”"