Linux News for Jul 29, 2009
Announcing PTS Desktop Live 2009.3 (Jul 29, 2009, 23:32)
Phoronix: "It has been no secret that we have
been working to create our own Linux distribution that is designed
to run off a Live DVD/USB device and would provide a standardized
free software stack for running hardware benchmarks"
Open Source as a Healthcare Solution (Jul 29, 2009, 23:02)
Linux Developer Network: "But as the US watches
this debate unfold, many constituents may not realize that steps
have already been taken to improve the US healthcare system, both
with recent legislation and with 30-year-old software code--code
that one company is harnessing with open source practices to
improve clinical care across the country."
Hannah Montana Linux Review (Jul 29, 2009, 22:32)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "Sometimes I run into a
remastered distro that is so odd...so strange...so
disgusting...that I don’t even know where to begin in
Top 3 Linux Burning Applications (Jul 29, 2009, 22:02)
TuxArena: "1. K3b Not many can argue against
Have You Been Hacked by Metasploit? Find Out! (Jul 29, 2009, 21:32)
InternetNews: "Didn't think it was possible to
detect a Metasploit attack? New open source tool will change your
BIND 9 DNS under attack - time to update (Jul 29, 2009, 21:02)
Netstat-vat: "The end result is a denial of
service attack. ISC has an update out now and is urging users to
Hot IT Skills: Linux is No. 2 of Top 15 (Jul 29, 2009, 20:32)
Datamation: "The tough conditions make the
question that much more compelling: what IT skills are most in
Why Code For Free? Linux/FOSS Devs Speak! (Jul 29, 2009, 20:02)
LinuxPlanet: "Last week I talked about some the
advantages of Free/Open Source software for us end users. Today
developers speak on why they like to use FOSS; I received so many
excellent responses that I have split this into two parts, and the
second part will run tomorrow."
Night of the living Yahoo (Jul 29, 2009, 19:32)
Cyber Cynic: ""Brains! Must have Yahoo
advertising brains!" That might have been Microsoft CEO Steve
Ballmer's call as he finally made a deal for Yahoo."
Aisleriot - Solitaire on Steroids (Jul 29, 2009, 19:02)
Raiden's Realm: "That's where Aisleriot
Solitaire comes in. It's a complete package of popular solitaire
games in an easy to use interface that's not only easy to use, but
it's stable and fun. In total, Aisleriot comes with some 40+
different solitaire games you can choose from."
Apple: iPhone jailbreaking could knock out transmission towers (Jul 29, 2009, 18:32)
InfoWorld: "Unauthorized changes to the
iPhone's software could allow denial-of-service attacks or free
phone calls, warns Apple"
GNU Generation: Calling all pre-university students (Jul 29, 2009, 18:02)
Free Software Foundation: "GNU Generation is a
new project sponsored by the Free Software Foundation to involve
high school age pre-university students (approximately ages 13-18)
in free software"
World Of Goo is a must have for puzzle game lovers in Linux (Jul 29, 2009, 17:32)
Ubuntu Manual: "World of Goo is a puzzle game
with a highly efficient physics engine. It has won many accolades
from across the world since its release. It was initially available
for Wii, Windows and Mac, but lately, its available for Linux as
Go ahead and install Firefox 3.5.1 in Ubuntu (Jul 29, 2009, 17:02)
Ubuntu Manual: "Hardly a week has been passed
since the release of brand new Firefox 3.5 and it already have its
first update in the form of Firefox 3.5.1."
About Hans Bayer (Jul 29, 2009, 16:32)
Groklaw: "As a result, some emails by Bayer
about the proposed sale to unXis were stricken from the record.
I'll show you in a minute why SCO was so eager to have the emails
#!*A5%amp;j9 - How to Encrypt Your File System (Jul 29, 2009, 16:02)
Linux Magazine: "There are basically three
options when talking about encrypting your data on a Linux system.
The options are: (1) encrypting a single file, (2) encrypting a
directory (with or without a virtual disk), or (3) encrypting a
physical block device."
Automated spam translation keeps global spam rates near 90% (Jul 29, 2009, 15:32)
Help Net Security: "While spam levels globally
remain at a two-year high of approximately 90 percent, some
European countries are seeing levels of over 95%."
SFLC: Microsoft violated the GPL
(Jul 29, 2009, 15:02)
SD Times: "Microsoft violated the General
Public License v2 (GPLv2) when it distributed its Hyper-V Linux
Integration Components (LinuxIC) without providing source code,
says the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC)."
Speaking UNIX: Man oh man (Jul 29, 2009, 14:32)
IBM Developerworks: "UNIX has hundreds if not
thousands of commands, and it's impossible to remember every option
and nuance. But, happily, you don't have to: man, UNIX's built-in,
online reference system, is man's best friend."
WASC Honeypot Opens Up With Open Source mod_security (Jul 29, 2009, 14:02)
InternetNews: "The idea behind the IT security
concept known as the honeypot is all about luring hackers into a
server or network so they can be tracked. The Web Application
Security Consortium (WASC) has its own particular brand of honey to
attract would-be attackers -- a blend of open source and open
Debian to adopt time-based releases (Jul 29, 2009, 13:32)
ITWire: "The Debian GNU/Linux Project has
decided to adopt time-based development freezes from now on, on a
Apache and the future of open-source licensing (Jul 29, 2009, 13:02)
The Open Road: "If most developers contribute
to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because
they're forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public
Researchers Try to Stalk Botnets Used by Hackers (Jul 29, 2009, 12:32)
New York Times: "To stalk the botnets, Mr.
Minnich and his colleague Don Rudish have converted a Dell
supercomputer to simulate a mini-Internet of one million
IBM, Novell to slash Linux prices for mainframes (Jul 29, 2009, 12:02)
The Register: "With System z mainframe revenues
down 39 per cent - and MIPS mainframe capacity shipments off 20
percent in the second quarter - IBM is keen on boosting mainframe
sales. And it wants to use Linux as a lever."
ARM-Based Pegatron Netbook Protoype (Jul 29, 2009, 10:32)
Ubergizmo: "Running at a 1Ghz frequency, it is
capable of playing 720p video and run basic 3D applications. While
Android isn't ready for Netbooks yet, this Pegatron runs Ubuntu
(Linux) just fine."
Are we too naive by believing that GNU/Linux is more secure by design? (Jul 29, 2009, 09:02)
Technology FLOSS: "GNU/Linux is far more secure
than Windows among other things because it's designed to be so (a
real muti-user OS by design, real Networked OS by design, etc) plus
other customs that we *NIX users have like not using the root
account to play Frozen Bubble and so on."
Reviewed: Fedora 11 (Jul 29, 2009, 07:32)
Tux Radar: "Leonidas (either named after the
king of Sparta who led his troops to victorious annihilation in the
Peloponnese or the chain of chocolate shops), is the 11th release
of the Fedora operating system."
Build A Real Time Audio Studio (Jul 29, 2009, 06:02)
PC Plus: "Linux is a fantastic platform for
audio production. Find out how to build the perfect production
Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service Investigates Netbooks (Jul 29, 2009, 04:32)
FAS: "On 15th July 2009, the Commission of the
Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) began proceedings in a
case against «Асеr Inc.»,
«ASUSTeK Computer Inc.», «Toshiba
Corporation», «Hewlett-Packard Company», «
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.» and «Dell Inc.»
for the elements of violating the antimonopoly legislation."
Studio DV, Open Octave, And More (Jul 29, 2009, 03:02)
Linux Journal: "Recently I profiled the latest
LiVES video editing system, and in that article I mentioned that I
intended to buy a camcorder for use with LiVES and other video
editing software. Since then I purchased a Samsung SC-D382 midiDV
recorder. Studio Dave is now on its way to becoming Studio DV."
A First Look at Python Classes (Jul 29, 2009, 01:32)
Web Developer's Virtual Library: "To begin a
discussion of classes, I think we should look back to the 'C'
language. In many ways, C is the parent of most modern computer
languages. Most interpreters and compilers are written in C. Most
of the libraries of the scripting languages are written in C.
Therefore, I could argue that modern languages are an abstraction
of C in the same way that C is an abstraction of assembler."
Global Business: Hats off To Red Hat (BBC audio interview) (Jul 29, 2009, 00:02)
BBC: "We spend over $100 million a year to