Linux News for Dec 28, 2009
DNS Benchmark with Wine (Dec 28, 2009, 23:37)
Wine-Reviews: "GRC always produces high quality
software. This is no exception. Programmed 100% in assembly
language, this program performs spectacularly. It only in a Windows
version, but Linux users can easily (and completely) run it using
Windows XP gets the shanzhai treatment (Dec 28, 2009, 22:47)
Shanzhai: "Warning! Linux die-hards should turn
away now. All those folks out there who always wanted to try Linux
but just couldn't quite ween themselves off Windows XP - a solution
has finally arrived."
Late 2010 to Bring Memory Chip Shortage: Report
(Dec 28, 2009, 22:03)
InternetNews: "DRAMeXchange anticipates growing
demand from consumers and enterprises cutting sharply into DRAM
Nouveau: a 2.6.33 surprise (Dec 28, 2009, 21:33)
Linux Weather Forecast: "But, perhaps, the most
interesting addition is one that almost nobody expected: a
reverse-engineered driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets called
6 Really Cool Linux Stocking Stuffers (Dec 28, 2009, 21:03)
Serverwatch: "So here's a few Linux
command-line Easter Christmas Eggs for you
to while away a little time if you are unfortunate enough to be
back at your desk already."
Happy Birthday, Linus (Dec 28, 2009, 20:33)
Linux Journal: "As is well known, before he
started writing Linux, Linus coded on a Sinclair QL, a brilliant if
rather bizarre system that was based on a cut-down version of the
Motorola 68000 chip used in the Amiga, Atari ST, Apple Lisa and
Google Chrome review on Linux (Dec 28, 2009, 20:03)
LinuxCrunch: "I would like to share with you my
short experience with Google Chrome on openSUSE 11.2. Although it
is in a beta stage, it is stable and fast."
Fix Slow Browsing — and More — With OpenDNS (Dec 28, 2009, 19:33)
Small Business Computing: "Switching your
business over to the independent DNS service provider OpenDNS, on
the other hand, can make Internet access a bit speedier and safer
for everyone on your network, as well as provide added features
like content filtering so you can determine which Web sites your
employees can and can’t visit."
Miguel di Icaza removes all GPL code from MonoDevelop (Dec 28, 2009, 19:03)
TechRepublic: "A couple of weeks ago (Dec 12,
2009 to be exact) Miguel di Icaza made a bold move and pulled all
GPL code out of MonoDevelop, replacing it with LGPL Of course the
open source community had a lot to say about this."
15 game-changing Linux moments of the decade (Dec 28, 2009, 18:33)
TechRadar: "If you were sat at your Linux
computer one dark evening in late 1999, things would have been
Openmoko's WikiReader (Dec 28, 2009, 18:03)
LWN.net: "Openmoko, the company that first
gained attention for its Linux-based phone platform, launched a new
pocket-sized open source product in time for this holiday season,
the WikiReader. The WikiReader is an inexpensive ($99), low-power,
4-inch square touchscreen LCD display device pre-loaded with the
text of three million Wikipedia pages on a microSD card."
Getting connected: a history of modems (Dec 28, 2009, 17:33)
TechRadar: "Their arrival heralded a new age of
communications and they played a major role in the explosion of the
internet. We're talking, of course, about modems."
Allow remote connections to your MySQL server (Dec 28, 2009, 17:03)
Ghacks: "Now, it's time to see how you can
extend that MySQL server to remote machines. Why would you want to
A decade of Linux (Dec 28, 2009, 16:33)
Cyber Cynic: "Let's take a look at this last
decade and see how Linux made its journey from niche operating
system to its current prominence."
Pandora gets a hands-on review (Dec 28, 2009, 16:03)
Pandora Press: "The recent reports on Pandora's
case design and controls have been nothing short of glowing. It's
pretty satisfying information for the most part; there is no doubt
that what we're hearing from the team is genuine delight in what
they've achieved. But the question has been asked – what
would some guy off the street think of it?"
digiKam 1.1 Splash-screens: call to photographers! (Dec 28, 2009, 15:33)
digiKam: "Next digiKam 1.1 is planed for end of
January 2010, as a bugfixes release, to consolidate code with users
feedback after production using... So, time has come to find the
ideal splash-screens to go with it. Now is your chance to join the
ranks of the precious few who have had their artwork associated
with a release of digiKam!"
Chinese pirates launch Windows XP clone based on Ubuntu (Dec 28, 2009, 15:03)
ItRunsOnLinux: "China is notorious for
copying/cloning everything, now Chinese pirates hacked Ubuntu 9.10
to look exactly like Windows XP."
LCA 2010: Getting distros to play together, nicely (Dec 28, 2009, 14:33)
IT Wire: "For the second time in its 11-year
history, Australia's national Linux conference (LCA) has a distro
summit on its agenda. The last distro summit was held in 2008, when
former Linux Australia president Jonathan Oxer was the
10 Greatest Open Source Software Of 2009 (Dec 28, 2009, 14:03)
Cyberciti: "These are full-featured
cross-platform softwares, free as in beer and speech. Vivek Gite
picks his best open source software of 2009."
No Windows! (Dec 28, 2009, 13:33)
Another guy named Mike: "There was just no way
I was going to get my step daughter a Windows netbook for
Christmas. No way, no how. I couldn't find a good way to articulate
why, and so for a couple weeks I was just responding, "No Windows!"
to my wife's questions."
Free Software, Open Data give more opportunities to young Kosovars (Dec 28, 2009, 13:03)
Stop: "During summer of 2009 I received an
invitation to explain how Free Software can help developing
countries at SFK09, the first Software Freedom Conference in
Kosova. Here is why and how, after SFK09, some people continue to
propose "Free as in Freedom" digital technologies as an important
tool to solve the serious problem of people in Kosova (or any other
Getting to Samba 4 (Dec 28, 2009, 12:33)
Samba Team Blog #3: "The Samba 4 code has been
worked on for over five years, and the Active Directory code is
reaching a state where it's being run in production at several test
sites. When the Samba Team met at the CIFS conference this year, we
had a meeting to put together a plan for shipping a production
Samba 4 code-base. Here's how we think it might work."
VIA's Linux TODO List... Maybe Look Forward To 2011? (Dec 28, 2009, 12:03)
Phoronix: "Nearly two years ago at the Linux
Foundation Summit in Austin was VIA's most recent announcement
about becoming serious with open-source support. This was not VIA's
first time they claimed to back an open-source strategy, which led
a number of open-source developers to immediately call VIA's
open-source strategy a bluff."
New life for dead software (Dec 28, 2009, 08:03)
The H Open: "If you yearn for the operating
systems or arcade games of the past, and are willing to make the
effort to bring them back to life, free and open source software is
definitely the way to go"
An early look at VLMC (Dec 28, 2009, 04:03)
Linuxcrunch: "It is OK, if you don't know what
is VLMC because it hasn't been released yet. VLMC (VideoLAN Movie
Creator) is a free video editing software, offering features to
realize semi-professional quality movies, but with the aim to stay
simple and user-friendly."
Full Review: Nexuiz 2.5.2 - Free First-Person Shooter for Linux (Dec 28, 2009, 00:03)
TuxArena: "Nexuiz is a free, GPL-licensed,
first-person shooter developed online by the Internet-based team
Alientrap, and it comes with ports for Linux, Windows and Mac."