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Linux News for Dec 31, 2009

  • Google's Nexus One Won't Be So Cheap After All (Dec 31, 2009, 23:47)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "The folks at gadget enthusiast site have picked up a nice little scoop on the price and contract details for the forthcoming Google Phone. If these details prove accurate, some people might not be so happy with how much money they will have to shell out for the Android-based phone."

  • MySQL Creator Fights on Against Oracle (Dec 31, 2009, 23:02)
    Database Journal: "One thing that's safe to say about Michael 'Monty' Widenius, MySQL's creator and founder, is that he's as tenacious and determined as the man he's fighting – Oracle CEO Larry Ellison."

  • 2010: The Year Networks Are Decreed Neutral? (Dec 31, 2009, 22:17)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "But the gears in Washington turn slowly, and, for all the talk and proposals, 2009 saw little material action on the Net neutrality front. Next year will be different."

  • Theming GNOME (Dec 31, 2009, 21:33)
    Ghacks: "Fortunately the developers of the GNOME desktop have seen to it that changing the GNOME theme isn't all that difficult. The only difficultly you might come across is finding out exactly where everything is taken care of. And, again, thanks to the developers of GNOME, there is a handy tool for this."

  • 2009's Five Most Popular & Important Linux Stories (Dec 31, 2009, 21:29)
    Cyber Cynic: "Before jumping into this, let me say that's what popular isn't the same thing as what's important. So, I'm giving you a twofer list. The first is the most popular of my stories, and then there are the stories, which I think are the most important for Linux's future. OK? OK!"

  • How to Destroy the Book, by Cory Doctorow (Dec 31, 2009, 20:47)
    the Varsity: "These licenses of course can run up to thousands of words. If you have an iPhone and buy an audiobook from Audible using the iTunes store with it, you agree to an estimated 26,000 words of license agreement. The Canadian Copyright Act itself only runs to 33,000 words."

  • LinuxCertified Announces its next Embedded and Real-Time Linux Development Class (Dec 31, 2009, 20:43)
    LinuxPR: LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, announced its next Embedded and Real-Time Linux Development class to be held in San Francisco Bay Area from January 20th - 22nd, 2010

  • Ubuntu 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, 64-bit Benchmarks (Dec 31, 2009, 20:03)
    Phoronix: "Coming up in our forums was a testing request to compare the performance of Linux between using 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit kernels. This is coming after Linus Torvalds has spoke of 25% performance differences between kernels using CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G and those without..."

  • MonoDevelop: Visual Studio Lite for the Linux Developer (Dec 31, 2009, 19:18)
    DevX: "MonoDevelop is an open source integrated development environment for Linux platform users. This IDE is a replica of the original Microsoft .NET editor and also contains Windows support."

  • New Malware Tactics, Targets Expected in 2010 (Dec 31, 2009, 18:33)
    eSecurity Planet: "New operating systems, social networking sites, and the emergence of the HTML 5 Web markup language will give hackers and malware designers even more opportunities to ply their crooked trade in 2010, according to security software vendor McAfee."

  • ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review (Dec 31, 2009, 17:47)
    Phoronix: "Compared to past years when recapping the AMD/ATI Linux advancements over the past calendar year, 2009 was not quite as exciting, which can be viewed as both good and bad for their Catalyst Linux driver."

  • Networking with OpenVPN (Dec 31, 2009, 17:03)
    Packt: "In this article we will discuss the basic networking concepts of OpenVPN, and also have a brief look at the configuration."

  • Release Early, Release Often, Adopt Slowly (Dec 31, 2009, 16:17)
    OStatic: "Things move pretty fast in the open source development world. A new kernel release comes out around every three months. Projects like GNOME, KDE, and PostgreSQL pop out releases every six months..."

  • Weekly Ten: Suing Microsoft and Winning, Blue Moon on New Year's Eve, Google's Idea of Open (Dec 31, 2009, 15:33)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "For a tiny Toronto software manufacturer nestled in the city's grimy garment district, winning a $290 million court judgment against Microsoft is more than simply a long-awaited victory."

  • Microsoft mulls response to Linux-based XP clone (Dec 31, 2009, 15:07)
    Seattle PI: "Take a look at the image above. That's Windows XP, right? Nope, it's Ylmf OS – an Ubuntu Linux-based operating system that looks almost exactly like XP."

  • A short tutorial on linux dialog utility (Dec 31, 2009, 14:47)
    UNIX BASH scripting: "'dialog' is a utility for building console-based 'front ends' in UNIX like operating systems. In this brief tutorial I am mentioning the usage of few important basic controls available with this 'dialog' utility and later I have created a very simple front end application in UNIX bash scripting using dialog."

  • Linux-powered Packet Fence Protects Your Network (Dec 31, 2009, 14:03)
    LinuxPlanet: "Packet Fence bundles many useful and powerful network protection tools into an attractive, integrated package. Such as network access control, monitoring, intrusion detection, VLAN isolation, DHCP fingerprinting, and captive portal. Eric Geier introduces us to this protective powerhouse."

  • SuperOS: Like Ubuntu But Easier (Dec 31, 2009, 13:17)
    BeginLinux: "One problem I run into a lot when recommending Ubuntu to complete Linux newbies is they aren't used to installing codecs or using the terminal when they want to play DVDs, MP3s and other file types."

  • Top Storage Stories of 2009: RAID, Clouds, SSDs and Mergers (Dec 31, 2009, 12:32)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "In a year of dramatic change and mergers for the data storage industry, it should come as no surprise that the most-read stories on Enterprise Storage Forum this year were about ... dramatic change and mergers."

  • Making a game with Ogre 3D (Dec 31, 2009, 10:32)
    Matthew Casperson's Hubfolio: "This tutorial series steps you through the process of creating a 3D shoot'em'up game using the popular and powerful Ogre 3D engine. The tutorials compile on both Windows and Linux."

  • Internet Acceleration Appliance - Speeding up the Internet (Dec 31, 2009, 08:32)
    Internet Acceleration Appliance: Here is an interesting project, a preseed Debian caching proxy server and network analyzer, the Internet Acceleration Appliance.

  • 10 Useful Linux Commands (Dec 31, 2009, 06:32)
    Tuxarena: "Here's a list of 10 commands which may come handy when using the command line in Linux:"

  • A Test-Driven Development Stack for Java: Maven, Jetty, Mockito, and JAX-RS (Dec 31, 2009, 04:32)
    Gamelan: "Afterwards, the project manager gathered all the other developers in a separate room and told them flat out: "We do not have time to write unit tests, so just disregard everything he said.""

  • IBM will offer the Open Source Web eyeOS to its System Z customers (Dec 31, 2009, 02:32)
    eyeOS Blog: "We're happy to present to the eyeOS community the result of more than six months of work together with the great IBM US team, where eyeOS will be the Sample Workload of the new System Z serie Solution Edition for Cloud Computing"

  • New Release: Multimedia GNU/Linux juntaDados 1.04r2 (Dec 31, 2009, 00:32)
    JuntaDados: New release of juntaDados Multimedia GNU/Linux...juntaDados works to simplifies the creation of Linux-based multimedia workstations for social projects in Brazil like Pontos de Cultura.