Linux News for Feb 25, 2010
Ubuntu goin' gray, like the Mac OS way? (Feb 25, 2010, 23:32)
Tech Source: "A source from inside the Ubuntu
team has informed a blogger that there will be an important
announcement coming from Canonical regarding a possible rebranding
Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Released - What's new? (Feb 25, 2010, 23:02)
OMG Ubuntu: "The third and final Alpha of the
Lucid development cycle has been released this evening - but what
can you expect to find inside?"
Built to last (Feb 25, 2010, 22:32)
The Linux Foundation: "As it turned out, git
was almost immediately useful, and has only become more so since.
Making the development process work is git’s main claim to
fame, but, as a side benefit, git also makes it possible to learn a
lot about how our kernel is developed."
The Move to Linux – “Daddy’s a penguin!” (Feb 25, 2010, 22:02)
Linux Journal: "It might come as a surprise
that terms like Linux and Open Source and epithets like bloody
Microsoft and it shouldn’t be this hard are fairly common in
my household. And not always spoken by me!"
EFL brings Ubuntu Netbook Remix to ARM (Feb 25, 2010, 21:32)
Enlightenment.org: "Canonical developer Jamie
Bennett announced in his blog post The New UI for ARM Based Ubuntu
Devices how Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) enabled rich
graphical user interfaces even on non-3D-accelerated ARM
Linux 2.6.33 Boosts Graphics, Dumps Android (Feb 25, 2010, 21:02)
Linux Planet: "A new kernel release makes its
debut, with Nvidia and without Android, and top Red Hat and Novell
kernel developers share their inside views."
Why open source is not always the way to go (Feb 25, 2010, 20:32)
Network World: "While open source offers great
features and flexibility the total cost of ownership issue can
still result in choosing a different path sometimes."
Open Source Re-writes the Rules for Mobile (Feb 25, 2010, 20:02)
Open...: "One consequence of open source's
rapid spread in the world of mobiles is that you can now do the
same in that market:"
Kerberos Server Set Up (Feb 25, 2010, 19:32)
Begin Linux: "Kerberos provides a secure
network authentication model using secret-key cryptography.
Kerberos can be used with multiple services to offer superior
An Update On The Boot & Power Performance In Ubuntu 10.04 (Feb 25, 2010, 19:02)
Phoronix: "We've ran a new boot performance
comparison on two laptops and a netbook as we see how the boot
times are looking with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS when compared to Ubuntu
9.10. We have also looked at how the power consumption has changed
in the Lucid Lynx for these mobile devices."
Meet Git, the Version Control System for Developers Who Like Ease (Feb 25, 2010, 18:32)
WDVL: "Meet Git, an open-source version control
system that reduces rather than adds to the overhead of managing a
Microsoft Takes Down Whistleblower Site, Read the Secret Doc Here (Feb 25, 2010, 18:02)
Wired: "Microsoft has managed to do what a
roomful of secretive, three-letter government agencies have wanted
to do for years: get the whistleblowing, government-document
sharing site Cryptome shut down."
Linux Howto: Cleaning up Your GRUB 2 Menu (part 2) (Feb 25, 2010, 17:32)
Linux Planet: "The GRUB 2 boot menu is long,
confusing, and ugly. Akkana Pecks reveals undocumented features and
shows us how to weed out bogus entries, and make it look nicer and
PC-BSD 8.0 Goes Gold (Feb 25, 2010, 17:02)
OStatic: "Looking for a desktop-centric version
of BSD? Check out the latest from PC-BSD, released on Monday. New
in this release are improvements in ZFS, KDE 4.3.5 with a new
theme, the ability to run 32-bit packages on 64-bit systems, and
improvements to the software manager for PC-BSD."
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Google Buzz (Feb 25, 2010, 16:32)
Datamation: "Everybody's first reaction to Buzz
was: How do I turn this off? Most people sit on the brink of
information overload, and Buzz seemed to push us all over the edge.
But the more I use Buzz, the more I like it."
GoDaddy store your passwords in clear-text and may try to SSH to your VPS without permission (Feb 25, 2010, 16:02)
Sucuri Security: "I have been a GoDaddy user
for a while and never had problems with them. In fact, differently
than some people, I had great support and service from them.
However, one recent situation is making me change my mind about
Open Source's Big Model Train Win - Interesting, but... (Feb 25, 2010, 15:32)
Netstat -vat: "It's a big win for open source
-- or is it? I'm talking about the Jacobsen v. Katzer dispute about
open source code violation."
Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros (Feb 25, 2010, 15:02)
The Register: "How much would it cost the
European Union to cobble together the Linux kernel from scratch?
The development costs would reach over a billion euros..."
GNU/Linux: Server Upgrade Problem Solving (Feb 25, 2010, 14:32)
ERACC: "Recently my company had the opportunity
to upgrade a server to Mandriva 2010 that was running an old
version of the Mandriva GNU/Linux distribution. The system had been
in place running along nicely for a few years and had not been
upgraded to a new release in all that time except for some security
patches. Then it started hanging mysteriously..."
Kate Puts Other Text Editors to Shame (Feb 25, 2010, 14:02)
LinuxInsider: "It's runnable on both Gnome and
KDE desktops. Kate's feature set goes above and beyond that of most
text editors. It can display an index of files on a sidebar, check
a document's spelling, and perform robust search-and-find
Kindle blessed by Microsoft over Linux-related patents (Feb 25, 2010, 13:32)
LinuxDevices: "The Microsoft/Amazon
cross-license agreement provides each company with access to the
other's patent portfolio, says Microsoft. In addition, Amazon will
pay Microsoft an undisclosed amount of money under the
CompuLab Fit-PC2 NetTop (Feb 25, 2010, 13:02)
Phoronix: "The Fit-PC2 easily fits in the palm
of your hand and it packs an Intel Atom Z530 processor with a
Poulsbo graphics processor, a 160GB SATA HDD, and 1GB of system
Heros (Feb 25, 2010, 12:32)
Linux Pro Magazine: "I have a few personal
heroes whose lives have inspired me: Abraham Lincoln, Samuel
Clemens, Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Albert Einstein and Alan
Turing. Recently I learned of another, and I would like to share
their story with you, since in a lot of ways they had a major
effect on Computers and Free Software."
OpenOffice4Kids - Educating kids the right way (Feb 25, 2010, 12:02)
Dedoimedo: "Office suites are mainly intended
for adults. But sometimes, kids write too. And when they do, they
work with tools intended for their parents, functionality and looks
wise. This makes the chance of a child liking big, complex word
processors and spreadsheet software less likely. But what if you
helped them a bit?"
How CloudLinux OS Intends to Compete with Red Hat, Novell (Feb 25, 2010, 10:02)
The VAR Guy: "A few days ago, The VAR Guy
openly wondered how CloudLinux OS — a new Linux distribution
designed for hosting providers — hopes to stand out in a
market dominated by Red Hat, Novell and several other emerging
Intel alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech (Feb 25, 2010, 08:02)
CNet: "The head of Intel wants to see the U.S.
more competitive and has proposed a $3.5 billion investment to help
achieve that goal."
Corporate IT won't run Linux desktops because of the 'Skype attitude' (Feb 25, 2010, 06:02)
Improving IT: "Skype's attitude to Linux
desktop users is frankly disturbing. Take a look at the chart of
software issues for the Skype client:"
HipChat Instant Messaging for Small Business (Feb 25, 2010, 04:32)
Small Business Computing: "HipChat aims to
provide a happy medium with its business-focused hosted instant
messaging service that supports up to 100 people. Although the
communication features are limited to text — there’s no
voice or video as with many IM services — HipChat is simple
to set up, easy to use, and the price tag shouldn’t make a
serious dent in the company coffers."
Nine Linux projects in 90 minutes (Feb 25, 2010, 03:02)
TuxRadar: "...read on to discover just how
versatile Linux is by trying nine easy projects that should take no
longer than the kettle does to boil - learn how to run your own
wiki, encrypt files, blog from home, create your own network
wormhole, and more!"
Arduino – the hardware revolution (Feb 25, 2010, 01:32)
Linux User and Developer: "As we watched for
signs of hope in netbook sales, Drupal sites and partly-FOSS
Android phones, a revolution was taking place all around, in the
physical world but not entirely away from the internet."
Kernel Log: Linux and hard disks with 4-KByte sectors (Feb 25, 2010, 00:02)
The H Open: "In future, fdisk will arrange
partitions in such a way that the new hard disks with 4-KByte
sectors can achieve optimum performance – although, for now,
users will still need to select fdisk's appropriate mode of