Linux News for Mar 30, 2010
Weekly Ten: LEGO automatons, Linuxy Contenders to the iPad, Red Hat has Fat Profits (Mar 30, 2010, 23:33)
Tech Source: "Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat
announced fourth-quarter financial results showing a 15 percent
increase in revenues year-over-year."
KDE SC 4.4.2 arrives with various bug fixes (Mar 30, 2010, 23:03)
The H Open: "The KDE developers have released
version 4.4.2 of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC), the latest
bug fix release for the popular Linux desktop. In addition to
several translation updates and stability improvements, the second
KDE 4.4 update addresses a number of issues found in the previous
Novell Beats SCO in Unix Jury Trial (Mar 30, 2010, 22:41)
Datamation: "The jury decision from the
District Court of Utah ruled in favor of Novell, which could serve
to end SCO's legal actions against Novell, IBM and the broader
Open-Source Software Shortcut, Excluding Directories From Grep (Mar 30, 2010, 22:33)
Serverwatch: "I work on a project on which I
regularly want to grep the directory tree for a particular word but
without including the cvs/ and doc/ directories. Happily, grep has
an exclude-dir option to do just this:"
OpenSSL 1.0.0 released (Mar 30, 2010, 22:03)
LWN.net: "The OpenSSL project team is pleased
to announce the release of version 1.0.0 of our open source toolkit
for SSL/TLS. This new OpenSSL version is a major release and
incorporates many new features as well as major fixes compared to
Ubuntu in its own words (Mar 30, 2010, 21:33)
Tux Radar: "To kill the time between now and
the announcement of what's to come in the next version, we decided
to take a look at the keywords used to describe previous Ubuntu
releases to see how priorities have changed over the years"
Breach of Trust (Mar 30, 2010, 21:03)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Find out why you
can’t trust your web browser or certificate authorities."
Emulation of windows sucks on Linux (Mar 30, 2010, 20:33)
Technology & Life Integration:
"Nevertheless there are a great many windows programs which run
quite well, sometimes better, using the WINE developed libraries.
Yet I sometimes wonder if it is too little too late."
Novell Wins Again - Jury Rules Copyrights Didn't Go to SCO (Mar 30, 2010, 20:07)
Groklaw: "It's over. The jury has found that
the copyrights did not go to SCO under the APA or anything else.
The verdict is in."
SUSE Studio is powerful OS instance builder (Mar 30, 2010, 20:03)
IT World: "Today, Novell's SUSE Studio is a
Web-based virtual appliance/ISO image creator using SUSE Linux. It
has no parallels that we can find for building operating systems
Linux - a supercharged development environment (Mar 30, 2010, 19:33)
Linux User and Developer: "Linux has come a
long way from being just a geek’s operating system. But there
is no doubt that Linux is still the best operating system for geeks
Meet the New Apps Getting Ready for Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 (Mar 30, 2010, 19:03)
Tech Drive-in: "But apart from these eye candy,
in a more subtle way, a number of new applications are also in the
pipeline. Let's explore these new comers."
The Basics of SQL Joins in MySQL (Mar 30, 2010, 18:33)
Developer.com: "After all, pulling data from a
single table is easy, but what if you need to query for data
spanning three, four, or even eight different tables?"
Hacker vows to fight Sony PS3 update, restore Linux support (Mar 30, 2010, 18:03)
ars Technical: "He praised the hardware for its
security, but now that Sony has responded by removing the Linux
capabilities of the PlayStation 3 entirely, the hacker has decided
to fight back..."
Set up a Personal Blog in 5 Minutes with Tonido Thots (Mar 30, 2010, 17:33)
Linux Beacon: "While there are quite a few
services that offer free blog hosting, there are situations when
you’d want to run a blog on your own server. This approach
has its advantages, but setting up a server and then installing and
configuring a blog system can be a daunting proposition –
unless you choose to use Tonido, that is. This solution offers
everything you need in one neat , easy-to-install package."
The Alexandria Project, Chap. 11: Have I got an App for You! (Mar 30, 2010, 17:03)
Standards Blog: "While CIA Agent Carl Cummings
was being taught to heel, Frank was sitting at his kitchen table,
tapping away at the cramped keyboard of a cheap netbook connected
to a neighbor’s unsecured WiFi network. Even this was risky,
he reminded himself, so this brief session would have to be his
last until he moved on."
Break TrueCrypt Dard Drive Encryption Quickly (Mar 30, 2010, 16:33)
Help Net Security: "The latest version of
Passware Kit Forensic has become the first commercially available
software to break TrueCrypt hard drive encryption without applying
a time-consuming brute-force attack. It was also the first product
to decrypt BitLocker drives."
Creating Plasmoids (Mar 30, 2010, 16:03)
Linux Pro Magazine: "We take a peek at how to
create your own plasmoids for the latest KDE desktop, giving you
the power to build the perfect active desktop environment."
Google vs. China: Cyber World War I (Mar 30, 2010, 15:03)
Datamation: "Last week we witnessed the first
Cyber War, but it didn't go down quite as many of us expected."
Users Sound Off on Droid Android 2.1 Update Delay (Mar 30, 2010, 14:33)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "The delayed Android
2.1 update for the Motorola Droid is starting to tarnish the
successful launch of Verizon's first smartphone to run on Google's
open source mobile operating system, according to posts at
Motorola's Facebook page."
Pretty penguin: five great themes for the GNOME desktop (Mar 30, 2010, 14:03)
ars Technica: "GNOME has attracted a vibrant
community of open source artists who are collaborating to produce
aesthetically sophisticated visual styles for the desktop
A community of FOSS lawyers? (Mar 30, 2010, 13:33)
Opensource.com: "There is a fairly common
perception among FOSS hackers that there is no community of FOSS
lawyers. Scratch the surface, though, and it turns out that-
despite our handicaps- the FOSS legal community is there and
Report: Malware capital of the world is Shaoxing, China (Mar 30, 2010, 13:03)
ZDNet: "Computer security firm Symantec
announced on Monday that Shaoxing, China was malware capital of the
world last month. "
Learn To Use Functions (Mar 30, 2010, 12:33)
Begin Linux: "Functions are a script within a
script which can be defined by the user and stored in memory,
allowing you to reuse the function repeatedly. This also provides a
modular aspect that allows you to debug one function at a time by
7 Cool Firefox Ad-ons (Mar 30, 2010, 12:03)
The Linux Box: "One of the coolest things about
Firefox is its extensibility. Everyone has their collection of
favorite Firefox add-ons and I thought I would share mine. Some
provide improved organization, some have a certain "WOW!" factor,
and others just look pretty."
Is Opera 10.50 Really the Fastest? (Mar 30, 2010, 11:03)
Linux Magazine: "Opera is finally making with
the snapshots for 10.50 on Linux, but is it really as fast as they
claim? Opera’s upcoming release gets a shakedown this week,
and the results might surprise you."
Open Source MongoDB Gets Commercial Support (Mar 30, 2010, 09:03)
Database Journal: "One of the key elements that
helps to enable open source software applications to gain broader
enterprise usage is the availability of commercial support options.
In the case of the open source MongoDB NoSQL database, that
commercial support is now coming from project backer 10gen."
Document Freedom Day 2010 in The Netherlands (Mar 30, 2010, 07:03)
LXer.com: "Document Freedom Day is a global day
for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to
educate the public about the importance of Open Document Formats
and Open Standards in general"
Quanta Plus review (Mar 30, 2010, 05:03)
Linux User and Developer: "Pros: Quanta Plus is
fast, stable, and filled with very useful features. It’s
probably the best web IDE for Linux available today"
BAR - Backup archiver program (Mar 30, 2010, 03:03)
Ubuntu Geek: "BAR is backup archiver program to
create compressed and encrypted archives of files that can be
stored on a hard disk, CD, DVD, or directly on a server via FTP,
SCP, or SFTP. A server mode and a scheduler are integrated for
making automated backups in the background. A graphical front end
that can connect to the (remote) server is included."
Novell vs. SCO and the fate of Unix is in a jury's hands. (Mar 30, 2010, 01:33)
Cyber Cynic: "I've given up on predicting when
the zombie movie series staring the undead SCO monster is finally
going to stay quietly in its grave Still, this week a jury is
deciding whether SCO or Novell owns Unix's intellectual property
Midgard 8.09.8 released (Mar 30, 2010, 00:03)
Midgard: "The Midgard Project has released the
eighth maintenance release of Midgard 8.09 Ragnaroek LTS. Ragnaroek
LTS is a Long Term Support version of the free software Content