Linux News for Apr 12, 2010
Chrooted Drop Bear HowTo (Apr 12, 2010, 23:34)
Howtoforge: "Dropbear is a relatively small SSH
2 server and client. It is an alternative lightweight program for
openssh and it is designed for environments with low memory and
processor resources, such as embedded systems."
Thin Client (Apr 12, 2010, 23:04)
Datamation: "A thin client is a computer system
used to run applications where most of the actual processing is
done on a remote server linked over a network."
Ncat: The Network Swiss Army Knife (Apr 12, 2010, 22:34)
Linux.com: "In the right hands, ncat can be an
extremely useful tool for system administration and
Celtx, A Review (Apr 12, 2010, 21:34)
Linux Journal: "One of the programs that popped
up was Celtx which bills itself as The #1 Choice for Media
24 More of the Best Commercial Linux Games (Part 2 of 3) (Apr 12, 2010, 21:04)
LinuxLinks: "However, whilst the quality of
these open source games is generally high and they are great fun to
play, there is a lack of truly world-class innovative open source
games. In many respects, the open source development model is not
really applicable for game development."
The dirt locker: Dirty duty on the front lines of IT (Apr 12, 2010, 20:34)
InfoWorld: "Wanted: Sys admin to log long hours
and plan vacations around other people's paydays. Must be willing
to put up with self-absorbed IT professionals. Ability to sniff out
Shiny, Happy Linux OS Terminals With Bashish (Apr 12, 2010, 20:04)
Serverwatch: "In the mood for a bit more color
in your life? Check out Bashish to try out themes for your
Today's Guide to Linux Virtualization (Apr 12, 2010, 19:34)
Linux.com: "There's no question about whether
to deploy virtualization; the real question is what virtualization
solutions to look at and what workloads to virtualize. We'll help
cut through the complexity and help set the options straight."
The Alexandria Project, Chap. 13: Desperately Seeking Adversego (Apr 12, 2010, 19:04)
Standards Blog: "With Frank on the run, Carl
had just two responsibilities: protecting Frank's daughter Marla
without her knowledge, which was a pretty ho-hum job, and
protecting Frank, which at the moment was impossible."
MySQL Admin Cookbook
(Apr 12, 2010, 18:34)
Linux Tutorial: "The book is organized into 9
chapters, holding a total of 99 recipes in all. Each recipe
introduces the task, tells how to prepare to perform the task,
offers the specific steps, describes how the task is supposed to
work, and lists any additional information related to the
Linux and the Dialup Modem (Apr 12, 2010, 18:04)
Raiden's Realm: "However, about 35% of the US
has to use dialup in one form or another. And in other countries it
can be as high as 95%"
How To Use Photoshop Plugins On Linux (Apr 12, 2010, 17:34)
Ghabuntu: "On Linux, the Gimp has its own
collection of plugins and scripts, but to satisfy the folks who
look down upon Linux and Gimp, I will present not one but two ways
to do the work of Photoshop plugins in Linux."
Trying on sidux (Apr 12, 2010, 17:04)
Distrowatch: "The sidux distribution is one
which has been on my to-review list for a while. It's a small
project which makes a bold effort to take Debian's Unstable
repository and turn it into a functioning day-to-day operating
SIP Brute Force Attack Originating From Amazon EC2 Hosts (Amazon unresponsive) (Apr 12, 2010, 16:34)
Building The Net: "I’m sorry, you have
reached a company that doesn’t care that we are attacking
Request for Taking Part in Survey (Apr 12, 2010, 16:04)
Maciej Piosik: Therefore I would like to ask
the FOSS community members, both developers and users, to help me
with my research. Your motivations of using this kind of software
is the key to my study.
IPFire brings super secure Linux to the masses (Apr 12, 2010, 15:34)
IT Wire: "The new IPFire distribution seeks to
take security to the highest level while also making things a
breeze for the less experienced to set up."
Developer Layoffs Are Never Fair (Apr 12, 2010, 15:04)
Datamation: ""Why me?" My stomach turned as I
stared at Marissa, the third developer our company let go that very
unpleasant day. Our firm was laying off 13 developers out of a
total of 30 – almost half the team."
Ejection Seats, Cooking Dinner, and Vuln Disclosure (Apr 12, 2010, 14:34)
Attrition.org: "The vendor refused to
acknowledge it was a security issue. Odd, considering most everyone
who sees the issue unmistakably agrees that it is not acceptable.
Now I'm forced to play hardball, yet nobody wants to fully-disclose
and destroy relations with this vendor, whose software is somewhat
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and Java (Apr 12, 2010, 14:04)
Jamie's Random Musings: "sun-java6 is no longer
in the standard repositories. Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras
will get you openjdk6 and icedtea, NOT Sun java6."
Glow FX extreme (Apr 12, 2010, 13:34)
Gimpusers: "I guess this tutorial will mostly
be enjoyed by graphics enthusiasts ;) We're going to create a
special glowing lines effect with saturated colors and good
Microsoft bars Machinarium from XBLA (Apr 12, 2010, 13:04)
Games on Net: "Rather, Microsoft was fearful
that Mac and Linux users would drain away precious sales."
�Father of Java� Resigns from Sun/Oracle (Apr 12, 2010, 12:34)
Taranfx: "This would, perhaps, be the second
most shocking/sad news after the resignation of Jonathan (former
Sun CEO). I'm sad and upset after hearing the confirmed news that
James Gosling will be leaving Sun/Oracle."
Can I be a Windows, Apple, Linux, and Google guy all at once? (Apr 12, 2010, 12:04)
ZDNet: "I'm having an identity crisis. Regular
readers of both this blog and my Education blog will know that I
border on being a Google fanboi and Linux tends to work its way
into my computer passions as well."
How �Dirty� MP3 Files Are A Back Door Into Cloud DRM (Apr 12, 2010, 11:04)
Techcrunch: "All the big music sellers may have
moved to non-DRM MP3 files long ago, but the watermarking of files
with your personal information continue."
Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue The Pants Off TurboHercules - Updated 9Xs (Apr 12, 2010, 07:04)
Groklaw: "It seems Groklaw will have to open a
new category, answering Florian Mueller FUD. As you know he
recently claimed that IBM had violated its public pledge not to sue
Linux for patent infringement. I think he's mistaken. IBM, when it
announced the patent pledge, specifically reserved the right to
defend itself from attack:"
Ubuntu Is A Poor Standard Bearer For Linux (Apr 12, 2010, 03:04)
O'Reilly Community: "Actually, this was about
strike 12 but since Ubuntu is so darned popular I keep giving them
chances. Silly me.."