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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 troubleshooting."

  • 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 Pre-Production."

  • 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 fraud essential."

  • 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 terminal."

  • 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 task."

  • 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 system."

  • 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 you..."

  • 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 relied on."

  • 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 dynamic!"

  • 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.."