Linux News for Apr 30, 2010
Editor's Note: Boycott Apple. Boycott Everyone. (Apr 30, 2010, 23:02)
When Apple dispatched an elite police unit to conduct a literal
door-busting raid on a Gizmodo editor's house to confiscate his
computers, it seemed a clear case of heavy-handed corporate abuse.
But a surprising number of people think it's OK.
The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel Graphics (Apr 30, 2010, 22:32)
Phoronix: "We are still working on the first
part of our Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS benchmarks that are set
to be published early next week, but so far there is one easy
conclusion to draw from the completed tests: Intel's Linux graphics
driver is still no match to the Intel Windows driver."
Proposal from OLPC Paraguay on how to manage Sugar or other educational software (Apr 30, 2010, 22:02)
Stop: "The project to deliver One Laptop Per
Child (OLPC) for educational purpose in developing countries is
doing great in Paraguay. According to developer Bernie Innocenti,
this success comes from a way to manage the development of the
Sugar educational software that other countries (or any other
similar projects, see for example the Teachermate or the italian
JumpPC) could and should imitate."
How To Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 To 10.04 (Desktop & Server) (Apr 30, 2010, 21:32)
Howtoforge: "Yesterday the new Ubuntu 10.04
(Lucid Lynx) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade
your Ubuntu 9.10 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu
Five lesson for Google from Nexus One's sluggish start (Apr 30, 2010, 21:02)
CNN: "Barely four months after the launch of
its first smartphone, the HTC-built Nexus One, Google's commitment
to the device seems to be on the wane."
PlayOnLinux 3.7.5 is available (Apr 30, 2010, 20:32)
Wine-Reviews: "What's new ? - Improvement on
icon managing. Thank you Congelli501 for the patch"
AMD Athlon II X3 425 On Linux (Apr 30, 2010, 20:02)
Phoronix: "One of AMD's low-priced offerings is
the Athlon II X3 425, which is a triple-core AM3 processor that can
easily overclock past 3GHz and is priced to sell at around $70
Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian Lenny (Apr 30, 2010, 19:32)
Howtoforge: "This tutorial describes how to
scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR on a Debian Lenny server.
FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited
bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier"
Tech Comics: "Checkbook Journalism" (Apr 30, 2010, 19:02)
Tech Comics: "Gizmodo's payment of $5,000 for a
misplaced iPhone raises questions about the nature of journalism in
the Internet age"
Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx: a (free) Mactastic experience (Apr 30, 2010, 18:32)
The Register: "While Lucid Lynx still has some
rough edges, this release is a huge leap for UI design in Linux and
puts Ubuntu well on its way to Shuttleworth's goal."
Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes (Apr 30, 2010, 18:02)
Dedoimedo: "Welcome to the sixth article in the
long series on Kernel crash collection and analysis. We have
started the series with LKCD, an older utility, followed by a very
long review of Kdump, both of which are available as PDF guides,
free for download. "
Arch Linux lost one of its biggest contributors (Apr 30, 2010, 17:32)
Linux Operating System: "Jan Mette (funkyou)
passed away of as-yet unknown causes. Jan was a major contributor
to the Arch Linux community, the creator of KDEmod and a founding
member of the Chakra team."
Upcoming Fedora Test Days: preupgrade and Xfce! (Apr 30, 2010, 17:02)
Tuxmachines: "So this week we round out the
Fedora 13 Test Day schedule, which has seen us run the gauntlet
from NFS, through color management and SSSD, scale the heights of
Graphics Test Week, and will see us come to a triumphant
Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers (Apr 30, 2010, 16:32)
Tech Source: "Before, we've featured here our
top 10 list of Google Chrome extensions. Today, we will share with
you some of the best extensions specialized for web
Hulu Desktop for Linux Review (Apr 30, 2010, 16:02)
IT World: "Hulu is one of the most popular
video sites on the web. You can watch all kinds of different
television shows and movies right in your browser. But there's also
another way to watch Hulu and that's to download the Hulu Desktop
application for Linux."
Sony Sued For Removal Of Linux Support From PS3 (Apr 30, 2010, 15:32)
IGN: "A class action lawsuit has been filed
against Sony Computer Entertainment America for the removal of the
'Other OS' feature from the PlayStation 3. "
Boies Calls For Cheaper Trials (Apr 30, 2010, 15:02)
LegalPad: "Boies said attorneys should pare
cases down to their essentials early on, and that limits on
discovery and on the time allowed before a case goes to trial would
save time and money for the justice system."
Transflective screens finally shipping, Pixel Qi claims (Apr 30, 2010, 14:32)
Linux Devices: "The displays work in both color
and monochrome e-paper modes, and are said to require less than
half the power of an ordinary display."
End of the Desktop? Google Backs WebGL (Apr 30, 2010, 14:02)
Linux Magazine: "Stick a fork in the desktop,
it's done! Recently Google demoed a port of Quake II to WebGL and
HTML5, showing that even first person shooters are suitable
applications to run in the browser."
Jobs on Flash: Hypocrisy So Thick You Could Cut it with a Knife (Apr 30, 2010, 13:32)
OSNews: "There are three specific points I want
to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical,
and misleading this letter really is."
What is in those Microsoft Linux patent agreements? (Apr 30, 2010, 13:02)
ZDNet: "Why are so many smart companies signing
up with these agreements? What is in them?"
Bash Associative Arrays (Apr 30, 2010, 12:32)
Linux Journal: "There's nothing too surprising
about associative arrays in bash, they are as you probably
The German Medal of Honour for founder of FSFE (Apr 30, 2010, 12:02)
The H Open: "Georg Greve has been awarded the
German Medal of Honour for his contributions to open standards and
Facebook: Releasing Flashcache (Apr 30, 2010, 10:32)
Facebook: "We built Flashcache to help us scale
InnoDB/MySQL, but it was designed as a generic caching module that
can be used with any application built on top of any block
Set up Ubuntu 10.04 Server PV DomU at Xen 4.0 Dom0 on top of Ubuntu 10.04 Server (Apr 30, 2010, 09:02)
Xen Virtualization on Linux and Solaris: "The
procedure bellow in general follows Thiago's Martins submission 
to xen-devel mailing list."
Update: Symantec buys encryption specialist PGP for $300 million (Apr 30, 2010, 07:32)
Info World: "Symantec will acquire encryption
specialist PGP and endpoint security vendor GuardianEdge
Technologies for $300 million and $70 million respectively, the
company said on Thursday."
LinuxCertified Announces its next "Linux Fundamentals" Course (Apr 30, 2010, 04:32)
Linux Certified press release: This two-day
introduction to Linux broadens attendees horizons with a detailed
overview of the operating system. Attendees learn how to
effectively use a Linux system as a valuable tool.
24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3) (Apr 30, 2010, 03:02)
LinuxLinks: " Now, let's scrutinize the 8 games
at hand. For each game we have compiled its own portal page,
providing screenshots of the game in action, a full description of
the game, with an in-depth analysis of the features of the game,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews."
A Batch of LinuxFest Northwest 2010 Videos at Montana Linux (Apr 30, 2010, 01:32)
Montana Linux: "I recorded them with a Samsung
SC-MX20 which is a very inexpensive / budget rig. The sound quality
is fair to good considering the camera does not have the ability to
use an external mic. The video quality is fair to good considering
that most of the rooms had the lights turned off for viewing
projected presentation slides."
An In-depth Look at Gentoo Linux (Apr 30, 2010, 00:02)
Kernel News: "Imagine an Operating System that
only includes the features that you actually want and use. An
Operating System that is finely tuned to your computer hardware.
One that doesn't include any resource hogging applications that you
don't need such as "Desktop Search" or huge bloated