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Linux News for Jun 28, 2010

  • How To Solve Corrupted Recorded OGV Videos in Ubuntu Lucid (Jun 28, 2010, 23:34)
    Google Buzz: "Thankfully there is a way to make your corrupted video perfect again."

  • Mozilla Updates Firefox Crash Protection (Jun 28, 2010, 23:04)
    eSecurityPlanet: "How long does a Web page need to be unresponsive before it should be considered to have crashed? "

  • Top 15 Android Business Apps (Jun 28, 2010, 22:34)
    CIO Update: "I recently asked a Google spokesperson about how Android stacks up in the enterprise. She insisted that the Android is a consumer device – for now."

  • KidZui Internet For Kids Firefox Extension Works Like a Charm in Linux (Jun 28, 2010, 22:04)
    Tech Drive-in: "KidZui turns Firefox into fun, kid-safe browser and online playground for kids in the age group 3-12, with over a million kids games, YouTube videos, and websites. Or in other words, KidZui Firefox extension turns Firefox into a place where your kids would love to be."

  • Why the Eclipse Way Works So Well (Jun 28, 2010, 21:34)
    DevX: "After seven consecutive years of release trains running on time, what is Eclipse doing right to coordinate and release so many projects at the same time? It all comes down to agility. "

  • What Did Microsoft Know About SCO's Plans and When Did It Know It? (Jun 28, 2010, 21:04)
    Groklaw: "What did Microsoft know about SCO's plan to attack Linux, and when did it know it? And was it a force behind it? We've long wondered."

  • NTP: Timing is Everything (Jun 28, 2010, 20:34)
    Linux Magazine: "If your system time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future — or the past — it's time to fix it with NTP. "

  • Let's Get Small: Linux Enables Low-Power, Space-Saving Systems (Jun 28, 2010, 20:04)
    Linux.com: "Space and power are at a premium in today's datacenter, and Linux will be the top choice for smaller and less power-hungry machines powering cloud computing."

  • Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies (Jun 28, 2010, 19:34)
    Datamation: "Debian and Ubuntu are distributions that lend themselves naturally to comparison. Not only is Ubuntu a continuing fork of Debian, but many of its developers also work on Debian."

  • Bilski loses, but the patent madness continues (Jun 28, 2010, 19:04)
    Cyber Cynic: "Once upon a time, the U.S. patent system served a useful purpose. It was meant to encourage inventors and innovation. Ha! Boy, was that a long time ago."

  • The Alexandria Project, Chapter 23: Sarin? You Thought I Said Sarin? (Jun 28, 2010, 18:34)
    Standards Blog: "General Chan Bok-choy, ranking general of the Peoples Army of North Korea, was walking across a broad plaza at the side of the President of the Supreme People's Assembly."

  • A closer look at Microsoft's morale-boosting numbers (Jun 28, 2010, 18:04)
    Guardian: "The company's head of PR has put out a fist-pumping set of figures to reassure its staff. But he seems to have left some analysis out. Never mind - we've put it in."

  • Microsoft Comms Head Smacks Back by the Numbers (Jun 28, 2010, 17:34)
    All Things Digital: "After what he considered weeks of unfair press coverage and running down of Microsoft (MSFT), the software giant's Corporate VP of Corporate Communications, Frank Shaw, posted a pugnacious corporate blog entry today that trotted out some impressive numbers about Microsoft's business."

  • HP Linux Netbook (Jun 28, 2010, 17:04)
    Handle With Linux: "This is the HP Mini 100e, a netbook which looks are fully customizable. There's an option for SUSE Linux as the operating system. It's nice to see something different in operating system options, too bad the other 2 options are windows versions (XP and 7)"

  • Nokia to use Linux for flagship N-series phones (Jun 28, 2010, 16:34)
    Reuters: "Nokia Oyj will use Linux MeeGo software in its flagship N-series smartphones, hoping the new platform will give it a better chance to battle rivals such as Apple Inc and Google Inc."

  • BASHing Visual Basic Out of the Picture (Jun 28, 2010, 16:04)
    Tildehash: "That's when it hit me, BASH! No, nothing bashed me in the head, I am referring to GNU BASH."

  • Here's Bilski: It's Affirmed, But . . .No Decision on Software Patentability (Jun 28, 2010, 15:34)
    Groklaw: "Here's the US Supreme Court's opinion [PDF] in Bilski v. Kappos, at last. The lower court's decision is affirmed, and so no patent for Bilski. However, business methods are not found totally ineligible for patents, just this one."

  • GIMP 2.6.9 Available for Linux..sort of (Jun 28, 2010, 15:04)
    A Million Chimpanzees: "I know that GIMP 2.7.0 is the next stable version to be released and understood that it wasn't going to become available until the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011. What's GIMP 2.6.9 have to offer?"

  • KDE SC 4.5 RC1- The (well) hidden features (Jun 28, 2010, 14:34)
    everyday linux how2s: "So what are these other "hidden" features referred to in the post title? – apart of course for the oxygen settings dialog. Well, they're the features that the KDE SC 4.x series have been built on, but seem to have no, or very little visibility in KDE SC 4.x."

  • 9 Top Alternative Linux Music Players (Jun 28, 2010, 14:04)
    Linux Links: "For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews."

  • Docky - Probably The Best Dock Application I have Ever Used in Ubuntu (Jun 28, 2010, 13:34)
    Tech Drive-in: "Docky is an awesome dock application for Ubuntu/Linux. Docky started off as a simple theme for Gnome DO, another popular dock application, and later own became a dock application on its own"

  • The fall and rise of Mandriva Linux (Jun 28, 2010, 13:04)
    IT Pro: "It looks like Mandriva, the Paris based Linux company, continues to be a fig leaf away from financial breakdown."

  • The Economics of Open Source: Why the Billion Dollar Barrier is Irrelevant (Jun 28, 2010, 12:34)
    Redmonk: "The explanation of why zero pure play open source vendors have hit the one billion dollar revenue mark has never seemed, to me, particularly complicated."

  • Not even FBI was able to decrypt files of Daniel Dantas (Jun 28, 2010, 12:04)
    Globo: "Opportunity Group reported that the two programs used in the equipment are available online. One is called Truecrypt and is free. The programs were used due to suspected espionage."

  • Senate 'Internet Kill Switch' Bill Moves Forward (Jun 28, 2010, 08:04)
    PC Mag: "A Senate committee on Thursday approved a cyber-security bill that has prompted concern about a presidential "Internet kill switch.""

  • Plone 3 Themes (Jun 28, 2010, 04:04)
    Packt: "This article by Erik Rose, author of the book Plone 3 for Education, is a crash course in Plone 3 theme creation. After untangling Plone's confusing theming situation, we walk you through the development of a skeletal theme."

  • Fedora 11 reaches end of life (Jun 28, 2010, 00:04)
    The H Open: "Fedora developer and Red Hat employee Paul W. Frields has announced that Fedora 11, code named "Leonidas", has reached its end of life."