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Linux News for Jun 29, 2010

  • How to run Linux in a virtual machine (Jun 29, 2010, 23:33)
    TechRadar: "Test new releases without harming your existing installation"

  • Why do I use an Android phone? (Jun 29, 2010, 22:47)
    The Educated New Village Boy: "My perspective on using the Android isn't really so much of a comparison, mainly because I've never actually owned an iPhone before. But I still like, even love, the HTC G1/Dream that I first bought and the Nexus One that replaced it."

  • Linux is coming to an Auto Dealership near you (Jun 29, 2010, 22:02)
    Linux and Whatever: "MontaVista Linux and Robert Bosch Car Multimedia have signed an agreement that will enable Bosch Multimedia to use MontaVista software as their Linux based solution to the high cost of running proprietary software on their infotainment systems"

  • iPhone vs. Android: Five points of difference (Jun 29, 2010, 21:17)
    Cyber Cynic: "I think everyone should keep in mind that when you're talking Apple iPhones vs. Android phones, you're really arguing... ah... apples vs. an orange grove. All iPhones 4 are identical to each other"

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica tries to play patent troll, gets butted off the bridge (Jun 29, 2010, 20:32)
    TechDirt: "Through a series of events, Britannica ended up in possession of a rather infamous patent (5,241,671), originally granted to Compton's back in 1993. That patent was initially used to claim control over... well... pretty much all multimedia..."

  • The Open Source Server Quagmire (Jun 29, 2010, 20:02)
    Serverwatch: "The big question is whether there's enough money in open source software to build strong and stable enterprise OS makers."

  • Successful Spanish KDE Blogger Baltasar Ortega Talks to the Dot (Jun 29, 2010, 19:32)
    KDE.news: "On June 1st, 2010, KDE Blog, one of the foremost KDE-focused blogs in Spanish, celebrated the publication of its 1500th post. The occasion seemed to be the perfect excuse to chat with its author, Baltasar Ortega"

  • Has Oracle been a disaster for Sun's open source? (Jun 29, 2010, 19:02)
    the H Open: "As open source becomes more widely accepted, an obvious growth path for them is to be bought by a bigger, traditional software company. The concern then becomes: how does the underlying open source code fare in those circumstances?"

  • Ohio LinuxFest Call For Presentations Extended (Jun 29, 2010, 18:32)
    Ohio LinuxFest 2010: "Bring your A Game and pitch a proposal that will help educate and entertain the masses at this year's Ohio LinuxFest. The organizers have extended the call for presentations until July 7th to ensure the best possible selection of talks for this year's Ohio LinuxFest."

  • Netbook has 14-hour battery life, Bluetooth 3.0 (Jun 29, 2010, 18:02)
    LinuxDevices: "Samsung announced a netbook claimed to offer up to 13.8 hours of battery life. The N230 also offers "Fast Start" technology, Bluetooth 3.0, a 250GB hard disk drive, a 10.1-inch display..."

  • Grep command in Linux explained (Jun 29, 2010, 17:32)
    Tech Radar: "Discover grep and never lose anything again."

  • HP introduces �printer apps� (Jun 29, 2010, 17:02)
    APC mag: "Printers are the latest devices to sprout apps and an app store, with HP following Lexmark's lead in launching a series of printers which run apps on their colour touchscreens"

  • Hadoop Makes Sense of Lots of Data (Jun 29, 2010, 16:32)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "Hadoop is an open-source software framework that facilitates the storage and analysis of large volumes of data.So what's all the fuss about? For one thing, it operates on commodity hardware."

  • Unattended Ubuntu installations made easy (Jun 29, 2010, 16:02)
    Linux User & Developer: "As with most things on Linux, there is more than one system that you can choose from, but we're going to use something called Kickstart. Kickstart is an automatic install system that started life on Red Hat-derived Linux distributions, but it's supported on Ubuntu."

  • Trinity KDE: KDE 3 Zombified or Resurrected? (Jun 29, 2010, 15:32)
    Datamation: "Several weeks ago, I ended a comparison of the KDE 4 and 3 desktops by saying "Unless a project takes over KDE 3 development, sooner or later it may become unusable with the latest generation of computers.""

  • Linux Mint 9 KDE Release Candidate is Live (Jun 29, 2010, 15:02)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Just more than a month since the release of Linux Mint 9, the Linux Mint team has released a KDE-flavored release candidate"

  • How to use Dropbox Online Backup Software in Ubuntu Linux (Jun 29, 2010, 14:32)
    Tech Source: "As I've already said, Dropbox is currently my favorite online backup tool because it allows me to easily synchronize my data across multiple computers with different operating systems and also to my mobile phone."

  • Syslinux 4.00 released (Jun 29, 2010, 14:02)
    Syslinux: "After 64 prereleases, 626 commits, 52,742 lines of changes, and tons of work by many, many people, Syslinux 4.00 is now officially released."

  • Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Door Open for Software Patents (Jun 29, 2010, 13:32)
    IT World: "Business methods, including software, are not excludable from patents"

  • Profiting From Open Source -- Without Selling Out (Jun 29, 2010, 13:02)
    InfoWorld: "So you want to make a small fortune in open source software? It's simple, the joke goes: Just start with a large fortune."

  • FTC: Scammers Stole Millions Using Micro Charges to Credit Cards (Jun 29, 2010, 12:32)
    Wired: "A gang of unknown thieves has stolen nearly $10 million using micro charges made to more than a million credit and debit cards in an elaborate multiyear scam, according to a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission in March."

  • Democracy not Meritocracy - Eliminating the "Mediocracy" (Jun 29, 2010, 12:02)
    fewt@blog:~$ _: "We believe in democracy as Aurora is a Linux distribution built by its users for its users. We know that by definition, without users there is no distribution."

  • Android vs iPhone: Comparison of Security Models (Jun 29, 2010, 10:32)
    Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "Android and iPhone OS (iOS) have been at loggerheads for quite some time now. This is a take on which has a better security model to protect its users."

  • Toshiba A100 smartbook: with Android but why? (Jun 29, 2010, 09:02)
    Sola's blog: "The AC100 smartbook, recently announced by Toshiba, has some intriguing features, worth to blog about."

  • ASUS Eee PC 1015PE, the Stylish and Environment-friendly Mini Laptop (Jun 29, 2010, 06:02)
    Tech Source: "The Eee PC 1015PE is a sleek and environment-friendly mini laptop/netbook that was introduced by ASUS just recently."

  • EFF Argues Against Mass Copyright Infringement Lawsuits in Wednesday Hearing (Jun 29, 2010, 04:32)
    Eff.org: "The stakes are high for anyone identified in USCG's slipshod cases. USCG's strategy appears to be to threaten a judgment of up to $150,000 per downloaded movie..."

  • Intel Preparing Native x86 Version of Android 2.2 (Jun 29, 2010, 03:02)
    EnterpriseMobileToday: "Intel is working on a fully native x86 version of Android 2.2 and plans to ship its version of the Google-backed mobile operating system to developers in the next two months."

  • Benchmarks Of The Latest Nouveau Gallium3D Driver (Jun 29, 2010, 01:32)
    Phoronix: "In recent weeks we have published a number of benchmarks showcasing the ATI Gallium3D driver that supports the R300-R500 graphics processors as this open-source driver has been maturing at such an exciting rate with impressive changes and measurable performance gains over a short period of time."

  • ASCAP Declares War on Free Culture (Jun 29, 2010, 00:02)
    ZeroPaid: "The free culture movement is abuzz today over news that ASCAP has requested their members to fight organizations like Creative Commons, Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation over what it claims as an effort to undermine copyright."