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Linux News for Jul 06, 2010

  • Ubuntu Linux Set Iscsi Initiator (Jul 06, 2010, 23:33)
    nixCraft: "iSCSI is a network protocol standard that allows the use of the SCSI protocol over TCP/IP networks. How do I setup Iscsi Initiator under Ubuntu Linux?"

  • July 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine Released (Jul 06, 2010, 23:03)
    PCLinuxOS:The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.

  • Google Updates Chrome for 10 Security Flaws (Jul 06, 2010, 22:33)
    eSecurityPlanet: "Google is updating the stable version of its Chrome Web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux, addressing a handful of security vulnerabilities -- including four that could put users at risk simply by viewing a maliciously constructed image file."

  • 8 of the Best Linux Flashcard Software (Jul 06, 2010, 22:03)
    LinuxLinks: "Now, let's explore the 8 flashcard applications at hand. 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."

  • NetApp threatens Coraid over sales of open-source ZFS technology (Jul 06, 2010, 21:33)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "Storage startup Coraid may face legal action from NetApp if the company does not cease plans to sell the Coraid EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliance based on the open-source Zettabyte File System (ZFS)."

  • 7 Reasons to Use the Opera Web Browser on Linux (Jul 06, 2010, 21:21)
    Linux Planet: "The Opera web browser runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and on mobile phones and mobile devices. Yes, its closed source, but it's free and packed with some great features. Eric Geier rounds up seven of them."

  • Squeeze More Battery Life from Your Linux Netbook with Jupiter (Jul 06, 2010, 21:03)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "One of the major selling points of Eee PC netbooks is their impressive battery life which is achieved by utilizing the Asus Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology. While it's designed to work under Windows, you can take advantage of this technology if you're running a Linux distro on your Eee PC, courtesy of the Jupiter utility."

  • Two Node Planned Manual Failover for the MySQL Database Administrator (Jul 06, 2010, 20:33)
    Database Journal: "A database administrator needs to plan for both planned and unplanned failovers, based on business requirements and service level agreements with customers. This article runs through the very basic starting points of a MySQL failover strategy then walks through a two-node, planned, manual failover."

  • Monty appeals Oracle's Sun merger (Jul 06, 2010, 20:03)
    The Register: "The co-founder of MySQL has submitted an appeal against the European competition watchdog's decision to clear Oracle's takeover of Sun Microsystems earlier this year."

  • Easy Redirection of Sudo Output (Jul 06, 2010, 19:33)
    Serverwatch: "If you're using Sudo, you've probably already discovered that the increased privileges apply only to the first command typed and don't extend to any input or output redirection."

  • Quick Midori Review And How to Install Midori 0.2.6 in Ubuntu 10.04 'Lucid Lynx' (Jul 06, 2010, 19:03)
    Tech Drive-In: "I am a webkit fan and Chromium and Google Chrome are among my most favorite browsers. But since they both are actually the same in more ways than one, I decided to give a shot at a 'different' webkit based browser called Midori."

  • The Alexandria Project, Chapter 24: The Bacon and Eggs will get you Every Time (Jul 06, 2010, 18:33)
    Standards Blog: "McInnerney had done everything he could to deflect Steele's wrath towards the CIA, and with some success, too. Whatever McInnerney might have to say, Baldwin doubted he'd like it."

  • HP Preparing NetBooks Running Palm WebOS (Jul 06, 2010, 18:03)
    The VAR Guy: "Hewlett-Packard has completed the Palm acquisition. And if you read between the lines it sounds like HP will leverage Palm's technology for more than smart phones and tablet computers. Indeed, HP seems poised to deploy webOS on netbooks. Here are the details."

  • Switzerland – 0wn3d by Microsoft (Jul 06, 2010, 17:33)
    Jan Wildeboer: "The court has decided. A tender would be disruptive to the Microsoft-only world of the swiss public. One of five judges disagrees and mentions that this effectively means there is no alternative to Microsoft..."

  • Python4Kids Blog: While (Jul 06, 2010, 17:03)
    Python4Kids: "The program answers the question: is the condition true or false? If it is true, it does stuff in the section."

  • Webopedia term of the day: Recursive acronym (Jul 06, 2010, 16:33)
    Webopedia: "A type of acronym commonly used in the computer and technology industry that will reference a person, company or a product name in the acronym itself."

  • Finding Free Fonts for Linux (Jul 06, 2010, 16:03)
    Linux Planet: "Getting a bit tired of the font selection your distribution ships with? Want a bit more variety for presentations or publications? Tons of fonts are available under open licenses, but only if you know where to look"

  • Goodbye netbook, hello Hoverboard (Jul 06, 2010, 15:33)
    Ubuntu Musings: "Remember when netbooks hit the market about three years or so ago? Some people considered them a fad, but I saw their potential"

  • Rancid IE6 'more secure' than Chrome and Opera US bank says (Jul 06, 2010, 15:03)
    The Register: "Microsoft's creaking Internet Explorer 6 is more secure and popular than either Google's Chrome or Opera US banking giant Chase has determined."

  • Top Ten Apps That Make Linux Fun To Use (Jul 06, 2010, 14:33)
    Datamation: "Many Linux enthusiasts associate desktop Linux with their repetitive daily routine. Same old, same old. Looking to mix things up a little, I thought it'd be fun to take a more entertaining look at what we can do with our Linux boxes"

  • What is the most clicked Firefox button? (Jul 06, 2010, 14:03)
    Netstat -vat: "Which button in the open source Firefox web browser is the one most clicked by users on Windows, Mac and Linux? "

  • First Look at The Up and Coming GIMP 2.8 New Features. (Jul 06, 2010, 13:33)
    YouTube: GIMP is a great image editor but the lack of a single interface window and various other features, make it not ideal to take on Adobe Photoshop as a viable alternative.

  • How to Make an American Job Before It's Too Late: Andy Grove (Jul 06, 2010, 13:03)
    Bloomberg: "Bay Area unemployment is even higher than the 9.7 percent national average. Clearly, the great Silicon Valley innovation machine hasn't been creating many jobs of late -- unless you are counting Asia, where American technology companies have been adding jobs like mad for years."

  • How dumb is the government when it comes to technology? (Jul 06, 2010, 12:33)
    Cyber Cynic: "Then, I worked with numerous bright developers, network engineers and system administrators. Unfortunately, we often worked with federal staffers who were often, ah, clueless. Since then, things have only gotten worse. Much worse."

  • h4x0r3d No More (Jul 06, 2010, 12:03)
    Blog of Helios: "It sucks getting hacked or defaced on the web...especially when you haven't done anything to provoke it."

  • Linux for professional photography (Jul 06, 2010, 09:03)
    Greg Laden's Blog: "This is a guest post by professional photographer Scott Rowed, describing his experience in switching from Windows to Linux."

  • Miguel de Icaza says users are scared of installing software on Windows (Jul 06, 2010, 05:03)
    Computerworld UK: "Open source icon Miguel de Icaza says Microsoft's plan to build an App Store for Windows won't solve a larger problem faced by Microsoft: "Everyone is scared of installing applications on Windows.""

  • How to speed up boot of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (Jul 06, 2010, 01:03)
    Linux Tips: "By using profile, a profile of your boot is kept to make your next boot faster. After a couple of boots, a better profile would be ready for your machine."