Linux News for Jul 30, 2010
Editor's Note: Ubuntu, the Bad Selfish Linux (Jul 30, 2010, 22:04)
In my grumpier moments their relentlessly positive, cult-like
Kumbaya-or-else approach makes me want to turn the hose on them.
But I don't remember them attacking anyone else the way they've
Lockheed Goes Open Source. Blankenhorn Hates It. (Jul 30, 2010, 21:34)
OnePeople: "I was really pleased to read the
announcement that Lockheed Martin's social networking platform,
EurekaStreams, was released as an open source project today.
Lockheed is a very conservative company, and while they're happy to
use open source internally and on projects for their customers,
this is their first experiment with actually running a project
GNOME Census report now available as free download (Jul 30, 2010, 21:04)
Neary Consulting: "I was delighted to see that
the GNOME Census presentation I gave yesterday at GUADEC has gotten
a lot of attention. And I'm pleased to announce a change of plan
from what I presented yesterday: The report is now available under
a Creative Commons license."
Adding periods to SCHED_DEADLINE (Jul 30, 2010, 20:34)
LWN.net: "The Linux scheduler, in both the
mainline and realtime versions, provides a couple of scheduling
classes for realtime tasks. These classes implement the classic
POSIX priority-based semantics, wherein the highest-priority
runnable task is guaranteed to have access to the CPU."
Speeding up Ruby on Rails (Jul 30, 2010, 20:04)
IBM Developerworks "Ruby on Rails, a popular
Web development framework based on the Ruby programming language,
makes it easy to access your database, but it does not always do so
efficiently. Learn more about common performance problems with
Rails and discover how you can fix them."
EVO 4G's Froyo features detailed in pictures, car dock coming in September? (Jul 30, 2010, 19:34)
Engadget: "We're not far from seeing this big
update in the flesh, but in the meanwhile, EVO 4G owners (and fans)
might be interested to take a closer look at the features they'll
be getting once it arrives."
OpenGL 4.1 Released (Jul 30, 2010, 19:04)
Linux Pro Magazine: "The Khronos Group
announced that finalizing the OpenGL 4.1 specifications had been
completed and that its release would be immediate. "
Where do you find Linux? (Jul 30, 2010, 18:34)
Linux Journal: "Looking through my home for
Linux systems I just realized that it is everywhere. First of all,
I find it on my computers - from servers to laptop. That is the
obvious place though. I wonder, where else can I find Linux
Richard Stallman answers your top 25 questions. (Jul 30, 2010, 18:04)
Reddit: "1. corevette: If you could have one
proprietary package/software released as Free Software, which would
it be and why?"
Open games with closed content (Jul 30, 2010, 17:34)
Examiner: "Some of the games mentioned in this
column, in the past as well as in the future, are licensed such
that the game itself is under the GPL or a similarly free license,
but the content is not."
Dell release OpenManage Server Administrator for Ubuntu (Jul 30, 2010, 17:04)
The H Open: "Dell has announced the release of
its proprietary OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) 6.3 for
Ubuntu 9.10 or later."
Ten outstanding cross-platform apps (Jul 30, 2010, 16:34)
ZDNet: "Organisations and individuals have to
operate across many platforms these days. So we all need apps that
can function reliably regardless of operating system, says Jack
Tech Comics: "Intellectual Property Infringement" (Jul 30, 2010, 16:04)
Tech Comics: "People in all walks of life run
into problems with IP infringement"
Speaking UNIX: Get to know Ksplice (Jul 30, 2010, 15:34)
IBM Developerworks: "Summary: Ksplice applies
kernel patches on-the-fly—no reboot required—in a
fraction of a second. Here's a hands-on guide to performing
painless system updates."
Banish Flash cookies forever under Linux (Jul 30, 2010, 15:04)
The Inquirer: "LINUX USERS can banish forever
Adobe's Flash Player cookies, which can be a good idea because, for
one thing, as a plugin Flash doesn't observe web browsers' Private
Ubuntu Linux solution stack implementation, Part 1: Introduction to the UNIX environment (Jul 30, 2010, 14:34)
IBM Developerworks: "Learn how to download and
install a Ubuntu image and then go through some basic shell
commands to help you navigate through the UNIX® environment.
This is part 1 of a 4 part demo series to show you how to implement
a solution stack..."
Device support in Windows vs. Linux (Jul 30, 2010, 14:04)
ZDNet: "One of the highly debated subjects with
Windows and Linux is with device support. The two have different
methods of how drivers are created and implemented into the
How to make a see-through to image text effect in GIMP (Jul 30, 2010, 13:34)
Scott Photographics: " really simple little trick to adding normal text to an image and making it look interesting! This technique can be used for nearly any photograph, however it is a lot easier to see the text with less detailed and contrasty photographs."
Get a Blazing Fast Computer for Free (Jul 30, 2010, 13:04)
Slate: "How to give your creaky old Windows
computer an Ubuntu makeover."
Announce: Rakudo Star - a useful, usable, "early adopter" distribution of Perl 6 (Jul 30, 2010, 12:34)
Rakudo: "On behalf of the Rakudo and Perl 6
development teams, I'm happy to announce the July 2010 release of
"Rakudo Star", a useful and usable distribution of Perl 6."
New controller chip sets stage for color e-readers (Jul 30, 2010, 12:04)
Linux Devices: "While Amazon announced a
smaller, lighter version of its Kindle e-reader today, the device
still has a monochrome-only screen. Color E Ink displays are on the
way, however, as today's announcement of a relevant controller chip
-- the Epson S1D13524 -- made clear."
The PHP Content Management/Framework Upgrades in ExpressionEngine 2 (Jul 30, 2010, 10:04)
PHPBuilder: "A few months ago I wrote a series
of articles highlighting PHP-driven content management systems and
frameworks, and I singled out ExpressionEngine as one particularly
impressive solution that effectively balances the best features of
both. This popular Web development solution recently took another
major step forward with the July 12 release of ExpressionEngine
Millions of Home Routers at Risk (Jul 30, 2010, 08:04)
eSecurity Planet: "In his presentation at Black
Hat, security researcher Craig Heffner detailed how an external
attacker could gain full control of a user's router and use that to
gain access to the internal local area network (LAN)."
Emulating an Amiga in Linux (Jul 30, 2010, 06:04)
Matthew Casperson's Hubfolio: "The Amiga was
one of the most powerful PC's of it's time, easily trumping the
emerging IBM PC's in the 80's. You can relive this classic PC on
your Linux desktop thanks to a number of emulators that are
5 Best Web eCommerce Software for Linux (Jul 30, 2010, 04:04)
Tech Source: "For those of you who are planning
to build or setup an online shop to sell goods or services, I have
here a list of some of the most popular web eCommerce software for
Linux. The following web eCommerce programs that I'm about to
feature here are all free and open source, so try or use them as
In Search Of... Android Tablets (Jul 30, 2010, 02:04)
Tech Broiler: "Along with Bigfoot, the lost
city of Atlantis, and the Bermuda Triangle, the lack of Android
tablets continues to be an unsolved mystery."
MeeGo Selected as Platform to Power In-Vehicle Infotainment Devices (Jul 30, 2010, 00:04)
Linux Pro Magazine: "GENIVI, the nonprofit
industry alliance that was founded by BMW, Delphi, Intel, GM, PSA,
Wind River and Magneti-Marelli, announced that MeeGo would become
the operating platform for the next generation of In-Vehicle
Infotainment (IVI) devices."