Linux News for Sep 22, 2010
A developer looks at VMware/Novell (Sep 22, 2010, 23:03)
Likewise blog: "Last week, the word broke that
VMware is the most likely company to acquire Novell's SUSE unit.
This makes a lot of sense from a business perspective , but I tend
to see things from a developer's point of view."
Ninite Brings No-Hassle Bulk Installations to Linux (Sep 22, 2010, 22:33)
Lifehacker: "Re-installing your favorite
software in a new system takes time—boring, click-to-proceed
time you could spend more wisely. Ninite, the web-based installer
that takes the nag out of installs, now offers great custom
packages for Ubuntu Linux."
Zotac Zbox HD-ND22 review (Sep 22, 2010, 22:03)
Linux User and Developer: "Does Zotac's latest
small-form-factor nettop offer enough horsepower to transform it
from an entertainment PC to an all-round performer? Russell Barnes
What Makes Debian One of the Most Popular Distros Out There? (Sep 22, 2010, 21:33)
TuxArena: "Debian is one of the oldest and most
popular distributions among the Linux users. There are probably
hundreds of distributions which are based on Debian"
Cisco Rolls Out New Linux Switches for Small Business Networks (Sep 22, 2010, 21:03)
Small Business Computing: "Over the course of
the last two years, networking vendor Cisco has been upgrading and
expanding its small business networking offerings. That effort
continues this week with the launch of a new lineup of managed
switches and updated VoIP phones specifically gears for small
business networking environments."
Flex Builder for Linux Project Ending (Adobe) (Sep 22, 2010, 20:33)
Adobe blog: "After a long Labs alpha, Adobe is
stopping further development of Flex Builder/Flash Builder running
on Linux operating systems."
PCLinuxOS 2010.7 - Hello, Old Friend (Sep 22, 2010, 20:03)
ZDNet: "I have not done anything with PCLinuxOS
for quite some time. First there was some personal / political
turmoil in the PCLinuxOS developer community, and then there seemed
to be a long time with no activity."
Star Wars The Old Republic loads up on Oracle Java (Sep 22, 2010, 19:33)
Internetnews: "One of the most anticipated Star
Wars games ever is nearing completion, thanks to some Oracle Java
How To Set Up A Wireless Network Using WPA/WPA2 With Radius Authentication With CIITIX-WiFi (Sep 22, 2010, 19:03)
Howtoforge: "For more documentation downloads
and support head to http://ciitix.ciit.net.pk and remember to check
out the forums. This document serves as quick guide on how to set
up a wireless network using WPA / WPA2 with radius
Configuring a Gameport Joystick in Linux (Sep 22, 2010, 18:33)
I Am, Therefore I Think: "I picked up a PC
Power Pad Pro at a garage sale, for something like US$0.50. A
steal, for 2% of its original retail, right? Except I couldn't get
it to work with my sound card."
A crash landing for Linux? (Sep 22, 2010, 18:03)
The H Open: "Nine years after the Canton of
Solothurn decided to migrate its computers to Linux, the Swiss
authority has made a radical U-turn: All its desktops will run
Windows 7. Has Linux failed?"
How Operator Precedence Affects MySQL SELECT Queries (Sep 22, 2010, 17:33)
Database Journal: "When joining tables on
common fields, if you're not diligent in the use of AND-OR
combinations in the criteria clause, be prepared for unexpected
results! Learn how to break filtering criteria into individual
steps and how to group AND-OR statements to most effectively
isolate the data that you wish to retrieve."
Microsoft HPC claim: Windows is cheaper than Linux (Sep 22, 2010, 17:03)
Network World: "Recent research demonstrates
that Windows HPC Server is 32 percent to 51 percent less expensive
than Linux-based HPC systems over five years"
Python4Kids New Tutorial: Trivia Game Part 2 (Sep 22, 2010, 16:33)
Python4Kids: "ARTHUR: He is the keeper of
the Bridge of Death. He asks each traveler five
GALAHAD: Three questions.
ARTHUR: Three questions. He who answers the five
The Consensus is in - Getting Amnesia is Frightening (Sep 22, 2010, 16:03)
Blog of Helios: "Just let it suffice to say
that this game is freakin' great. And without hype or hyperbole, if
you are easily upset or frightened, this is not the game for
Mozilla Joins Open Invention Network (Sep 22, 2010, 15:33)
Mozilla blog: "This week Mozilla joined Open
Invention Network as a licensee. OIN is an organization which helps
protect the Linux ecosystem by building a variety of defenses
against patent attacks."
"Sorry, but your system does not meet the minimum system requirements" (Sep 22, 2010, 15:03)
Linux Journal: "Sorry, but your system does not
meet the minimum system requirements (Adobe). The all-new Yahoo!
Mail has not been tested with your operating system (Yahoo)."
20 Linux Apps That Make the Desktop Easier (Sep 22, 2010, 14:33)
Datamation: "For most of us, using our
preferred desktop Linux distributions has become second nature. Yet
remembering back to when I first made the switch, it seems that
specific Linux apps made the OS change much easier."
Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack (Sep 22, 2010, 14:03)
Linux Devices: "Nokia's Qt Software subsidiary
released version 4.7 of its Qt cross-platform application and UI
framework, touted for offering much faster performance."
copyright assignments gone wild, or why i can not join Canonical's contributor agreement program (Sep 22, 2010, 13:33)
aseigo: "It is my personal opinion that
Canonical's Contributor Agreement program is, in its current form
(as of Sept 2010), flawed such that I can not participate in it due
to the risks it brings me and my Free software contributions."
A Guide to Using Finch - Terminal-Based Chat Client (Sep 22, 2010, 13:03)
TuxArena: "Finch is a TUI (text user interface)
IM client for Linux which uses libpurple, the same library on which
the GNOME IM client Pidgin is based on. Usually, if you have Pidgin
installed, you should have Finch too"
How to Fake a Tilt-Shift Miniature Photograph in GIMP (Sep 22, 2010, 12:33)
Scott Photographics: "Tilt-Shift Photography is
a great technique to experiment with and if you don't want to spend
your money on a new lens then it is possible to replicate the
effect, and in this tutorial I'll show you how to achieve this
What's Next for Java at Oracle? (Sep 22, 2010, 12:03)
Gamelan: "The future of Java under Oracle's
leadership is one that includes continued innovation across
multiple deployment areas including servers, desktops and mobile
devices. That's the message delivered by Thomas Kurian, executive
vice president, Oracle Product Development during a JavaOne keynote
address detailing the road ahead for Java."
7 of the Best Free Linux Disk Usage Analyzers (Sep 22, 2010, 10:03)
LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the
quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of
the 7 of the most useful disk usage analyzers. Hopefully, there
will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to
recapture their disk space."
Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian (Sep 22, 2010, 08:03)
LinuxBSDos: "The image below represents the
first step in the disk partitioning process. The light-green empty
space where the cursor is represents the disk space. There are no
existing partition on the disk. To create partitions, click on the
Edit partitions button."
Oracle Unveils Integrated Systems, Linux Kernel (Sep 22, 2010, 06:03)
CIO Update: "The key promise behind Oracle's
acquisition of Sun Microsystems was to develop an integrated
hardware and software stack. It's a promise that Oracle is aiming
to deliver on this week at its OpenWorld 2010 conference with a
series of integrated hardware and software releases."
Momonga Linux 7 review (Sep 22, 2010, 04:33)
LinuxBSDos: "Momonga is a Linux distribution
based on Fedora. It is a community-developed distribution with
roots in Japan (the name is derived from a species of flying
squirrel found in Europe and parts of Asia)."
Paying attention: when a FOSS advocate meets sociologists (Sep 22, 2010, 03:03)
Zona-M: "Attention is precious and scarce like
gold in this age of continuous interruptions, tweets limited to 140
characters and people for which something simply doesn't exist if
it doesn't pop out in the first page of Google Search results."
Collaboration Coming Soon: Google Docs for iPad, Android Mobile Devices (Sep 22, 2010, 01:33)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "Google this week said
that it will begin offering its Google Docs productivity suite for
the iPad and Android-powered mobile devices in the next few weeks,
giving mobile users the ability to work and collaborate in real
time from their smartphones."
How To Automatically Add A Disclaimer To Outgoing Emails With alterMIME (Postfix (Sep 22, 2010, 00:03)
Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how to install
and use alterMIME. alterMIME is a tool that can automatically add a
disclaimer to emails. In this article I will explain how to install
it as a Postfix filter on Debian Lenny."