Linux News for Sep 29, 2010
Windows users face as many choices as Linux users (Sep 29, 2010, 23:03)
LXer.com: "A while ago, Graham Morrison wrote:
"The trouble with Linux: there's too much choice". Implicitly, the
article refers to "more choice than with Windows"."
Red Hat Responds to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Request for Guidance on Bilski (Sep 29, 2010, 22:33)
Red Hat News: "Yesterday Red Hat has submitted
comments to the U.S Patent and Trademark Office regarding
interpretation of the Supreme Court's Bilski decision."
LibreOffice isn't an OpenOffice fork... yet (Sep 29, 2010, 22:03)
Cyber Cynic: "Many people are assuming the
Document Foundation's LibreOffice is an OpenOffice fork. It's not.
Not yet anyway."
SCO v. Novell Trial, Day 7, Tuesday, March 16, 2010: It's Darl, Darl, Darl - as text (Sep 29, 2010, 21:33)
Groklaw: "Here's the transcript of Day 7 of the
SCO v. Novell trial in Utah, March 16, 2010, as text, the second
trial, with the Hon. Ted Stewart presiding, and it's Darl McBride,
all day long on the witness stand. He was on the stand the day
before, and he'll be returning for more on the next day, but this
day is by far the most intriguing so far."
Resolve Skype crashing (ia32-libs issue) in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat (Sep 29, 2010, 21:03)
Around The Web: "Recently, Skype stopped
working for me and some other users that are using the Beta release
of Maverick (Ubuntu 10.10). This error is due to an update to the
Synaptic Package Manager Beginners Guide For Ubuntu Users (Sep 29, 2010, 20:33)
UbuntuGeek: "Synaptic is a graphical user
interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based
distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily
find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration
Dell Continues to Tease Out 7-Inch Mobile Computing Tablet (Sep 29, 2010, 20:03)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "This is starting to
look very real. Following the debut of its Streak mini-tablet PC,
Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is beginning to make noise about a new device,
confirming plans to bring a larger, seven-inch tablet to market in
the next few weeks."
Shotwell - The New Photo Manager in Ubuntu 10.10 (Sep 29, 2010, 19:33)
TuxArena: "As many of you already know,
Shotwell will replace F-Spot in the next Ubuntu release, Maverick
Meerkat, which is scheduled for October 10. Shotwell is a GTK photo
management application which organizes your photos in a collection,
allows them to be tagged and rated, and more."
Loss Leaders and Linux (Sep 29, 2010, 19:03)
O'Reilly Broadcast: "The first thing I did with
my system when I got it home was make sure that it powered up and
seemed to work. The second thing I did was wipe the hard drive and
load Linux on it: a 64-bit build of SalixOS"
'Pre-crime' Comes to the HR Dept. (Sep 29, 2010, 18:33)
Datamation: "A Santa Barbara, Calif., startup
called Social Intelligence data-mines the social networks to help
companies decide if they really want to hire you."
Firefox Never Coming to iPhone (Sep 29, 2010, 18:03)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Mozilla blog dispels
possibility in no uncertain terms."
Ubuntu 10.10 Preview: Steady Progress for Maverick (Sep 29, 2010, 17:33)
Linux.com: "Maverick Meerkat, the next release
of Ubuntu and its official derivatives, is scheduled to hit the
Internet in two weeks' time. When it does, users will find a more
polished release that continues Canonical's five-year trend of
providing steady incremental improvements."
Setting Up An OpenVPN Server With Authentication Against OpenLDAP On Ubuntu 10.0 (Sep 29, 2010, 17:03)
Howtoforge: "By integrating with OpenSSL,
OpenVPN can encrypt all VPN traffic to provide a secure connection
6 Useful Nautilus Extensions and Scripts You Should Know (Sep 29, 2010, 16:33)
Tech Drive-in: " The level of modification
possible with Nautilus is enormous and some of them were included
in our 8 not-so-common nautilus hacks and improvements post. And
now, we are going to introduce a bunch of useful Nautilus scripts
which can further extend the functionality of nautilus in a big
WordPress to replace Microsoft Live Spaces blogging (Sep 29, 2010, 16:03)
The H Open: "Microsoft is to close down its
Live Spaces blogging service (launched six-years ago as MSN
Using mysqldump to Back Up Your MySQL Database
(Sep 29, 2010, 15:33)
Database Journal: "Whether you host your
website and database internally or you use a hosting provider, it
is of paramount importance that you institute a rigorous backup
policy. If you're using MySQL, several easily implementable options
are at your disposal."
Is Fedora's Boot Time Increasing? (Sep 29, 2010, 15:03)
Phoronix: "With the three Intel notebooks we
used from our recent Fedora power consumption review, we measured
the boot times using Bootchart on the Fedora 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14
Uncluttered Minds Do Not Care (Sep 29, 2010, 14:33)
Blog of Helios: "There are no profound
revelations here...at least not in this post. It just serves to
reinforce something we already know."
James Gosling Interview � 9/22/10 �transcription (Sep 29, 2010, 14:03)
The Basement Coders: "And yes, the IBM had
CPU's that were way better than the Motorolla stuff, but all of
IBM's guns were pointed at themselves so my year and a half working
at IBM was more about understanding how the Marx brothers really
Spicy Fedora 14 Adds New Linux Flavor (Sep 29, 2010, 13:33)
Linux Planet: "Fedora 14 beta focuses on
plumbing more than pretty, with improvements in virtualization,
Perl, and Python, and continuing on its own track independently of
The easiest way to set up Samba for file-sharing (Sep 29, 2010, 13:03)
TechRepublic: "Samba, Apache, and MySQL are
probably the biggest open source projects found on Linux (aside
from the Linux kernel itself, of course). All three have really
elevated Linux for use in home networks and corporate
Running World Of Warcraft under Linux: Installation (Sep 29, 2010, 12:33)
MMO Melting Pot: "Some time ago, I promised you
a tutorial about installing and running World Of Warcraft on the
Linux operating system. Well, here goes."
The (r)evolution of operating systems. (Sep 29, 2010, 12:03)
Technology & Life Integration: "Put in
terms of a sandwich (yes, yes, I know but I am hungry :) The
hardware is the bottom slice of bread. The operating system is the
various sandwich fillings and the user space programs are the top
slice of bread."
Review: ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro" (Sep 29, 2010, 10:33)
Das U-Blog: "On Thursday, the official stable
version of ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro" was released. As I have
touched upon most of the things relating to this distribution in
the last article about ArchBang, this will be a slightly shorter
review. Or will it?"
Study: Microsoft has 'fallen off the mainstream media�s radar' (Sep 29, 2010, 09:03)
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog: "The press
doesn't care about Microsoft very much anymore."
Announcing the release of Fedora 14 Beta (Sep 29, 2010, 07:33)
LWN.net: "Mark your calendars, and get ready to
break out and have some fun: Fedora 14 will launch in early
White House IP Chief Talks Tough on Online Piracy (Sep 29, 2010, 06:03)
Datamation: "The top White House official
overseeing intellectual property issues on Tuesday said that the
administration is meeting with a broad array of Internet companies
in an attempt to craft policies to curtail the flow of online
Android Nexus One Call Recording with Tasker (Sep 29, 2010, 04:33)
Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "I wanted to
record calls on my Android phone (Nexus one). The easy way would
have been to download an app but I like tinkering"
Tuxpaint: hook 'em on open source graphics while they're young (Sep 29, 2010, 03:03)
WorldLabel: "Tuxpaint is an open source graphics program that occupies a special niche: it is designed for children. This makes it a rarity in the software community known for every developer scratching his or her own itch."
CodePlex Foundation Now Outercurve (Sep 29, 2010, 01:33)
Datamation: "What's in a name? For the open
source CodePlex Foundation, which shared a name with Microsoft's
CodePlex project hosting site, its name was a potential source of
What's New in Moodle 2.0 (Sep 29, 2010, 00:03)
Packet: "This article by Mary Cooch, author of
Moodle 2.0 First Look, gives a brief look at what Moodle 2.0 has to
offer with the exciting new modules and enhanced features, and the
major overhauls in the file uploading and navigation system."