Linux News for Sep 30, 2010
Portable Linux Apps: Not Always an Easy Schlep (Sep 30, 2010, 23:02)
LinuxInsider: "Portable Linux applications are
versions of familiar apps like GIMP and OpenOffice that can reside
on a USB drive and be carried around from computer to computer with
the user's settings and preferences intact."
10 things you Need to Know About NoSQL Databases
(Sep 30, 2010, 22:32)
Database Journal: "For about two decades, the
relational database (RDBMS) model was the only game in town for
database management. Over the past few years, another game has
emerged: NoSQL, a non-relational distributed database model. Read
on to learn the top 5 benefits and the top 5 disadvantages."
Beginners FOSS localisation manual released on International Translation Day (Sep 30, 2010, 22:02)
Friedel en ander frappanthede: "Today is
international translation day! As part of the African Network for
Localisation (ANLoc), I have been writing a book on the
localisation of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)."
Corporations and You: Who's Who in Open Source - Part 1 (Sep 30, 2010, 21:32)
Ghabuntu: "Oracle is suing Google for patent
infringement, Apple is fighting the Android the way they can, while
it boasts that it is an open source company (I'll adress it below),
and Microsoft's declaring in the press its love for open source
Using Ubuntu One Cloud Storage: From Basic to Creative (Sep 30, 2010, 21:02)
InformIT: "Matthew Helmke, coauthor of The
Official Ubuntu Book, Fifth Edition and author/editor of the
upcoming, updated Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition, takes a quick look
at some interesting ways to use Ubuntu One cloud storage."
Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers (Sep 30, 2010, 20:32)
ars Technica: "The results of a study conducted
by researchers from Duke University, Penn State University, and
Intel Labs have revealed that a significant number of popular
Android applications transmit private user data to advertising
networks without explicitly asking or informing the user."
On the fly Preview on Quanta (also, my first real code for KDE) (Sep 30, 2010, 19:32)
KDE Rio Grande do Sul: "Since I begin to use
KDE, my big desire It was to contribut with code, but I would have
to study different things (indeed that was what I wanted the most:
a challenge), and I admit that I thought many times that I would
never be able to do it."
Nagios Trademark Statement (Sep 30, 2010, 19:02)
Netways: "Nagios Enterprises posted a blogpost
at their community site, accusing me, Julian Hein the owner and
managing director of NETWAYS to have taken away their Nagios
trademark and that they want it back. While some of the facts in
the blogpost are true, some assumptions are not"
Mobile App Developers Favor Android Over Apple iOS: Survey (Sep 30, 2010, 18:32)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "Developers are the
lifeblood of any device and, according the latest results of a
survey conducted by application developer tools and services
provider Appcelerator and IDC, Google's Android mobile operating
system has more going for it today and into the future than Apple's
Red Hat Linux is Mad Money (Sep 30, 2010, 18:02)
Netstat -vat: "Over the years, I've heard a lot
of different people try and explain the economic proposition that
open source and Linux offers."
What's that Android app doing with my data? (Sep 30, 2010, 17:32)
CNet: "Researchers from Intel Labs, Duke
University, and Pennsylvania State University have created a tool
that analyzes how Android apps handle the data they access on
smartphones. Results from experiments on 30 apps might surprise
Install Libreoffice.org on Ubuntu and Debian based Distro (Sep 30, 2010, 17:02)
Worldlabel: "Although the Document Foundation
doesn't yet offer .deb binaries for these distros, you can use the
provided .rpm packages to install LibreOffice on a machine running
Ubuntu or Debian."
Marcan Names PS3 Linux Bootloader on Firmware 3.41 AsbestOS (Sep 30, 2010, 16:32)
PS3 News: "Nintendo Wii developer Marcan has
been sharing updates via Twitter on his progress with a PS3 Linux
bootloader, one that is currently working on PlayStation 3 Firmware
3.41 (including on the PS3 Slim) and now named AsbestOS."
Nagios Trademark Truth (Sep 30, 2010, 16:02)
Nagios: "Several community members have asked
about the Nagios trademark and rumors of trademark problems with a
German company called NETWAYS. This post will hopefully clear some
The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest Finalists (Sep 30, 2010, 15:32)
Tech Source: "So today, I'm going to present to
you the 5 finalists, and we will let our readers and site visitors
ultimately decide on who really deserves to win the most coveted
Creating Open Source GUI Apps With C++ and GTKMM (Sep 30, 2010, 15:02)
Acrossad: "My interest in C++ as a programming
language started out as a fascination with solving problems by
writing programs designed to run from the command line. The natural
progression from this interest led me to want to write GUI
applications for GNU/Linux and Windows"
Data centres increasing reliability on Linux (Sep 30, 2010, 14:32)
Techworld: "More data centres are moving to
using open source software as the prevalence of cloud computing
grows, according to Dell China's president, Amit Midha."
James Franco To Adapt, Direct, Produce And Star In The Adderall Diaries (Sep 30, 2010, 14:02)
Cinema Blend: "Released in 2009, the book
chronicles Elliott's experience as he covers the 2007 murder trial
of computer programmer Hans Reiser and realizes that he and Reiser
exist in the same BDSM social circle."
Rhythmbox Needs an Overhaul, 100(or less) Papercuts for Rhythmbox Maybe? (Sep 30, 2010, 13:32)
Tech Drive-in: "Rhythmbox is, as you all know,
the default gnome music player and default music player for Ubuntu
as well. Canonical integrated Ubuntu One Music Store with Rhythmbox
through a plugin with the release of Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" and
the implementation works pretty good"
Marketing Bug: How Do I Contact You? (Sep 30, 2010, 13:02)
Free Software Magazine: "I don't know how many
times I've run into this particular mistake, but free software
developers keep making it, so I think it's worth a brief post"
Byobu and Screen get the best from your terminal (Sep 30, 2010, 12:32)
Linuxaria: "If you frequently use the terminals
and the command line, I hope you know the command screen, otherwise
get ready to see something that will help you immensely."
Linux in Schools (Sep 30, 2010, 12:02)
Greg Laden's Blog: "This is an excellent guest
post by Scott Rowed on the use of Linux in K-12 schools, including
strong evidence that school districts that do not have students
using the Linux operating system are placing their students at a
Dell Servers Certified to Run Ubuntu Server Edition (Sep 30, 2010, 10:32)
The VAR Guy: "It's a small step for Dell and
symbolic victory for Ubuntu Server Edition, Canonical's Linux
distribution. Specifically, selected Dell PowerEdge servers are now
certified to run Ubuntu Server Edition."
5 Intriguing KDE Apps (Sep 30, 2010, 09:02)
MakeTechEasier: "I periodically browse through
the latest KDE apps to see if anything stands out, and I found
these five, some of which are in early development."
Open Source: My Migration from Kontact to Evolution (Sep 30, 2010, 07:32)
The ERACC Web Log: "For a long time now I have
been using Kmail and then Kontact with Kmail for my e-mail needs.
With Kontact/Kmail I have saved a few thousand messages in Maildir
format going back several years, have dozens of contacts both
personal and professional, and over 200 filters to keep messages
organized. I have been pleased with Kontact/Kmail … until
Cloud Computing (Sep 30, 2010, 06:02)
Datamation: "In this article, we'll explore
cloud computing from the computing and storage angle, and review
some of the most important offerings in the various cloud
The fai project moved its $HOME (Sep 30, 2010, 04:32)
FAI project: The FAI project announced, that
it moved its $HOME to a new domain name.
5 of the Best Free Linux Comic Book Viewers (Sep 30, 2010, 03:02)
LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the
quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5
proficient dedicated comic book viewers. Hopefully, there will be
something of interest here for younger readers or older readers who
want to recapture their misspent youth."
Future Ubuntu Releases Will be Shipped With LibreOffice, Says Mark Shuttleworth (Sep 30, 2010, 01:32)
Tech Drive-in: "OpenOffice's future was doomed
from the day when Oracle acquired SUN Microsystems. The eventuality
became even more obvious when they pulled the plug on
Emacs in the real world � part 2 (Sep 30, 2010, 00:02)
Linux User and Developer: "Forget Perl's
claims, Emacs really is the Swiss Army chainsaw of the *NIX world.
Join Richard Smedley for the second of a three-part series
revealing how you can do most of your day-to-day tasks without