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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 (huh? WTF?)."

  • 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 iOS."

  • 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 some people."

  • 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 things up."

  • 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 price."

  • 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 disadvantage"

  • 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 now."

  • 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 models."

  • The fai project moved its $HOME (Sep 30, 2010, 04:32)
    FAI project: The FAI project announced[1], 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 OpenSolaris"

  • 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 leaving Emacs"