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Linux News for Oct 27, 2010

  • Intel Core i7 970 Gulftown On Linux (Oct 27, 2010, 23:03)
    Phoronix: "Intel will be introducing their first Sandy Bridge CPUs in the coming months, which we already know has Linux graphics support well underway, but for now the top-end Intel desktop processors are the Gulftown CPUs that were introduced earlier this year."

  • Building Killer Android Tablet Apps: Design and Development Tips (Oct 27, 2010, 22:33)
    Developer.com: "Device manufacturers are ramping up an exciting new line of Android devices: tablets. The success of the Apple iPad has proven that consumers are ready for these devices, which make consuming media content like video and audio a rich and enjoyable experience."

  • Security processors get 64 RISC cores (Oct 27, 2010, 22:03)
    LinuxDevices: "Cavium Networks announced the next generation of its Nitrox security processors, supported by a Linux software development kit (SDK). The four new Nitrox III security processors integrate 16 to 64 security RISC cores with compression engines, virtualization hardware..."

  • 7 programming languages on the rise (Oct 27, 2010, 21:33)
    InfoWorld: "From Ruby to Erlang, once niche programming language are gaining converts in today's enterprise"

  • Cryptography and digital sign with GnuPG (Oct 27, 2010, 21:03)
    Linuxaria: "As well as documentation for those interested, I sincerely hope that it can raise awareness of the non-security of "electronic mail" and help users to take the appropriate implementation tools."

  • Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent Acer, Asustek from using Android in netbooks (Oct 27, 2010, 20:33)
    Digitimes: "Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees on Taiwan-based vendors of Android handsets for using its patents in e-mail, multimedia and other functions, with Acer and Asustek Computer being targets"

  • Hope for the Future (Oct 27, 2010, 20:03)
    ZDNet: "We have had friends visiting from the Netherlands for the past few days, with two early-teen-age children. The children, of course, want to be on the computers whenever we are at home"

  • 35 Inspired Android Apps to Boost Your Productivity (Oct 27, 2010, 19:33)
    Datamation: "Can an Android app improve your life? It sure seems so."

  • Open Data, Open Source, and the City of Portland (Oct 27, 2010, 19:03)
    Opensource.com: "For the next segment of our pre-conference interview series, we've turned to our host city, Portland, Oregon, for more details on its release of open data, use of open source and support of citizen engagement software projects."

  • The Many Ways of Capturing the Moment With Linux (Oct 27, 2010, 18:33)
    eCommerce Times: "Just like doing almost anything in Linux, something as simple as snapping a screen cap means you get to pick from a variety of applications designed to get that image from screen to file with just the right combination of whistles and bells..."

  • Meet the Top Android Tablets for 2010 and Beyond (Oct 27, 2010, 18:03)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "One of the hottest trends in the wireless sector is tablets, as all the major players -- Research In Motion, Samsung, HP, Acer and so on -- are either already selling or planning to offer their respective answer to Apple's iPad."

  • First Look at Firefox Mobile 4 (Oct 27, 2010, 17:33)
    Linux.com: "Mozilla has publicized beta releases of the desktop version of Firefox 4 since July, but mobile users can test out the next major update to the mobile browser as well. Firefox 4 for Mobile is officially at beta 1, with builds available for devices running Android and Nokia's Maemo operating system."

  • Linux EXT4 Filesystem showing impressive speeds (Oct 27, 2010, 17:03)
    ZDNet: "More and more articles have been appearing on the EXT4 filesystem. In fact, the article that really caught my eye was one recently regarding the speed of using EXT4 on flash media."

  • Parted Magic review (Oct 27, 2010, 16:33)
    Linux User and Developer: "Parted Magic is one of the best standalone partition management Linux solutions out there. Sukrit explains why"

  • Generating barcodes with KBarcode (Oct 27, 2010, 16:03)
    Worldlabel: "Sometimes alphanumeric text simply won't cut it, and you need a bar code — mailing labels, security badges, inventory tracking, perhaps even URL-encoding for mobile phones."

  • Linux Embeds Itself Even Deeper (Oct 27, 2010, 15:33)
    Open Enterprise: "Because anyone can take Linux and use it as they wish without needing to ask permission (provided they comply with the licence), it ends up being used in lots of places that we rarely hear about."

  • How did we learn to use our computers? (Oct 27, 2010, 15:03)
    Technology & Life Integration: "It is a common argument that Linux will never make it mainstream because everybody already knows windows. It has been said that because everybody knows windows that there is nobody to teach them Linux."

  • What's really going on with Ubuntu Unity (Oct 27, 2010, 14:33)
    Cyber Cynic: "As Debian is to Ubuntu, so GNOME is to Unity. What do I mean by that? Well, once upon a time there was an operating system called Debian. It was, and is, a powerful version of Linux. Outside of the Linux community, though, almost no one had ever heard of it."

  • Lessons from PostgreSQL's Git transition (Oct 27, 2010, 14:03)
    LWN.net: "The PostgreSQL Project finally switched from CVS to Git in September 2010, and did its first release based on the new Git repository on October 5. Making the switch happen took years and resulted in at least one near-disaster"

  • Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering (Oct 27, 2010, 13:33)
    Packt: "Lighting techniques are highly dependent on the location of the scene at hand. The approaches to lighting an outdoor scene are radically different from the techniques used to light an indoor scene. Knowing these differences and when to use each is important when aiming for a believable result."

  • Top 10 tech tricks we're sick of seeing in movies (Oct 27, 2010, 13:03)
    CNet: "But for every thrilling example of cool-ass tech, Hollywood seems to produce a tired, dated cliche. There's the obligatory no-cell-phone-service scene in horror flicks. There are robots with ATTITUDE in science fiction. There are impossible user interfaces in action films."

  • A Peek Into The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 11.04 (Oct 27, 2010, 12:33)
    Phoronix: "The general X.Org planning summit for Ubuntu 11.04 just ended at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando. Here's a few key highlights from this hour-long discussion about the make-up of the X.Org / graphics stack for the Natty Narwhal release due for release in April. "

  • Day 11 in the SCO v. Novell Trial, Monday, March 22, 2010, Tibbitts, LaSala - as text (Oct 27, 2010, 12:03)
    Groklaw: "The most important piece of all the Tibbitts testimony is when he testified that SCO needs the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights not only for the products business but for SCOsource. May I point out that this directly contradicts what SCO's CEO Darl McBride told the world in June 2003"

  • Gemalto Sues Google, HTC, Samsung Over Java Card Technology (Oct 27, 2010, 11:03)
    Bloomberg: "Gemalto NV sued Google Inc. and phonemakers HTC Corp., Motorola Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., claiming the Android mobile-phone operating system used its technology without permission."

  • The 2011 IT Salary Guide (Oct 27, 2010, 09:03)
    Datamation: "The good news: the The 2011 IT Salary Guide demonstrates that IT salary levels are once again headed upward."

  • Has Ubuntu exceeded the Ben & Jerry's hippie threshold? (Oct 27, 2010, 07:03)
    ZDNet: "Canonical is coming to the realization that it needs to compromise some of its core values in order to make its Ubuntu Linux desktop successful."

  • How to configure LVM on Pardus 2011 (Oct 27, 2010, 05:03)
    LinuxBSDos: "This article presents a step by step guide on how to install Pardus 2011 on a custom LVM disk partitioning scheme. If LVM is the default disk partitioning scheme, why would it be necessary to create a custom configuration?"

  • Attention Mark Shuttleworth: Don't forget most important feature for Ubuntu 11.04 (Oct 27, 2010, 03:03)
    TechRepublic: "One "feature" that I intentionally left out of that mix is something I want to address now. This "feature" is one that I have gone on and on about over the last decade or so and begs my attention once again. That "feature" is marketing. Let me explain."

  • 50 Awesome Open Source Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of (Oct 27, 2010, 01:33)
    Datamation: "For this list, we've highlighted some newer open source tools you might have missed. We also included some gems from obscure categories, like Mandelbulbs, gene sequencing, and knitting, to name just a few."

  • Of Distros and Donnybrooks (Oct 27, 2010, 00:03)
    The Blog of Helios: "We're all aware of the Distro Wars. Some of us are bloodied warriors...."