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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...."