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Linux News for Dec 27, 2010

  • Why Indie Games Need GNU+Linux (Dec 27, 2010, 23:03)
    ~# TildeHash: "Indie games are not very popular, on any platform. They are independent of the big game companies like EA, id Software, Infinity Ward, and Crytek. Thus they also lack the kind of funding these companies have."

  • 2010's Top Five Linux and Open-Source Stories (Dec 27, 2010, 22:33)
    ZDNet: "...do you use Google, Facebook or Twitter? If so, you're using Linux. That Android phone in your pocket? Linux. DVRs, network attached storage (NAS), trade stocks? Linux, Linux, Linux."

  • Wikileaks Exposes Internet's Dissent Tax, not Nerd Supremacy (Dec 27, 2010, 22:33)
    The Atlantic: "Horrifying as this vision is, it simply distracts from the main lessons of the Wikileaks affair: the increasing control of (relatively) unaccountable corporations and states over the key components of the Internet, and their increased willingness to use this control in politicized ways to impose a "dissent tax" on content they find objectionable."

  • Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 14 Server (Dec 27, 2010, 22:03)
    Howtoforge: "This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 14 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM)"

  • Tech Comics: "Geeks in Love" (Dec 27, 2010, 21:33)
    Datamation: "Geeks have emotions just like regular people, they just express them differently."

  • Wine 1.3.10 Released (Dec 27, 2010, 21:03)
    Wine-Reviews: "The Wine development release 1.3.10 is now available. What's new in this release:"

  • 2 Linux Screencasting Applications (Dec 27, 2010, 20:33)
    Tuxarena: "Istanbul is written in Python and it offers a few less features than recordMyDesktop. It allows to select area or window to record, 3D record, enable/disable mouse pointer recording, and choose the size of the video (full, half or quarter width and height)."

  • 12 Commands Every Linux Newbie Should Learn (Dec 27, 2010, 20:03)
    Computerworld: "I believe fear of the command line is one of the top mistakes newcomers to Linux sometimes make. For that reason, let's look at some of the main commands any Linux user should know."

  • Using Nautilus Actions to Extend File Manager Functionality on Linux (Dec 27, 2010, 19:33)
    Linux.com: "What would a desktop be without a file manager? Even at the command line level we have file managers and they still make our lives much easier than they would be without them."

  • A slightly less open Ubuntu recovery mode (Dec 27, 2010, 19:03)
    Stubborn Tech Problem Solving: "Ubuntu recovery mode is a basic boot configuration for repairing a broken system. In this mode it skips most configuration files and daemons in order to achieve a functioning root prompt. For the security-conscious administrator this itself is a problem."

  • VLC For Android May Arrive In Early 2011 (Dec 27, 2010, 18:33)
    Digitizor: "VLC is one of the best media players available for Linux, Mac and Windows. Its popularity is due to the fact that it plays almost every media file type you throw at it."

  • 10 Most Popular Linux.com Stories in 2010 (Dec 27, 2010, 18:03)
    Linux.com: "As we prep for 2011, we wanted to take a look at the stories that were the most popular with readers in 2010 — and we thought that Linux.com readers might want to know as well. So we've pulled together a top 10 list of the most popular stories from the year for you to enjoy over the holidays."

  • Buyer beware is the message of Viewsonic's G Tablet (Dec 27, 2010, 17:33)
    IT World: "Staples pulled Viewsonic's Andrdoid-powered G Tablet from shelves after high return rates - proving not all tablets are created equal."

  • Why Linux Isn't Used in Broadcast Media (Dec 27, 2010, 17:03)
    Datamation: "Linux has managed to carve a little slice of success for itself in nearly every industry. Well, with the exception of broadcast media that is."

  • Holiday Party: Sailing into dangerous waters (Dec 27, 2010, 16:33)
    IT World: "So the great thing about open source is nobody owns it--a company like [ours] is free to take it for nothing, include it in our products and charge for support, and that's what we'll do.""

  • Dear PJ: Please Don't Quit Groklaw (Dec 27, 2010, 16:03)
    Linux Planet: "Novell throws FOSS under the bus to make a deal with Microsoft. Pamela Jones wonders why bother with Groklaw, if helping companies like Novell only leads to getting the shaft yet again?"

  • So. What Now? (Dec 27, 2010, 15:33)
    Groklaw: "Should Groklaw stop helping people like that, I asked? Is it time to shut Groklaw down?"

  • 2011: The year open source (really) goes capitalist (Dec 27, 2010, 15:03)
    The Register: "If 2010 was the year that taught open source "how to disappear completely," 2011 will be the year we're reminded that "anyone can play guitar"…or open source. At present, open source is de rigueur with the underdog class, those vendors seeking to challenge incumbents like Apple and Oracle."

  • And the best distro of 2010 is ... (Dec 27, 2010, 14:33)
    Dedoimedo: "That time of the year again. Unlike the last time, where I created a number of important categories, like security, usability, support, stability, and others, and then examined how each of the selected Linux distributions fared in each, this time, I'll use a different scoring method."

  • 50 UNIX / Linux Sysadmin Tutorials (Dec 27, 2010, 14:03)
    The Geek Stuff: "To wrap this year, I've collected 50 UNIX / Linux sysadmin related tutorials that we've posted so far. This is lot of reading. Bookmark this article for your future reference and read it whenever you get free time."

  • The evolution of the Linux desktop (Dec 27, 2010, 13:33)
    TechRadar: "Back in 1998 when I started using Linux, it was ugly."

  • KDE SC 4.6 RC1 lacks KDE PIM (Dec 27, 2010, 13:03)
    The H Open: "Following two beta versions, the KDE project development team has announced the arrival of a first release candidate (RC1) for version 4.6 of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC), a development preview of the next major release of this popular Linux and Unix desktop manager."

  • Do we really care what software it�s running? (Dec 27, 2010, 11:03)
    Linux User and Developer: "Is there any other consumer electronic device bar a computer, phone or handheld where we actually care what software is running inside?"

  • Ten Top Linux Window Managers (Dec 27, 2010, 07:03)
    PC Plus: "The window manager is the most important part of the Linux desktop environment. It defines how your windows look, how they behave, how applications are launched, and how they're closed. In many cases, window managers have evolved into complete desktop environments"

  • What If All the World Ran Linux? (Dec 27, 2010, 03:03)
    PC World: "In essence, it depicts a Linux aficionado refusing to help convince someone to switch to Linux, explaining, "If everyone's using it, I'm not cool anymore.""