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Linux News for Dec 28, 2010

  • The Real Future of Linux and FOSS (Is Not Shiny Toys) (Dec 28, 2010, 23:48)
    Linux Planet: "There is a word that is to me as a pebble in a shoe, as fingernails on a blackboard, and that is the word consumer. Consumer is a perfectly good word that has become incurably tainted."

  • FCC Poised to Clear Comcast-NBC Merger (Dec 28, 2010, 23:04)
    Datamation: "Comcast appears poised to win the blessing of one regulatory body reviewing its proposed $30 billion takeover of NBC Universal, as officials at the Federal Communications Commission have indicated that the agency could approve the merger as early as next month."

  • The kernel column #95 by Jon Masters (Dec 28, 2010, 22:34)
    Linux User and Developer: "Jon Masters talks about features in the 2.6.37 Linux kernel and describes debugging a kernel problem using the Git bisection feature"

  • Turn an old computer into a powerful firewall and router (Dec 28, 2010, 22:04)
    TechRadar: "Linux is built on networking. It's at the core of the operating system, not a bolted on extension. This means that if you want to build an internet appliance, Linux is the obvious choice."

  • IBM announces solid-state memory breakthrough (Dec 28, 2010, 21:34)
    LinuxDevices: "IBM announced what appears to be a breakthrough in its development of "racetrack" memory, which stores data by manipulating the magnetic state of regions -- magnetic domain walls -- within nanowires."

  • Manage iPhone's SpringBoard Icons on Ubuntu (Dec 28, 2010, 21:04)
    Softpedia: "The following tutorial will teach GNOME, Ubuntu, and other Linux users how to manage the icons (SpringBoard) on their Apple iPhone 3G, 3Gs, or iPhone 4 devices."

  • 9 Free and Open Source Software Stories to Watch in 2011 (Dec 28, 2010, 20:34)
    Datamation: "From Gnome 3.0 to Chrome OS to Wikileaks, the year ahead should prove interesting for Linux and open source."

  • Do You Want a Piece of My Mind? (Dec 28, 2010, 20:04)
    Tech Chords: "I have lost myself. Literally. Late last year, a neurological disorder (Hydrocephalus, for the medically inclined) robbed me of cognitive abilities and 27 years of memories, personality, and emotions"

  • How To Install VMware Server 2 On A Fedora 14 Desktop (Kernel 2.6.35) (Dec 28, 2010, 19:34)
    Howtoforge: "This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on a Fedora 14 desktop system (with kernel 2.6.35)."

  • Managing Yum Plugins (Dec 28, 2010, 19:04)
    ServerWatch: "Yum is one of the most widely used package management tools, but many users don't know that Yum has a plugin system to extend its capabilities. Let's take a look at how to extend Yum to add some very useful features."

  • Oracle extends open source VirtualBox 4.0 (Dec 28, 2010, 18:34)
    Netstat -vat: "And guess what? The core product remains licensed under the GPLv2 - but wait there is a catch."

  • Understanding the Open Invention Network (Dec 28, 2010, 18:04)
    Network World: "Whether Google or another company, a few folks have commented that the Open Invention Network (OIN) can protect members against patent threats from other OIN members. When it comes to Linux, that's true. When it comes to other things? Not so much."

  • Raising Caine (Dec 28, 2010, 17:34)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Caine is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 for forensic scientists and security-conscious administrators."

  • Mozilla loses Firefox addons user reg data - Is there a risk to you? (Dec 28, 2010, 17:04)
    Netat -vat: "As a regular user of the open source Mozilla Firefox addons.mozilla.org site for browser extensions, I was somewhat alarmed to see a report that user password and registration information may have been publicly leaked."

  • Putin Orders Russian Move to GNU/Linux (Dec 28, 2010, 16:34)
    Open...: "This looks huge: Глава правительства Владимир Путин подписал план перехода властных структур и федеральных бюджетников на свободное ПО."

  • Dysart Unified School District saves more than $100,000 by switching computer operating systems (Dec 28, 2010, 16:04)
    AZ Central: "In a little-known approach to saving money, the Dysart Unified School District has switched about 3,000 of its computers from the Microsoft Windows operating system to Linux."

  • Fuduntu 14.7 Review (Dec 28, 2010, 15:34)
    The Linux Experience: "A young and rapidly developing distro, Fuduntu is a fork of Fedora aiming to sit somewhere in between Ubuntu and Fedora. The current version is based off Fedora 14, but it adds quite a few interesting features that I believe should make the RedHat cousin more atractive to the average user."

  • Ubuntu update policy change is probably a good thing (Dec 28, 2010, 15:04)
    Linux Journal: "Despite some premature reports on the net, Canonical isn't moving to a rolling release schedule for Ubuntu. However, the organisation is open to making some changes to the way that some software packages are updated."

  • Understanding the Open Invention Network (Dec 28, 2010, 14:34)
    Network World: "Whether Google or another company, a few folks have commented that the Open Invention Network (OIN) can protect members against patent threats from other OIN members. When it comes to Linux, that's true. When it comes to other things? Not so much."

  • Windows 7? On ARM Tablets? I don't think so! (Dec 28, 2010, 13:56)
    ZDNet: "You've got to be kidding me. First, Bloomberg and then the Wall Street Journal reported that at CES next month, Microsoft will unveil a full-featured version of Windows that runs on ARM processors."

  • It's too hard is no excuse (Dec 28, 2010, 13:04)
    IT Toolbox: "Linux is too hard. Linux is too different. Linux doesn't have this or that program. Linux is not compatible with x or y or z. Linux is blah blah blah...."

  • 8 More Bash Tips for Working Faster With the Shell (Part 2 of 2) (Dec 28, 2010, 11:04)
    TuxArena: "This is the second article in this series, and brings eight additional tips for working faster with the shell. Here is the first article of the series, containing 10 tips."

  • Ten Linux Distros that use Enlightenment (Dec 28, 2010, 09:04)
    Thoughts on Technology: "In case you haven't noticed I've had a bit of an obsession with the Enlightenment desktop of the late. Even though this desktop is fantastic there are currently not very many distributions that utilize it."

  • A Guide to Wine on Ubuntu for Beginners (Dec 28, 2010, 07:04)
    Debian/Ubuntu: "This guide is divided in four parts, so that you can jump to whichever you want using the links below:"

  • Open Source Languages in 2010: Developer Year in Review (Dec 28, 2010, 05:04)
    Developer.com: "2010 was a busy year for open source programming languages, with major new releases and upheavals that will shape the development landscape for years to come."

  • Familiarity Breeds Fondness, not Contempt (Dec 28, 2010, 03:04)
    Das U-blog: "The thought about the content of this post occurred to me yesterday when surfing the web as normal. (Interestingly enough, I forgot about it until this afternoon.) It started with Mozilla Firefox crashing."

  • Set up KVM on Scientific Linux 6 Server (alpha 3) (Dec 28, 2010, 01:04)
    Xen Virtualization on Linux and Solaris: "Include virtualization group during initial install. Attempt to start virt-manager pops up an error message"