Linux News for Jan 31, 2011
Android Development 101: 'Hello World' in Four Minutes Flat (Jan 31, 2011, 23:35)
Developer.com: "Start learning how to develop
for the Android platform with the Android Development 101 video
series. In this first episode, Chris L. Bennett demonstrates how to
create a traditional Hello World application."
PirateBox: an "artistic provocation" in lunchbox form (Jan 31, 2011, 23:05)
ars Technica: "When NYU art professor David
Darts shows people his lunchbox, "a smile just starts creeping up
on their face.""
WordNet+Artha: A great Linux thesaurus combo (Jan 31, 2011, 22:34)
Ghacks: "I am a writer. I write loads of
technical documentation as well as novels (check out my fiction on
Smashwords and Autumnal Press). Because of my trade I am always
seeking out tools to aid in my own process."
Why We Insist on Linux on the Desktop (Jan 31, 2011, 22:05)
Blog of Helios: "The title to this article
could just as easily have been, "Why We Don't Use Windows.""
An Update On Reiser4 For The Mainline Linux Kernel (Jan 31, 2011, 21:35)
Phoronix: "We're now into 2011 with the merge
window having closed earlier this month for the Linux 2.6.38 kernel
and there's no sign of this open-source file-system designed to
succeed the popular ReiserFS. So what gives? Well, we have another
update from its lead developer."
Positional Parameters in the Bash Shell (Jan 31, 2011, 21:05)
Bashshell.net: "Special built-in environmental
variables are positional parameters which hold command-line
arguments to positions with the names 1,2,3,4, etc. which are
indicated by $1,$2,$3,$4, etc. Argument $0 is the name of the
Android Tops Leading Smartphone List -- in the World (Jan 31, 2011, 20:35)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "Android the giant
continues to loom large among smartphone competitors. Today
research firm Canalys said the Android platform had the most
shipments globally of any other platform with 32.9 million
Android-based devices shipped."
Review: KDE 4.6 (Jan 31, 2011, 20:05)
Das U-blog: "A couple days ago, KDE 4.6 was
released for the world to enjoy. It boasts myriad bug fixes, new
features for applications like Dolphin and Marble (among others), a
revamped Activities feature, and better integration of GTK+
Bufferbloat, Fixing Internet Congestion (Jan 31, 2011, 19:35)
Bufferbloat: "The dark buffers that lead to
Bufferbloat and the congestion/latency problems that currently
plague the internet are almost everywhere. The Bufferbloat project
intends to address these problems by: "
iPad loses significant share to Android tablets (Jan 31, 2011, 19:05)
CNet: "Apple's iPad still reigns supreme among
tablets, but its grip on the market is starting to loosen."
IT Salary Levels: Staffers vs. Superstars (Jan 31, 2011, 18:35)
Datamation: "If you've worked in IT for any
length of time, you know that IT salary levels can vary wildly
between staffers with the same job title."
First impressions of Chakra GNU/Linux 0.3.1 (Jan 31, 2011, 18:05)
Distrowatch: "Despite receiving several
requests for a Chakra Linux review, it took me a while to get
motivated to write one, mostly due to the project's website."
Three Excellent Linux Router Distros + 1 BSD (Jan 31, 2011, 17:35)
Linux Planet: "Linux is an endlessly adaptable
networking and security powerhouse, from tiny to enterprise. Here
is a sampling of three specialty Linux router distros and one based
London Stock Exchange under major cyberattack during Linux switch (Jan 31, 2011, 17:05)
Computerworld UK: "The London Stock Exchange's
new open source trading system may have been hacked last year,
according to a report."
A Frightening Week (Jan 31, 2011, 16:35)
AVC: "When something you have come to rely on
is taken away from you, it is frightening."
Debian 6.0: Stability and Power to the People (Jan 31, 2011, 16:05)
Datamation: "Debian official releases are more
rare than releases of other distributions, but tend to matter less
to users. Judging by the second release candidate, Debian 6.0 will
be no exception"
Don't Let 'Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome' Happen to You (Jan 31, 2011, 15:35)
PC World: "Windows users have many, many
reasons to consider switching to Linux, as I've pointed out on
numerous occasions already. For many, however, there's one big, fat
obstacle standing in the way: "Microsoft Trained Brain
11 Killer Features That Make Ubuntu 11.04 Worth the Wait (Jan 31, 2011, 15:05)
Hubpages: "As the conventional desktop gets a
major overhaul, the spanking new Unity interface is busy preparing
itself to replace the time-honored Gnome interface."
Android 3.0: Hell Yes It's a Fork. But Who Cares? (Jan 31, 2011, 14:35)
ZDNet: "This just in: Big screens and little
screens are different and your excessive worry over forking Android
3.0 is misplaced. The real problem is the OEM and Carrier
GitHub received DMCA Takedown Notice on 6 PS3-related projects (Jan 31, 2011, 14:05)
Github: Sony escalates its war against its
customers and the FLOSS community.
interview with Linus Torvalds (Jan 31, 2011, 13:35)
OMG Ubuntu: "Linus Torvalds has probably done
more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far
and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of
amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost
two decades ago."
The hidden places where Linux dominates (Jan 31, 2011, 13:05)
TechRadar: "While the fight for desktop
dominance is still raging somewhere in the distance, Linux has
quietly succeeded in the places no one thinks to look."
The Linux Contradictionary (Jan 31, 2011, 11:05)
Linux Format: "Linux is full of jargon. Learn
to bluff your way in this seemingly confusing universe with this
handy guide. * Crack A mind-altering substance that confers upon
its user the power to guess weak passwords."
Convert RAW Files to DNG with DNGConverter (Jan 31, 2011, 07:05)
Scribbles and Snaps: "digiKam comes with a
nifty batch utility that allows you to convert RAW files to the DNG
format. The question is, of course, why you would want to do
5 Best Video Game Console Emulators for Linux (Jan 31, 2011, 03:05)
Tech Source: "I have here a list of some of the
best video game console emulators for Linux that you can download
and use for free:"