Linux News for Mar 09, 2011
Forthcoming AMD processors revealed (Mar 09, 2011, 23:32)
LinuxDevices: "AMD plans to add two chips and
"Turbo Core" acceleration technology to its successful line of
E-Series APUs (accelerated processing units) in the third quarter,
says the Xbitlabs website."
Broken Windows (Mar 09, 2011, 23:02)
Blue Horse Consulting: "In the VB6/.net etc etc
world sometime Client/Server can mean "lets map the executable to
the server, run it over the network and tell the customer to get a
Fedora 15 Alpha Available Features GNOME 3 Desktop (Mar 09, 2011, 22:32)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Fedora announces the
availability of Fedora 15 Alpha which includes the GNOME 3 desktop,
LibreOffice and the 2.6.38 kernel. "
Rackspace, Dell push OpenStack cloud OS
(Mar 09, 2011, 22:02)
Network World: "Dell to contribute its first
OpenStack open source code to automate server configuration."
Google Expands Security in Chrome 10 (Mar 09, 2011, 21:32)
eSecurity Planet: "That was fast. Google is out
with its second major browser release of 2011. The Chrome 10 stable
release follows the Chrome 9 release by a little over a month."
NVIDIA To Push Into Supercomputing (Mar 09, 2011, 21:02)
International Business Times: "NVIDIA outlined
a plan to become "the computing company," moving well beyond its
traditional focus on graphics and into high-profile areas such as
HP: The Linux Desktop Company (Mar 09, 2011, 20:32)
ZDNet: "I knew HP was serious about webOS, its
Linux-based tablet/smartphone operating system. I didn't know that
HP was this serious."
OpenLogic Research Finds Mobile Apps Fail to Comply with OSS Licenses (Mar 09, 2011, 20:02)
Linux Pro Magazine: "The OpenLogic research
into new mobile applications found that many iPhone and Android
apps containing open source fail to comply with OSS licenses."
Dassault Systemes Releases Free DraftSight For Linux (Mar 09, 2011, 19:32)
Deelip.com: "Today Dassault Systemes released
their third installment of DraftSight running on Linux, the free
AutoCAD clone based on the ARES platform from Graebert."
Onions Against Dictators (Mar 09, 2011, 19:02)
Torservers: "Uncensored access to the Internet
can overthrow dictators and aid the creation of free societies.
This has been shown by recent events in North Africa and the Middle
East. Whether in Tunisia, Egypt or Libya"
HTML5 in the Web browser: HTML5 forms (Mar 09, 2011, 18:32)
Infoworld: "The newest specs for HTML forms
give programmers more control over data input and validation, while
offloading much of the work to the browsers"
Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release (Mar 09, 2011, 18:02)
Canonical Blog: "One of the benefits of the
direction that's been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that
there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition."
Pocket Wars and Cores (Mar 09, 2011, 17:32)
Linux Magazine: "There is a monumental change
occurring in the IT market. It is perhaps the biggest change since
IBM unintentionally invited Intel and Microsoft to become two of
the biggest technology gatekeepers of our time"
collaboration's demise (Mar 09, 2011, 17:02)
aseigo: "Dave Neary published a blog post about
some of the challenges experienced with GNOME and Canonical working
together. I'm not going to put myself in the middle of that
particular tempest-in-a-teapot, but..."
Has GNOME rejected Canonical help? (Mar 09, 2011, 16:32)
Safe as Milk: "Through the fall-out from the
Unity decision, and now the fall-out from the packaging of Banshee
on Natty, I have repeatedly read Canonical & Ubuntu people say
"We offered our help to GNOME, and they didn't want it"."
Senate Passes Landmark Patent Reform Bill (Mar 09, 2011, 16:02)
Datamation: "The Senate on Tuesday
overwhelmingly approved landmark legislation to overhaul the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office, a reform effort more than half a
decade in the making that aims to improve the quality of patents
and curb frivolous litigation."
Can You Re-Copyright Works That Fall Into Public Domain? High Court To Rule (Mar 09, 2011, 15:32)
PaidContent: "Once a work does fall into the
public domain, can it be copyrighted again? In 1994, Congress
effectively said "yes""
Android vs. iOS: A Developer's Perspective (Mar 09, 2011, 15:02)
Tech Source: "The Android platform, unlike iOS,
is an open source platform and this fact has made developers take a
liking to the Android platform, as compared to the iOS
Interview with Ryan C. Gordon (Mar 09, 2011, 14:32)
ABCLinuxu: "Ryan C. Gordon is one of the most
significat Linux developers, at least as far as porting goes. He
has worked on a host of game ports including Quake III Arena,
Unreal Tournament 2004, Postal 2, Braid, or Serious Sam, but has
also brought Google Earth to Linux, and works on the SDL or
Tcl/Tk: Handling String Expressions (Mar 09, 2011, 14:02)
Packt: "Tcl has grown far beyond its original
design with numerous expansions and additions (such as the
graphical Took Kit or Tk) to become a full-featured scripted
programming language capable of creating elegant, cross-platform
Easy, powerful, stable: Pick two with OpenShot 1.3 (Mar 09, 2011, 13:32)
LWN.net: "OpenShot is a video editor for Linux
that aspires to be simple, powerful, and "the very best open source
video editor." OpenShot 1.3, which was released on February 13,
brings it a little closer to that goal."
How to exclude a set of files from disk space usage calculation using du (Mar 09, 2011, 13:02)
Linuxer: "We have already discussed the most
common options used with du - a tool to check/calculate file space
usage. In its most basic form, du tells you the size of all the
files in a given directory."
Western Digital-Hitachi: Consolidating Hard Disk Industry (Mar 09, 2011, 11:02)
Wall Street Journal: "Western Digital, which
makes hard drives for computers, announced this morning it will buy
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for about $4.3 billion in cash
Ubuntu 10.10 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend (Mar 09, 2011, 09:02)
Howtoforge: "This tutorial explains the
installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 10.10 and how to
configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to
Linux Australia needs to lift its public profile (Mar 09, 2011, 07:02)
IT Wire: "A survey conducted by Linux Australia
has thrown up one standout conclusion - the organisation is still
very low-profile and needs to do some serious self-promotion so
that the general public can become aware of its existence."
Saab IQon and Linux: when Open Source isn�t Open, and your car isn�t really yours (Mar 09, 2011, 05:02)
Stop: "Car maker Saab recently announced that
it will use Android, a version for mobile devices of the "Free as
in Freedom" Linux operating system, for its in-car entertainment
and information system, the IQon. "
Packt Publishing Believes in Open Source, Donates Over $300K to Projects (Mar 09, 2011, 03:02)
OSForge: "Packt today announced that its
donations to open source projects have surpassed the $300,000 mark.
Following its first donation to the phpMyAdmin project in April
2004, the company has gone on to provide sustained support for over
70 different open source projects."
Exercise #7: Multiple Field Separators (Mar 09, 2011, 01:32)
Bashshell: "Once you start creating awk scripts
you will probably want to use them on multiple files and as a
result you will require multiple field separators. Field separators
are how awk determines where the fields are."
Fedora 15 Linux hits first alpha, debuts BoxGrinder for cloud (Mar 09, 2011, 00:32)
Netstat -vat: "Fedora 15, codenamed 'Lovelock'
now has its first alpha milestone available. This is a BIG release
for Fedora in that it's the first Fedora of the post Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6 era, and oh yeah first with GNOME 3, SystemD and
Gameduino is a DIY, Open Source Game Platform Built on Arduino That's Ridiculously Awesome (Mar 09, 2011, 00:02)
Create Digital Motion: "Gameduino is a DIY game
platform built on a shield for the Arduino. It's open source
hardware (BSD and, for the code, GPL). Okay, that's fairly cool.
But what makes this project special is that this inexpensive board
(a $50 donation buys you one) has hardware that's capable enough to
be interesting, as seen in the video."