Linux News for Mar 25, 2011
Ubuntu board rejects slippery Flash installs (Mar 25, 2011, 20:08)
The Register: "The Linux distro's technical
board has unanimously ruled against a change that could have
allowed third party software to install by default if users weren't
paying attention and that seemed aimed at greasing the skids to
putting Adobe Software's Flash on more Ubuntu PCs."
GNOME Shell 3.0 Nears Release (Mar 25, 2011, 18:13)
OSTATIC: "A couple of days ago GNOME Shell
2.91.92 (release candidate) was released for some last bit of bug
hunting before the big day. The announcement stated that the code
is frozen, but important bugs could still be fixed."
30 Great tutorials for GIMP (Mar 25, 2011, 17:09)
Unixmen: "It is certainly inspiring that a free
piece of software gives you so diverse possibilities, comparable to
any paid gimp-logosoftware you can get in the market. In this post
I have attempted to collect the best tutorials of GIMP, in my view,
around the web."
Make Browsers Cache Static Files With mod_expire On Lighttpd (Debian Squeeze) (Mar 25, 2011, 16:07)
HowtoForge: "This saves bandwidth and makes
your web site appear faster (if a user visits your site for a
second time, static files will be fetched from the browser cache).
This tutorial was written for Debian Squeeze."
Using Google's WebP Image Format with Open Tools on Linux (Mar 25, 2011, 15:02)
Linux.com: "Google's WebM project, the free and
open video codec based on VP8, offers tantalizing benefits for fans
of Linux and open source: better quality, plus full support in the
browser and other applications, thanks to the lack of
royalty-demanding patent holders."
Exotic Linux distros can come in handy (Mar 25, 2011, 12:41)
ZDNet Photo Galleries: "Linux seems to offer a
distribution for every occasion. Among these obscurer flavors are a
few that you may not have encountered, but could be just what you
Steve Jobs vindicated: Google Android is not open (Mar 25, 2011, 10:14)
The Register: "The reality is surely that
Google and its partners don't want smaller name manufacturers
eating into their tablets sales. Or perhaps they don't want larger
names nabbing pieces of code for their own tablet OSes."
Build Your Own Linux Test Server (Mar 25, 2011, 07:01)
ServerWatch: "Last year, we built a DIY Linux
workstation with an eye toward creating a high-end development
machine with the ability to run multiple virtual machines at the
same time. Now, we're going to build a machine fit for testing
server operating systems to include functioning as a KVM or Xen
Spiral Knights, New Game Coming to Linux this April (Mar 25, 2011, 06:12)
Ubuntu Vibes: "Spiral Knight's Technical
Support page lays down minimum system requirements for Linux but I
couldn't find installation instructions for Linux. So, I have
written a small tutorial here to get it running on your
Firefox 4 Sync step-by-step guide (Mar 25, 2011, 03:02)
Linux User & Developer: "Firefox 4′s
brand new Sync feature is one of the main attractions of the latest
release. It allows you to sync browser data, such as bookmarks,
preferences, history, and tabs – but not extensions –
across multiple Firefox installations."
How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On OpenSUSE 11.3 (Mar 25, 2011, 01:03)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial explains how you can
integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on an OpenSUSE