Linux News for Apr 15, 2011
Wordpress.com gets hacked (Apr 15, 2011, 23:02)
The Inquirer: "In a brief but honest note from
Automattic, it said that there had been a low-level (root) break-in
to several servers, where anything on them could have been
Instructure Canvas LMS: Go open source, get serious investment capital (Apr 15, 2011, 21:17)
ZDNet Education: "'Instead of the hundreds of
leads their sales team was expecting from the announcement, we
received thousands'. See, Oracle? You can make money from open
Internet connection through (GSM) USB Modem with wvdial (Apr 15, 2011, 20:11)
Technology FLOSS: "Just tonight I'm having
problems to start my internet connection with the NetworkManager on
kubuntu maverick. The connection has been working like a charm
these days so I'd think it's some kind of hiccups. Here's the
recipe for it."
An Arch User Trying Out Kubuntu 11.04 (Apr 15, 2011, 19:06)
J's Corner: "Kubuntu 11.04 isn't quite out yet,
but I thought I would give it a shot."
Torvalds Honored by Gaggle of Lawyers (Apr 15, 2011, 18:03)
LinuxJournal: "Linus Torvalds, the father of
Linux and hero to many Open Source users, might not be the first
person one might think would be honored by an organization of
lawyers, but that's exactly what's happening."
Oracle wants OpenOffice.org to be free (as in beer) (Apr 15, 2011, 17:03)
Netstat-vat: Oracle gives up on OpenOffice.org
as a commercial product.
A Review of CTKArch 0.7 - The Other Arch-based Distribution Using Openbox (Apr 15, 2011, 16:15)
All Things Linux: "CTKArch is a distribution,
or perhaps more a spin, based on Arch Linux that is using Openbox
as default window manager."
SCO is dead, SCO Unix lives on (Apr 15, 2011, 15:08)
ZDNet: "SCO, the anti-Linux lawsuit monster is
Tech Comics: "Your Facebook Friends" (Apr 15, 2011, 14:46)
Datamation: "Your Facebook Friends: Is there
anything more valuable than a really good friend?"
Red Hat Submits New Data Caching Spec to Java EE 7
(Apr 15, 2011, 14:04)
DevX:Red Hat pushes a new data caching
specification at the JCP, claiming data caching will have the
greatest impact on Java EE 7's cloud enablement.
First stable Blender 2.5 series arrives (Apr 15, 2011, 13:08)
The H: Blender 2.5.7 released, first stable
version of Blender 2.x
Universe studying Linux supercomputer powered up (Apr 15, 2011, 12:08)
ComputerWorldUK: "Portsmouth University turns
on Scientific Linux-based system."
Bodhi Linux 1.0 Review (Apr 15, 2011, 11:02)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "Bodhi Linux is the
exact opposite of Ultimate Edition. Bodhi installs a minimal number
of applications and lets the user make his or her choices as to
which apps they want installed on their system."
Red Hat becomes cloud service provider (Apr 15, 2011, 10:18)
NetworkWorld: After Makara acquisition, Red Hat
prepares cloud platform
Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2 Is Available for Download (Apr 15, 2011, 09:20)
Softpedia: The last Beta version of the
upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system is now
available for testing. Natty goes GA on April 28th.
Ride the Firefox development wave with Aurora pre-release builds (Apr 15, 2011, 08:01)
Ars: "Mozilla has announced the launch of
Aurora, a new Firefox release channel that is intended to open up
experimental Firefox features to a broader audience of
SkySQL Builds MySQL Reference Architecture (Apr 15, 2011, 07:16)
Database Journal: "Deploying a MySQL database
today to meet modern infrastructure demands isn't as easy as it
used to be."
Linux 18.104.22.168 Released (Apr 15, 2011, 06:06)
LWN: Time to update
Berners-Lee: Web access is a human right (Apr 15, 2011, 05:14)
Network World: "In a speech at an MIT
symposium, Berners-Lee compared access to the Web with access to
water. While access to water is a more fundamental right, because
people simply cannot survive without it, Web access should be seen
as a right, too."
Is Cloud Foundry something we need? (Apr 15, 2011, 01:03)
IT World: "If you missed it, and I think that
unlikely given the buzz the announcement got this week, Cloud
Foundry is VMware's open source platform as a service (PaaS). And,
unlike last week's Facebook hardware announcement, this baby is
actually open source, released under the Apache license."