Linux News for Apr 29, 2011
After a Successful First Round, GNOME Project Announces new Outreach Program for Women Interns (Apr 29, 2011, 23:03)
Gnome.org: "The GNOME 3.0 release has far more
contributions by women than any previous release in GNOME history.
This is largely thanks to the hard work of the first round of the
Outreach Program for Women interns, who participated in the program
from December 15, 2010 to March 15, 2011."
Android's fragmentation and Microsoft's and RIM's battle for relevance (Apr 29, 2011, 22:14)
InfoWorld: "A recent survey of 2,760 mobile
application developers using Appcelerator's cross-platform
development environment reveals challenges for Google around
fragmentation and for Research in Motion, Microsoft, and
Hewlett-Packard around access to developer time and mind
Bellingham's LinuxFest Northwest offers information about open source software (Apr 29, 2011, 20:02)
The Bellingham Herald: "It'll still have the
robot demonstrations and Web developers talking about new software
applications, but LinuxFest Northwest is adding a business
component this year."
Mark Shuttleworth: 11.04, a leap forward (Apr 29, 2011, 19:02)
Mark Shuttleworth: Ubuntu founder defends
Unity, praises Natty.
Kubuntu Returns to Glory with 11.04 (Apr 29, 2011, 18:02)
J's Corner: "Since I have been testing Kubuntu
for around a month now, I figured it would only be fitting that I
follow up with a full review. The verdict? This is the best Kubuntu
release in over three years. Read on to find out why."
Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 5.6 (Apr 29, 2011, 17:11)
HowtoForge: "In this HowTo I will describe how
to prepare a CentOS 5.6 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can
create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware,
similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project."
Mozilla Releases 1st Firefox 4 Security Update (Apr 29, 2011, 16:01)
eSecurityPlanet: Firefox 4.0.1 is now out
fixing 14 security vulnerabilities.
The 126.96.36.199 longterm Linux kernel is released (Apr 29, 2011, 15:08)
LKML: If 2.6.38 is too bleeding edge for
In-depth Interview With Dries Buytaert (Apr 29, 2011, 14:02)
Drupal Watchdog: "Drupal is developed by
thousands and used by millions of people around the world, powering
a diverse range of web sites. It continues to grow rapidly in
popularity. In this interview, I visit with Drupal's creator, Dries
Buytaert, who tells how Drupal evolved over the past ten years out
of a simple message board written in a college dormitory in
Tech Comics: "For Those Without an iPhone" (Apr 29, 2011, 13:36)
Datamation: "How do you know your location if
your iPhone doesn't track it?"
Time for Linux Customers to Choose Cloud, Virtualization Partners (Apr 29, 2011, 13:03)
The VAR Guy: "The upshot for channel partners:
It's time to push beyond the basic Linux wars and decide which
Linux platform offers the best cloud and virtualization story.
Here's the update."
A tale of two distros: Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 released (Apr 29, 2011, 12:09)
Open Source Report: "Where tradition meets
tomorrow: Ubuntu and Slackware show two sides of Linux."
Comparison of Open Source Application Servers (Apr 29, 2011, 11:04)
OLEX Wazi: There are lots of open source
applications servers, how do you choose one that is right for
When will Linux games become more mainstream? (Apr 29, 2011, 10:03)
Unixmen: "Linux has had quite a challenging
history of games and their development. These are notably due to
technical and practical reasons. While sometimes the philosophy of
Open source have been the hurdle for successful games
Making money in open source: Drupal future looks bright (Apr 29, 2011, 09:01)
ITWorld: "Demand for Drupal is growing, and
demand for developers is greater than supply."
Do Software Engineers Encourage Bad Security Practices? (Apr 29, 2011, 08:04)
Security Blanket Tech Blog: "As a software
engineer on a product which assesses and hardens the operating
system, my customers ask me for an email notification capability. I
reluctantly tell them that we are working on a 'secure solution'
but they wonder why it is such a big deal."
Why Midrange Android Phones Aren�t Worth the Sacrifice (Apr 29, 2011, 07:09)
LifeHacker: "Why Midrange Android Phones Aren't
Worth the SacrificeThere are some pretty good sub-$100 Android
phones out there on the market, but they require a bit of
compromise when it comes to performance and software updates.
Here's why you're probably better off ignoring them."
Dojo.behavior: Write Modularized HTML Document Event Handling (Apr 29, 2011, 03:00)
WebReference.com: The dojo.behavior module
provides a simple and lightweight mechanism for listening to HTML
Microsoft Windows, Promoting Mediocrity Since 1985 (Apr 29, 2011, 00:01)
ERACC Web Log: We don't particularly care for
Windows and here are a few reasons why.