Linux News for May 25, 2011
Linux Server Revenue in Q1 2011 Hits $2 Billion (May 25, 2011, 23:01)
ServerWatch: That's Billion with a 'B'
Here We Go Again: How to Tell a Bubble When you See One (May 25, 2011, 22:01)
The Standards Blog: "Oh my goodness. It's
happening again. Will there be anywhere to hide this time, or are
we already trapped — tied like poor little Pauline to the
railroad tracks as the engine of another high tech bubble barrels
down upon us."
5 Reasons to Engage the Open Virtualization Alliance (May 25, 2011, 20:06)
ServerWatch: "Here are five reasons to engage
the Open Virtualization Alliance for virtualization consulting,
cloud computing and saving money."
Wildfire Games Launches 0 A.D. Alpha version 5 (May 25, 2011, 19:13)
Unixmen: "The game's publisher, Wildfire Games,
has announced the fifth alpha version of the game."
Paravirtualization With Xen On CentOS 5.6 (x86_64) (May 25, 2011, 18:02)
HowtoForge: "Xen lets you create guest
operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD),
so called "virtual machines" or domUs, under a host operating
system (dom0). This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on
how to install Xen (version 3.0.3) on a CentOS 5.6 (x86_64)
Ubuntu Unity, GNOME 3: The Video Driver March of Folly (May 25, 2011, 17:08)
Datamation: "In all the articles this past
month about GNOME 3 and Ubuntu's Unity, video drivers have received
only passing mention."
European Commission Should Also Fine Microsoft for Using Skype to Further Harm Interop (May 25, 2011, 16:02)
TechRights:It seems like the expected has
happened because Skype is starting to withdraw support for other
Ximian Reborn as Nat Friedman becomes Xamarin CEO (May 25, 2011, 15:00)
Netstat -vat: "Nat Friedman, the former CEO of
Ximian and one time CTO of Novell's open source efforts is back in
FSFE in Samba case: Microsoft's defiance backfired (May 25, 2011, 14:09)
Free Software Foundation: FSFE played a key
role at a Microsoft hearing before the European Union's General
Court on Tuesday, helping explain the intricacies of Free Software
Linux Top 5: New Linux Kernel, New RHEL and New Boss for SUSE Linux (May 25, 2011, 13:34)
Linux Planet: The Linux Planet is a place of
rapid change. Unlike the world of Windows where new releases are
measured in years, the pace of innovation in Linux is measured in
months with new technologies and distributions.
Caution on that 'Call for Caution on Open Source' (May 25, 2011, 12:14)
Computer World UK Blogs: Glyn Moody takes apart
an effort to spread FUD about open source.
Chrome will bring about the ICT revolution in schools. (May 25, 2011, 11:03)
Computer World UK Blogs: "If the magic fairy
replaced all of the non-specialist desktop PCs and Laptops a school
owned with Chrome books the average secondary school would save
over £50,000 per year on licences, support and
Webopedia Fun Term of the Day: What is deathmatch? (May 25, 2011, 10:01)
Webopedia: "Deathmatch, or DM, is a type of
gameplay mode found in first-person-shooter games. The objective of
a deathmatch is to frag as many players in the game as possible
while keeping yourself from being fragged."
GPT disk partitioning guide for Chakra 2011.4 (May 25, 2011, 09:03)
LinuxBSDos.com: "GPT is an alternate disk
partition table scheme that solves two issues associated with the
MBR partition table scheme. This article offers a guide on how to
configure partitions on Chakra 2011.4, using a GPT scheme."
DenyHosts: Keep on Knocking but You Can't Come (May 25, 2011, 08:03)
ServerWatch: "Geeks aren't known for social
skills, but admins are justifiably anti-social when it comes to
unauthorized attempts to connect via SSH. Seeing a bunch of failed
SSH attempts to your system? Take a look at DenyHosts as a way to
App store licensing hinders OSS growth (May 25, 2011, 07:02)
ZDNet Asia Blogs: "App store licensing models
that are not compatible with open source ones, resulting in apps
being taken down from the marketplace, are causing confusion among
developers and will likely inhibit open source development."
Super boot manager - Great tool to Manage Burg, Grub2 and Plymouth in Ubuntu (May 25, 2011, 05:00)
Unixmen: What? You don't like managing Grub
from the command line?
Apache Updates HTTP Web Server for Security and the Future (May 25, 2011, 01:01)
ServerWatch: New Apache 2.2.x and 2.3.x
releases out this week.