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Linux News for Jul 28, 2011

  • GNOME Shell 3.1.4 released (Jul 28, 2011, 23:00)
    GNOME: GNOME Shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3 desktop ...and it's now even better than before

  • The new draw of open source: innovation (Jul 28, 2011, 22:00)
    ITWorld: Recent observations at OSCON has demonstrated that open source can never be thought of as an also-ran again, as new technologies are now being created that show open source is now a way to innovate.

  • A Guide to K-12 Open Source LMS Options (Jul 28, 2011, 21:05)
    The Journal: "While Moodle and Sakai are the two open source LMSes with the biggest market share in the United States, there are more specialized and newer entrants to the field that are getting notice, including Instructure's Canvas, OLAT, ATutor, and Google's CloudCourse."

  • The FOSS fakery problem (Jul 28, 2011, 20:03)
    The H Open: "When someone searches for OpenOffice, Firefox, VLC or any other popular open source package on the internet, are they necessarily going to get the genuine article?"

  • Thruk a Monitoring Web interface for Nagios (Jul 28, 2011, 19:01)
    Linuxaria: "Thruk is an independent multibackend monitoring webinterface which currently supports Nagios, Icinga and Shinken as backend using the MKLivestatus addon."

  • Ubuntu One Hits 1 Million Users (Jul 28, 2011, 17:58)
    Canonical: This is a significant milestone for us at Ubuntu One as it means that over a million people all over the world are enjoying Ubuntu One services to sync files, share and collaborate with family, friends, colleagues and stream music.

  • Microsoft: Cloud need only be open surface, not open source (Jul 28, 2011, 16:03)
    Linux and Open Source: "So, it does not matter that the cloud is built primarily on open source technologies, notably Linux?"

  • LevelDB: A Fast Persistent Key-Value Store (Jul 28, 2011, 15:00)
    Google: LevelDB is a fast key-value storage engine written at Google that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string values and it's now open source.

  • Ubuntu Linux gets serious about business partners (Jul 28, 2011, 14:01)
    Linux and Open Source: "Most people, who like Linux, love Ubuntu. Oh they may object to Ubuntu's new Unity desktop, but at day's end, they still use Ubuntu."

  • Lubuntu 11.10 preview images now available (Jul 28, 2011, 13:00)
    Ubuntu: Lubuntu is a distribution based on Ubuntu, and the LXDE desktop environment..and we're now an official release version of Ubuntu.

  • Dell Launches OpenStack Cloud Platform Solution (Jul 28, 2011, 12:00)
    ServerWatch:OpenStack is getting a big vote of confidence from Dell...and they're doing it with some help from Ubuntu too.

  • Bob Young, founder of Red Hat &Lulu, on collaboration, innovation (Jul 28, 2011, 11:00)
    opensource.com: Bob Young knows about open source and innovation.

  • Debian 7 'Wheezy' to introduce multiarch support (Jul 28, 2011, 10:00)
    Debian: The introduction of "multiarch support" is now a release goal for the coming Debian release 7 "Wheezy" to be released in 2013

  • A Look at Mozilla's BrowserID Project (Jul 28, 2011, 09:00)
    Linux.com: "BrowserID lets site owners offer their visitors a way to log in and leave comments or use Web applications, but one that relies only on email address verification: no per-site passwords, no centralized, external identity providers."

  • Metasploit 4 Advances Enterprise Security (Jul 28, 2011, 08:00)
    eSecurityPlanet: The popular open source penetration testing framework has grown up and now has more automation and integration.

  • KDE 4.7 Released (Jul 28, 2011, 06:00)
    KDE.org: New KDE Applications, Workspaces and Development Platform Releases Bring New Features, Improve Stability

  • SUSE & Patent FUD: Who Do We Boycott Now? (Jul 28, 2011, 01:08)
    FOSS Force: "Now that Microsoft and SUSE have announced they plan to continue sleeping together, I wonder if the folks at Techrights are rethinking their plans to pull the plug on Boycott Novell?"

  • Mandriva's Eugeni Dodonov Leaves Goodbye Gifts (Jul 28, 2011, 00:03)
    OSTATIC: "During his time as Mandriva he wore several hats and one of which was in the trenches coding some of Mandriva's handiest tools. He has updated and placed them in a github directory for any distribution to use."