Linux News for Feb 23, 2012
OpenStack Promotes Quantum Networking to Core Project Status (Feb 23, 2012, 23:00)
InternetNews: Big news in the OpenStack world
as the Quantum networking project is set to become a core
Hands On with the Cinnamon Desktop (Feb 23, 2012, 22:00)
Linux.com: As one of the GNOME users who's
still fond of the old-school GNOME desktop, the recent release of
Cinnamon 1.3.1 caught my eye.
"Unethical" HTML video copy protection proposal draws criticism from W3C reps (Feb 23, 2012, 21:00)
Ars: A new Web standard proposal authored by
Google, Microsoft, and Netflix seeks to bring copy protection
mechanisms to the Web.
Raspberry Pi school computer to run cut-down Fedora (Feb 23, 2012, 20:02)
ComputerWorld UK: "Early adopters of the
Raspberry Pi $25 computer will be offered a cut down and customized
Fedora 'remix' compiled to run on the system?s ARM
PacketFence 3.2.0 released! (Feb 23, 2012, 19:02)
PacketFence.org: "This is a major release with
big features, new hardware support, enhancements, bug fixes
(including a security fix) and updated translations."
Open Source Code Is As Good As Proprietary, Says Coverity (Feb 23, 2012, 18:02)
TechWeekEurope: "Any conviction that open
source software (OSS) is somehow inferior to proprietary code, or
vice versa, depending on which side of the development fence you
sit, is being dispelled by a report from Coverity."
Eugeni Dodonov: Even while I was at Microsoft, I still had Slackware on my machine (Feb 23, 2012, 17:03)
DarkDuck: "The man who researched the ability
to build the Skynet-ish computer systems. Please meet: Eugeni
Canonical Continues Ubuntu Cloud Push (Feb 23, 2012, 16:01)
The VAR Guy: "As the results of Canonical?s
survey of Ubuntu server users indicated last week, the cloud is an
area where Ubuntu still has a lot of room to grow."
Useful commands for Linux normal users and administrators (Feb 23, 2012, 15:03)
Unixmen: "CLI is mostly used by Linux/Unix
administrators since most popular linux distros come with a
complete set of GUI applications that make the user use less and
less the command line."
VA could give MS Office the boot (Feb 23, 2012, 14:01)
Federal Computing: "The Veterans Affairs
Department said it is exploring alternatives to Microsoft Corp.?s
longstanding Office Suite productivity software that has dominated
federal desktops for two decades."
The Perfect Media Server - Ubuntu 11.10 (Feb 23, 2012, 13:04)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to install
Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and all the programs needed for the
perfect media server to download all your media and stream it to
Ubuntu's Business Desktop Remix: Taking a Closer Look (Feb 23, 2012, 12:00)
The VAR Guy: Will Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix
soon find its way to an office near you?
Canonical Bringing Ubuntu to Android - just don't call it an Ubuntu PHone (Feb 23, 2012, 10:00)
Datamation: New hybrid phone model will deliver
both a mobile and a Linux desktop experience.
Adobe abandons Linux (Feb 23, 2012, 08:00)
ZDnet: Adobe has announced its future plans for
Flash and AIR and Linux isn't part of them.
Mozilla Branding BrowserID as Persona - While Personas is Now Left Nameless (Feb 23, 2012, 06:00)
InternetNews.com: From the 'Brand Confusion'
Mageia 2 Beta 1 Released (Feb 23, 2012, 03:02)
Linux User & Developer: "The team is
planning a 3 week period until the second Beta, using the time to
finalize and freeze features, code, and artwork before the next
stage of testing."