Linux News for Mar 20, 2012
GNOME 2 vs. GNOME 3 (Mar 20, 2012, 23:02)
Datamation: "I spent the day with the two
desktop environments open side by side, looked at the desktop
components in both, and tried to pick a winner in each basic
category based on efficiency, ease of use, and the availability of
choices for users."
Does the Average CIO Know Enough About OpenStack? (Mar 20, 2012, 22:01)
OSTATIC: "In a new Forbes story, Joshue
McKenty, who is CEO of Piston Cloud, an enterprise cloud software
company, points out that CIOs everywhere are going to need to
familiarize themselves with OpenStack, and he has a point."
Linpus Lite Desktop 1.7 review (Mar 20, 2012, 21:06)
LinuxBSDos.com: "Since the release of Linpus
Lite Desktop 1.4, Linpus Lite Desktop has been going down hill,
both in terms of features and in the number of applications
installed out of the box."
8 Free Open Source Alternatives To Microsoft Exchange (Mar 20, 2012, 20:04)
DarkDuck: "While many users are impressed with
the features of Microsoft Exchange; others are looking for open
openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 Screenshot Tour (Mar 20, 2012, 19:01)
Softpedia: "openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 was
announced earlier today is powered by Linux kernel 3.3 RC6 and
includes many updated packages."
A Peek Behind the Curtain at Puppet Labs (Mar 20, 2012, 18:00)
Linux.com: In this interview, Luke Kanies, CEO
and founder of Puppet Labs, explains why the Puppet configuration
management tool is a huge hit with sys admins, and tells us what to
expect next from the popular open source project.
Smart Access Control with Apache (Mar 20, 2012, 17:00)
Wazi: "No doubt the most commonly used access
control method for Apache is the .htaccess file, which allows you
to specify configuration options for specific directories. But it
isn't the only way, and it's certainly not the most efficient."
OpenStack: The Cloud Computing Answer for Dell, HP and IBM Partners? (Mar 20, 2012, 15:16)
The VAR Guy: "Is OpenStack a path forward for
hardware resellers that are seeking to develop public and private
cloud services strategies? Hmmm..."
Cutting Off The Root: The Future Of Community Developed Android (Mar 20, 2012, 14:05)
The Power Base: "What is root, and do you
really need it? Is CyanogenMod setting a trend, or doing their
users a disservice?"
How important is software compliance? (Mar 20, 2012, 13:12)
IT World: "I have to wonder if anyone really
gives a damn about compliance anymore."
X.Org Was Not Accepted To GSoC 2012 (Mar 20, 2012, 12:00)
Phoronix: Well, here's a surprise, Google has
decided to not accept the X.Org Foundation into participating in
this year's Google Summer of Code.
Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Moving Forward, Two Years After Leadership Change (Mar 20, 2012, 10:00)
InternetNews: Two years ago in March of 2010,
Mark Shuttleworth stepped down as CEO of Canonical Ubuntu
Interview with Jonathan Thomas of Openshot (Mar 20, 2012, 08:00)
Unixmen: "Openshot is the most successful open
source video editing tool right now."
Open Source Cloud: Amazon EC2 Console Adds Ubuntu Support (Mar 20, 2012, 06:00)
The VAR Guy: "By no means, of course, is this
to say that Ubuntu is failing on the cloud front. On the contrary ?
Canonical has clearly been devoting a lot of resources to this
area, and it?s paying off in the form of more, and more
Linux 3.3 Boosts Linux Mobility (Mar 20, 2012, 01:00)
Datamation: New Linux kernel release is out,
bringing Android back into the fold after a two-year absence.