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Linux News for Aug 30, 2012

  • NSA: Building a More Secure Android #Linuxcon (Aug 30, 2012, 23:26)
     eSecurityPlanet: It's no secret that Google's Android mobile operating system has had its share of security flaws.

  • First Beta of Snowlinux 3 Enlightenment Is Here (Aug 30, 2012, 19:00)
    Softpedia: Snowlinux 3 E17 Beta Edition is based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (Wheezy) and powered by Linux kernel 3.5.

  • 18 great IT tools for Android (Aug 30, 2012, 15:00)
    InfoWorld: These Android apps, from network sniffers to SNMP MIB browsers to SSH tools, will come in handy for network and IT pros.

  • One more reason to not use Skype for Linux (Aug 30, 2012, 14:00)
    LinuxBSDos: This should not come as a shock to anybody, considering that Skype is now owned by Microsoft, the anti-Linux and anti-free software company, whose operating system and other software products are riddled with backdoors.

  • Look out, world! SUSE Linux's OpenStack control-freak is loose (Aug 30, 2012, 13:00)
    The Register: Commercial Linux distributor SUSE Linux is moving up into the clouds with a commercially supported release of its OpenStack cloud control-freak.

  • Android users finally buying paid apps (Aug 30, 2012, 12:00)
    Pocket-lint: The theory that Android smartphone users don't buy apps is wrong, according to new data that shows 93 per cent of Android phone owners are buying apps rather than just downloading free ones.

  • Webopedia Term of the Day: What is Airframe? (Aug 30, 2012, 11:00)
    Webopedia: An open source cloud computing platform targeted at organizations in the thinking stage of adopting a private cloud services model or evaluating options and alternatives for private cloud solutions.

  • Why the Linux desktop has not gained traction (Aug 30, 2012, 10:00)
    ITWire: For a long time, the co-founder of the GNOME desktop project, Miguel de Icaza, has not been heard of in the media. A few days back he surfaced, claiming to know why the Linux desktop has made little or no gain among computer users.

  • GNOMEbuntu Will Be Released on October 18th (Aug 30, 2012, 09:00)
    Softpedia: GNOMEbuntu will probably be based on the Ubuntu 12.10 release and it will definitely include GNOME Display Manager (GDM) and the GNOME Shell user interface, all powered by the GNOME 3.6 desktop environment.

  • Linux Mint 13 with a hint of Cinnamon (Aug 30, 2012, 08:00)
    Everyday Linux User: This article is a review of the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint 13.

  • What Users Want for the Cloud (Aug 30, 2012, 07:00)
    Linux.com: The results confirm that enterprise users feel openness in the cloud is important.

  • Apple, Microsoft, VMware: Everyone's building open-source software (Aug 30, 2012, 02:00)
     ZDnet: In the opening keynote at LinuxCon, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin observed that open source is now key to how all companies use to develop software and yes he meant Apple, Microsoft, and VMware as well.