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Developer Linux News for Nov 04, 2008

  • Really Simple Keyless Steganography For Linux And Unix (2008-11-04 22:04:01)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today we're going to take a look at a topic that most people are probably familiar with to one degree or another. To use the dictionary definition, steganography is the art of "hiding a secret message within a larger one in such a way that others can not discern the presence or contents of the hidden message.""

  • Open Source Alarm Clock Transcends the Nightstand (2008-11-04 18:34:01)
    OStatic: "Though it may not be as epically geek as the NetBSD toaster, there is a certain appeal to Chumby, the Linux alarm clock. The hardware and software are open and hackable, for the hands-on type."

  • What's Up With the GNOME Linux Desktop? (2008-11-04 17:04:01)
    InternetNews: "It takes money and it takes new ideas to build a better desktop, both of which are being raised by the open source GNOME Foundation. GNOME is one of the most popular Linux desktop GUIs and is included in nearly every Linux distribution."

  • BD+ Busted - Blu-ray on Linux One Step Closer? (2008-11-04 16:04:01)
    Hardware 2.0: "A small group of dedicated researchers over on the Doom9 forum have successfully defeated BD+, the Blu-ray copy-protection system. This was the copy-protection mechanism that Richard Doherty, a media analyst with Envisioneering Group, claimed wouldn’t likely be broken for 10 years."

  • The Robot: Successful Installation of Debian onto the Alix 3c2 Board (2008-11-04 14:34:01)
    Adam's Tech Talk: "The Alix 3c2 main board arrived in good health and works well. On the underside is a 512MB CF card and an Atheros MiniPCI Wifi. I've soldered single core wire to the I2C bus pinout. GND, CLK, Data & +3v."

  • Mono's SIMD Support: Making Mono safe for Gaming (2008-11-04 10:04:01)
    Miguel de Icaza's web log: "I believe we are the first VM for managed code that provides an object-oriented API to the underlying CPU SIMD instructions. In short, this means that developers will be able to use the types in the Mono.Simd library and have those mapped directly to efficient vector operations on the hardware that supports it."