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Developer Linux News for Jan 25, 2011

  • LCA 2011: The awesome power of the spoken word (Jan 25, 2011, 23:33)
    IT Wire: "Among the open source legions, Dirk Hohndel stands out in one way. Among the hundreds of speakers who have delivered words of wisdom at the Australian national Linux conferences over the last four years, he is probably the only person to depend solely on his speaking prowess to do so."

  • A security incident on Fedora infrastructure (Jan 25, 2011, 22:33) "Summary: Fedora infrastructure intrusion but no impact on product integrity"

  • 'Universal' memory aims to replace flash/DRAM (Jan 25, 2011, 19:33)
    EE Times: "A single "universal" memory technology that combines the speed of DRAM with the non-volatility and density of flash memory was recently invented at North Carolina State University, according to researchers."

  • Fedora Linux suffers a security incident - compromise risk is minimal (Jan 25, 2011, 15:33)
    Netstat -vat: "The Red Hat sponsored Fedora community Linux project has suffered a security incident in which its infrastructure was compromised."

  • Breaking a few eggs: Fedora 15 changes network device naming (Jan 25, 2011, 14:03)
    Network World: "The Fedora Project is getting ready to break a lot of networking scripts that depend on the ethX naming convention -- by being the first major distro to ship Consistent Network Device Naming."

  • Sun's open source legacy - Code and compromises (Jan 25, 2011, 13:03)
    The H Open: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete"

  • LCA 2011: Tracking things to the source (Jan 25, 2011, 06:03)
    IT Wire: "To a hardcore geek, an operating system represents a secret garden, full of mysteries that can be unlocked or added to with a little tinkering. It presents a chance to incorporate features which can be only visualised in the absence of the code."

  • Technicolor Uses Blackmagic Design`s DaVinci Resolve Linux on "The Fighter" (Jan 25, 2011, 03:03)
    Digital Producer: "Blackmagic Design today announced that colorist Tony Dustin of Hollywood-based Technicolor used the DaVinci Resolve Linux non-linear color correction system for color grading work done on Paramount Pictures/Relativity Media's critically acclaimed feature film "The Fighter""