Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 26, 2010
Editor's Note: What is There Besides Money? (2010-03-26 23:04:23)
Whether it's a Gates or a Shuttleworth, admiring someone because
they are able to amass a huge fortune is the dopiest form of
Can Flash Survive HTML5? (2010-03-26 22:34:23)
Linux Magazine: "Is HTML5 going to put the hurt
on Flash? Rumors of Flash's demise may be greatly exaggerated, but
the long term prospects for Adobe Flash seem pretty dim
What's So Great about Hand-Made? (2010-03-26 22:04:23)
the Tyee: "Whether it's dog biscuits or
sealskin parkas, creating items by hand builds culture and
Install Multiple 'Bleeding Edge' Firefox Versions in Linux (2010-03-26 19:34:23)
LXer: "In this article we'll look at ways to
install the newest version beyond the package manager, and even
better: Running multiple Firefox versions on the same system - even
at the same time!"
Ubuntu One Music Store: Tops or Flop? (2010-03-26 19:04:23)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Thus Canonical is
implementing the cloud in its context. The DRM-free songs in MP3
format with a bitrate of at least 256 kbits/second are not loaded
on the local machine, but in the Ubuntu One cloud."
The King of the Trolls Strikes Gold (2010-03-26 18:34:23)
Computerworld UK: "Why does that matter? Well,
because that "method and apparatus" seems to give its patent holder
power over most of the motion-control devices used in smartphones
Facebook Threatens Greasemonkey Script Writer (2010-03-26 16:04:23)
TechDirt: "This time, it's Facebook, which is
apparently trying to bully the maker of a Greasemonkey script that
cleans up your Facebook live feed by removing annoying app notices
(such as all the crap your friends are doing in Farmville and Mafia
The Mono Mystery That Wasn't (2010-03-26 15:34:23)
Datamation: ""And I think that Microsoft really
missed a big opportunity. .NET would be in a lot more places if
there had been no problems with Mono.""
Intel creates Linux version of its app store for netbooks (2010-03-26 14:04:23)
Venture Beat: "Encouraged by early results on
Windows, Intel said today it will add a beta test version of
popular Intel AppUp Center for Linux"
Divided we stand, united we fall
the Human Journey: "...while servers are
individually more important, you can far more easily, cheaply, and
effectively test and upgrade your server fleet than you can your
desktops and laptops."
Install Latest Firefox 3.6.2 in Ubuntu Using Ubuntuzilla Repository (2010-03-26 13:04:23)
Tech Drive-In: "The latest Firefox build,
Firefox 3.6.2 is released. And Ubuntuzilla Repository is the
easiest way to install Firefox 3.6.2 in Ubuntu."
6 of the Best Free Linux HDR Imaging Software (2010-03-26 12:04:23)
LinuxLinks: "High dynamic range imaging (HDR)
is an important technology for photographers. It is a collection of
techniques that allow a wider dynamic range of luminances between
the lightest and darkest areas of an image."
HTC Evo 4G Gets Rave Reviews at CTIA (2010-03-26 11:04:23)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "The tech press and
blogosphere are gushing about the new dual 3G/4G smartphone, and
some writers attending the wireless conference even got a few brief
minutes to test it out, so we save you the surfing and provide the
highlights of the debut."
Rise of the Citizen Scientists (2010-03-26 09:04:23)
The Tyee: "They're tackling gene research,
charting the cosmos, crunching complex equations and more."
There's a Lot in the Dot: Filesystem Permissions and Pathnames (Part 2) (2010-03-26 07:04:23)
Linux Magazine: "Still deeper into the dot (.)
with an dive into access permissions. Study up because
there’s going to be a quiz."
Reseller exposes Opteron 6100 speeds and prices (2010-03-26 03:04:23)
Channel Register: "Ohio computer components
reseller Provantage accidentally let slip pricing information for
the forthcoming "Magny-Cours" eight- and 12-core Opteron 6100
series of processors for two- and four-socket boxes"
Tweaking Hidden Settings With Ubuntu Tweak On Ubuntu 9.10 (2010-03-26 01:34:23)
Howtoforge: "Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that lets
you change hidden Ubuntu settings, for example: hide or change the
splash screen, show or hide the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network
icons, change Metacity, Nautilus, power management, and security
Unlocked Linux smartphone swivels 180 degrees (2010-03-26 00:04:23)
LinuxDevices: "ChinaGrabber is selling an
unlocked, quadband GSM cellphone that runs Linux on a 624MHz
Marvell PXA310. The $570 BPhone features a 5-inch 800 x 480
touchscreen with 180-degree rotation, plus WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS,
and up to 16GB flash expansion."