Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 30, 2010
Weekly Ten: LEGO automatons, Linuxy Contenders to the iPad, Red Hat has Fat Profits (2010-03-30 23:33:32)
Tech Source: "Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat
announced fourth-quarter financial results showing a 15 percent
increase in revenues year-over-year."
Open-Source Software Shortcut, Excluding Directories From Grep (2010-03-30 22:33:32)
Serverwatch: "I work on a project on which I
regularly want to grep the directory tree for a particular word but
without including the cvs/ and doc/ directories. Happily, grep has
an exclude-dir option to do just this:"
Ubuntu in its own words (2010-03-30 21:33:32)
Tux Radar: "To kill the time between now and
the announcement of what's to come in the next version, we decided
to take a look at the keywords used to describe previous Ubuntu
releases to see how priorities have changed over the years"
Breach of Trust (2010-03-30 21:03:32)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Find out why you
can’t trust your web browser or certificate authorities."
Novell Wins Again - Jury Rules Copyrights Didn't Go to SCO (2010-03-30 20:07:36)
Groklaw: "It's over. The jury has found that
the copyrights did not go to SCO under the APA or anything else.
The verdict is in."
SUSE Studio is powerful OS instance builder (2010-03-30 20:03:32)
IT World: "Today, Novell's SUSE Studio is a
Web-based virtual appliance/ISO image creator using SUSE Linux. It
has no parallels that we can find for building operating systems
Meet the New Apps Getting Ready for Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 (2010-03-30 19:03:32)
Tech Drive-in: "But apart from these eye candy,
in a more subtle way, a number of new applications are also in the
pipeline. Let's explore these new comers."
Hacker vows to fight Sony PS3 update, restore Linux support (2010-03-30 18:03:32)
ars Technical: "He praised the hardware for its
security, but now that Sony has responded by removing the Linux
capabilities of the PlayStation 3 entirely, the hacker has decided
to fight back..."
Set up a Personal Blog in 5 Minutes with Tonido Thots (2010-03-30 17:33:32)
Linux Beacon: "While there are quite a few
services that offer free blog hosting, there are situations when
you’d want to run a blog on your own server. This approach
has its advantages, but setting up a server and then installing and
configuring a blog system can be a daunting proposition –
unless you choose to use Tonido, that is. This solution offers
everything you need in one neat , easy-to-install package."
The Alexandria Project, Chap. 11: Have I got an App for You! (2010-03-30 17:03:32)
Standards Blog: "While CIA Agent Carl Cummings
was being taught to heel, Frank was sitting at his kitchen table,
tapping away at the cramped keyboard of a cheap netbook connected
to a neighbor’s unsecured WiFi network. Even this was risky,
he reminded himself, so this brief session would have to be his
last until he moved on."
Users Sound Off on Droid Android 2.1 Update Delay (2010-03-30 14:33:32)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "The delayed Android
2.1 update for the Motorola Droid is starting to tarnish the
successful launch of Verizon's first smartphone to run on Google's
open source mobile operating system, according to posts at
Motorola's Facebook page."
Pretty penguin: five great themes for the GNOME desktop (2010-03-30 14:03:32)
ars Technica: "GNOME has attracted a vibrant
community of open source artists who are collaborating to produce
aesthetically sophisticated visual styles for the desktop
A community of FOSS lawyers? (2010-03-30 13:33:32)
Opensource.com: "There is a fairly common
perception among FOSS hackers that there is no community of FOSS
lawyers. Scratch the surface, though, and it turns out that-
despite our handicaps- the FOSS legal community is there and
7 Cool Firefox Ad-ons (2010-03-30 12:03:32)
The Linux Box: "One of the coolest things about
Firefox is its extensibility. Everyone has their collection of
favorite Firefox add-ons and I thought I would share mine. Some
provide improved organization, some have a certain "WOW!" factor,
and others just look pretty."
Is Opera 10.50 Really the Fastest? (2010-03-30 11:03:32)
Linux Magazine: "Opera is finally making with
the snapshots for 10.50 on Linux, but is it really as fast as they
claim? Opera’s upcoming release gets a shakedown this week,
and the results might surprise you."
Document Freedom Day 2010 in The Netherlands (2010-03-30 07:03:32)
LXer.com: "Document Freedom Day is a global day
for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to
educate the public about the importance of Open Document Formats
and Open Standards in general"
BAR - Backup archiver program (2010-03-30 03:03:32)
Ubuntu Geek: "BAR is backup archiver program to
create compressed and encrypted archives of files that can be
stored on a hard disk, CD, DVD, or directly on a server via FTP,
SCP, or SFTP. A server mode and a scheduler are integrated for
making automated backups in the background. A graphical front end
that can connect to the (remote) server is included."
Novell vs. SCO and the fate of Unix is in a jury's hands. (2010-03-30 01:33:32)
Cyber Cynic: "I've given up on predicting when
the zombie movie series staring the undead SCO monster is finally
going to stay quietly in its grave Still, this week a jury is
deciding whether SCO or Novell owns Unix's intellectual property