Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 29, 2010
Ubuntu's "risky step" of standardizing on Unity instead of GNOME (2010-10-29 23:03:24)
Off the Beat: "OK, it's finally happening. For
a couple of years, the standard for desktops has been edging
towards mobile devices with every new netbook interface. Now, with
Ubuntu's decision to replace GNOME with its own Unity desktop, the
shift away from the workstation standard has actually arrived."
The end of the road for Linux kernel 2.4 (2010-10-29 22:33:24)
Linux User and Developer: "It contained such
revolutionary (for the time) features as support for USB, and ISA
'Plug and Play' – doing away with the need to configure
hardware jumpers or run the special isapnp commands to make various
adaptor cards work."
Unity Clouding Up The Desktop (2010-10-29 22:03:24)
LXer: "I don't see the Unity plans as a
blessing though. There is no point in turning a full fledged
desktop machine into a "Mobile Internet Device"."
Incredible Times, Incredible Technology (2010-10-29 21:03:24)
The ERACC Web Log: "Here I am at around 12:30
AM local time running updates on a client's PC that was just
reinstalled with Microsoft XP Media Center Edition 2005. This
reinstall was done to clean up the registry and get rid of the
"sluggishness" that had set in over the past 4 years of continual
Tech Comics: "All Tests Have Crashed" (2010-10-29 20:03:24)
Tech Comics: "Testing a software project may
reveal more than you want to know."
Oracle Gets Specific -- Files Amended Complaint - Update: And More, More, More (2010-10-29 19:03:24)
Groklaw: "It's SCO II, at least in part,
alleging that the infringed material is "Java method and class
names, definitions, organization, and parameters; the structure,
organization and content of Java class libraries; and the content
and organization of Java's documentation." Don't tell me it's APIs
and methods and concepts again. And infringing the "organization"
of Java documentation? Lordy."
Windows Phone 7 is a threat to something far more important than Android or iPhone (2010-10-29 18:33:24)
Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "Many people
say that Windows Phone 7 is a threat to iPhone because they are
bringing in a super platform with a choice of multiple designs and
multiple carriers with great Enterprise and gaming support and
maintaining the lucrative integration that iPhone provides."
Cryptography and digital sign with GnuPG part 2 (2010-10-29 17:33:24)
Linuxaria: "In the previous article we
presented some basic concepts of encryption and made some examples
of symmetrical and asymmetrical keys, we concluded by saying that a
good way to get a certificate with an asymmetric key is GnuPG."
Spooky-Scary Tech Terms (2010-10-29 15:53:21)
Webopedia: "To celebrate Halloween tech-style,
we're bringing you a fun — but totally legit — list of
some of the spookiest acronyms and tech term oddities we've come
across while compiling the Webopedia database. Who knows, maybe one
of the following tech terms will spawn a costume idea that will
bring first place at this year's office (IT) Halloween party."
Introducing PiTiVi (version 0.13.4) (2010-10-29 15:03:24)
DistroWatch: "PiTiVi isn't just what appeared
in my alphabet soup last weekend, it's also the name of a video
editor for Linux systems. The first time I stumbled across PiTiVi
(pronounced PeeTeeVee) was when I was recently trying out the
Trisquel distribution and found the application pre-installed"
Manage RADIUS for WPA-Enterprise with CIITIX and Linux (2010-10-29 14:33:24)
Wi-Fi Planet: "CIITIX-Wi-Fi couples FreeRADIUS,
daloRADIUS, and OpenSSL to give you a turn-key Wi-Fi authentication
solution. It's an open source Debian-based Linux distribution,
released under the GPLv2 license."
How To Make An Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Resemble A Mac (With Elementary, Docky & Glo (2010-10-29 12:03:24)
Howtoforge: "This article shows how you can
change the appearance of your Ubuntu 10.10 desktop so that it
resembles a Mac. This can be achieved with the help of Elementary,
Docky, and Gloobus-Preview."
Set up XenLinux kernel 220.127.116.11 aka Suse under Xen 4.0.1 on top of F14 (2010-10-29 07:03:24)
Xen Virtualization on Linux and Solaris:
"Straight forward attempt to load 18.104.22.168 kernel xenified aka Suse
under Fedora's 14 Xen 4.0.1 generates following output to console