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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 26, 2011

  • Jitsi: Multi-protocol VoIP chat using ZRTP and SRTP (Sep 26, 2011, 23:02) : "Jitsi (Romanian for Wires) is a multi-protocol and multi-platform voice and video instant messenger client."

  • Pardus 2011.2 has been released! A must try Linux OS (Sep 26, 2011, 22:01)
    Unixmen: "Pardus has a range of unique features, such as Mudur, a start-up framework of Pardus to speed up the boot process. PiSi, an efficient package management system with a user-friendly graphical interface, and Kaptan Desktop."

  • The Four Strangest Android Bugs (Sep 26, 2011, 21:03)
    Extreme Tech: "Whether it's a camera that tells time, a screen that just isn't right, or SMS flying though the ether, Android has a colorful history with software and hardware bugs."

  • Phone 7 FUD, Windows 8 Lockout, Samsung Takes Off Gloves (Sep 26, 2011, 20:01)
    FOSS Force: "I can't swear this item is Microsoft FUD, but it sure smells that way."

  • Database Journal: Open Source Databases (Sep 26, 2011, 18:03)
    DatabaseJournal: "Just as Eclipse has revolutionized Java development, open source databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL have become a real threat to the big database makers' bottom line in the small to medium sized company market."

  • Easily Turn Off LCDs With a Shortcut Key in Ubuntu (Sep 26, 2011, 17:01)
    Softpedia: "This tutorial will teach Linux users how to make a script in order to easily turn off their netbook or laptop's monitor (LCD screens) with a keystroke, to save battery life."

  • Flash's departure clears way for format stand-off (Sep 26, 2011, 16:03)
    IT World: "At this point, advocates of software freedom should be happy that finally the major software makers are getting on board with the idea of standards for development and content delivery."

  • Yes, Google Drive Is Coming. For Real This Time. (Sep 26, 2011, 15:02)
    TechCrunch: "About a month ago, some additions to the code in Chromium (the open source browser behind Chrome) suggested that the long-fabled "GDrive" may be on the verge of actually launching."

  • Virtualization solutions on Linux systems - KVM and VirtualBox (Sep 26, 2011, 11:00)
    LinuxCareer: Looking at the trends in the IT industry, virtualization has seen quite a boom in the last few years, because it fits the concepts of utility computing and/or software as a service.

  • The Controversial History of Xvid (Sep 26, 2011, 08:00)
    GotSoft: A primary competitor of DivX Pro Codec, Xvid tends to win often because it is a free program, which falls under distribution terms set by GNU General Public License

  • CAINE 2.5 � SUPERNOVA is out! (Sep 26, 2011, 03:00)
    Linux-News: "CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) is an Italian GNU/Linux live distribution created as a project of Digital Forensics."