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Linux News for Dec 30, 2009

  • All Quiet on the CodePlex Front as 100 Day Mark Passes (Dec 30, 2009, 23:32)
    Standards Blog: "But December 19 - the 100 day mark - passed quietly, with no announcement of a new Board or a status update on the other goals. So what's up with the CodePlex Foundation, and its pledge to promptly transition into a more independent organization?"

  • Open Source in 2010: Nine Predictions (Dec 30, 2009, 23:02)
    Datamation: "We can take for granted, I think, that open source will continue to gain popularity."

  • Intel FTC Case 'Overblown,' Says Analyst (Dec 30, 2009, 22:17)
    Internetnews: "Intel isn't going to be broken up or forced to license x86 IP. So what will happen? "

  • Still waiting for a 64-bit Flash Player (Dec 30, 2009, 21:32)
    Ed Bott's Microsoft Report: "Adobe is hard at work on its next Flash Player release. Or, to be more accurate, it's hard at work on the 32-bit version of its next Flash Player."

  • ArchLinux + modular KDE 4 + Tools = Chakra (Alpha 4) (Dec 30, 2009, 20:47)
    My GNU/Linux: "Yet for another time, I find myself switching distros. I hope am not addicted or something :) . If not for anything else, I am enjoying the ride! This time is Chakra, and I must admit, am impressed!"

  • 2009: A Linux year in review (Dec 30, 2009, 20:02)
    Tech Republic: "Was 2009 the year of the Linux desktop? It's a rather silly question, honestly, and a Google search will show that for the last number of years, there have been constant predictions that that year was the year of the Linux desktop"

  • Linux 2019 (Dec 30, 2009, 19:17)
    Cyber Cynic: "And, please, don't get me started on people wearing iContact lens! At least when you saw someone with smart-glasses on you knew they might, or might, not be actually looking at you."

  • Simplify Your Apps with the XML Binding Language 2.0 (Dec 30, 2009, 18:32)
    DevX: "With the stabilizing of the AJAX space, and the resources of a company like Google behind it, XML as a binding language has a great deal to offer."

  • 2009: The Year in Tech (Dec 30, 2009, 17:47)
    Fox News: "Palm's Pre smartphone, which Sprint began selling in June, hasn't become an iPhone-like megahit. But it's the most interesting new phone since the original iPhone."

  • Add actions to extend Nautilus functionality (Dec 30, 2009, 17:02)
    Ghacks: "GNOME's file manager, Nautilus, (as you would expect) is much more than just a plain file manager. There are so many configuration options and ways to extend the default GNOME file manager."

  • XBMC 9.11 released (Dec 30, 2009, 16:17)
    Info Europe: "What once started as an mediacenter project for hacked Xboxes is now grown into one of the best mediacenter applications: XBMC."

  • Improving MetaData Performance of the Ext4 Journaling Device (Dec 30, 2009, 15:32)
    Linux Magazine: "In the never-ending quest for more performance, we examine three different journaling device options for ext4 with an eye toward improving metadata performance. Who doesn't like speed?"

  • 2009 is the Year of the Linux-powered Smartphones (Dec 30, 2009, 14:47)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Although I don't consider 2009 as the year of the Linux desktop, most of you will probably agree with me that this is the year of the Linux-powered smartphones."

  • Unlocked, Google-Branded Phone Coming Jan. 5? (Dec 30, 2009, 14:03)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "Google on Jan. 5 may be unveiling its own branded smartphone, dubbed Nexus One, as speculation continues that the Internet giant will begin selling an unlocked handset running its open source mobile operating system Android."

  • 8 Hidden Firefox Secrets Revealed (Dec 30, 2009, 13:17)
    Hacking Truths: "The best thing about Firefox is that just when you think you know everything there is to know about the browser, something new comes along and surprises you."

  • Propose Your Way to OSCON (Dec 30, 2009, 12:33)
    Linux Journal: "The annual O’Reilly Open Source Convention won't roll around for another six months, but the time is already here for those who want to get their foot in the door and their message on stage. Conference organizers are ready to hear what you want to say, and they want to hear it now."

  • Setup Vacation Messages with PostfixAdmin (Dec 30, 2009, 11:33)
    PostfixMail: "This installation is for Ubuntu 9.10 but should work for just about any Linux distro. The vacation package is nice in that you can create an automatic message for when you are not available."

  • Nvidia Linux Display Driver 190.53 (Dec 30, 2009, 09:33)
    ItRunsOnLinux: "Nvidia has released its latest Linux Display Driver, version 190.53."

  • Steve Jobs: CEO of the Decade (Dec 30, 2009, 07:33)
    Forbes: "Why him? Steve Jobs revived Apple and remade entire industries, defying the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression -- and his own serious health problems."

  • KDE Community Invited to FOSS Nigeria 2010 (Dec 30, 2009, 05:33) "A few days ago The Dot received an invite for the KDE community to FOSS Nigeria. FOSS Nigeria 2010 will be the second Free Software conference in Nigeria, following the successful event last year."

  • Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 9.10 (Dec 30, 2009, 03:33)
    Howtoforge: "This guide explans how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 9.10 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V."

  • Firebird 2.5 RC1 released (Dec 30, 2009, 01:33)
    Firebird: The primary goal for Firebird 2.5 was to establish the basics for a new threading architecture that is almost entirely common to the Superserver, Classic and Embedded models, taking in lower level synchronization and thread safety generally.