Linux News for Feb 01, 2010
The Alexandria Project, Chap. 3: I just HATE it when that Happens (2010-02-01 23:33:12)
Standards Blog: "Our story so far: Security
expert Frank Adversego has been passed over to lead a major project
at the Library of Congress, but discovers that the Library has been
hacked by a mysterious cracker with motives unknown; now, Frank
learns that he may be coming under suspicion."
Flash Is at Risk, But It's Not All Adobe's Fault (2010-02-01 23:03:12)
eSecurityPlanet: "Mike Bailey, a senior
security analyst with Foreground Security, is now turning the focus
to how common programming bugs can enable Flash objects to attack
Advice on building a Linux box (2010-02-01 22:33:12)
Ghacks: " I get a lot of questions on Linux
hardware: “What’s the best piece of hardware X for
Linux?” “Should I go route A since I’m using
There's nothing wrong with being thankful (or why I say GNU/Linux) (2010-02-01 22:03:12)
Technology FLOSS: "There's nothing wrong with
saying "thank you" when someone has fulfilled one's need/wish for
something... even more if the person who fulfilled it was not in
any way forced to do it for us."
5 Linux Speed Tips (2010-02-01 21:33:12)
Linux Planet: "There are many ways to do the
same tasks in Linux, which is a lovely thing because it means we
can tailor our workflows to suit our own personal needs. Here are
five of Carla Schroder's favorite speed and efficiency tips."
7 of the Best Free Linux Calculators (2010-02-01 21:03:12)
Linux Links: "the calculators featured in this
article are significantly more sophisticated with the ability to
process difficult mathematical functions, to plot graphs in 2D and
3D, and much more."
Oracle Begins Picking Its Sun A-Team (2010-02-01 20:33:41)
Serverwatch: "Now that the Sun acquisition is a
done deal, Oracle has begun picking and choosing the products that
will live on and which will fade out. While CEO Larry Ellison was
adamant that there would be no wholesale slaughter of products or
staffing cuts, the reality is that not everything can survive or
receive full Oracle investment."
Machine Embroidery Management is coming to Linux! (2010-02-01 20:03:41)
blogs.lydgate.org: "I haven't updated this
topic since September, but I'm very excited about the progress so
far. You may remember that one develope, David Boddie, had done
some work, with the result that I could build .png files to
visualise my patterns within Dolphin"
Book Review: Web Design for Developers (2010-02-01 19:33:41)
A Million Chimpanzees: "While there can be some
overlap between web designers and web developers, they tend to
define their own specific worlds. However, what if a programmer
would also like to be better at design? Where does he or she
Linux is not hard, it's ignored (2010-02-01 19:03:41)
MyBroadband: "It's a regular complaint: Linux
is too hard. But is it hard, or are there other factors at
Porting to Qt4 and its model view concept - testers needed (2010-02-01 18:33:41)
Digikam: "During the last two months Marcel and
I ported all tree views in digiKam from Qt3 to Qt4 and its model
view concept. These changes are now included in the svn trunk. The
new code still needs some serious testing and we would appreciate
your help on this."
Intel, Micron Produce Smallest Flash Chips Yet (2010-02-01 18:03:41)
Hardware Central: "In the continuing race to
design the smallest silicon chips, Intel and Micron Technology have
struck again. The duo, partners in flash development, were the
first to reach 34-nanometer-process designs for NAND flash memory
and have now reached the 25-nanometer barrier."
gstreamer decoders (HTML5 video and H.264 patents) (2010-02-01 17:33:41)
LWN.net: "I read through the FAQ and can't find
out if Free and Open Source developers and products need to license
the MPEG-LA patents for MPEG-4 Visual."
Defective by Design is Defective (2010-02-01 17:03:41)
OStatic: "Once again the Defective by Design
have sprung into action to denounce another product from Apple, and
once again nobody really cares."
Ultimate-Debian-LiveCD-i686 Final (2010-02-01 16:33:41)
Softpedia: "The Ultimate Debian LiveCD! A
Megagog plethora of Browsers, utilities, & rescue apps!"
Amateur Radio Articles and Newsletter (2010-02-01 16:03:41)
Linux Journal: "For those that have been
waiting patiently for the Amateur Radio articles from the January
2010 edition to be available on line, your wait is over! You will
find a permanent link to them in the Linux Journal Virtual Ham
Shack, but for your convenience, I will put them here too:"
When Memory Serves You: Using ramfs and tmpfs (2010-02-01 15:33:41)
Linux Magazine: "Need a performance boost for
your reads from and writes to a database or other dynamic files? A
RAM-based filesystem is just what the good system doctor
Is Bill Gates� New Website Really Running On Linux? (2010-02-01 15:03:41)
TechCrunch: "Sometimes tips come in that seem
too good to be true. Take today, for example. I got a tip that Bill
Gates' new site, The Gates Notes, was running on a Linux-powered
Microsoft on HP and Linux, 2002: oh, noes (2010-02-01 14:33:41)
Groklaw: "One thing is clear. Microsoft was
seriously concerned about Linux. And HP? Somewhat flexible, I'd
say. Note the part about "the HP plan of record" to "bring a new
Linux powered device into the mid-range marketplace" regarding NAS
devices (network attached storage devices) and how Microsoft was
able to convince them not to do that."
Facebook rewrites PHP runtime (2010-02-01 14:03:41)
SD Times: "Facebook has rewritten the PHP
runtime from scratch. This coming Tuesday, they will make a big
announcement around this project, and will make it available as
open source software."
KDE SC 4.4RC2 Fedora KDE preview :) (2010-02-01 13:33:41)
Hacker's Ramblings: "So, our awesome KDE SIG
and kde-redhat maintainer Rex Dieter, fixed that, and, after fixing
my kickstart a few times of course (:D) we have unofficial i686 KDE
Hitting the Debian Lenny sweet spot (2010-02-01 13:03:41)
Click: "During much of the time I was running
Ubuntu, I told myself that I'd be running Debian instead, if only I
could get everything working."
The real value of FOSS to business – A personal example (2010-02-01 12:33:41)
My GNU/Linux: "I am going to tell a story just
to give an understanding of the real value of FOSS in
Tether your Android phone to your Linux laptop (2010-02-01 12:03:41)
Ghacks: "In this tutorial you will see how
simple it is to tether your Android phone to your Ubuntu laptop.
Ha! Got ya. There's nothing to install. Ubuntu and Android come
with everything you need to pull this off."
Ubuntu 9.10 brings polish but may demand tinkering (2010-02-01 08:03:41)
Washington Post: "A few months ago, a widely
used operating system received a major upgrade -- and Microsoft and
Apple had nothing to do with it. This upgrade came from the
developers responsible for one of the most popular versions of the
open-source Linux operating system Ubuntu."
When is it worth saying it's Linux? (2010-02-01 04:03:41)
The H Open: "Recently, I was showing a Motorola
Milestone phone to a non-technical friend. When I mentioned that
the phone was running Android, he said to me "Oh, thats the Google
Linux for phones isn't it... does it run OpenOffice?"."
Internet Blackout: The final verdict (2010-02-01 00:03:41)
ZDNet AU: "The Great Australian Internet
Blackout campaign against mandatory ISP-level filtering has
attracted twice as many websites to its cause as had pledged before