Linux News for Mar 01, 2010
The Ultimate PC repair kit: SystemRescueCD 1.40 (2010-03-01 23:32:50)
Cyber Cynic: "Like everyone who makes his
living from computers, I'm always getting called on by friends and
family to help them fix their PC problems. Thanks to the Gentoo
Linux-based SystemRescueCD though, I'm usually able to fix most of
their troubles without breaking a sweat."
Doing the Microsoft Shuffle: Algorithm Fail in Browser Ballot (2010-03-01 23:02:50)
An Antic Disposition: "I’ll tell you what
went wrong, and how Microsoft can fix it. In the end it is a rookie
mistake in the code, but it is an interesting mistake that we can
learn from, so I’ll examine it in some depth."
How old is our kernel? (2010-03-01 22:32:50)
LWN.net: "April 2005 was a bit of a tense time
in the kernel development community. The BitKeeper tool which had
done so much to improve the development process had suddenly become
unavailable, and it wasn't clear what would replace it."
Does Amazon's Tablet Future Lie With Microsoft? (2010-03-01 22:02:50)
Tech Broiler: "Amazon is not going to
participate in the Open Source community and is the antithesis of
Google. It wants something closed but with a rich application
environment. It wants its cake and to be able to eat it."
Microsoft Hoist by its Own Anti-Anti-Competitive Petard (2010-03-01 21:32:50)
Open Enterprise: "...it created what was in
effect a huge ticking time-bomb, just waiting to blow up in
Microsoft's face. It has now exploded, as a recent posting on
Microsoft's legal and policy site makes clear:"
Junior High School students in Monza build their own Ubuntu computers (2010-03-01 21:02:50)
Stop: "A great way to promote Free Software and
the active spirit behind it: teach kids how to build their
computers, and let them put Ubuntu inside."
Desktop Linux vs. Windows 7 (2010-03-01 20:32:50)
fewt@blog:~$ _: "While I have exposure to
Windows and Linux distributions on many disparate devices, this
review will focus on a single model computer; the Asus Eee PC
1000HE. I have selected this model because I have extended
knowledge of the components that make up this system, and I have
used both Desktop Linux and Windows 7 extensively on this
Installing and Running Linux on Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) (2010-03-01 20:02:50)
Tech Source: "It is possible to install and run
Linux on the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) video game console
(not-including the PS3 Slim model). In fact, there are plenty of
distros that are compatible with the PS3 such as Fedora, Ubuntu,
openSUSE, Yellow Dog, and Gentoo."
Rubenstein Admits Newest Palm Handhelds Not Paying Off (2010-03-01 19:32:50)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "Despite being
well-reviewed and reviving excitement in the company, the Palm Pre
and Palm Pixi are just not selling as expected -- a tough break for
the pioneering device maker, which has been counting on the phones
to reinvigorate its business."
Nokia to launch Linux-powered N900 tomorrow (2010-03-01 19:02:50)
APC magazine: "The N900 will be Nokia's first
and last Maemo 5 smartphone, with the next version due to run the
new MeeGo Linux mobile OS created as a joint venture between Nokia
Desktop comparison - Zenwalk Linux, Salix OS and GoblinX (2010-03-01 18:32:50)
Distrowatch: "Everybody's definition of bloat
will probably be somewhat different, depending on the hardware they
have and how far they are willing to go and make sacrifices on the
performance scale to get their desired useful, functional, friendly
Firefox 4 � Updates, Roadmaps And Changes So Far (2010-03-01 18:02:50)
TechJournal: "Developers and users alike are
pretty interested these days in knowing what the Mozilla developers
are up to with the new Firefox 4 browser. A product roadmap was
released by the foundation giving information on when to expect the
next big thing: Firefox 4."
Calling all Geeks � Fedora 13 needs your help! (2010-03-01 17:32:50)
DuncsWeb: "The Fedora project needs a slogan
for their next release of Fedora, Fedora 13, they need it as quick
as possible so that it can be include it in the alpha release of
Fedora 13 that's coming out on March 9."
Get your damn hands off my Internet! (2010-03-01 17:02:50)
dthomasdigital: "I'm talking to you government,
entertainment industry, and monopoly service providers. What
happened to my really cool and interesting Internet. Well I tell
you one thing that unless something is done it will be gone
SCO Proposes Selling its Mobility "Business"... to Darl McBride (2010-03-01 16:32:50)
Groklaw: "Here's the only reasonable
explanation. Judge Cahn's evil twin has kidnapped his brother,
thrown him in the dungeon of the castle, welded an iron mask on
him, and the Pretender is now signing all these proposals and
filing them with the court."
Lucidor - Simple eBook Reader (2010-03-01 16:02:50)
Ubuntu Geek: "Lucidor is a computer program for
reading and handling e-books. Lucidor supports e-books in the EPUB
file format, and catalogs in the OPDS format."
International Intelectual Property Alliance - The Disconnect... (2010-03-01 15:32:50)
Blog of Helios: "I strongly considered making
this an "open letter" to the IIPA. Then I strongly unconsidered
GNU/Linux Versions Of Grubby Games Products Are Being Phased Out ? (2010-03-01 15:02:50)
Linux Gaming News: "Earlier this week, Big Fish
Games, which bought out indie developer Grubby Games last year,
canceled affiliate sales for the Linux versions of all games
produced by Grubby Games."
Universal May Have to Pay the Piper Over Takedown of Dancing Baby (2010-03-01 14:32:50)
Law.com: "U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel
ruled late Thursday that Stephanie Lenz can get some limited
recompense from the music label for ordering YouTube to drop a
29-second video of her son dancing to the music of Universal artist
Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android Review Part 2 (2010-03-01 14:02:00)
anythingbutipod: "The Archos 5 IT supports both MTP and MSC/UMS as well as a debug mode and an USBnet mode that lets you connect the Archos to the Internet via a USB cable to a computer with an Internet connection."
Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android Review Part 1 (2010-03-01 13:32:50)
Anything But iPod: "Perhaps the single most
advanced media player on the market today is the Archos 5 Internet
Tablet which runs the Android operating system on hardware that has
more specs than half a dozen other players combined and that can
run thousands upon thousands of Android apps, compared to other
apps capable non-iPod players that can only show for a few
Dedo Does Debian - Review (2010-03-01 13:02:50)
Dedoimedo: "Debian is one of the more important
Linux distributions. Without Debian, we would probably not have
Ubuntu or APT and Linux desktop would still be a dream. And it just
happens that I never gave it a proper review, until now."
Open Wi-Fi 'outlawed' in Digital Economy Bill (2010-03-01 12:32:50)
ZDNet UK: "The government will not exempt
universities, libraries and small businesses providing open Wi-Fi
services from its Digital Economy Bill copyright crackdown,
according to official advice released earlier this week."
GNU/Linux: Current State of Voice Dictation and Recognition (2010-03-01 12:02:50)
ERACC web log: "He has recently purchased
Dragon NaturallySpeaking to use with his Microsoft Vista based PC
in an attempt to overcome his problem. As of now he is in limbo
over starting up with training NaturallySpeaking for use due to
1 Second Linux Boot Time (2010-03-01 08:02:50)
Embedded Bits: "One of my most recent projects
at work has been to achieve a 'less than one second' Linux boot
time on an OMAP3530 EVM development board."
NDAs and FOSS (2010-03-01 04:02:50)
Linux Pro Magazine: "I recently had to sign a
"Non-Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) for the first time in a long
while, and I thought I would write about how an NDA might or might
not fit in with Free and Open Source Software."
Latest Linux Mint News (2010-03-01 00:02:50)
The Linux Mint Blog: "Kendall Weaver worked on
an LXDE edition of Linux Mint and his latest ISO was approved for a
release by Exploder. It's currently waiting my approval and the
team and I are discussing what our strategy should be in regards to