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Linux News for Apr 28, 2010

  • Scorched 3D is one hot battle game (Apr 28, 2010, 23:33)
    Sourceforge: "Scorched 3D is a modernization of the classic DOS game Scorched Earth. It's a simple turn-based artillery game and a real-time strategy game in which players can counter each other's weapons with creative accessories, shields, and tactics."

  • What is new in Fedora 13 ? (Apr 28, 2010, 23:03)
    Linux and Microcontroller Tips: "Automatic Print Driver Installation : gutenprint-packages such as cups, hpijs and pbm2l2030 must be installed on demand when the hardware that require drivers are detected."

  • A Digital Forensics Student's Linux Workspace (Apr 28, 2010, 22:33)
    Tech Source: "Our next entry for the "The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest" was sent all the way from the Netherlands by a digital forensics student named Huseyin. He is also working as an intern at an IT-audit company and described Linux as the best OS to do research on."

  • Did Ubuntu 10.04 Achieve Its Ten Second Boot Goal? (Apr 28, 2010, 22:03)
    Phoronix: "Canonical expressed their plans to achieve a ten-second boot time in June of last year for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, with their reference system being a Dell Mini 9 netbook. In February, we last checked on Ubuntu's boot performance and found it close, but not quite there yet..."

  • OverREACTing: Dissecting the Gizmodo Warrant (Apr 28, 2010, 21:33)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: "Under California and federal law, this warrant should never have issued."

  • Microsoft's FUD goes mobile (Apr 28, 2010, 21:03)
    The Register: "But why does Microsoft make money from Google's software? Android is based on open source software - and Microsoft has long raised fears that aspects of Linux may infringe on its patents."

  • Google: Numbers favor Android over iPhone (Apr 28, 2010, 20:33)
    The Open Road: "And according to Google VP Andy Rubin, the more the search giant blankets the industry with competing Android-droid based mobile handsets, the more likely Google is to hit its expected value of market dominance over Apple's iPhone."

  • Osmos For GNU/Linux Has Been Released ! (Apr 28, 2010, 20:03)
    Linux Gaming News: "After a short testing beta Osmos from Hemisphere Games has finally arrived to GNU/Linux ! Osmos only costs $10 so you cannot afford not to buy it !"

  • aTunes - Full-featured audio player and manager (Apr 28, 2010, 19:33)
    Ubuntu Geek: "aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems"

  • Would you dump Facebook? (Apr 28, 2010, 19:03)
    Dissociated Press: "I love the concept, hate the execution. I've written about that before. Facebook encourages the kind of bad netiquette it's taken years to drum out of people. "Oh, I like this page and look - it has a 'forward to all my friends' button.""

  • The Next Big Fight: Facebook vs. Firefox? (Apr 28, 2010, 18:33)
    Computerworld UK: "The big announcements by Facebook last week have started alarm bells ringing around the Net. Here's the kind of thing that is sending shivers down many people's spines:"

  • Microsoft says Android infringes its patents - HTC pays up. (Apr 28, 2010, 18:03)
    Engadget: "Microsoft believes that elements from both the user interface and the underlying operating system are in violation of its rights."

  • Linux on 4KB-sector disks: Practical advice (Apr 28, 2010, 17:33)
    IBM Developerworks: "Summary: Starting in December 2009, hard disk manufacturers began introducing disks that use 4096-byte sectors rather than the more common 512-byte sectors."

  • Question: Why switch to Linux or a Mac? (Apr 28, 2010, 17:03)
    Sure, It's Secure: "I'm no friend to Windows. I know the operating system too well to trust it. But, I did think that even though Windows is defective by design, you could keep it relatively safe by installing patches quickly and using anti-virus software religiously. I was wrong."

  • Novell claims to have hit 5,000 Linux app jackpot (Apr 28, 2010, 16:33)
    SiliconRepublic: "Network software giant Novell has claimed it is the first Linux vendor to achieve 5,000 certified ISV applications and has increased its Linux market share against Red Hat, according to IDC."

  • HTC Sells Out to Microsoft (Microsoft ‘Android Tax’) (Apr 28, 2010, 16:03)
    Tech Rights: "Summary: Microsoft's racketeering is formally reaching Android and Microsoft is extorting some more companies behind the scenes, based on its latest statements"

  • Linux audio explained (Apr 28, 2010, 15:33)
    TechRadar: "There's a problem with the state of Linux audio, and it's not that it doesn't always work. The issue is that it's overcomplicated."

  • Terry Childs Found Guilty In SF Computer Tampering Trial (Apr 28, 2010, 15:03)
    SF Examiner: "A city employee who hoarded the pass code of a major San Francisco computer network was found guilty Tuesday of blocking city officials from access"

  • Gnome Commander Whips Files Into Shape (Apr 28, 2010, 14:33)
    LinuxInsider: "As a file manager, Gnome Commander has the look and feel of early workhorses like Norton Commander and Midnight Commander."

  • Red Hat Extends Linux Subscriptions to Cloud Computing (Apr 28, 2010, 14:03)
    ServerWatch: "Linux vendor Red Hat today is unveiling a new program dubbed Red Hat Cloud Access through which current Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers can leverage their existing support subscriptions for cloud deployments."

  • Oracle Makes Lustre Users Buy Hardware for Support (Apr 28, 2010, 13:03)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "Lustre 1.8 and 2.0, which was just released as a beta, will remain open source and licensed under GPL 2.0. But beginning with the full release of Lustre 2.0, paid support will be limited to those purchasing Lustre bundled with Oracle hardware, and the company won't provide an upgrade path for 1.8 users who desire support."

  • Ubuntu's Linux OS -- Mac OS X's Doppelganger? (Apr 28, 2010, 12:33)
    ServerWatch: "Selling style over substance works only as long as you remain stylish, but on that front Apple has become tired, boring and predictable."

  • Processing 10000 Pictures Using Many Computers With Oropo (Debian/Ubuntu) (Apr 28, 2010, 12:03)
    Howtoforge: "Have you ever had a lot of data to process ? In such a moment after a while of processing we realize that it will take ages to complete. It would be faster if we could use two or three or even more computers. Let's use some computers - you think it is a lot of configuration ? You are wrong. With Oropo it's easy."

  • EU Open Source Procurement Guidelines - make or break? (Apr 28, 2010, 10:33)
    Computerworld UK: "Public sector procurement is becoming a real battleground for open source in Europe. There have been few successes, but lots of groundwork has been laid in the form of interoperability frameworks and suchlike..."

  • CDlinux Review (Apr 28, 2010, 09:03)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "CDlinux is petite mini-distro that can be installed on a USB device or on a Windows C: partition."

  • Planning Best Virtualization Strategies for Your Enterprise (Apr 28, 2010, 07:33) "In this final installment, we'll cover some of the things you need to consider when planning to deploy your organization's best virtualization strategy."

  • Am I suffering from the Ubuntu Lucid X memory leak? (Apr 28, 2010, 06:03)
    Click: "A commenter just wondered if my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid system's increasing use of swap was due to the known memory leak in X on the soon-to-be-released distro."

  • Seven-inch tablet runs Android (Apr 28, 2010, 04:33)
    LinuxDevices: "Shenzhen-based Eken announced a seven-inch tablet computer that runs either Android or Windows CE 6.0. The M001 has a 600MHz ARM-based processor, 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage, an SD slot, stereo speakers, and 802.11b/g"

  • Discover the new features in Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx (Apr 28, 2010, 03:03)
    TuxRadar: "The second long term support release (LTS) to come from the Ubuntu camp, Lucid Lynx has many surprises in store for everyone, including its revamped looks and a new logo (see page 48 for more on the fallout that this update has produced). Then there are the exciting new features, including lightning fast boot-up times, and older features that have finally come to maturity in this release."

  • 'Strong' Passwords May Not Be All They're Cracked Up to Be (Apr 28, 2010, 01:33)
    eSecurityPlanet: "A recent headline in a major news outlet announced, "Please do not change your password" because, as the sub-head teased, "it's a waste of your time.""

  • Florida Hospital Takes Charge of Their Destiny with Drupal (Apr 28, 2010, 00:03)
    CMS Wire: "In August 2007, Florida hospital hired a "rock star" physician. With this hire, a series of events was triggered that would end up with Drupal (news, site) hosting over 125 department and team intranet sites, over 40 externally-facing marketing sites and a growing number of other applications."